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Types of Community Arts Connections 3:14
Benefits of Local Arts Connections 5:16
Making Contact 3:39
Preparing for Student Interaction 4:04
Planning In-School Arts Experiences
Visiting Artists 4:06
Virtual Visits 3:20
Extending Into the Community
Identifying Locations 2:20
Getting Organized 6:06
Taking the Field Trip 3:04
Responding Through Art-Making
Best Practices for Using Local Artists As Inspiration 4:51
An Example Lesson Based on a Person 12:12
An Example Lesson Based on a Place 6:27
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 Develop strategies to establish and foster positive relationships with local resources in your community.
2 Implement methods to effectively and authentically engage students with local community resources.
3 Design classroom art-making experiences infused with community resources to create rich and meaningful connections.
Dynamic art programs extend beyond the classroom walls to engage and connect with the local community. Join elementary art educator Sarah Krajewski as she presents proven strategies for finding resources within your local arts community. Sarah will explain how she has built relationships with local artists and organizations, helped them effectively reach her students, and used these experiences to inform and inspire authentic artmaking in the classroom. Discover how to apply Sarah’s methods within your own art program.
A. Develops lessons, units, and/or centers that connect with student interests and backgrounds
13. Professional Practice
B. Contributes to the school culture
C. Values the arts and communicates their importance
Elementary Art Teacher, AOEU Writer, and PRO Facilitator
Sarah Krajewski is an elementary art educator in Wisconsin. Her teaching philosophy is mirrored in her classroom mantra: "I am positive. I am creative. I am mindful. I am amazing. I am an artist.”