Upcoming Opportunities

  • Teaching Strategies to Support Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Classroom

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1 Credit Hour offered Includes a Live Event on 03/06/2019 at 7:00 PM (EST)

    General education teachers, including special area teachers, often have a need for more extensive knowledge and understanding of children with specific disabilities. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is perhaps one of the more complex disabilities in the field of special education and represents a population of children who have great variability in their cognitive abilities, communication competencies, and behavioral and sensory needs. This webinar provides information that can help you to better understand children on the spectrum, supplying evidenced-based strategies that can be employed in the art classroom to provide a successful experience for all.

  • Design Thinking in the K-12 Art Room

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1 Credit Hour offered Includes a Live Event on 04/10/2019 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

    Design thinking is a systematic, iterative process that maximizes the potential for student-devised creative solutions. Learn how a K-12 art educator successfully implemented design thinking in her classroom over the past 3 years, leading students in meaningful, creative problem-solving experiences. Join in the discussion and become inspired to use design thinking methodologies in your classroom!

  • Art Educators as Artists

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1 Credit Hour offered Includes a Live Event on 05/15/2019 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

    Is it possible to maintain a sense of balance between the creative roles of teacher and artist? Do you face an ongoing struggle with living what seems like two separate lives? Join in this webinar to explore some of the challenges many art teachers have in finding time, energy, and space to make their own work and discover successful strategies that can be employed to help maintain harmony and success within each of these worlds. Be ready to share your challenges and the approaches that have helped you with your personal art practice as we delve into how it is possible to establish a relationship between teaching and creating art by understanding how these two worlds can inspire and inform one another.

  • A STEAM Makerspace in YOUR Classroom!

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1 Credit Hour offered Includes a Live Event on 06/05/2019 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

    Science, technology, engineering, art, and math—knowledge in these fields will take our students far. And, the ways to give them this knowledge can be engaging and fun! Join STEAM specialist and educator Tim Needles as he shares creative lessons and approaches for every experience and education level when incorporating STEAM in the art room. This webinar will outline the fundamentals of STEAM and share a variety of technologies and concepts from old school ideas—light painting, upcycling, and cardboard—to emerging technologies such as digital drawing, 3D printing, augmented reality, coding, and robotics. Learn about the various ways STEAM lessons can cover everything from timing to environment to authentic project-based learning. Whether you’ve never tried teaching a STEAM lesson or you’re a full-time makerspace educator, this webinar will have something inspiring for you!