Quarterly Meeting Links
April 10, 2019 - Arts Providers gathered on April 10th for the 4th quarterly meeting to learn more about Hartford Public Schools middle school redesign, strategies for engaging middle school students in programs, and Hartford Performs plans for listing programs separately PK – 5 and 6 – 8 for the 2019-2020 program roster. Click here.
For strategies to engage middle school students, click here.
For handouts that were shared at the April 10th meeting, please click here.
January 18, 2019 - Hartford Performs celebrated another successful year with food and art! Arts Providers shared a piece of their craft or a highlight from the classroom. Arts providers also gave valuable feedback on the importance of arts in the classroom and what they found useful and what they hope to get from quarterly meetings.
November 19, 2018 - Arts providers gathered to learn about Hartford Public Schools major action and district-wide implementation of guided reading and close reading across all content areas. Click here to learn more.
October 9th, 2018 - Hartford Performs partnered with Re-Center - Race and Equity in Education for an Arts and Equity Workshop about microagressions.
Arts Provider Quarterly Meeting Dates
2019 – 2020 School Year
*Quarterly meetings are open to arts providers actively listed on the Hartford Performs Program Roster for 2019- 2020
- August/September- Arts Provider Orientation Part I and II video and google classroom code: vpnr5b
- October 29, 2019 –Arts Provider Meeting #2 (evening)- Location TBD
- January 10, 2020 – Arts Provider Meeting #3 Luncheon Celebration (midday)
- Week of April 15, 2020 – Arts Provider Meeting #4 (afternoon)- Location TBD
- January – March New Program Submission Process. For more information about new program submissions. Click Here.
New Program Submission Requirements:
- Delivered by teaching artists 21 years old or older with prior experience leading students
- Program has been successfully led with a group of students prior to submission
- Program integrates arts (dance, theater, music, or visual arts) with another subject area and falls within the art integration continuum: access, alignment or integration.
Having arts integrated into the classroom:
- Brings out things in students that teachers don’t always get to see
- Allows students to connect with content and subjects in a different way
- Give students a chance to be different – to be and think out of the box
- Give teachers a fresh or new point of view
- Give teachers tools to work with and bring art into the classrooms
Quarterly Meeting Feedback:
- We really enjoyed the RE-Center trainings and workshops and want more of that
- What are ways to involve parents more – Can we have an evening with food bring together artists and families for sharing?
- We enjoy the culture of having good food and bringing people together for discussion