Professional Development

For art teachers by art teachers.

The only on-demand PD platform designed for K–12 art teachers. School districts across the country utilize PRO to give their visual arts team training, hands-on tutorials, and resources.

About PRO

PRO Learning

PRO offers subject-specific professional development, which is 10 times more effective than general PD.


Discover hands-on tutorials, essential resources, and strategies to immediately implement in the classroom. With PRO, teachers are able to:

  • Explore over 200 PRO Packs (and growing)
  • Learn from expert facilitators covering a wide variety of art education topics to enhance their teaching practice.
  • Earn unlimited PD hours and design their own PD path.

PRO FOr Districts

Relevant, Personalized PD for Every Visual Arts Team

Choose What Interests You

Dive deep into your passions, or focus on learning new skills. Each Pack features proven strategies and real-world tactics to get the most from your students.

District-Wide Support

Administrators will have a ready-to-use tool for teacher support. Teachers can learn individually or collaboratively as a PLC and will have access to thousands of art-room-ready resources, including assessments, rubrics, anchor charts, and infographics.

Earn Endless PD Hours

Accrue PD hours for each Pack you complete, and automatically track learning as it happens.

PRO Packs

Where Teacher Learning Takes Place

Get relevant training, hands-on tutorials, and essential resources with every PRO Pack, and enjoy a continually expanding library of new content.

Creativity Exercises for Every Level

  • 2 PD Hours
  • 13 Videos
  • 9 Resources
  • Integrate creative prompts and exercises to develop students’ creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Implement ideation strategies to push students beyond their first ideas in order to transfer to artistic expression.
  • Develop a framework of questioning and constraints to support higher-order thinking.

Building a Ceramics Program

  • 2 PD Hours
  • 15 Videos
  • 10 Resources
  • Explore strategies for effectively managing and organizing your clay tools, supplies, and student projects. 
  • Discover how to best teach basic building techniques such as slab and coil methods. 
  • Learn simple systems for glazing, reclaiming clay, and making your own tools.

Formative Assessment Strategies

  • 1 PD Hours
  • 6 Videos
  • 10 Resources
  • Design formative assessments appropriate for your classroom that provide timely feedback and inform instruction to support student learning.
  • Integrate a variety of formative assessment strategies to help all students demonstrate their learning.


Strategies for Student Engagement

  • 3 PD Hours
  • 18 Videos
  • 7 Resources
  • Identify and implement instructional strategies to boost student engagement throughout the class period from bell to bell.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching tools to promote individual and collaborative engagement and reflection.
  • Plan purposeful strategies throughout lessons to check for understanding, offer student choice, and support retention and application of learning.

Growth Mindset in the Art Room

  • 2 PD Hourse
  • 15 Videos
  • 12 Resources
  • Discover the differences between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.
  • Find out why helping your students develop a growth mindset can be a powerful tool for them to carry throughout their lives.
  • Study reasons why the art room is the perfect place for students to practice a growth mindset.



What’s New in PRO

AOEU Integration with Clever

Teachers and districts that use Clever, the single sign-on platform, can now find The Art of Education University in the Clever library, making it faster and easier to access all that AOEU has to offer. Login to your AOEU account using your Clever login.

New PRO Pack: Advancing Students’ Visual Literacy Skills

Take the next step on the visual literacy path with this expert-led PRO Pack offering practical strategies to enrich your curriculum by blending reading and writing with visual analysis. Use the guide to get all of the relevant resources in one click (including transcripts of videos) and learn ways to enhance your student’s ability to interpret images and artworks.

New PRO Pack: Getting Started With Visual Literacy

Focus on the foundational concept of visual literacy to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in images. This PRO Pack includes a guide to provide you with all related resources to find innovative approaches to visual literacy to enhance students’ analytical skills and empower them to create compelling artworks infused with unique ideas and visual narratives.

New PRO Pack: Promoting Experimentation, Practice, and Persistence in the Art Room

Teaching students true grit in the art room requires dedication and an open mind. Our latest PRO Pack delves into experimentation, practice and persistence and the profound impact they have on fostering curiosity and resilience in learners. Transform your teaching approach, and inspire your students to embrace curiosity, resilience, and creativity.

Latest PRO Release Notes

Check out all of the newest content in our latest PRO release.


Go Further With the Curriculum Suite

FLEX Curriculum is the perfect complement to PRO Learning, providing access to a rich library of lessons, videos, resources, and assessments you can immediately put to use in your art room.

Together, FLEX and PRO empower you to experience professional development that directly connects to the curriculum you teach


All members have access to self-service onboarding, training, and support materials plus regular software and content updates. Enterprise district licenses provide additional benefits to support implementation at scale helping your entire team get the most from FLEX and PRO.


Select Your Plan

PRO Individual


Curriculum Suite Individual


PRO Enterprise

District Pricing


Everyone Wins with PRO

  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Administrators


When teachers engage in relevant professional development, their students directly benefit from improvements in classroom management, revitalized procedures, and exploration of new mediums.


With all the equipment, materials, and procedures, there’s no classroom quite like an art room. PRO Packs cover a range of topics, from instructional strategies to organization, media to assessment, and beyond. Teachers can explore their own artistic interests individually or build a sense of community with fellow art educators in their district as they gain insights specific to the art room.


Incorporating PRO Learning district-wide is a win-win for admins and teachers. PRO is easy to implement, teachers will feel supported by engaging PD, and there’s an assurance that the content is built for art educators by art educators. PRO can be used to train new teachers or develop new skills across the district, such as creating a ceramics program.


Secure Funding for Professional Development

There’s professional development funding available for your team. We can help you advocate for it.

Educational funding can be tricky to navigate, but we’re here to support you. Visit our Funding and Advocacy Resources page for expert guidance, vital resources, and effective strategies to secure and advocate for the funds your professional development needs. Empower your educators with top-notch growth opportunities.


Earn Professional Development Hours by Completing PRO Packs

Learn more about state requirements and how PRO can help you earn professional development hours.


Teachers PRO

Jamey Williams

Art Teacher Aldine Independent TX

AOEU offers invaluable training for educators through PRO Learning. As an art teacher, there are mediums I’m less familiar with, yet my students express interest in them. PRO provides comprehensive guidance and even offers certificates, allowing me to earn continuing education credits while expanding my expertise.

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Erika Chapman

Arts Coordinator Manteca Unified School District CA

PRO Packs have been incredibly helpful in helping teachers feel supported. Veteran teachers and new teachers are able to pick and pull what they want or use all of it. Sometimes, I’m unable to have a 20–30 minute discussion with them. I can direct them to this resource.

Christa Harrington

K–12 Art Teacher Centreville Public School District MI

Incredible resources and a community of learning and growing for Art educators! I also LOVE the PD hours I accumulate each year! SO beneficial, and with realistic goals that align with Art Educators! I will never go without it again!

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Stefani Shorts

High School Art Teacher Monongalia County School District WV

Love it all! It is so hard to find good art resources and you provide such a great variety. The PRO Learning videos are so helpful with so many examples and explanations! It has been a lifesaver for me as a first-year high school art teacher … Thank you!

Julie Levesque

Visual Arts Coordinator Pinellas County School District FL

“The big difference with the FLEX Curriculum is the quality of the lessons. Our district is very studio based. It’s all about projects and hands-on learning. It’s doing, creating, making—it’s a very artistic mindset type of learning. These FLEX lessons really lend themselves to what we’re trying to do, and we feel that it really helps our new art teachers.”