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Defining a Strong Art Program
Fostering a Program Development Mindset 6:58
What is Growth?
What Does Growth Look Like? 1:06
Inside the Art Room
Curriculum and Course Development 2:46
Making Your Program Visible 3:17
Strategies to Use for Growth 3:25
Outside the Art Room
Working with Administration and Colleagues 4:52
Strategizing with Schedules 2:51
Encouraging Student Development 3:14
Utilizing Social Media 3:37
In the Community
Finding Support 5:00
Inviting Working Artists 3:10
Community Strategies 3:26
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 Discover how changing your mindset can help you to develop and grow your program.
2 Explore how you can leverage your curriculum and courses to benefit your program.
3 Learn how to develop support for your program from colleagues, administration, and the community.
There are numerous ways to improve and advocate for your art program, but what does growing your program look like in action? In this PRO Pack, Jenn will share specific strategies to help you build relationships with students and staff, advocate for your work, and develop your program in significant and meaningful ways.
13. Professional Practice
A. Demonstrates reflective practice
B. Contributes to the school culture
C. Partners with other professional educators
A. Supports art education access for all students
C. Values the arts and communicates their importance
High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
With an impressive amount of visual overstimulation and color, Jenn Russell welcomes her students into her art room at Hebron High School in the Lewisville Independent School District. She loves jokes of the popsicle stick variety, chocolate, tchotchkes, and color (did we mention that?). She is a newly minted and still lost on a daily basis mom to a little boy named Nate, or #ARussellSprout as he is known to his followers. When she has time, you can find her reading, dabbling with pencils or in the great Texas outdoors with her camera.