Become a Teaching Artist

Arts for Learning Connecticut | Sep 3, 2022

EMERGE Program Description

Emerge is Arts for Learning Connecticut’s training and mentorship program for emerging Teaching Artists. This program advances arts in education by promoting collaboration between classroom teachers and Teaching Artists and ensuring successful learning outcomes for students. We accomplish this by providing meaningful learning experiences through formal workshops, mentorship from a veteran Teaching Artist, opportunities to write and teach original lesson plans, and actionable feedback from teachers and experienced Teaching Artists.

The program focuses on 3 competencies: Lesson Planning, Classroom Management, and Arts Learning Pedagogy, which are anchored in the National Core Arts Standards, Universal Design for Learning, Social Emotional Learning, and Culturally Responsive Teaching.

EETAs are established artists with an interest in using their art form to support youth development and K-12 education—i.e. an interest in becoming a Teaching Artist!

We expect that ETAs will dedicate 5-10 hours per month to participate fully.  The program includes 30 synchronous hours (which are compensated), and will likely require an additional 3-5 hours per month (uncompensated) asynchronous work.

There is no cost to apply. A stipend of $980 will be provided to those who are accepted and complete Emerge.