Professional Development

For Educators

Young Audiences of Northeast Texas and the Tyler Independent School District are members of the Partners in Education Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The focus of this partnership is professional learning for teachers in Arts Integration. Our partnership’s commitment to teachers is based on the belief that teachers’ professional learning is an essential component of any effort designed to increase the artistic literacy of young people. Significant research has shown that this investment in teacher knowledge and skills nets the greatest increase in student achievement.

Young Audiences of Northeast Texas uses the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Definition of Arts Integration: We offer a series of workshops featuring Kennedy Center Teaching Artists based on arts integration principles. This year, we are also excited to announce a full roster of professional development led by local artists from YOUR communities. You may click through our full list of local professional development options below. 

Teacher Professional Development Workshops:

The goal of professional development programs is to develop teachers’ knowledge of the arts
and empower them to use the arts in their classrooms.

For Teaching Artists

The Northeast Texas Teaching Artist Training Program

In the fall of 2014, Young Audiences opened applications for the Northeast Texas Teaching Artist Training Program, to which teaching artists could apply to receive in-depth training in the development of arts-integrated residencies.

The 2015 Artist Training team consists of seven artist from Northeast Texas who, through detailed training form the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C., are developing brand new residencies tailored to the needs of Northeast Texas. Development of these new programs is currently under way.

The next class of teaching artists will begin in the spring of 2017, with applications opening in the fall of 2016.