2011 Professional Development Series
Surviving and Thriving: Moving Arts Education Forward in New Jersey
In this tenuous environment, arts educators need to be proactive to hold on to our programs and keep focused on opportunities to create a thriving educational environment for our students. This series will look at issues addressing our field and work collectively on solutions; non-arts supervisors will expand knowledge of the arts; we will learn about new uses of technology; what is happening with the creativity initiative; model schools in the arts and how we can all work together to be better advocates for the arts.
All sessions take place from 4:00 – 7:00. Dinner will be served. Cost: $75 per session
Session One: February 8, 2011
Creative problem solving: In the arts we sometimes feel isolated and that one person cannot make a difference. Creative problem solving is the key to making change. Learn the latest information impacting the field, the tools to create change, how to involve others who share your opinion and how you can have your voice heard. What are the major issues facing our field – how can we start to create solutions?
Facilitators: Bob Morrison, President, Quadrant Arts Education Research and Ann Marie Miller, Executive Director, ArtPride New Jersey
Session Two: March 7, 2011
Supervising the arts for the non-arts supervisor. What do you need to look for in the classroom? What can you do to help the art teachers?
Facilitators: A panel of master supervisors from a variety of arts disciplines.
Session Three: April 11, 2011
Model schools: What are we learning from our model schools in the arts? What other models exist that we can learn from?
NJ's Creativity Initiative: Moving New Jersey forward to compete in the global economy. How can our schools catch up?
Facilitators: Bob Morrison, President, Quadrant Arts Education Research and Mary Reece, Director of School Leadership Programs. FEA/NJPSA
Session Four: May 9, 2011
Technology: Information and application Learn about the latest technology being used in the field and how it translates to the classroom. Stay relevant and up to date and better prepared to communicate with your students.
Facilitator: Two renowned experts on technology in the classroom