Planning the Residency
For detailed information on Planning the Residency,
see: FOR SCHOOL SPONSOR SITES section
The Planning Meeting and the Residency Artist’s Role
The planning meeting is the keystone for the entire residency where the Residency Artist begins to add personal artistic and educational vision, along with input and insights that all contribute to helping the school residency plan come alive. It is the beginning of an ongoing collaboration with Steering Committee members: Administrative Coordinator, On-Site Coordinator, art teachers/participating teachers, parents/community members and AIE partner). This is typically a 2-3 hour meeting held at the school site several months to several weeks before the residency begins. Your AIE partner provides copies of the Residency Partnership Agreement, a planning meeting checklist outlining the residency components to ensure all of the following points have been discussed:
Mural Residency at Wilson School, West Caldwell
Residency Goals and Activities
- Review, refine and shape out the goals and activities outlined in the residency proposal.
- Set clear, developmentally appropriate student outcomes and expectations with participating teachers.
- Discuss and shape out daily residency lesson plans with participating teachers. Review roles and responsibilities for the residency.
Core Groups and Participating Students
- Confirm the grade levels, type and number of Core Groups (from one to three – maximum 25 students per group) that will work with you each Residency Day and the number of participating groups that work with you less frequently in: hands-on work in the art form, demonstrations and/or assembly-style presentations. NOTE: Both core and participating groups may be whole classes or mixed groups of students from different grades/ability levels. Groups may be a blend of students from Gifted and Talented, English As Second Language and Special Needs classes.
- Determine with teaching staff the learning goals for the Core Group and also the participating group
Sculpture Residency at Upper Pittsgrove School,
- Determine a residency schedule that works within the parameters of the school schedule/calendar, requirements of the residency goals, and your own schedule.
- Secure and hold additional “safe dates” that can be used in the event of a school closing, illness or other schedule changes
- Request times and room numbers for classrooms.
- Plan time for staff Professional Development Workshop, presentation to the School Board, Visiting Artist/or field trip and community culminating event.
- Confirm process for communicating schedule changes to all participants.
School Policies and Protocol