Teaching Artist Collaborative

MAC’s Teaching Artist Collaborative (TAC) is a networking opportunity committed to sharing knowledge and resources to support artists who teach.

TAC supports and expands the reach of teaching artists to:

Network

connect and communicate with others doing similar work

Educate

focus on strategic topics

Engage

establish a group that is representative of the population of the state

Support

connect arts and non-arts communities

Workshop Schedule

September 20, 2021   –   5:00-7:00pm CST

Carrie Sue Ayvar, presenter

Explore tales and techniques for our tiniest treasures (babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary students) to strengthen and support essential Early Childhood Language and Emergent Literacy Skills. Workshop participants will look at creative and effective strategies and the rationale behind them for building language and encouraging learning through storytelling, rhythm, and play. Participants will leave with songs, stories, and activities ready to share with students and their teachers. Appropriate for novice or experienced teaching artists working with preschool to early elementary students

October 18, 2022     –     5:00-7:00pm CST

MAC Staff, presenters

If you haven’t already applied for a MAC grant, it is time to do so! If you have applied in the past, it’s time to apply again! This informational session will provide details related to project grants, individual grants, and fellowships. We’ve scheduled lots of time for Q&A, so bring your ideas and your questions. 

November 15, 2021     –     5:00-7:00pm CST

Stacy Howell & Aliza Moran, presenters

What happens when arts professionals around the state take the new Social Emotional Learning standards of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making and pair them with arts processes to Create, Perform/Present/Produce, Respond and Connect? A new and innovative arts education program that allows students to learn more about themselves and the word around them.

Join us to learn more about this exciting program that is being piloted at Northwest Rankin High School. You’ll also learn tips for working with high schools students both in and out of the classroom setting.

January 24, 2022     –     5:00-7:00pm CST

Sherry Norfolk, presenter

The arts are the perfect vehicle for creating an “on-ramp for learning” for children with special needs, providing multiple means of engagement, representation and expression. In this workshop, teaching artists will…
– understand the core precepts of the Universal Design for Learning
– explore arts-integrated lessons that address a wide variety of ages and disabilities, and
– work in affinity/discipline groups to develop and discuss ideas for differentiated arts-integrated strategies specific to their disciplines

February 28, 2021     –     5:00-7:00pm CST

March 21, 2022     –     5:00-7:00pm CST

Taylor St John, presenter

Teaching artists often take on the role of a coach as they guide participants to fully embody artistic choices. This 2-session workshop will explore how teaching artists can coach effectively while employing various strategies to encourage artists and educators to reach their full potential. (Session 1 of 2)

April 18, 2022     –     5:00-7:00pm CST

Taylor St John, presenter

Teaching artists often take on the role of a coach as they guide participants to fully embody artistic choices. This 2-session workshop will explore how teaching artists can coach effectively while employing various strategies to encourage artists and educators to reach their full potential. (Session 2 of 2)

May 16, 2022     –     5:00-7:00pm CST (times subject to change)

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