SMARTS Teacher Hub

Welcome to the SMARTS Teacher Hub. On this page, you will find all the resources you need to be a successful SMARTS Community Teaching Artist. If you need access to a folder or need a new folder made in the SMARTS Teacher Google Drive, and for all other programming related questions, please contact the SMARTS Education Director for assistance. For questions related to Aflac insurance and other operations, please contact the SMARTS Staff Administrator.

 

Natalie Wright, SMARTS Staff Administrator

330-574-2787 Ext. 1

Nwright@smartsartschool.org

Lindsay Goossens, SMARTS Education Director

330-574-2787 Ext. 2

Lindsaycg@smartsartschool.org

SMARTS Teacher Notifications

Lesson Mapping for Spring 2022 Public classes will take place the week of Jan 17. Schedule here: https://forms.gle/1WqLKPiA48oJf49P6

Contact SMARTS Music Teacher Simon Kenneally to join the SMARTS Teacher Band bonfrogproductions@gmail.com.

SMARTS Teacher Google Drive

View Ohio's PK-12 state learning standards, teacher resources by discipline, Google Drive tutorials, and any current SMARTS curriculum projects that you may be a part of.

SMARTS Premier Program Folder

Access expectations, trainings, and rubrics for SMARTS Premier Programs - Arts Integration, Beats/Empowers, Early SMARTS, and Arts in Non-Arts Spaces.

State Standards Folder PK-12

View Ohio's PK-12 state learning standards, teacher resources by discipline, Google Drive tutorials, and any current SMARTS curriculum projects that you may be a part of.

Supply Request Form

Complete this form to request supplies for your classes in the Community. SMARTS Education Director and Program Managers will process your request and contact you.

Submit Community Programming Lesson Plans

Complete before teaching. For classes taught in the community at partner locations during the school day and after school. Includes community events.

Submit Community Programming Reflection

Complete after teaching. For classes taught in the community at partner locations during the school day and after school, including events.

SMARTS Education Philosophy

SMARTS creates artists by teaching artists to teach. Read the SMARTS approach to instruction in the arts and consider how to teach students to have the mindset of an artist in your discipline.

SMARTS Employee Handbook

Learn more about SMARTS operations, employee expectations, and how your role in the organization advances our mission and vision for arts education in NE Ohio.

Access Lesson Pix Subscription

SMARTS pays for this subscription so you can make visual resources for your lessons. Choose from hundreds of clip art templates. Username: SMARTSArts  |  Password: Artschool2020

Virtual SMARTS Classroom Guidelines

Guidelines for your role as a teacher and moderator while teaching live online via Zoom from SMARTS studio spaces for public and community classes.

Submit Public Programming Lesson Plans

Complete before teaching. For public, after-school classes at SMARTS facility in Youngstown or through Virtual SMARTS. Includes field trips to SMARTS.

Submit Public Programming Reflection

Complete after teaching. For public, after-school classes at SMARTS facility in Youngstown or Virtual SMARTS. Includes field trips to SMARTS.

Professional Development Videos

Get inspired, learn new approaches to teaching, or find help for your classroom concerns by watching these professional training and development videos made for you by SMARTS.

Access SMARTS Pay Stubs

SMARTS pay stubs are provided to you through Sforza Walker. Use the login information Sforza Walker emailed you at hire to access your pay stubs here.

Access SoundTrap Subscription

SMARTS pays for this subscription for music teachers so students can create and mix music tracks. Username: info@smartsartschool.org  |  Password: Artschool25!!

Virtual SMARTS Safety Protocol

Read sanitation protocol SMARTS has adopted and that you will need to abide by in order to keep everyone safe during COVID-19.

Beats and Empowers Attendance Forms

Complete each class before or after teaching to record data for grant-reporting purposes. Also view student pre- and post- assessments and the Beats and Empowers Rubrics.

Submit Beats and Empowers Reflection

Complete after teaching. For classes taught in the community at Beats partner locations during the school day and after school.

SMARTS Contemporaries

Join an artist group for teachers of SMARTS to collaborate as artists! It's our way to connect as artists and to foster wellness, inspiration, and friendships among employees.

SMARTS Aflac Insurance Plans

View supplemental illness, injury, hospitalization, dental/vision, and life insurance you can purchase that SMARTS offers you as a value-added through Aflac.

School Closing Notifications

Register to receive text messages from WFMJ about school closings in Mahoning and Trumbull County for snow days as a back up to SMARTS communications.

Virtual Teaching Resources

View a catalog of free services you can use to teach for Virtual SMARTS - online surveys, quizzes, shareable whiteboards, screenshot recording, and mindmap creators.