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Full Circle (Teaching Artists Program)

Contact Name: Ann Law


1322 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404
United States
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Phone: (423) 624-5347

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Full Circle Teaching Artists Program’s mission is to support inspiring and innovative artists in their quest to become teaching artists and engage creatively with low-income students. A collaborative program, Full Circle TAP is involved in the creative process of personal discovery and development for all students.

Full Circle TAP is an arts-based, student-centered, and cross-disciplinary program.These teaching artists are passionate about discovering the best teaching practices to support our experiential and collaborative teachings in and through the arts. The program addresses all the multiple intelligences and uses many different approaches to support students in creating, practicing, and understanding the arts. The team is committed to inspiring and transforming students into responsible citizens by accessing social emotional intelligence through the arts.

The program is comprised of 5 arts education units. Each unit is age-appropriate and consists of 10 lessons per unit. Each lesson is one to three hours long and provides participants with an intensive education in the arts. Full Circle TAP uses all of the following in designing and sharing these units of exploration.

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: E(Energy) + Motion = EMOTION

Program Type: Arts Integration

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First Grade Unit (10 lessons)

Based on Eric Carle’s books, Full Circle TAP continues to support our students in experiencing and understanding their feelings and decision making through the creative process. Using the art forms of dance, music, theater, and visual art, we explore the importance of emotional intelligence and self-awareness as we enliven learning through the arts. This residency creates relationships between student and teaching artist that can enhance positive decision making and personal accountability connected to classroom learning.

-Strengthening the emotional intelligence and social skills
-Importance of empathy
-Understanding specific emotions and how to control them
-Developing a vocabulary for the arts
-Reflecting and assessing on the creative processs

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Program Title: The Living Newspaper

Program Type: Arts Integration

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Fourth and Fifth Grade Unit (10 lessons)

Inside the history of theatre lies a long tradition of performances created to address issues of current events. Full Circle TAP brings this history alive so that students can create new performances by examining political issues. The Living Newspaper becomes the perfect tool to engage students in collaborations, the creative process, communication skills, and critical social analysis.

-Addressing community issues and problems through the local newspaper
-Understanding and activating the Bill of Rights
-Encouraging students as role models for friends, family, community
– Developing appreciation for local identity
-Collaborating to create new and original live theater

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Program Title: Our Global Leaders

Program Type: Arts Integration

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Second Grade Unit (10 lessons)
We begin by examining the science of natural disasters (earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, mudslides, volcanoes, tsunamis, etc.) and how they impact different countries and people. Expanding our understanding of science, weather, and basic engineering allows us to discover new ways to make others safe by connecting art and architecture.

-Importance of engineering and architecture
-Establishing new connections through the arts
-Understanding emergency procedures for human safety
-How to save energy, water, and people
-Analyzing past failure and available data

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