Teachers College Teaching Artists Certificate Program (TCTAC)
Cultivating a Responsive Pedagogy of Artistry
October 5, 2018 - May 4, 2019
Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
- Fall - Oct. 5-7 (on campus ); Oct.20 - Dec. 1 (online)
- Spring - Jan. 26 - May 4 (online)
- Fall - Oct. 5-7 (on campus); Oct 27 - Dec. 8 (online)
- Spring - Feb. 2 - May 4 (online)
Deadline: September 30, 2018
Contact: Claudia Calì, TCTAC Project Manager
The Teaching Artists Certificate Program comprises an interdisciplinary professional learning community and a stimulating space where teaching artists can share, analyze and discuss their teaching experiences and challenges. Together, we consider the possibilities afforded by artistic knowing, and examine issues related to presentation and sequencing in response to students with whom we engage. Acknowledging and embracing the artistry and content expertise of participants, the program generates inquiry-based reflection on immediate and past teaching practices.
We begin with an extended weekend in New York City, where face-to-face interactions will provide opportunities for exploring our artistry and its relatedness to what and how we teach. Following this, we move to an online format, where instruction will involve both synchronous meetings in community dialogue with peers and guest speakers, and asynchronous activity involving related projects. Doing this work over the period of an academic year gives participants the necessary time to reflect and purposefully integrate the resulting changes into their pedagogical encounters.
Learn more about the Teachers College Teaching Artist Certificate (TCTAC) in this story about its pilot program.
Three overarching questions inspire the curriculum:
- Who do we teach? How can we connect meaningfully with students of different ages, different abilities, and different cultural backgrounds?
- What are the contexts of teaching? How can the environments where we teach and the people with whom we collaborate become meaningful resources in our teaching?
- How does our artistry inform our identities as educators?
We address these issues through
- Guided discussion and feedback
- Small group work on a specific topic
- Related reading
- Specially prepared videos of experts
- Short “research” projects that involve artistry, for example, writing poetry or creating posters depicting partnerships.
- Mentoring opportunities
Who Should Attend?
The program is designed specifically for artist educators—professional dancers, actors, musicians, visual and media artists – providing pedagogical tools and strategies for collaboration in schools and community settings. We recognize the important role that teaching artists can provide in furthering arts education, and the need for a targeted approach to learning based on artistry.
Program Timeline for Academic Year 2018-19
|Group 1||Group 2|
|Oct. 5-7: Weekend workshop in New York at Teachers College Columbia University||Oct. 5-7: Weekend workshop in New York at Teachers College Columbia University|
|Oct. 20: 1st online synchronous session||Oct. 27: 1st online synchronous session|
|Nov. 3: 2nd online synchronous session||Nov. 17: 2nd online synchronous session|
|Dec. 1: 3rd online synchronous session||Dec. 8: 3rd online synchronous session|
|Group 1||Group 2|
|Jan. 26: 4th online synchronous session||Feb. 2: 4th online synchronous session|
|Feb. 9: 5th online synchronous session||Feb. 23: 5th online synchronous session|
|Mar. 9: 6th online synchronous session||Mar. 30: 6th online synchronous session|
|Apr. (TBD): Self-study on Teaching: Teachers College staff visiting teaching artists at the regional location||Apr. (TBD): Self-study on Teaching: Teachers College staff visiting teaching artists at the regional location|
|May 4: last culminating synchronous session||May 4: last culminating synchronous session|
Prof. Lori Custodero, Program Director
Dr. Claudia Calì, Project Manager
Dr. Katie Kresek, Professional Advisor and Teaching Artists Mentor
Ashley Mask, Teaching Artists Mentor and Research Coordinator
Paul Murphy, Coordinator of Online Learning
Guest speakers include:
Class size is limited to enable individual attention and personal development. To apply, please send an email of inquiry to Claudia Calì, at email@example.com