Note: Applications are due by Friday, May 31, 2019
We are excited to announce the 4th cohort of the Montana Teacher Leaders in the Arts (MTLA) program. This incredible year-long program develops teacher leaders who can support other teachers statewide in integrating the arts into their classrooms. We are currently recruiting 18 educators to join the 36 educators who have previously completed the Montana Teacher Leaders in the Arts program. This initiative supports training cohorts of educators to serve as coaches, mentors, and advocates in their schools and communities through an arts-integrated approach to teaching and learning through a culturally sensitive lens. The program consists of a week-long residency at the Salish Kootenai College, completion of a field project (including a $300 materials reimbursement for their projects), and a final Capstone weekend in Livingston, MT in April 2020. Funded by an NEA Artworks Grant and a partnership between the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) and the Montana Arts Council (MAC), this program is in the 4th year of providing high-quality professional learning and leadership for teachers across Montana.
Teacher Leaders in the Arts candidates must commit to attending the entire Summer Institute, August 4-10, 2019. All candidates must be available to attend the entire Summer Institute, no exceptions will be made. Beginning in September 2019 and continuing through April 2020, MTLA candidates will commit to a one-hour online professional learning community session monthly with other cohort members, and a bi-monthly, 90-minute webinar on an arts education-related topic. In addition, MTLA candidates will commit to and receive a stipend for a field project, as well as classroom time with students to execute the planned project. In addition, candidates will need to travel to Livingston, MT in April of 2020 to attend the Capstone Weekend celebration and present their final projects in order to receive their certificate of completion.
DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM TO:
Christy Mock-Stutz, OPI, firstname.lastname@example.org or 444-0736 or
Monica Grable, MAC, email@example.com or 444-6522