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Deputies of Delight

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a member of the Vermont Arts Council‘s Teaching Artist Roster. By working with teaching artists, schools can access Artists in Schools Grants that support arts integrated units. It’s a wonderful opportunity for both artists and schools.

Last year I was accepted into and attended the Arts Connect Professional Development Program, a training opportunity for teaching artists to learn more about arts integration, universal design (UDL), and classroom collaboration. The program is a joint effort between the Vermont Arts Council, the Integrated Arts Academy, VSA Vermont, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and Burlington City Arts.

Participating the program was both challenging and rewarding – I hope that it opens up more opportunities for me to teach bookbinding in schools.

Check out the wonderful video below to learn more about the Arts Connect program.

You can also learn more by reading this article published in Seven Days.

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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