2019 Teaching Artist Development Training

Applications due: MAY 1, 2019

The KS/MO Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program is seeking applications from Teaching Artists to receive a series of 3 FREE Professional Development seminars in the field of Arts Integration.

The goal of the project is to train a cohort of locally-based Kennedy Center trained teaching artists. These teaching artists will serve as a resource for K-12 educators throughout the Kansas City Metro looking to integrate arts into their non-arts curriculum.


Laying the Foundation: Defining Arts Integration

Three-hour session led by Harlan Brownlee
August 29, 2019

This Seminar establishes a shared understanding by unpacking the Kennedy Center’s definition of arts integration and identifying its key characteristics. The Seminar also involves participants in a sample lesson and examines how arts-integrated instruction aligns with leading theory and practice in teaching and learning. Participants engage in discussions, have time for reflection, and benefit from a binder of resource materials that documents and extends the Seminar’s content.


Mapping the Journey: Planning Effective Residencies for Students

Two-day session tbd in late September

In this Seminar, participants consider a residency’s purpose, examine options for design, and select and organize residency components. They leave the Seminar having begun their own residency plan which includes an arts-integrated topic, rationale, a residency description, expected results, responsibilities of the teachers, and an overview of each class or session.


Anatomy of a Lesson: Designing Instruction

One-day session led by Melanie Rick
on November 21, 2019

Through this Seminar, teaching artists will know the components of effective lessons, see them reflected in a lesson template, and apply their new understanding to their own teaching. Through participation in a sample lesson, lively discussions, activities, and presentations, teaching artists improve their lessons to better facilitate student learning.

*Please note that there will be Lesson Plan writing and revising that happens between sessions with the support of KCYA, JCCC and the Kennedy Center.


Contact Kara Armstrong, Carlsen Center Arts Education Program Director:
913.469.8500 ext 4221

Thank you!

This program is made possible through grants from:
Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC)
Yardley Endowment at JCCC Foundation