Teaching Artists Program | TAP
How it Works
- Schools interested in TAP contact TAP coordinator Sean Kittrell Simon (Rapid City Arts Council's Art Education Director) to discuss eligibility and teaching artist availability: phone: 605.934.4101 x205; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Principal approves of program and schedule.
- Teaching Artists receive their residency site placements.
- Teachers meet one-on-one with the artist to discuss curriculum connections, student-learning goals, and process.
- Artists visit a classroom and teach a one-hour session, once a week, for six consecutive weeks. Each artist is trained by Mrs. Gabrielle Seeley, the 2012 Rapid City Public Schools Foundation Golden Apple Award winner and two-time winner of the Rapid City Academy Teacher of the Year Award.
- Watch your students benefit, learn, and grow!
- Art is a catalyst for learning, and integrating arts instruction into the school day heightens a student's engagement across subjects.
- Art education isn't only creative, self-expressive, and fun, it teaches students to see clearly and think creatively.
- It is a practical tool for our future engineers, designers, architects, and scientists.
- Arts education cultivates a love for creative problem-solving, a vital skill for any occupation in our ever-changing world.
- Art instruction provides classroom teachers with additional resources to strengthen student understanding on a variety of classroom topics.
- The school, educators, and students strengthen ties to the Rapid City community as a whole.