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Professional Development

Purposeful collaboration with classroom teachers and administrators improves arts pedagogy and enhances curricular outcomes.

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Community-Word Project and Teaching Artist Project provide professional development for classroom teachers, school administrators, Teaching Artists, youth workers, and arts-education organizations.

We can create custom professional development trainings tailored specifically to your organization’s needs. 

Our trainings include, but are not restricted to:

  • Creative Elements and Teaching the Creative Process

  • Curriculum Development

  • Lesson Planning and Scaffolding

  • Classroom Culture

  • Art as Activism

  • Teaching for Social Justice

  • Co-teaching Dynamics

  • Teaching Philosophies

  • Social-Emotional Learning 

  • Career Development

  • Accessibility and Inclusivity 

  • Inquiry and Reflection

  • Assessment

  • Grant-writing for Teaching Artists

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The program gave me so many skills to bring into my classroom and I felt it made me a greater asset to my students. I felt very confident in my ability to develop and reach students further and place more Justice or items learning in my lessons.

Alexis Robinson

TAIR 2021-2022

I felt reassured that I have been taking the proper steps towards my creative process and teaching.

Jessica Pereyra

TAIR 2022-2023

I would have to say one of my favorite moments today is entering the classroom again. Everyone wants to be in school right now, be together again, and enjoy each other's company.

Kym Boyce-Lazar

Teaching Artist

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I get to work with students on what is present for them in that moment, build their sense of who they are and what they stand for, and help hone their ability to express all of that through language and art.

Libby Mislan

Teaching Artist

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The Teaching Artist field needs more caring, deep-thinking organizations like Community-Word Project! I feel honored to be a part of it. It feeds my soul and helps me grow as a human on planet earth.

Moira-Jo Trachtenberg-Thielking

Teaching Artist

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