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December 2020

Teaching Online: Tech Tools for Success

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Zoom PA
Free

Many teaching artists have been faced with transitioning their offerings online.  Presented in partnership with PhillyCAM, this workshop will help prepare teaching artists for setting up their home classroom/studio, and tips for facilitating online instruction.  The workshop will cover equipment tips, setups, and considerations for online instruction.  Instructed by Gralin Hughes and Laura Deutch  

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January 2021

Design for Social Media: Basics

Wednesday, January 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Free

In the ever-changing world of technology, social media has now become a requirement to sustain relevancy and engagement for most businesses and organizations. While things continue to develop at lightning speed, there are essential, foundational graphic design basics that can be utilized on any platform or website. These skills when learned and applied will make your organization’s graphics engaging and accessible. Join us on Wednesday, Jan 13th, 2021 to learn graphic design principles and the importance of design in social…

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Bartol Foundation’s Micro-Grants Info Session

Wednesday, January 27 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Zoom PA
Free

Join Bartol Foundation for an information session to determine how to get $500 support for your community arts project.  The Bartol Foundation/Teaching Artist Micro-Grants supports individual teaching artists who are actively engaged in a community project with grants of $500.

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February 2021

Bartol Foundation’s Micro-Grants Info Session

Wednesday, February 3 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Zoom PA
Free

Join Bartol Foundation for an information session to determine how to get $500 support for your community arts project.  The Bartol Foundation/Teaching Artist Micro-Grant supports individual teaching artists who are actively engaged in a community project with grants of $500.

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Scavenger Hunts! A Trauma-Informed Lesson Plan

Thursday, February 4 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Zoom PA
Free

As teaching artists work to bring new energy to virtual workshops, we are excited to share this Drum-Kit Scavenger Hunt led by loud and proud Haitian rocker, community advocate, teaching artist and new Bartol Board Member Betsaleel (Bets) Charmelus.  This lesson will connect sound to objects students find in their home and can be easily adapted to different artistic disciplines.  Bets is also a graduate of Bartol’s Trauma-Informed Practice for Teaching Artists training and will highlight ways in which this lesson is trauma-informed.

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Accessible Tools for Online Learning

Tuesday, February 16 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Zoom PA
Free

Led by Art-Reach, this workshop is designed for teaching artists and other arts educators to provide tools to manage teaching all students in virtual/online platforms. As teaching artists have had to master technology and screen-based teaching, it is important to be mindful or how online platforms can be made more accessible, resulting in more effective teaching for all. Led by Katie Samson, Director of Education at Art-Reach, this workshop will share tools collected from special education teachers, instructional designers, teaching artists, zoom experts, and disability advocates.…

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March 2021

Practicing Gratitude in Uncertain Times

Tuesday, March 2 @ 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Zoom PA
Free
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We may not be able to connect in person, but we can still support you in taking care of yourself as you navigate through the demands and anxiety of this time.  We welcome back Helanah Warren (vegan yogi and wellness coach) to provide this workshop including meditation, writing, self-care strategies and sharing.  

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The Power of Vulnerability

Tuesday, March 23 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free

Power Street Theatre’s Gabriela Sanchez will facilitate The Power of Vulnerability, an educational and inspiring workshop for artists.Power Street Theatre’s Gabriela Sanchez will facilitate The Power of Vulnerability, an educational and inspiring workshop for multidisciplinary teaching artists.  How do we cultivate creative spaces that foster openness and vulnerability with students and among our communities while working from a digital platform?  Together, we will: engage in powerful discussions around the universal emotion of vulnerability; imagine, discover and implement strategies for wellness;…

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Marketing Yourself as a Teaching Artist: Signature Lessons

Thursday, March 25 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Zoom PA
Free

How do you develop your signature lessons to make your arts education offerings stand out? In this workshop led by visual artist and community arts educator Michelle Angela Ortiz, you will choose your signature lesson and learn to communicate clearly your curriculum goals, identify your themes, and select your target audience. During this session, we will work through the template, give you time to tailor your lesson description, and then pair you up with your peers to get suggestions and feedback.

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April 2021

Anxiety-Taming Practices

Thursday, April 8 @ 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Zoom PA
Free

Bartol wants to continue providing support to Teaching Artists and organizations serving communities with the greatest need.  Anxiety Taming Practices can provide resources to assist you in taking care of yourself as you navigate through the demands and anxiety of this time. Helanah Warren (vegan yogi and wellness coach) will facilitate this workshops including meditation, writing, self-care strategies and sharing. Join us as we create connection during these challenging times.

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Culture Hustlers: 7 Channels –How Do You Get Yourself Out There

Tuesday, April 20 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Free

Are you a Culture Hustler? Do you want to be? We are excited to welcome Lucas Spivey, founder of Culture Hustlers and author of the new Hustlers Handbook. Lucas was inspired to build Mobile Incubators -recording studios inside vintage camper trailers -and road trip across all 50 states to interview thousands of work-a-day artists, performers, writers, designers, makers, and other entrepreneurs. Their hard-fought wisdom inspired the 450-page compendium of Hustlers Handbooks, now published as Get Lost and Get Found. Join…

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September 2021

Mandated Reporter Training

Wednesday, September 15 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Zoom PA

If you are someone who comes into contact with children as part of your work, you are a mandated reporter who is required by law to report suspected child abuse.  It is vitally important that you understand how to recognize child abuse and how to make reports that are timely, complete, and accurate. The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance is the recognized leader in Pennsylvania for mandated reporter training. Their training reviews the elements of child abuse, including the legal definitions…

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Back to School? Navigating School District Partnerships

Thursday, September 23 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Zoom PA
Free

The session is designed for people with primary responsibility for administering programs (Executive Directors or Education Directors, for example) for School Partner Agreements with the School District of Philadelphia.  In the first 30 minutes, a representative from the SDP will join us for an up-to-the minute Q&A about the shifting policies and procedures.  We will then break into small groups to share strategies for decision-making, health and safety, and supporting your teaching artists.  Note:  Teaching artists should attend other fall…

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October 2021

Transitioning to In-Person Learning: Considering Shifts in Relational and Learning Needs

Thursday, October 7 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Zoom PA
Free

As schools transition back to in-person learning, students, teachers, and teaching artists will be transitioning mentally, physically, and emotionally as well. Join Mae Early who will share some behavioral health models to identify what relational and learning needs may experience the biggest shifts as we move from virtual to in-person learning.  Mae is the Director of Education for Philadelphia Young Playwrights and the lead creator of Bartol’s Trauma-Informed Practice for Teaching Artists Training. The workshop will explore how our art…

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