Call for Classrooms 2014-2015 School Year Adaptation, Integration, and the Arts DEADLINE Monday, September 15; 5:00pm Program Overview Adaptation, Integration, and the Arts (AIA) is a program of VSA Ohio, the state organization on arts and disability (www.vsao.org). Funding for this program comes from the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children. Its purpose is to provide learning in and through the arts for students of all abilities. The program contracts teaching artists to provide artist residencies in inclusive classrooms in Ohio’s schools. By bringing together artists, classroom teachers, and students with and without disabilities there is a unique opportunity to experience the power of the arts to support student achievement, creativity, innovation, and effective teaching and learning. What is a Residency? Student-focused. Residencies place student needs at their core and adaptations are made throughout in order to reach learners of all abilities. Inclusive. Classrooms must include students with and without disabilities, where they are equal learners and peers support enhanced academic and social advancement. Enhanced Learning. Students will increase knowledge and skills in the arts, academics, and socializing. Enhanced Teaching. Classroom educators will gain confidence meeting the varied needs of students of all abilities and utilizing arts integration strategies. Participation during the residency is required. Academic Content Standards-based. All residency plans use Universal Design for Learning strategies to address Ohio and/or national academic content standards for art and other integrated subjects. AIA residencies advance classroom goals. In-depth. Research confirms that sustained access to arts and arts education opportunities have a greater impact on learners. Teaching artists will be in classrooms for a minimum of 50 hours, with additional for planning and evaluation. Flexible. Every school and classroom has different needs; considerations for the scheduling of the residency will be made, and may mean an intensive 4 week residency by the artist or sustained weekly visits over a period of several months. Application Form must be typed and submitted via email to: Erin Hoppe Executive Director, VSA Ohio email@example.com 614-241-5325 Call for Classrooms 2014-2015 School Year Adaptation, Integration, and the Arts Timeline & Expectations 1. Application by School sent to VSA Ohio and panel review 2. Notification of determination and scheduling of Introductory Meeting. 3. Introductory Meeting with the teaching artist, educators involved, administrator, and Site Coordinator/VSA Ohio representative – project overview, expectation setting, and planning for residency theme, goals, and logistics. 4. Teaching Artist visits the regular classroom with students prior to the residency to observe, become acquainted, and understand classroom synergies; This may coincide with Introductory Meeting. 5. Additional planning sessions between teaching artist and teacher to develop a final curriculum plan that aligns with academic content standards, integration and Universal Design for Learning strategies, and residency schedule. 6. Site Coordinator approves Residency Plan, Schedule, and UDL Checklist (submitted by Teaching Artist); Photo Release Forms submitted by school. 7. Residency begins and includes opportunities for students to learn, create, and discover through the arts in a safe, adaptive learning environment. 8. Site Coordinator visits school for residency observation and evaluation. 9. Residencies may include a culminating event such as performance or exhibition that involves families, the community, and/or the rest of the school. 10. Evaluation materials are completed by Teaching Artists, Educators, and Students, and Administrators. Fine Print This AIA residency is a program of VSA Ohio, made possible through funding from the Ohio Department of Education and a contract with The Kennedy Center, and must be credited as such. School Administrators must be aware of any classroom educators submitting an application and supportive of making the time and space for an arts residency. There are no direct costs to hosting an AIA residency, aside from school and individual commitment. VSA Ohio will pay the teaching artist for services and materials. No funds should be exchanged between the artist and the school/teacher. VSA Ohio will monitor the AIA residency by working closely with the teaching artist, making at least one classroom visit, and follow up as needed. All documentation of the AIA residency becomes the property of VSA Ohio and may be used for evaluation, reports to funders, and educational marketing materials for the organization. Call for Classrooms 2014-2015 School Year Adaptation, Integration, and the Arts Application Form Answers provided in this application should be clear, persuasive and demonstrate a true interest in supporting an arts-integrated residency and teaching artist at your school site. One sentence answers are not acceptable; your application may carry on to additional pages, as needed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. This program requires at least one-third (1/3) of participating students have disabilities – poverty is not an appropriate qualification. School Name District Name School Address (physical location) School Address (mailing) County School Telephone # Administrator Name & E-mail Teacher 1 – Primary Contact Name, Title & E-mail Teacher 2 (if applicable) Name, Title & E-mail Teacher 3 (if applicable) Name, Title & E-mail School Start & End Dates Grade level/s to serve Estimated number of students to be served Estimated percent of students with a disability to be served **Must be at least 1/3 ( ) Call for Classrooms 2014-2015 School Year Adaptation, Integration, and the Arts ___ Dance ___Drama ___Visual Art ___Music *Academic content areas you would like to support through arts integration. ___ Language Arts ___ Math ___ Science ___ Social Studies ___ Foreign Language ___ Technology ___ Other_________________ **Proposed Teaching Artist & contact information 3 weeks Semester Proposed duration of Residency 6 weeks Full year 12 weeks Other__________ *Requests for art forms will be considered when matching residencies, but may change depending on viability of art form to enhance subject area and expertise of selected Teaching Artist. **Recommendations will be considered if a school or administration has a relationship with a Teaching Artist, but it is not required, nor does it guarantee selection of the named artist for the AIA Residency. 1. School Demographics ____% of student body with documented disabilities (including IEPs; poverty is NOT to be considered a disability) ____% of student body receiving free/reduced lunch ____% of student body at or below the poverty level ____% of student body classified as gifted and talented Ethnic Breakdown ____% White, non-Hispanic ____% African American ____% Hispanic/Latino ____% Asian ____% Other Location: Urban Suburban Rural Type: Public Private Specialized Call for Classrooms 2014-2015 School Year Adaptation, Integration, and the Arts 2. Statement of Need. 3. How can educators and school administrators ensure the success of an artsintegration residency? 4. What adaptations are made by your school to serve students with disabilities in inclusive settings? 5. How will students with disabilities be included in the residency? (Students with disabilities need to have an Individualized Education Plan and should represent at least 1/3 of participants). 6. A central component of the AIA program is professional development for educators in the use of arts-integration and Universal Design for Learning. Priority will be given to applicants who are willing to commit time for the school to host Professional Development session/s for their educators. Is the Administration supportive of this component? Yes No 7. Please note which individual/s completed this application.