Arts Ed Collaborative (AEC) is thrilled to announce that Ali Hoefnagel and Sarah “G” Jackson are two of the seven newest recipients of Young Audiences National Teaching Artist Credential (TAC). AEC is delighted to support these teaching artists with access to professional learning, mentors, technical assistance, video editing support, and stipends, thanks to the generosity of The Heinz Endowments.
As evidence of their skills and experience, TAC applicants submit an extensive portfolio for consideration. Requirements include a video displaying the candidate’s instructional effectiveness in the classroom; an original residency plan designed and implemented by the applicant; recommendation letters from arts and education professionals, and reflection responses on questions such as how their artistry impacts their teaching practice and vice-versa, and how they create an equitable and inclusive classroom. Each applicant’s submission is then adjudicated by a review panel comprised of experts from the field, including nonprofit leaders, arts education directors at state departments of education and state arts agencies, and past recipients of the credential.
We are pleased to introduce our region’s first members of the national TAC community, who earned the credential during the 2021-22 application round:
The next TAC application cycle will open in the fall of 2023. For the latest information on the TAC initiative, and to learn more about our Credentialed Teaching Artists, please visit: youngaudiences.org/TAC.