Educator participation in professional development opportunities is an important part of the continued growth and improvement of their teaching practices. Art educators can enhance their teaching and creative skills through specialized professional development to inspire new ideas and techniques.
Professional Development for Art Educators
The art classroom is the perfect place for exploration and creativity. Professional development helps art educators keep fresh ideas flowing.
Modern art education should include concepts and techniques that support national standards and engage students in new ways. Professional development opportunities allow art educators to see how students can experience art through creative, interdisciplinary lesson plans.
Professional Development with Sax Workshop-In-A-Box
Choosing the right professional development can be challenging, and alternatives to traditional professional development can offer many benefits with more flexibility. With busy schedules and tight budgets, getting the most out of professional development dollars is incredibly important.
The interdisciplinary art lesson plans in the Sax Workshop-in-a-Box series are based on National Visual Arts Standards, which are part of the National Core Arts Standards. They were developed as a versatile alternative to traditional professional development and can be ordered to suit any size group.
Each kit contains a lesson plan with instructions and enough primary materials for 10 workshop participants. Items such as scissors, rulers, and water cups are not included.
The convenient workshop boxes are designed for educators to use with other professionals in an in-service workshop setting. They can be used in several different ways to support professional development.
- Professional Development and In-service days
- Art department quarterly or monthly meetings
- After school meetings
- With other teachers to promote cross-collaboration
- Have available for a substitute teacher
- Department appreciation gathering
- Cross district events
- Regional meetings
Standards-Based Art Lesson Plan Inspiration & Ideas
We have tons of art lesson plans for students of all ages on the Schoolyard blog, as well as in our Schoolyard Connect inspiration hub. We also have more in-depth webinars and sessions available so you can engage in professional development opportunities for art educators in a virtual setting. Check out our professional development art teachables for more info!