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Developing and Inspiring a “4C” student

by Sarah Rinner, Elementary School Program Director

For the past two weeks, our 2011-2012 community of teaching artists have been exploring and learning about the TAP Afterschool program and what makes us tick.  We are excited to introduce our newest goal for the program: developing and inspiring a “4C” student. Which means that through the creative arts, we are helping our students be Creative Artists, Confident Leaders, Critical Thinkers, and Courageous Allies.  Our trainings were full of engaging project ideas, strategies for developing positive and inclusive classrooms, and lots of laughter as our new team of teaching artists got to know each other.  This year will truly be amazing, with more programs in more schools serving more students than ever before.  TAP is very lucky to have such talented, compassionate, and inspiring teaching staff for our afterschool programs.

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

2 responses »

  1. I do miss a good TAP training…


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