Postponed - South Carolina Teaching Artist Professional Development for Certification
Peace Center Campus
Teaching Artist Certification provides teaching artists the professional tools and practical skills to create the richest possible arts education experience for learners of all backgrounds. This new standardized professional development program grants participants Certified Teaching Artist status in the South Carolina Arts Commission Arts Directory. The program will bolster the creative process and strategic implementation of arts residencies that Teaching Artists can provide in classrooms for students and teachers.
The South Carolina Teaching Artist Professional Development for Certification is provided in collaboration with the South Carolina Arts Commission. It will build capacity across disciplines in the abilities of teaching artists across the state, provide practical applications and skills for teaching artists, and support the development of an artist directory and teaching arts certification program for the state of South Carolina.
This two-day program is designed for working artists or teaching artists at least 18 years of age living in South Carolina who are seeking to improve their ability to work more effectively in the classroom. Sessions will be from 9 am to 3:30 pm each day and consist of deconstructing activities in a variety of disciplines, open discussion and collaboration, planning time, and reflection.
About the S.C. Arts Directory and Teaching Artist Certification
The S.C. Arts Directory is a new online resource featuring an extensive list of artists, arts organizations, and teaching artists across many disciplines throughout the state. It serves as a connector for artists, organizations, schools, and communities by allowing users to search by discipline, location, and certification.
The Teaching Artist certification is the next level for members of the Arts Directory who wish to teach residencies or work in classrooms. Beginning in July 2020, S.C. Arts Commission Arts in Education grant recipients must use Certified Teaching Artists for grant funded classroom residencies and short-term arts teaching experiences.
About the Teaching Staff
Daniel Levy is a composer and working musician in New York City. A leader in urban teaching artistry and arts program design, he has worked with numerous arts-in-education institutions, including the 92nd Street Y, The Little Orchestra Society, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and Lincoln Center Education. His book A Teaching Artist’s Companion: How to Define and Develop Your Practice is a how-to reference from veteran and beginning teaching artists alike that “takes [the field of teaching artistry] up a notch toward better understanding and better practice” (Eric Booth, author of The Music Teaching Artist’s Bible).