Continuing its service to teachers and to the region, Arrowmont is offering its first workshop week dedicated to Appalachian teachers and Appalachian arts and crafts. Legacy offers teachers the opportunity to learn in Arrowmont’s supportive environment. Legacy offers full scholarships including tuition, lodging, meals and a completion stipend to K-12 educators from any discipline.
Legacy will provide information and skills building in traditional arts, crafts, and culture and how traditional craft relates to and may be used to enhance their subject. Eight workshops will be offered in a range of media. Educators will be able to choose which of the workshops they are interested in for placement. The week has been designed so that teachers have time to interact, share ideas, and build a supportive network. The week offers general sessions led by noted educators who will discuss infusing arts and crafts across the curriculum.
If your school is located in one of the counties listed below, we encourage you to apply for Legacy: Appalachian Arts for Appalachian Teachers. And we encourage you ask your colleagues to also apply. This program is not limited to arts teachers. It is open to all K-12 educators teaching any subject.
Legacy is modeled on Arrowmont’s acclaimed national workshops with modifications to specifically address craft in the classroom and across the curriculum. An immersive experience, Legacy is an opportunity for teachers to learn a new craft, enhance teaching skills, and time to re-charge, grow, and reflect.
Located on 13 wooded acres in downtown Gatlinburg at the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Arrowmont is an oasis. Once on campus, participants will be treated to the Arrowmont experience with needs anticipated and met, including housing and excellent meals prepared by our talented chef and her staff. Special dietary and mobility needs are accommodated.
To apply, go to arrowmont.slideroom.com and upload a one-to-two-page letter of interest describing why you want to participate in Legacy. In addition to the letter, there will be a questionnaire in the application asking for contact information, name of the school in which you teach and the county it is located, subject/discipline you teach, whether others from your school, to your knowledge have applied, and your workshop choices.
If you have difficulty completing the application or need other assistance, please contact Nick DeFord, program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865.436.5860.
Applications open from November 15, 2018 – April 1, 2019
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