CREATIVE SCHOOLS INITIATIVE
Vermont preK-12 classroom teachers are invited to apply for a $5,500 teaching artist residency award and participate in the 2017/18 Teacher Institute, June 26-30 in Montpelier.
Application deadline: 5:00pm, June 1, 2017
- Cathy Butterfield, Montpelier HS Social Studies Teacher
“This is a game changer."
“It ignited a spark in my
“A fantastic school
Just three questions + your team info
During a one-week planning and learning intensive in Montpelier you will link curriculum integration with best practices in personalized learning, backward design, authentic reflection, and scaffolding skills.
“One of the biggest surprises for me is the whole
Jennifer Taylor, St. Johnsbury School elementary teacher
The Creative Schools Initiative (CSI) seeks to develop the creative and critical thinking skills that all students need to succeed.
The CEL awards $5,500 teaching artist residencies in preK-12 classrooms. Teams of at least two classroom teachers from different content areas may apply for a partnership with a teaching artist to integrate a creative project into their curriculum. Experience in the arts or identification as an artist is not necessary.
Teacher/teaching artist teams will build a unit of lesson plans that demonstrate an emphasis on the skills of creative process.
Teaching artists are chosen from the CEL teaching artist roster, in consultation with CEL staff, and include disciplines in visual art, music, theater, and puppetry.
We are looking for those who have curiosity and passion to enrich teaching with and through the creative process.
1) Support personalized learning.
2) Strengthen and assess students’ transferable skills.
3) Strengthen student portfolios with creative work.
4) Develop cross-curricular learning models that deepen students' intrinsic motivation and engagement with learning.
THIS YEAR'S THEME: Personalization
One of the core truths of all creativity is that all new creations are re-creations of existing elements.
What are the habits of mind and effective processes that enable us to find our own voice in reciting a poem or performing a jazz standard, in adhering to the same assignment as others but creating something entirely different, in communicating a point of view, in community service, in an internship.
Research on personalized learning makes clear that taking personal ownership of ones engagement and ones learning produces higher quality results in the shorter and longer term.
How does this process work, and how can we push beyond disengagement and compliance to encourage its becoming a habit of young minds.
The Insitute will use this theme as a springboard for planning your project with your teaching artist.
1) June 26-30, 2017, 9am-4pm daily: Planning and learning intensive at Montpelier High School, where you explore and design your project plans with your teaching artist.
2) 2016/17 school year: Seven-day teaching artist residency and culminating event. You schedule the residency with your teaching artist to best fit your project's goals.
APPLICATION REVIEW CRITERIA
1) Likelihood of the project to build sustainable learning models that integrate curriculum with a focus on teaching creative and critical thinking skills.
2) A balance of high ambition and achievability.
FEES & EXPENSES
$1,900 per person for three graduate credits. $1,600 per person for Certificate of Participation.
$100 per person deposit, or school district purchase order, due by June 1, 2017.
All fees (less deposit) due July 15, 2017.
APPLICATION DEADLINE TO AVOID LATE FEE
HOW TO APPLY
Judith Bose, Ph.D.
“My daughter’s attitude was awesome about this project
“Students were able to
“My son was much more
“The project puts these
“Every evening at dinner,
“The project reached some students that have low engagement otherwise.”