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The Arts Professional Learning Institute (APLI) is New Jersey’s arts education professional learning opportunity that pairs teaching artists and school educators in collaborative, engaging workshops throughout the state.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 11, 2020

2020 – 2021 Guidelines and Application available November 2020 at www.njapli.org.

Teaching artist Mary Knysh leads participants in a drumming activity at the United We Discover workshop, held on February 26, 2020 at Morris-Union Jointure Commission.

Teaching artist Mary Knysh leads participants in a drumming activity at the United We Discover workshop, held on February 26, 2020 at Morris-Union Jointure Commission.

APLI’s mission is to provide professional learning opportunities to New Jersey’s teaching artists, classroom educators, and school administrators. APLI aims to engage the arts educator in inclusive, progressive, arts-based professional learning experiences so that the whole student can be reached, inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and perceived ability.

The Arts Professional Learning Institute is a great way for educators to:

  • Receive arts-specific professional learning
  • Connect with educators and artists throughout the state of NJ
  • Collaborate on classroom implementation of new and progressive instruction techniques
  • Network with artists throughout the state

The Arts Professional Learning Institute (APLI) is available for those who work within the state of New Jersey and have a variety of experiences in arts education – beginner through expert. Applicants should have a willingness to learn, grow, and reflect. The design of the program relies on participants to be active collaborators who aim to grow their understanding of inclusive and progressive arts education and who are actively working to help design the program for future fellows.

APLI welcomes candidates of all art forms (visual, performing, literary) and backgrounds (race, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or veteran status).

Disability Inclusion Consultant Christine Bruno leads the keynote address at the United We Discover event, a workshop the 2019-2020 APLI Fellows attended on inclusion and access for Disabled students.

Disability Inclusion Consultant Christine Bruno leads the keynote address at the United We Discover event, a workshop the 2019-2020 APLI Fellows attended on inclusion and access for Disabled students.

Applicants can apply as a teaching artist or school educator. A school educator is defined as an arts specialists (classroom music teachers, visual arts teachers, drama teachers, etc.), classroom educators, inclusion and special education teachers, and school/department administrators. Applicants who have an existing relationship with a teaching artist/school are encouraged to apply as a two-person team.

Applicants should have at least 1 – 5 years of experience in the field of education or arts education. Former APLI Fellows will not be permitted to apply.

APLI is on Twitter and Facebook @NJAPLI!

 

 

Questions? Contact our APLI Manager Samantha Clarke at [email protected] or 609-984-7019.

The Arts Professional Learning Institute (APLI) is a co-sponsored project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Young Audiences Arts for Learning NJ & Eastern PA (YA). It is generously supported by the Grunin Foundation and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.