September 13-15 9am-11am MT/11am-1pm ET
Welcome Wyoming Arts & Cultural Organizations. We hope you enjoyed this training as part of the Wyoming Arts Council “Creative Aging Training for Wyoming Arts Organizations” initiative made possible by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with E.A. Michelson Philanthropy.
What you need to know:
- All training recording links are available in each training day section
- All post-training resources are available for your convenience
Training Description | Trainer Bios | Participation Guidelines
Post-training Resources | Evaluation Survey
Ageism Workshop, Creative Aging Program Models, and Older Adult Learners
Monday, September 13, 2021, 9am-11am MT:
Please review the following resources prior to Day 1:
“Creative Aging: Enriching the Lives of Older Adults Through Arts Ed” [3:12]
“Overview of the Field” with Vinny Mraz [6:14]
“Let’s End Ageism,” TED Talk by Ashton Applewhite [11:38]
“Creative Aging: Isolation to Connection,” E.A. Michelson Philanthropy [2:49]
Demonstration Classes and Program Design Best Practices and Adaptations
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 9am-11am MT:
Please review the following resources prior to Day 2:
- SAFE Planning Design Elements for Creative Aging Programs Guide (PDF)
- Adapting Creative Aging Course Design for Remote Program Delivery Guide (PDF)
- Connect Through Creativity Now Series
“Creative Aging: In-person to Online,” E.A. Michelson Philanthropy [3:20]
Partnering with Older Adult Communities, Building Your Creative Aging Mission
Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 9am-11am MT:
Please review the following resources and reflections prior to Day 3:
– Key terms or ideas from the past two days of the training that are resonating with you.
– How do you think creative aging could impact your community and your organization?
BRIEFLY LOOK OVER THESE TEMPLATES AND THINK ABOUT HOW YOU MIGHT ADJUST FOR YOUR COMMUNITY:
Teaching artist resources for in-person & remote programs:
- Planning Meeting Template (PDF) | (DOCX)
- In-Person Creative Aging Program Curriculum Outline (PDF) | (DOCX)
- Remote Creative Aging Program Curriculum Outline (PDF) | (DOCX)
- Sample Teaching Artist Budget for In-Person Creative Aging Programs (PDF)
- Sample Teaching Artist Budget for Remote Creative Aging Programs (PDF)
- Program Evaluation Template (PDF) | DOCX
- Culminating Event Evaluation Template (PDF) | DOCX
- Translating Visions into Plans Worksheet (PDF) | (DOCX)
Teaching artist resources for class design & budgeting:
- Accessibility and Universal Design Resource – California State University Northridge
- Cornerstone University: A Simple, Easy to Understand Guide to Andragogy
- Kunstmatrix Virtual Art Exhibitions
- Liz Lerman: The Critical Response Process
- Teaching Artist Guild Pay Rate Calculator
Research supporting the creative aging arts education model:
- Getty Images/AARP Disrupt Aging® Collection
- Lifetime Arts: The Creative Aging Resource
- The Creativity and Aging Study Final Report
Technology support & accessibility considerations:
- Aging Connected: Getting Older Adults Online
- Grantmakers in Aging: Meeting the Needs of Elders of Color and LGBT Elders
- Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)
- Senior Planet Zoom Resource Center
GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATING IN LIFETIME ARTS TRAINING
The Creative Aging Foundations course is designed so that learners can engage experientially and actively throughout the three days of training. Lifetime Arts Trainers will offer guidance and expertise in creative aging, but our main goal is to create a collaborative learning environment where the participants learn from one another as much as from the trainers. To do this successfully, we ask all participants to actively participate and engage during the sessions just as if we were together in person.
Full and active participation looks like:
- Keep video on if you have a camera on your computer, tablet, or phone.
- Limit distractions in your learning space.
- To remain focused on the training, set aside other work-related responsibilities during the three sessions.
- Engage in all activities and contribute ideas when invited to do so.
- Ask questions and share resources with your fellow learners.
- Please review training assignments and videos in the portal prior to each day’s session.
Preparing for Participation:
- Please have paper or notebook and pen/pencil/marker available for notes and activities during the training.
- On Zoom, please keep your microphones muted, unless asked to unmute yourself.
- Add questions or comments to the Chat anytime. Trainers will track the questions and will address questions that come up during the Q&A sections at the end of every day.
- Break-out room group discussions will be used often, please be ready to fully participate.
Some discussion questions are personal – especially with regards to feelings regarding age and aging. Please share only what you feel comfortable sharing.
This 6-hour training will take a cohort of teaching artists and cultural organizations through the Lifetime Arts Creative Aging Foundations course. We will cover:
- Current research on arts and aging
- Inherent biases about aging
- Best practices in the field
- What’s different about adult learning
- How to apply K-12 arts ed expertise to 55+
- How to develop responsive programming that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable
- The planning, implementation, and sustainability of successful programming
- Developing impactful cross-sector and community partnerships
- How to deliver both in-person and remote programming
In addition to covering the topics included in Creative Aging Foundations, this training will also feature the examination and demonstration of andragogical approaches to the development of skill-based, sequential instructional lessons for older adults.
This course will also focus on the importance of embedding intentional social engagement activities into programming and curricula. Participants will explore the subject of ageism and its impact on creative aging programming design and delivery. Teaching artists will be introduced to best practices in both in-person and remote programming.
This training includes the following demonstration classes:
Annie Montgomery (Storytelling/Theatre)
Vinny Mraz (Improv)
Lynda Monick Isenberg
Gahlia Eden (Virtual Training Producer)
Julie Kline (Education Associate)