C.i.T.A. Classroom Teacher Application

2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR APPLICATION FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE MENOMONIE AREA

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!  applications due march 31st, 2017!


OVERVIEW

Arts Integration Menomonie (AIM) is seeking interested teacher participants for its C.I.T.A. (Co-teaching In and Through the Arts) program.  C.I.T.A. engages PK-5 teachers of School District of the Menomonie Area in arts integration practices by collaborating with professional teaching artists to deliver parts of their curriculum during the 2017-2018 school year. A 3-day summer training academy on arts integration and co-teaching professional development is provided and will occur August 8-10, 2017.  Each teaching artist residency will extend for approximately 6-8 weeks per semester. 

For their participation over a 10-month commitment beginning with professional development in August, 2017, teachers will receive a paid stipend of $1500.  In addition, 2 hours per residency week (at $25/hr.) of external planning time will be designated for collaboration with partnered teaching artists. Each school year will include approximately 15 teacher participants, with priority going to 1) Teaching “teams” (ie. the fourth grade teachers at River Heights), 2) Early career teachers in their first 5 years of teaching, and 3) PK-3 classroom teachers. The A.I.M. Executive Board, having collaboration and support from the SDMA, will select teacher participants from the list of applicants.

C.I.T.A.: Co-teaching In and Through the Arts strives to integrate the arts across the curriculum through collaborations among UW-Stout's pre-service teachers, Menomonie's elementary teachers, and professional teaching artists in order to:

  • Increase the competence, confidence, and well-being of teachers
  • Retain teachers in the field

EXPECTATIONS

Expectations of the C.I.T.A. career teacher participant include:

  • Participating in professional development via the 3-Day Summer Academy in August and teacher cadre meetings throughout the school year.  Professional development will focus on arts integration, co-teaching, and mindfulness training.
  • Teaching collaboratively with a teaching artist to deliver curricular lessons through arts-based instruction, as determined by the classroom teacher.  Co-teaching among teacher and teaching artist includes 3-8 hours of face-to-face instruction, depending on the individual or team (for appx. 6-8 weeks per semester).
  • Co-planning lessons includes 2 hours per residency week to develop arts integrated curricular lessons. 
  • Providing documentation and reflection, including occasional surveys, photographs, and/or videos.
  • Participating in an “Arts Night” celebration each semester, showcasing arts integration projects by students of C.I.T.A. teachers, taking place at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts. 
  • Willingness to mentor a practicum student or student teacher from the Art Education or Early Childhood Education program (matching your licensed area) if requested by the UW-Stout Placement Coordinator for the School of Education. (Those early career teachers with less than 3 years teaching experience will not be able to mentor a student teacher). 

APPLICATION PROCESS AND POLICY

It is A.I.M.'s policy to recruit and hire on an equal opportunity basis without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual preference, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

The A.I.M. organization adheres to the following job applicant policies and procedures:

  • Accepted applications will be limited to approximately 15 participants for the 2017-18 school year. 
  • All applicants will be notified of acceptance/non-acceptance within 15 business days, following the application deadline.
  • Applications will be considered as active for four calendar months following the original application date.
  • Only accepted applications that are considered active will be considered.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.