Education Program

Calling All Teaching Artists!

Our Students Need you!!

We are holding our annual teacher training workshop to find local and remote teaching artists, as well as video editors interested in working with our Midnight Radio Education Program!

The pandemic has kept us out of schools for over a year, but we have been developing new ways of reaching students and giving them the opportunity to research, write and perform stories based on their school curriculum.

If you have experience teaching young people, leading artistic workshops, working with video editing software, and/or participating in virtual learning environments we want to hear from you!

This training is FREE and can lead to being hired as a Bricolage Teaching Artist. All teaching positions are paid gigs! Lots of in-school and remote teaching opportunities are on the horizon. We’d love to get to know you better through this exciting and FUN training.

Please fill out this application for consideration and share your experience and interest with the Bricolage Education Team. Deadline for applications is end of day July 31st, 2021

If you have any questions please contact our Head of Education, Sam Turich at sam@bricolagepgh.org.

MIDNIGHT RADIO EDUCATION PROGRAM!

Based on our popular Midnight Radio series, this program is an inquiry-rich, project-based learning initiative that engages students to research, develop, write, rehearse, and perform their very own radio plays and commercials based on what they’re studying in school.

In addition to core curricular connections, students practice artistic disciplines including creative writing, dramatic writing, performance, vocal production, music composition and performance, public speaking, sound design, and Foley artistry. These plays are performed live for an audience of fellow students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community. They may also be recorded for podcasts or a school’s television network.

Thanks to generous support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, this program is expanding to Intermediate Unit #1 (IU1) Alternative Schools in Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties, and the Fort Cherry school district through Spring of 2023.

To find out how you can bring the Midnight Radio Program to your school, please email  our Head of Education sam@bricolagepgh.org.

   

Photos: Jeff Swensen for Bricolage

Opportunities 

Midnight Radio Teacher Training starting soon! Contact Head of Education Sam Turich sam@bricolagepgh.org for more information.

 

Press

“…Yet when Midnight Radio Jr. goes into schools, it adds some educational elements. The day’s script may focus on a school’s chosen subject, such as Gettysburg and the Civil War or a current program on climate change and its impact on the oceans. That’s a current script, which includes a fake commercial selling a “bubblehead” – your own portable ecosystem for when global warming happens. It also features a plot point about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.”-
Marty Levine, “The secrets of inspiring kids with arts, from top Pittsburgh performers” – Kidsburgh

 

“It’s important to note, however, that the goal of this program is not to turn students into playwrights or actors, as tempting as it might be for us teaching artists to bring another one into the fold. We’re not there hoping to find the next Broadway star — we’re there to provide a creative outlet through storytelling and performance, to facilitate project-based learning. And this is a concrete and achievable goal, but it’s what happens along the way that is the most fascinating.”
Gayle Pazerski, “The arts show us who people are” – PostIndustrial