The Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility is seeking school districts from around the country to participate in a unique and new professional development program to train all special education teachers from a school district in Arts-Based Creative Teaching Strategies under the direction of MINDPOP from Austin, Texas.
Creative Teaching is an arts-based instructional approach to education. Teachers will learn instructional strategies—instructional frameworks—that can be used across grade level, curricula, and lesson cycle throughout the school year. These strategies ultimately give opportunities for students with disabilities to interact with their curricula through four arts disciplines. The goal for each strategy is to deepen critical and creative thinking, as evidence by the research-basis behind each strategy. District will receive $10,000 over two years to defray participation costs.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: MARCH 20th, 2019
ANNUAL ART TEACHER WORKSHOP!
Connect and collaborate in professional development setting in order to improve our teaching skills as creative educators. Workshop hosted by Liz Lyons at Underwood Elementary School on March 22nd, 2019.
Y.A.M. FLAG DESIGN CONTEST WINNER
Congratulations to Angel Antonio!
This student's flag will be representing AEI at our NAEA National Conference.
Student: Angel Antonio
Teacher: Melissa Nelson
School: New Hampton High School
SUMMER ART RESIDENCY: UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Students in grades 9-12 (current academic year) may apply for the Summer Art Residency (SAR), an immersive 3–week residency at The University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center. Residency takes place July 7th through July 26th, 2019. Learn from world-class faculty on one of the premier arts campuses in the US. Participate in classes, workshops, evening tours, lectures, and events that will stretch you as an artist. The residency concludes with an art and reading showcase. Priority will be given to students who have participated in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
IOWA-BASED TEACHING ARTIST TRAINING DISCUSSION
Organized by the Iowa Arts council, a group of interested teachers, artists and organizations came together to discuss the need of providing an Iowa-Based Teaching Artist Training. Jennie Knoebel, Arts Learning Manager from the Iowa Arts Council, was a primary organizer/leader of this initiative. Now, the group is focusing on how to build a sustainable teaching artist field, researching unexplored resources and building awareness.
PD OPPORTUNITY: FINE ARTS STANDARDS