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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/01/2023 at 7:00 PM (EST)

    [March 1, 2023 | 7pm ET] Join us as we unpack the meaning and characteristics of an inclusive learning environment through art while uncovering a variety of pedagogical approaches and instructional strategies to build inclusive communities in your learning spaces. Learn firsthand how inclusive community building has helped students develop a stronger sense of belonging and how studying a community’s local history and its demographic landscape helps to expand understanding of inclusive learning. Come away with strategies to align art teaching resources with cultural competence in order to address issues related to diversity, social justice, and inclusion.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/01/2023 at 7:00 PM (EST)

    [February 1, 2023 | 7pm ET] Research in disability studies can help art educators reframe ways of engaging with disability issues. Join us as we explore the use of disability arts to engage learners in critical visual literacy and imagery production. We’ll also unpack critical approaches to language and decentering normalcy to create inclusive learning spaces.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/11/2023 at 7:00 PM (EST)

    [January 11, 2023 | 7pm ET ] There are many therapeutic possibilities of artmaking with youth, and your art room can be a healthy space for this to happen. Explore pedagogical practices and classroom structures through the lens of the mental health needs of all students, including developing a sketchbook practice for nonverbal communication and building a safe and trusting environment in the art studio. Discover new ways to address and support student behaviors that prevent engagement and joy in artmaking, such as perfectionism or lack of confidence. Sample project and activity ideas offering a range of therapeutic benefits to student artists in Grades K–8 will be shared.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/07/2022 at 7:00 PM (EST)

    [December 7, 2022 | 7pm ET] Join us as we explore nurturing gifted and talented students in Title I schools. Come away with curriculum examples, lessons addressing community-specific needs, and fresh theories and philosophies of teaching that can help lead your students to take creative risks to help them grow and develop in the arts. Presenters will share dual approaches to expanding student progress, equipping you with enhanced support to help students find their voices as artists.

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    [February 2, 2022] In second language acquisition, the integration of visual arts provides differentiated learning, bolsters confidence, and encourages students to appreciate their own cultures and heritages through experiential learning in a brave space. Discover how storytelling through individual journeys can help to empower English Language Learner (ELL) students and help them connect to personal identity.

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    [August 4, 2021] It has been a year since we shifted our professional practice from the physical art room to hybrid and virtual learning. The dust has settled, but the challenges of engaging students with and without dis/abilities still remain. Join special education art educator Christopher Hall as he shares practical strategies developed during the pandemic to engage students with dis/abilities in the hybrid and online art room—all of which can be implemented NOW! Gain innovative and practical strategies for creating the optimal learning environment for students with and without dis/abilities in inclusive as well as self-contained classrooms. You’ll also come away with creative solutions for engaging students in artmaking with minimal art supplies via in-person, hybrid, and remote learning models.

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    [February 17, 2021] As art educators we are the inclusion pioneers, as we have always welcomed all students into the art room. This can be a daunting task, and we can feel isolated—but we are not alone! During this webinar we will unleash the power of collaboration as a tool to assist us in succeeding for all our students in our daily practice. Together, we will examine the role of intervention specialists, paraeducators, and families. We will also take a look at the variety of support materials and organizations ready to assist us in collaboration.

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    [January 13, 2021] Learn about mindfulness—what it is, why it works, and how to incorporate easy exercises into the school day. Gain accessible information into the science behind mindfulness as well as how it can help with self-regulation for our students and, most importantly, ourselves.

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    [November 4, 2020] In a world where hatred and intolerance are alarmingly on the rise, it is imperative that we as educators continuously strive to implement empathy in our teaching practices and among our students. How might we design learning experiences to grow our students’ creative and emotional capacities in the art studio? How might we infuse empathy into our students’ creative processes? The purpose of this webinar is to reflect on the impact of empathy to create deeper learning experiences that develop emotional awareness. We will look at the benefits of engaging our students in projects that spark empathic curiosity, as well as potential problems and how to avoid them.

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    [October 28, 2020] Each Latinx and Indigenous community is unique and multilayered. Honoring that individuality is essential to successful and equitable collaborations. Join us as we examine the ongoing journey of a museum education department located in a predominantly Latinx city as they continuously aim to become more culturally responsive and supportive of their community through school partnerships, a land acknowledgement initiative, and the reopening of their Latin American Arte Popular gallery. Strategies for empowering student voices through culturally responsive museum and studio art experiences, new frameworks for teaching with Latin American Arte Popular, and perspectives learned from students and their family visits to the museum will be shared.