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What is Art Advocacy?
The Importance of the Arts
Essential Skills the Visual Arts Teach 9:34
Social and Emotional Learning Connections 9:10
Research and Data Resources 4:09
Strategies to Start the Advocacy Conversation
Crafting an Elevator Speech 3:52
Advocating for Your Budget 6:49
Handling Naysayers 5:01
Steps to Ramping Up Your Advocacy Skills
Considering Stakeholders 7:04
Brainstorming Strategies 6:23
Advocacy Project Ideas
Student-Led Advocacy 6:54
Fine Arts Night Planning 7:13
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 Understand what advocacy for your program looks like for your own environment.
2 Gain confidence in your abilities to speak for yourself, your students, and your community.
3 Discover strategies to incorporate into your teaching that allow you to showcase the best of your program.
Art teachers are not only responsible for educating students about creativity and showing them how art can impact the rest of their lives but also advocating for their own programs. The truth is, the strength of your art program depends on you advocating for it. Join seasoned art educator Dr. Wynita Harmon as she shares effective approaches and strategies that you can incorporate into your teaching to champion your program. She will share best practices as well as time-saving tips as you engage various community stakeholders. You will walk away with a reignited passion for advocacy as well as the tools to ensure that your program gets the support it needs and deserves.
Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies
13. Professional Practice
B. Contributes to the school culture
A. Supports art education access for all students
B. Creates exhibits of student work for community interaction
C. Values the arts and communicates their importance
Associate Professor and Instructional Coach at AOEU and PRO Facilitator
Wynita Harmon is an Associate Professor and Instructional Coach at AOEU. She enjoys providing authentic learning experiences for her students that promote innovation and critical thinking skills. Wynita holds a master’s degree in human relations with an emphasis in organizational leadership from the University of Oklahoma.
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