2017 Kentucky Center Arts Academies

Presented by The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education

The April 15 Deadline has passed.  We may extend the deadline for one or more of the Academies.  Please check back after April 21, when we have completed our first round of selections. For further information, please contact Cecilia Reyna at creyna@kentuckycenter.org. 

“Every time I have the opportunity to go to an Arts Academy, I leave renewed. 
Ideas from the Academy permeate my entire year. 
When I work on lesson plans, I find myself returning to the experiences from summer.”

Since 2000, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts has offered Arts Academies and Arts Integration Academies to Kentucky public school teachers throughout the Commonwealth, funded by and in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education.  What makes our PD’s different?

  • Active learning
  • Process based
  • Standards-aligned in tangible ways
  • Practical – real world application
  • Follow-up support and implementation

The Kentucky Center is proud to announce the five ALL-NEW Arts and Arts Integration Academies for the summer of 2017. Please note that only Kentucky Public School teachers may attend and receive stipends as eligible. All other interested teachers should email Jeff Jamner.

Arts Leadership Academy - Louisville

Arts Leadership Academy - Louisville

Arts Leadership Academy in Louisville, June 12-16, which includes attendance at the statewide Arts Summit in Louisville on June 14-15.  What are the capacities of school leadership?  What are the hallmarks of a well-functioning school culture?  What can arts processes teach us about leadership?  Arts Teachers and school administrators (Principals, Asst. Principals, Superintendents, Asst. Superintendents) are eligible to apply for this Academy.

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Arts-Literacy Integration - Danville

Arts-Literacy Integration - Danville

Arts-Literacy Integration (form and rhythm in music and literacy for high school teachers) in Danville, June 19-22.  At this Academy, we will explore strong connections through rhythm and form/structures in music and in written text (both in readings and creative writing), providing strong literacy connections for high school music teachers (including arts & humanities teachers) and strong arts integration connections for English Language Arts teachers.  ELIGIBILITY EXPANDED to include teachers of 8th Grade advanced and gifted students.

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Assessing Student Creative Work - Hopkinsville

Assessing Student Creative Work - Hopkinsville

Arts Academy – Assessing student creative work in music, dance, drama, visual arts, and new media, in Hopkinsville, July 17-21.  How do you assess student creative work using artistic criteria?  How do we get beyond rubrics that focus on effort and completion of project?  This five-day Academy will devote one day for each art form, for a deep-dive into assessing student creative work including art work and performances.  Preference will be given to teachers who teach the arts, followed by teachers who provide strong arts integration instruction.

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Arts, World Language, and Cultural Studies - Eastern Kentucky

Arts, World Language, and Cultural Studies - Eastern Kentucky

Arts, World Language, and Cultural Studies Academies in Eastern Kentucky.  Hosted by educational cooperatives, we will present a pair of two-day Academies, one in Ashland and one in Hazard.  These Academies are designed for districts that have limited or no world language program at the elementary school level, so we are recruiting pairs of teachers from the same district that include a high school Spanish Teacher and an elementary school Arts Teacher (any art form).  The goal of this is to develop collaboration that begins to introduce Spanish language and cultural studies into the elementary schools, while building capacity for the high school Spanish teachers in Arts Integration.  The content will focus on how we can learn about our own culture and other cultures through the arts and world languages Dates: Ashland July 24-25, Hazard July 27-28.

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Stipends 

Eligible teachers will receive $100 per day for attending the Academy, but must complete all days of the Academy.  Teachers may elect to receive PD credit if approved by their district for 6 hours per day instead of a stipend for up to three days of the Academy.  Administrators attending the Louisville Academy are not eligible for a stipend, but may apply for EILA credit.

Transportation

Unfortunately, we do not have funds for transportation subsidies this year.  Please check with your school or district to see if they have any PD travel funds available.

Deadline to apply: April 15th. Applicants will be notified regarding Academy acceptance decisions by April 28th

Questions? Please email Cecilia Reyna or call (502) 566-5151 (emails preferred).