Throughout your residency, think about what you might want to capture as documentation of the process. Documentation can be done with/for students and the school community, as well as to support your Teaching Artist practice and your organization. The documentation ideas in this resource note ideas and benefits for these two audiences/purposes.
Plan documentation strategies that are multipurpose and meet your needs as well as the needs of your students and school communities.
Session agendas and notes can be used both to collaborate with students to decide what to share in a culminating event/product, and to reflect on learning and growth at the end of a residency.
对于教学艺术家/组织： Keeping a journal or notes can help you track what’s working/not working for your students, as well as your growth as a Teaching Artist.
对于学生/学校社区： Videos can be played back for students so they can provide self-critique. They can also be used as promotional material for your final culminating event, or shown during residency celebrations and wrap-up.
对于教学艺术家/组织： Creating a consistent way to document and store these plans—and the accommodations you made to set students up for success—helps you remember what worked/didn’t work, and may make future planning easier and more inspired.
It can be challenging to collect quotes during a culminating event. Plan ahead for how you plan to record quotes in a way that prioritizes consent. For example, assign an outgoing student to “interview” some of the attendees post-event.
Make a plan to gather the journal reflections, videos, pictures, lesson plans, agendas, notes, quotes, and reflections. Honor the work that you, your students, and your co-teachers put in, and the experience that came out of that work. Add it to your teaching portfolio, use this feedback for your growth, and share with your organization or school partner accordingly.