Educator participation in professional development opportunities is an important part of the continued growth and improvement of teaching practices. Art educators can enhance their teaching and creative skills through specialized professional development designed to inspire new ideas and techniques.
Why 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 not only support national standards, but also engage students in new ways. Professional development opportunities give educators a chance to see how students can experience art through creative, interdisciplinary lesson plans.
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Sax Workshop-In-A-Box Professional Development
Choosing the right professional development can be a challenge, and alternatives to traditional professional development can offer many of the 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 “Workshops in a Box” are based on National Visual Arts Standards. They were developed as a versatile alternative to traditional professional development, and can be ordered to suit any size group.
The convenient workshop boxes are designed for educators to use with other professionals in an in-service workshop setting. They can be used in a number of different ways to support professional development.
- Professional Development/In-service days
- Art department quarterly/monthly meetings
- After school meetings
- With other teachers to promote cross-collaboration
- Great to have available for a substitute teacher
- Department appreciation gathering
- Cross district events
- Regional meetings
5 Art Educator Workshop Kits for Professional Development
Each kit contains a lesson plan with instructions and enough primary materials for 10 workshop participants. Basic items such as scissors, rulers and water cups are not included.
Standards-Based Art Lesson Plan Inspiration & Ideas
Looking for new ideas for art lesson plans? Be sure to head over to the Art Lesson Plans tag page to find great ideas for art students in every grade level.