UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES - Coming fall of 2018 - date YTD
Since its founding, VTS has influenced the landscape of education in schools and museums around the world, reaching over 1 million students in 33 states and 18 countries through more than 5,000 educators in more than 300 schools and 100 museums. Our research, and that of others, has continued to confirm that VTS is an effective means of developing critical thinking and communication skills with every demographic.
In addition to flourishing in schools and art museums, today VTS is applied in natural science centers, in medical and nursing schools, as a therapy for adults with dementia and patients with brain injuries, and as tool to support both children and adult English-language learners.
This fall, NDCA will be partnering with Missouri River Educational Cooperative to bring this high-quality professional development to teacher and educational leaders in our state. Check back for dates, location and times.
PICTURING WRITING - Summer 2019 -date YTD
Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art is a dynamic evidence-based approach to teaching writing that uses simple crayon resist art techniques and the study of quality picture books to teach the art of writing. It has been proven effective for a wide range of learners, including Title I students, Special Education students, English learners, and boys (who are outperformed by girls in writing across the country).
During Artists/Writers Workshop, students draft their ideas in pictures first. They learn how to create pictures that tell a story and write words that paint pictures. As students become fluent in the language of pictures and the language of words, they are able to approach the reading/writing process from a position of personal strength and enthusiasm. They also activate higher order thinking skills.
Specially designed brainstorming sheets help students access rich descriptive language as they "read their pictures." This language-rich, multimodal is aligned with English Language Arts Core Standards. It can be used to teach a variety of genres, including descriptive writing, poetry, narrative writing, research based poetry, research-based stories, and straight informational text. Picturing Writing has been implemented in grades K-12 and is easily integrated across the science and social studies curriculum.
In June of 2019, NDCA will partner with Missouri River Educational Cooperative to bring this high-quaility professional development to teachers in our state at the highly discounted rate of $100 (5-day training). The acutal cost of this training is $750 per teacher. Don't miss out! Space is limited and spots and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis with payment of $100 registration fee.
Contact Rebecca Engelman, Arts in Education Director for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org
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