Professional Development Opportunities Abound
Being a member of WAEA and NAEA affords you the opportunity to join in some fantastic professional development via the State and National conventions. There are a variety of other high quality PD opportunities out there that go beyond your professional communities. Check out a few here on this page.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and EDC
Northland and Forest Lodge
Who: Arts or humanities educators who teach grade 9 and up
What: Online professional development and high-quality digital curriculum being offered by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and EDC (http://learn.crystalbridges. edc.org)
When: Applications to participate in this competitive, free-of-charge program are due by April 25, 2017
Where: Fully online, no need to travel!
Crystal Bridges and EDC developed the following digital courses for students in grade 9 – adult as a part of the Crystal Bridges Online Scholar Program:
Educators are invited to apply to be a part of this program which includes a 4–week fully online PD course to help educators use the digital curriculum and curation tools. Through a very generous donation from the Windgate Foundation, we have spaces for 200 educators to participate free-of-charge in the online teacher training course this summer. Once educators have completed the online PD, they are certified to teach using the Crystal Bridges digital content.
You and/or educators who you think would be interested are welcome to apply for the Crystal Bridges Online Scholar Program. There are several cohorts to choose from that begin in May, June, and July. The (very brief) application is linked from this site: http://learn. crystalbridges.edc.org/ content/online-scholar-program and is due by April 25, 2017. Here’s a short video about the program: https://vimeo.com/ 159266459.
Attached is a flyer to share about this exciting learning opportunity. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northland and Forest Lodge
Northland and Forest Lodge will work with art educators to develop PD programs at the Lodge. https://www.northland.edu/sustain/forest-lodge/
Mary Jo Gingras at the Lodge at (715) 682-1392
The Forest Lodge was gifted to the Forest Service. Northland has a contract to steward the renovation, tours and education programs. The Lodge and most of the out buildings were built in 1929 on a logging site and in 1999 it was given to the Parks Service by Mary Griggs Burke.
The Art of Education
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