Aug
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Want to Become a Teaching Artist? Here is your chance!

15Community~Word Project is currently accepting applications for our 2009-10 Teaching Artist Training and Internship Program (TATIP). This is our 10th year of offering this comprehensive professional development and internship opportunity to teaching artists of all art forms and experience levels. We offer three levels of training, an Advanced Level for artists who have been teaching their art form for at least two years, a New and Beginning Level for artists and MFA students that are newer to the field, and an Undergraduate Level for artists who are currently enrolled in an undergrad program.

The applications are due September 21st, so there’s still plenty of time to apply. Please visit our website for an overview of the program or to download the applications:

CWP’s Teaching Artist Training and Internship Program

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Community~Word Project’s Teaching Artist Training and Internship Program (TATIP) for the 2009-20010 School Year
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Would you like to have the opportunity to:

~ gain the skills to be paid to teach your art form to students in public school settings?

~ learn how to transform your creative practice into teaching tools to integrate the arts into the public school curriculum?

~ experience first-hand how the arts can be integrated into public school classrooms through our internship program?

~ join a community of artists that are interested in using their creative skills to reach out to underserved youth in NYC public schools?
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We are pleased to announce the 10th year of TATIP, which offers practicing artists and MFA students the opportunity to transform their creative process into teaching tools to integrate the arts into the public school curriculum. Through this program, participants gain skills that enable them to reach out to underserved youth while gaining experience in NYC classrooms.

This training gives participants the opportunity to identify and explore their own creative and thinking processes and then to transform these processes into effective teaching tools. These tools become the foundation from which one can build and implement a meaningful curriculum. Throughout the training, participants will gain real-life classroom experience through our internship program as they assist experienced Community~Word Project teaching artists.

*PLEASE NOTE: There is a $75.00 tuition contribution fee payable upon acceptance to the program. Scholarships will be available; details and procedure for requesting scholarships will be forthcoming with notice of acceptance.

Application Deadline: Monday September 21, 2009 10:00am

The application is due September 21, 2009 and can be downloaded directly from our website.
Early applications are encouraged. Applications must be received in full by the deadline in order to be considered. Late or incomplete materials will not be accepted.

There are three levels of training offered; one for beginning and new teaching artists, one for advanced teaching artists that have at least two years experience working with underserved youth in the public school environment, and also an undergraduate level for individuals currently enrolled in an undergrad program. Applicants will be notified of acceptance before September 25. Please view the “Frequently Asked Questions About TATIP” document on our website for more information, or contact us with any questions about the applications or TATIP.

Program Breakdown

New and Beginning Level
~ The Teaching Artist Training and Internship Program (Beginning and New Level) begins in October 2009 and goes through June 2010. It begins with a mandatory five-day institute (five Saturdays; October 10, October 24, November 7, December 5 and December 12 – ALL DAYS 10am-4pm) that will focus on transforming your creative process into educational tools, developing innovative teaching methods, discovering how to integrate arts learning into public school curricula, exploring classroom management skills and developing arts-based exercises for elementary, middle and high school public school students. The institute is based on Community~Word’s creative process exploration methods, teaching methods and philosophies.

~ The institute is followed by five mandatory monthly two-hour evening seminars (January-June, dates TBA) that focus on reflecting on your experiences and development as a teaching artist, and further preparing for the classroom.

~ Throughout the Training and Internship Program you will gain hands-on teaching experience by joining Community~Word teaching artists in classroom residencies. From November to May, trainees commit to observing and assisting in a CWP residency classroom for one weekly session (45 -60 minutes long) for a minimum of eighteen weeks. Most of our residencies take place during school hours (M-F, 8am-2pm) in NYC public schools in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan. Please know that internship assignments will not be determined until the middle of October 2009 when we are able to coordinate with our partnering schools and programs.

~ The training is open to creative writers, visual artists, media artists, theater artists, dancers and musicians who are enrolled in an MFA program AND/OR are practicing professional artists.

Advanced Level

We also offer an Advanced program for experienced teaching artists. To be considered for the Advanced Training you must have at least two years experience as a Teaching Artist (teaching your art form) with underserved youth.

~ The Advanced Teaching Artist Training and Internship Program takes place between October 2009 and May 2010. It begins with a mandatory three-day institute (three Saturdays; October 10, October 24, November 14 – ALL DAYS 10am-4pm). The institute is a condensed version of the five seminars of the New and Beginning Level program and is based on Community~Word’s creative process exploration methods, teaching methods and philosophies.

~ From November to May, trainees commit to observing in a CWP residency classroom for one weekly session (45 -60 minutes long) for a minimum of three weeks. Most of our residencies take place during school hours (M-F, 8am-2pm) in NYC public schools in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan. Please know that internship assignments will not be determined until the middle of October 2009 when we are able to coordinate with our partnering schools and programs.

~ The training is open to creative writers, visual artists, media artists, theater artists, dancers and musicians who are enrolled in an MFA program AND/OR are practicing professional artists.

Undergraduate Level
To be considered for this level, you must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate program. The $75 tuition contribution fee is waived for all individuals accepted to the undergraduate program.

~ The Teaching Artist Training and Internship Program (Undergraduate Level) begins in October 2009 and goes through June 2010. It begins with a mandatory five-day institute (five Saturdays; October 10, October 24, November 7, December 5 and December 12 – ALL DAYS 10am-4pm) that will focus on transforming your creative process into educational tools, developing innovative teaching methods, discovering how to integrate arts learning into public school curricula, exploring classroom management skills and developing arts-based exercises for elementary, middle and high school public school students. The institute is based on Community~Word’s creative process exploration methods, teaching methods and philosophies.

~ The institute is followed by five mandatory monthly two-hour evening seminars (January-June, dates TBA) that focus on reflecting on your experiences and development as a teaching artist, and further preparing for the classroom. Undergraduate trainees must attend a minimum of two out of the five meetings.

~ Throughout the Training and Internship Program you will gain hands-on teaching experience by joining Community~Word teaching artists in classroom residencies. From November to May, trainees commit to observing and assisting in a CWP residency classroom for one weekly session (45 -60 minutes long) for a minimum of twelve weeks. Most of our residencies take place during school hours (M-F, 8am-2pm) in NYC public schools in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan. Please know that internship assignments will not be determined until the middle of October 2009 when we are able to coordinate with our partnering schools and programs.

~ The training is open to undergraduate students that are actively practicing as creative writers, visual artists, media artists, theater artists, dancers and musicians.

Please visit our website for more information or to download the applications

For more information please contact Keith Kaminski, Program Director at
(212) 962 3820 ext. 2 or by email at kkaminski@communitywordproject.org

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