OUSD Substitute Training

Partners: Oakland Unified School District, The Mindful Life Project, Playworks

In the summer of 2016 Substantial and mocha jointly hosted a workshop for working artists interested in exploring substitute teaching. The workshop combined practical ideas for things to do as a substitute – from classroom management strategies to easy art activities – and open time to discuss how to make substitute teaching more attractive for working artists. Our next steps are to identify schools interested in piloting arts-focused substitute teachers.

We’re Exploring

  • How can we create meaningful training for substitute teachers?
  • How can we design training that specifically targets the unique needs of substitute teachers?
  • How can we leverage existing school district non-profit partners to integrate substitutes into the school culture?