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Arts-Based Collaborative at UTC

Contact Name: Laurie Melnik Allen

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Ave, Dept. 6706
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403
United States
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Phone: (423) 425-5210

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The Arts-Based Collaborative, formerly the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts (SCEA), develops future-ready skills in and through the arts. Housed under the College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the collaborative supports arts-based professional learning goals across a variety of professions including early childhood (Pre-K) and elementary educators (K-5). Through our signature programs such as ABC Mocs, the Arts Learning Lab, and UTC-Wolf Trap, an affiliate program of the national Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, we mentor teachers on designing and delivering research-based strategies in arts-integrated curriculum design, student-centered instruction, play-based learning, backward planning, and reflective practice.

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Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: ABC Mocs (Available Virtually)

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Integration

Program Description:

Inspired by the UTC mascot, the Mocs, we know we can make a transformative impact when we fly and create together as a connected community of educators. ABC Mocs supports professional development needs in arts education and arts integration for teachers in grades PreK-5. The collaborative builds off over 30 years of experience facilitating arts-based professional development including programs such as Arts360. Whether it’s one workshop or a multi-year model, let us customize professional learning that supports your needs in the arts, literacy, STEM, and/or social emotional learning. Get a taste of one of our arts integrated units below.

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Program Title: UTC-Wolf Trap Classroom Residencies (Available Virtually)

Program Type: Arts Integration

Program Description:

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – Wolf Trap is the first university-named Affiliate Program of the nationally renown Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts. UTC-Wolf Trap serves grades Pre-K- 1st by partnering a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist with a classroom teacher to co-facilitate arts integrated instruction targeting literacy and social emotional learning needs. Each Wolf Trap Classroom Residency consists of 16-sessions that include modeling arts integrated strategies with students and mentoring the classroom teacher on integrating arts-based strategies on their own. All UTC-Wolf Trap residencies are rooted in the performing arts.

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Program Title: Arts Learning Lab (ALL) Classroom Residencies (Available Virtually)

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Integration

Program Description:

The Arts Learning Lab (ALL) Classroom Residencies consist of a 5-session arts-based unit aligned with student and teacher driven goals in grades 2-5. During an ALL Classroom Residency, the teacher plays an active role as they experience arts-based strategies modeled with their students that becomes a part of their teaching toolbox after the residency ends. Get a taste of a strategy below and video recorded resource developed for teachers under the artist samples. This artist sample was created as we migrated all programming online due to COVID-19. ALL Classroom Residencies are available in the visual and performing arts.

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