Solutions for Using Art to Teach Writing Skills: Integrate Literacy and Art Like a Pro!


Solutions for Using Art to Teach Writing Skills: Integrate Literacy and Art Like a Pro
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 7-8 pm ET

FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

Are you looking for ways to integrate literacy into your art room with purpose while honoring the artmaking process? Join the authors of Using Art to Teach Reading Comprehension Strategies: Lesson Plans for Teachers as they share researched-based reading strategies and writing traits designed to improve literacy. Educators in any discipline can learn how to use art to teach these strategies and traits, beginning in a text-free environment. Leave this webinar with ready-to-use ideas for your classroom! Bring your sketchbook and colored pencils for some engaging, real-time drawing activities.

Elizabeth Stuart Whitehead

Elizabeth Stuart Whitehead, MEd, BS in Art Education, Administrator I Certificate
Visual Art Supervisor, Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland

Elizabeth Stuart Whitehead taught elementary art for 9 years and, for 9 years, was the content specialist for art, theater, and dance for Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, Maryland. Currently, she is Visual Art Supervisor for Prince George’s County Public Schools. The county is a pioneer in arts integration (AI) with 80 schools and growing. Elizabeth has traveled extensively throughout the world and in 2006 was awarded a Japan Fulbright Scholarship. In 2009, she received the NAEA Eastern Region Elementary Art Educator of the Year award and in 2012, she received the Maryland Art Educator of the Year award. She has presented at numerous state and national conferences on various topics concerning curriculum, assessment, and instruction. She is the NAEA Supervision and Administration Division Director. She loves to find ways for children to use art to deepen their understanding of other subjects and believes that all children can access the same level of understanding in different ways. Using art is one such way.

Jennifer Klein

Jennifer Klein, Certified Reading Specialist, MEd   

Jennifer Klein holds a BS in education and MEd degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked as an elementary classroom teacher, gifted and talented teacher, staff developer, teacher trainer, and reading specialist for Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland. Teaching literacy through the arts is one of her passions. She is a member of NAEA and the State of Maryland Literacy Association and has served as co-chair for the Montgomery County Council for the Young Authors Contest. She is a past recipient of the Junior Great Books Great Teacher award. Over the last several years, Jennifer has taught workshops at museums and school systems in Maryland, Delaware, Washington, DC, and Virginia, and has presented at county, state, and national conferences on teaching literacy through the arts.

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