SPARK Course Introduction
This video introduces key staff from ESMoA and Mychal's Learning Place who then describe their institutions, the history of their partnership, and how the Mychal's/ESMoA Intern program was conceived. Duties of the interns and the skills they develop during their tenure are also featured in this introduction.
Lesson 1: Nominating Interns and Orientation
Lesson 1 describes the process of selecting interns and their initial training. Each intern creates personal and professional goals with the assistance of the ESMoA supervisor. The learning agreement, compensations details, and reference materials interns receive are also discussed in this lesson.
1 video, 2 documents, 1 reading
Lesson 2: Gallery Teaching
The interns' weekly agenda outlines their responsibilities at ESMoA, which include welcoming students, assisting with studio activities, and using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to facilitate gallery discussion. This lesson explains a simplified version of VTS and the video shows several interns using this technique.
1 video, 4 documents
Lesson 3: Coaching & Evaluation
After gallery teaching and team teaching, interns receive coaching. In addition to coaching sessions, interns are also evaluated with homework and one-on-one check-ins with staff. In Lesson 3, five VTS questions related to coaching are described and then observed in the video.
1 video, 1 document
Lesson 4: Beyond Internship
In this video several interns share what they have learned from their experiences, a parent of a former intern talks about the success of the program, and an ESMoA staff member makes clear the impact the interns have on the institution.