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Teaching Artists: Course Descriptions

This program is not being offered in 2013–14.

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About the Certificate Program
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Philosophy of Arts in Education
Obtain a deeper understanding of arts in education and your role within this field. Develop a philosophy of art in the context of education and a plan for how you will approach teaching. Articulate the value of being an artist, both personally and as an educational endeavor. Consider the role of the artist in relation to the classroom teacher, the school, and education at large.
HID9200.10
HID9200.11 (Purchase College employees and alumni, ArtsWestchester teaching artists, and early registration discount)

Teaching Strategies and Tactics
Consider and discuss best practices in the classroom and the varying teaching styles of successful teachers. Investigate such methods as modeling behavior, developing a dialogue, and valuing students, and review studies and articles on how students learn. Consider some core strategies specific to the arts. Gain effective tools to engage students from diverse communities in an effectively delivered residency.
HID9201.10
HID9201.11 (Purchase College employees and alumni, ArtsWestchester teaching artists, and early registration discount)

Methods and Teaching Workshop–Practicum
Face the complexity of learning through the experience. Develop your own complete residency— including curriculum, syllabus, lesson plans, activities, critiques, and assessment—and gain invaluable feedback from your colleagues and instructor on its content, delivery, and effectiveness.
HID9202.10
HID9202.11 (Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registration discount)

Instructional Design: Elementary
Design elementary classroom projects, residencies, or courses, including curriculum, syllabus, lesson plans, activities, critiques, assessment tools, and rubrics. Become familiar with state standards and cultivate necessary planning and collaboration skills. Develop a portfolio of sample projects to serve as a starting point for future collaborations.
HID9300.10
HID9300.11 (Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registration discount)

Instructional Design: Middle/High School
Description and course number TBA.

Instructional Design: Community Settings
Design projects, residencies, or courses, including curriculum, syllabus, lesson plans, activities, critiques, and assessment appropriate for homeless shelters, mental health facilities, senior centers, and more. Prepare yourself for the unique and rewarding experiences that community settings can afford. Cultivate necessary planning and collaboration skills. Develop a portfolio of sample projects to serve as a starting point for future collaborations.
HID9302.10
HID9302.11 (Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registration discount)

Updated Jan. 17, 2013

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