Posted in GAP News, Mississippi Art News, Professional Development


Attention: musicians, artists, writers, dancers, storytellers, and performers of all types

Have you ever thought about teaching elementary or secondary students through your art form? Mississippi’s students could benefit greatly from what you know and what you can share with them. Want to know more?

The Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) will host a one-day workshop to introduce artists to the essential information needed to work in a Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade school setting. Artists who complete the workshop will have the opportunity to work with a veteran teaching artist to conduct demonstration lessons and/or professional development workshops sponsored by the MAAE. This workshop also fulfills the professional development requirement for re-application to the Teaching Artist Roster hosted by the Mississippi Arts Commission.

Workshop Date: Saturday, February, 4 2011
Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center, 323 South Main Street, Greenville MS 38701
Fee: $35 MAAE Members; $50 Non-Members; $75 Workshop/Membership Special Rate ($10 discount!)
Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 21, 2012
Trainer: Althea Jerome, M.M.Ed., MAC Teaching Artist Roster
Questions? Contact Althea Jerome <>

This workshop is hosted in partnership with the Greenville Arts Council   

Learn more after the jump! Payment Options:
Online Payments are now accepted securely through the MAAE Website: All major credit cards welcome!
Checks also accepted. Please make payable to MAAE.

If registering by U.S. Mail, send checks, and forms to:

Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education
Shannon Frost, Membership Chair
4550 Normandy Dr
Jackson, MS 39206

For questions about this registration, contact: Shannon Frost:

Registration is not complete until fees have been paid.
Registration Fees:

  • $ 35 MAAE member
  • $ 50 Non-member
  • $ 75 Workshop/Membership Special Rate

To register on-line, click here.

If you would like to print a mail-in registration form, click here for Word Format or click here for PDF version.


The mission of the Greenville Arts Council is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the region and stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists. Some of the responsibilities that help define the Greenville Arts Council as the primary promoter of the arts in our area include offering art classes to children and adults, organizing community events, presenting an ongoing series of free exhibits featuring visual artists from the area and the state, and coordinating educational programs which teach arts-integration in local schools. The Greenville Arts Partnership between the Greenville Arts Council, the Greenville Public School District and our three community arts partners, Delta Center Stage, Delta Symphony Association and the Delta Children’s Museum, is focused on full arts integration in the GPSD elementary schools. Plentiful research documents the value of the teaching in and through the arts to help students understand core academic concepts on a deep level. The partnership was the first in the state of Mississippi accepted into the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program in 2003, joining over 100 other partnerships between school districts and arts organizations across the country. The partnership provides professional development for teachers, arts experiences for students and resource and referral on arts integration issues. Professional development has been provided in two ways, through workshops with Teaching Artists from the Kennedy Touring Roster and grade-level and/or discipline-specific professional development with our local staff. We present a series of model demonstration lessons to teachers in grades K to 6, demonstrating connections between Partnership free arts programming and required state frameworks. The partner arts groups present a series of live performances allowing each elementary child in the GPSD to attend at least once each year. The groups work with the Arts Council staff to develop accompanying curriculum-based educational material for distribution to teachers prior to each performance. Over the years, we have succeeded in providing basic arts integration training district-wide as well as in-depth professional development to allow groups of teachers to increase their level of mastery.