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New Online Class Announced: Project Based Art Room

Today The Art of Education is excited to announce a brand new online course: Project Based Art Room

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What we love:

This class is unique because it incorporates a wide variety of collaborative and project-based models from the art education and general education world. You will have a chance to immerse yourself in each, and develop a customized roadmap to use these initiatives in your classroom right away.

What you’ll love:

The resources in this class are vast and wide. You will find rich planning documents, resources, and case studies from art teachers around the country who are implementing these plans with success. You will also have the chance to talk with teachers from around the world and get instant feedback on your own ideas, plans, and concerns.

Course Description:

Art educators must not only be at the table when discussing project-based curriculum, we must be the leaders! Through this class, you will research the most popular collaborative education models today, encompassing both school-wide initiatives and project work exclusive to the art room. Topics explored include Design Thinking, Makerspaces, STEAM/STEM, PBL (Project-Based Learning), School-Wide Collaborative Projects, Arts Integration, and much more!

Participants will leave the class with a better understanding of project-based work that will benefit an individual program, as well as a plan to actively re-design and customize a collaborative curriculum. If you are ready to gain the confidence to move forward with collaborative learning models enhancing the 4Cs (critical thinking and problem-solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity), join us! Become a leader in your own classroom and school!

Course Takeaways:

  • Research the most popular collaborative education models currently in use.
  • Learn from art educators who are successfully implementing each of the models.
  • Re-design areas of your curriculum to better facilitate collaborative work.
  • Create advocacy tools to help promote an innovative art room.
  • Discover authentic ways to assess project-based work.

You can enroll in this class today to earn 3 Graduate Credits or 120 PD Contact hours in just 5 weeks! The inaugural run date is this April. The course will also run in May, June, July, and August.

Read more about this class, including the weekly assignment breakdown on the Project Based Art Room page. 

See you in class!

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Jessica Balsley is AOEU’s Founder and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She is passionate about helping art teachers enhance their lives and careers through relevant professional development.