UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ADDRESSING FEELINGS AND BEHAVIORS IN SCHOOLS: CREATIVE APPROACHES TO CALMING KIDS AND TEENS (1 credit)
Dates: June 10-11, 2019
Location: Bismarck, Hughes Education Center - Board Room 1 and 2
Registration Fee: $30
Registration Link: https://www.escweb.net/nd_mrec/catalog/conference.aspx?conference_id=39281
Workshop Details: Necessity is the mother of invention, and there is hardly a more necessary time to get innovative than when children and teens exhibit big feelings in school. Sometimes even best-practice interventions and tried-and-true strategies don't work. Accessing the versatility of art can benefit teachers and counselors when children and teens do not respond to traditional approaches. In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn easily accessible arts-based strategies to integrate into the classroom or counseling office to address social/emotional needs and challenging behaviors. Because educators and school counselors are in a unique position to help parents help children, the topic of teaching parents to use art as an avenue for connection and communication at home will also be addressed.
About the Presenter: Erica Curtis, ATR-BC, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board-Certified Art Therapist. Erica is an internationally cited expert consultant, writer, and educator on integrative approaches to mental, emotional, and relational health. She specializes in the use of creative and cutting-edge approaches in her psychotherapy practice and workshops. Erica is an instructor for UCLArts and Healing, admissions consultant and former instructor at Loyola Marymount University, expert consultant for the Board of Behavioral Sciences, past president of the Southern California Art Therapy Association, and past Director on the Board of the American Art Therapy Association. Erica has appeared in media outlets including: PBS Kids, Boston Globe, Elle, Cosmo, US News and World Report, Likehacker, and more. She is co-author of The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art. All participants will receive a FREE copy of this wonderful and useful resource.
VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES (1 credit)
Dates: June 19-20, 2019
Location: ND State Heritage Center, Bismarck
Registration Fee: $50
Registration Link: https://www.escweb.net/nd_mrec/catalog/conference.aspx?conference_id=36202
Workshop Details: 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. Research continues 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. Learn the basics for this critical thinking strategy that can be used across the curriculum. All participants will receive a FREE copy of Visual Thinking Strategies: Using Art to Enhance Literacy Across School Disciplines and a one-year subscription to online VTS resources, including: Image curriculum for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight, additional image sets, courtesy of our museum partners, a comprehensive toolbox with resources for facilitators in all settings, (This includes VTS elements and environment, printable classroom materials, student assessments, facilitator reflection, peer-to peer image sets, VTS in action, and more.) research, guides, and videos, and a showcase of VTS applications beyond visual art.
About the Presenters: Professor Kay Cutler and associate professor Mary Moeller, recently retired, of the SDSU Department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership and South Dakota Arts Museum Director Lynn Verschoor have been training teachers in South Dakota and, more recently, North Dakota to use the visual thinking strategies in their classrooms. As experts in the field, this team provides classroom teachers and schools with support for making VTS a powerful and effective teaching tool.
INTRODUCATION TO PICTURING WRITING (1 credit)
Dates: June 12 – 14, 2019
Location: ND State Heritage Center, Bismarck
Registration Fee: $75 (The actual fee to attend this workshop is $525. This is a wonderful opportunity to attend at a greatly reduced rate!)
Registration Link: https://www.escweb.net/nd_mrec/catalog/conference.aspx?conference_id=39219
Workshop Details: Back by popular demand, this 3-day immersion into the Picturing Writing process will introduce teachers to the rhythm and flow of Artists/Writers Workshop and the power of pictures to improve student writing. Participants will experience the foundational Time of Day Descriptive Writing and Weather Poetry Units before moving on to a Research-Based Animal Poetry Unit. During this final inquiry-based unit of study, teachers will learn how to conduct visual and written research and conversely, how to embed facts within their images and written text. Armed with knowledge of Picturing Writing’s two-decade-long history of research findings documenting significant gains in student’s writing, their experiential understanding of the process, and examples of how Picturing Writing can be adapted to content area curriculum, teachers will leave excited and ready to facilitate the process with their students. No prior art experience necessary. Teachers completing this workshop receive FREE instructional materials, including: manuals, copy of The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art, DVDs, posters, and other resources. An estimated value of $375!
PICTURING WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (2 credits)
Dates: June 17 – 21, 2019
Location: ND State Heritage Center, Bismarck
Registration Fee: $125 (The actual fee to attend this workshop is $750. A wonderful opportunity to attend at a greatly reduced rate!)
Registration Link: https://www.escweb.net/nd_mrec/catalog/conference.aspx?conference_id=39222
Workshop Details: This 5-day intensive will offer a deeper dive into the Picturing Writing process for teachers who have already attended previous Picturing Writing workshops. During this weeklong immersion, we will tease out some of the finer points of facilitating Artists/Writers Workshop with an eye toward refining our practice and deepening our understanding of the dynamic relationship between pictures and words. We will learn how to strengthen our facilitation skills in order to maximize students’ gains. As we review some of the foundational units of study, we will dig deeper into how to design integrated curriculum units to address our English Language Arts Standards and content area curriculum. We will also explore the Picturing Writing Winter Stories Unit, a dynamic approach to teaching narrative structure through both pictures and words to better meet the needs of our wide range of learners. Come equipped with content area resources and be ready to roll up your sleeves! Teachers completing this workshop receive FREE instructional materials, including: PW Winter Stories Manual, winter station labels, PW winter mentor text, posters and other resources. An estimated total value of $120.00!
About the Presenter: Beth Olshansky is the director of the Center for the Advancement of Art-Based Literacy in Durham, New Hampshire and the creator of two evidence-based literacy models: Picturing Writing and Image-Making Within The Writing Process. Author of The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art book/companion DVD. Beth has also produced a wide range of instructional materials, both in print and on video.
Read the Research: The Manchester School District (MANSD), Manchester, NH received four years of federal funding (2006-2010) through a US Department of Education Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) Grant to investigate the impact of Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art® (PW) on students' writing, visual literacy and reading skills. Statistically significant gains in writing and visual literacy were achieved by the treatment group each year compared to the demographically matched comparison group. This trend held true for all at-risk subgroups including "Below benchmark readers," Special Education students, ELL mainstream students and ELL Magnet students. http://www.picturingwriting.org/pdf/AEMDDFindings.pdf
Contact Rebecca Engelman, Arts in Education Director for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org
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