Adaptive Approaches and Creative Journaling for the 21st Century Art Educator The NBAM/ArtWorks! Art educator professional development workshop is offered in collaboration with Southeastern Massachusetts Educational Collaborative.
Cost $150 Location: McCoy Recreation Center New Bedford 181 Hillman Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740 MACourse #: 2022-33 Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, 508-998-5599 ex 130, firstname.lastname@example.org Instructors: Susan Loesl, Taylor Hickey, Devin “Nived” McLaughlin
Registration deadline is October 30. Requests for withdrawals and refunds must be made prior to deadline. All cancellations subject to a $50 administration fee.
Session I: Topic Virtual Interactive Presentation: Adaptive Art Strategies for All Learners
Art educators can be challenged to create opportunities for students with disabilities in the art room. This workshop focuses on discussing and trying adaptive tools, techniques and media as strategies to support all the learners in the artmaking process. Examples of adapted art activities will also be presented. Specific student and tweaked lesson plan questions are encouraged.
Session II: “Smash Book” Journals
Join NBAM/ArtWorks! educators Taylor Hickey and Devin ‘Nived Art’ McLaughlin as they lead you step-by-step through creating your own mixed media piano-hinge journals.This project is designed to meld the teaching styles of step by step instruction and open ended problem solving. Participants will be given all the tools to create the journal and freedom to think creatively and make a unique art piece.
This type of artful journaling captures ideas with writing, drawing, painting, or pasting memorabilia and other embellishments into your hand made book. You can use this book as a dream journal, scrapbook, poetry book, personal diary, sketch book, or lesson planner! The limit is your own imagination!
All materials will be included but please feel free to bring your own personal embellishments, clippings, or favorite art mediums to personalize your creation. Base paper stock size 9×12.
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Art21 has a number of virtual events coming up in August for educators. Rethinking Curriculum on August 1, ArtBreak on August 3 which includes watching Wangechi Mutu’s Art21 film & some art making, & Pay Attention on August 17. Details and direct links to register can be found below!
In this session, two alumni of Art21 Educators will share some classroom practices to help develop the skill of noticing and paying attention in both students’ lives and in our own as artists and educators. Through detailed and challenging journaling exercises and regular image-making, we can train ourselves and others to hold on to more of our daily experiences, for the purpose of both mindfulness and mining for art. This session will incorporate strategies of list-making by Lynda Barry as well as camera-roll journaling, long-viewing exercises, and other activities in order to develop a practice of paying attention and activating our memories more regularly.
MAEA is happy to share we will be offering two different summer professional development offerings this July and August.
The 2022 Wicked BooksmART book group will be reading: Art Making, Play, and Meaning Making by Sydney Walker. The book group will meet Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. from July 13 – August 17. More information and the link to register can be found here.
We are also offering Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) for Arts Educators July 19-21 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day. More information and the link the register can be found here.
The MAEA Watch Party Discussion Series are ten companion discussions to the monthly NAEA webinars, facilitated by MAEA leaders, members, and selected guests who bring their unique experiences to each month’s topic. Watching the NAEA webinars is not a prerequisite, however doing so will enhance attendees’ general knowledge of the topic. For the 2021 – 2022 Watch Party series, MAEA facilitators will engage participants in open conversation, share helpful resources, and promote a supportive space for all to join in. These discussions will relate back to the theme of the NAEA webinars, but will include stand alone content so that they are not exactly the same.
We are happy to share we will be offering an August session for practitioners and educators in higher education, supervision, and pre & in-service educators who are involved in the Visual Arts teacher preparation on August 19 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. This session will be facilitated by Jane McNeil-McKeag and Sohee Koo. The group will share critical reflection and strategies for online and in-person supervision and assessments in Visual Arts. The topic for this session is Art Teacher Assessments in MA: Reflections on CAP & Other Teacher Preparation Frameworks. Learn more and register.
MAEA is happy to share two arts specific offerings from the Center for Instructional Support. More information about the Arts Leaders Network which runs meets 10/20, 11/10, 12/8, 1/19, 3/16, and 5/4 can be found on our PD Opportunities page. There you will also find information about the webinar offering: Working with the Guidebook of Culturally Diverse Artists & Artworks which is being offered twice – once on August 18 and October 18 at 4:00 pm.
For more information and to register for both of these offerings, please visit the PD Opportunities page. If you have questions about these offerings, please contact Dawn Benski, Dawn.M.Benski@mass.gov.
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This is an opportunity for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas to learn and share strategies, resources, and best practices for remote/hybrid instruction and learning with a particular focus on discourse strategies to help facilitate students engaging deeply with each other around content.
We will have the chance to experience discourse from a student perspective in the classrooms of two featured teachers from different content areas. We will also have a chance to join with content-alike colleagues for a broader discussion of discourse strategies within our discipline.
We encourage you to come ready to share your resources and ideas for engaging students with discourse strategies!
January 26, 2021 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Register Here
Questions? Contact: Jenn Sauriol – Jennifer.L.Sauriol@mass.gov
3:00-4:00 Share-a-Thon: We will have the chance to experience discourse from a student perspective in the classrooms of two featured teachers from different content areas. We will also have the chance to join with content-alike colleagues for a broader discussion of strategies within our discipline. We encourage you to come ready to share your resources and ideas for engaging students with discourse strategies!
4:00-4:30 Bonus Session: Our Educator Effectiveness team will highlight the adapted student feedback surveys that are aligned to the 2020-21 Focus Indicators (and now available in 5 additional languages) to help you elevate student voice in understanding teaching and learning this year, and facilitate a discussion among participants about other ways they are soliciting input from students on their learning environments.