planning is a process that takes time. Artists intuitively understand that a lot
of planning needs to go into something substantial. Teachers know the value of
having plenty of time to plan and prepare their lessons. Planning backwards using
the Artful Planner is an approach that honors both the artistic process and the inquiry
—Planning a collaboration is a process
that has many entry points. Some arts partner teams are longtime
collaborators, others are working together for the first time. The Artful Planner
is designed to be flexible enough to accommodate all levels of experience.
are many different places to start on the continuum of artist and teacher
collaborations—from a performance or exhibit to more developed collaborations
across the curriculum. The document “Ways to Work” (see sidebar) is a way for individuals and organizations to
name what it is they do when they work together in arts education.
links to the right to learn more about the Artful planning process.
is an ongoing process