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Teaching Artist Studio Schedule

The Teaching Artist Studio Cohort for 2018-19 has been selected. They will continue through a series of professional development classes throughout the school year. For more on the program, visit www.ya-or.org/for-artists/the-teaching-artist-studio. Applications for next year’s cohort will be available in Summer 2019.

The 2018-19 Teaching Artist Studio Cohort

Timeline for 2018–2019


July 5, 2018:          Application cycle opens
July 25, 2018:        Applications due by 5 pm PST
August 17, 2018:   Notification of accepted participants

All TA Studio activities will be located at sites conveniently located in central Portland.

Phase 1: FALL INTENSIVE (September–October)

Seven full days of intensive study to help align artistic and teaching practices. Applicants must commit to all days of the intensive.

September 27, 2018
September 28, 2018
October 4, 2018
October 5, 2018
October 8, 2018
October 13, 2018
October 14, 2018
Session 1: Centering on Big Ideas
Session 2: Lesson Design – Sequencing & Scaffolding
Session 3: Objectives, Standards, & Assessment
Session 4: Inclusive Differentiation
Session 5: Peer to Peer Teaching
Session 6: Documentation & Digital Strategies
Session 7: School Culture – Logistics and Communication

Phase 2: WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOPS (November–March)

Mentors from the TA Studio will join forces with teaching artists, arts administrators, and classroom teachers to provide as series of partial-day public workshops to expand on topics touched on during the Intensive. TA Studio participants will be expected to attend three of the workshops to complete the program.

November 12, 2018
December 7, 2018
December 8, 2018
January 18, 2019
February 17, 2019
Classroom Management for the Teaching Artist
Racial Inequities in the Arts Classroom
Inclusive Arts Practices
Creativity and Core Standards
Deepening Inquiry: A Questioning Lab

TA Studio Workshops are open to Young Audiences Roster Artists at no cost, and to the public for a small fee.

Phase 3: STUDIO TEACHING RESIDENCY (optional, January–March)

Individual teaching artists propose an area of their study in the TA Studio to research and develop further with a partner classroom in the Portland metro area. These teaching artists will receive one-on-one mentoring with mentors from the TA Staff, as well as feedback on one of their classroom days. Limited to 8 teaching artists.


March 17, 2019
Putting It All Together

  • This program is supported by the Oregon Cultural Trust. 

  • This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts

  • To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

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