Monday, January 19, 2015

Apply to become a Montana Teacher Leader in the Arts

The Montana Arts Council and the Office of Public Instruction have teamed up to offer Montana Teacher Leaders in the Arts, a professional development initiative for K-12 educators across the state. Through this exciting new program, MAC and OPI seek to develop teacher leaders who can support other teachers statewide in integrating the arts into their classrooms.
The Initiative will include a 2015 on-site summer institute in arts learning, online professional learning opportunities throughout the 15-16 school year, and support for a field project in the teacher leader’s school or region. Topics will include arts integration strategies, brain theory, building creative classrooms, STEAM learning and cultural arts. 

K-12 arts specialists, classroom teachers with an arts background, administrators, retired teachers and professional teaching artists with significant K-12 experience are invited to apply in the Year One cohort.

More information about the program, and instructions to apply can be found by clicking here.  Direct all questions to Emily Kohring, Director of Arts Education, Montana Arts Council, (406) 444-6522 or ekohring@mt.gov.

The deadline to apply is February 16, 2015.

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