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.
WI DPI Has PD Sources
Professional Development Opportunities -
In your upcoming summer activities, besides reading the newsletter, also consider attending a few professional development sessions. Check the Fine Arts Professional Development website.
Toward One Wisconsin Inclusivity Conference
A Conference on Overcoming Barriers to Inclusion
will bring together individuals and organizations from multiple sectors across Wisconsin to address the most persistent barriers to inclusion, what is working, and what is promising on the horizon.
April 11-12, 2019
Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Click here for more details on the conference.
UW Madison Summit for Art Educators
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Art Department is sponsoring a Summit for Art Educators this June 27 - 29. It's a great professional development opportunity for middle and high school visual arts teachers. See https://art.wisc.edu/2018/04/11/summit/ for details.
Deadline for registration is June 10. Hope you can join us!
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and EDC
UW-Madison Offers PD Opportunities
UW-Madison is hosting some fantastic professional development opportunities for Wisconsin Art Educators:
Attend our FREE Saturday morning POINT workshop on Native American Beadwork and cultural appropriation, May 4 from 9:00 - 12:00 at UW-Madison. See this link for details and registration.
Enroll in our second annual Summit for Art Educators, held at UW-Madison on June 24, 25 and 26 to learn how to integrate digital media and graphic design into your traditional 2D secondary art courses. Swanson Summit for Art Educators is a short, immersive, three-day workshop on integrating digital media and graphic design into traditional 2D high school art courses. Taught by veteran high school art educator Josh Newland. June 24-26, $180.
Part of our continuing studies series, meet Tuesday evenings for five weeks with scientific illustration expert Jackie Whisenant. June 4 - July 6. $155.
Join the Wisconsin Teachers of Local Culture for a day-long immersive experience to learn more about Scandanavian Folk Arts in the K-12 Classroom on Friday, May 3 at the Monona Terrace in Madison. WTLC pays for your sub and hotel (if needed) if you are one of the lucky 10 teachers selected to participate!.
Summer Arts Studio
Intensive one-week workshops taught by UW-Madison studio faculty. Choose from workshops in glass blowing, printmaking, ceramics, digital fabrication, woodworking, painting and drawing, and metals. June 16-22. $2000 (includes lodging, most meals, and all supplies).
Take time this summer, to refresh and revitalize your own artistic practice
Dr. Mary Hoefferle
Faculty Associate of Undergraduate Art Education
Departmental TA Supervisor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Northland and Forest Lodge
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
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.
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Online Classes, Two Online Conferences and a Wealth of Resources and Articles for Art Educators
What is The Art of Education?
The Art of Education (AOE) is an innovative higher learning institution committed to delivering amazing professional development to art educators everywhere.
The Art of Education not only promotes the idea of lifelong learning but actually makes it happen. Lifelong learning can only occur when continuous, connected, and creative content is delivered in an engaging fashion over a lifetime.
The Art of Education’s distance education courses, conferences, workshops, and other valuable resources provide unique and practical learning opportunities for every art teacher at every stage of their career.
Click here to learn more about The Art of Education.