Essential Qualities Of Successful Residencies
The residency goals clearly define success for:
- Residency Artist
- Clear, realistic and articulated goals and desired outcomes are based on school needs as determined by the site.
- Teachers take the lead in establishing these goals and projected outcomes.
School leadership support
- Essential guidance and support of school leadership is evident.
- The number of days in residency provides sufficient time for the school and artist to accomplish established goals and encourage positive outcomes.
- Schedule of residency is paced so that an atmosphere of curiosity, imagination, discovery, empathy and reflection among learners (including the artist, teachers, administrators, students and community) is established.
- Teacher collaboration is encouraged, especially among classroom teachers and arts specialists.
- Planning is accomplished collaboratively by the site and artist.
- Stronger connections are encouraged between the school and the larger community.
- Discussions occur frequently between the school and the artist to support the planning and implementation of the residency.
Evaluation and assessment (formal and informal) is embedded throughout the residency process for:
- Residency Artist
- Partner Arts Organization
- Residency Plan
Partner Arts Organization provides strong support
- Communication about and administration of the residency is ongoing.
Professional development for teachers is at the core
- Hands-on, unique professional development is provided for teachers/staff.
Teaching artists are prepared and well-trained
- Artists bring their expertise, talent and ideas to the residency and participate in ongoing training provided by AIE.
- Student and teacher engagement is encouraged through a residency design that allows for unique school variables and varied learning styles.
Transformational Experiences and Lasting Impact
Glossary of Terms
- New skills and knowledge are presented to the school to help it move beyond its current practice in arts education.
- Enhancements or innovations are evident to the arts curriculum that increase student exposure, interest and abilities in the arts.