Looking for an advanced professional development opportunity just for Teaching Artists? Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Education are partnering to launch the Simple Interactions Leadership Program (SILP).  This special six-week experience will help teaching artists identify ways to increase interactions with youth in OST settings and positively support the social and emotional well-being of the youth they serve. SILP is hosted in multiple forms and this year’s Fall 2019 cohort will target teaching artists as participants. Teaching artists deliver unique and creative programming and will bring a unique perspective to SILP. Only 12 participants will be accepted to this cohort.

Application Information

Apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/2mnT0lx. October 7th is the last day for applications to be submitted and received for full consideration.

The application is in four parts:

1) Personal Information

2) Organization and Program Information

3) Essay Questions

4) Memorandum of Understanding for Applicant and Applicant’s Supervisor (need to electronically sign)

If you have any questions about the application please contact Debralyn Woodberry-Shaw at diw28@pitt.edu.

Program Dates

SILP will take place on the following Fridays:

  • Session 1: October 18th
  • Session 2: October 25th
  • Session 3: November 8th
  • Session 4: November 15th
  • Session 5: November 22nd
  • Session 6 (Celebration of Learning): December 6th

Time Commitment

Participants are expected to attend all 6 sessions and will be responsible for completing assignments between sessions and a final presentation during the Celebration of Learning.