Residency Resources for Classroom Teachers and Teaching Artists


There’s a lot to consider when planning and organizing a creative writing residency in a classroom or community setting. We strongly recommend that teaching artists hold pre and post planning meetings with classroom teachers, school administrators, and anyone else who will be involved in the residency experience.

The documents below, created by Sharon O’Brien of Share More Children’s Productions, are resources that the Poetry Center uses when establishing a residency. They are most useful for the pre-planning meetings and may also help to focus and hone grant applications.

Share More Books Residency Structure and Guidelines
StorySharing Partnership Guidelines

The Poetry Center most often uses the resources found at the Teachers and Writers Collaborative to guide us through preplanning, evaluating programs, and tips on compiling anthologies.

Assessment, Evaluation, Curriculum

Arizona Commission on the Arts website provides resources relating to assessment, evaluation, curriculum, arts learning research and other directories that help teaching artists navigate and locate the best practices for their discipline.

The WITS Poetry Resource Guide is chock full of ideas for classroom teachers who want to incorporate poetry into the classroom on a daily basis.

Arizona Board of Regents