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This course engages students in the theory and practice of the Teaching Artist in the schools. Students will explore the role of the Teaching Artist in arts education in an historical context as well as in current practice with children and adolescents. This exploration is anchored in study, reflection, and direct experience in the Chicago Public Schools. Students spend time in every class studying teaching artist fundamentals including: building teacher/artist partnerships, developing and implementing inquiry-based arts-integrated curriculum, creating community in the classroom, and understanding classroom management and school culture. Teaching Artists from a range of disciplines lead the class through strategies that they have found to be successful.