As an art teacher, you know managing the art room is a full-contact sport! Through a blend of unique strategies, you must hold students accountable, manage materials and resources, design procedures to keep the art room running efficiently, and establish a creative learning environment. That’s a lot to juggle all at once! In this course, you will examine and apply current research and strategies for effectively managing your art room. Through reflection, you will explore your understanding of social identities and how they influence students’ interaction with the world around them. You will leave this course having constructed a complete classroom management action plan for immediate use in your current teaching practice.
Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)
All courses will now close at 11 PM Central time on the 27th of each month.Graduate Credits3 Graduate Credits
Graduate Credit $1197.00
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Reflect upon professional practices to extend knowledge, improve instruction, and refine a personal management philosophy.
Synthesize current research in the field.
Analyze a variety of effective instructional and management strategies.
Examine how individuals' identities are shaped by the social and cultural groups they belong to and how that can impact classroom management.
Apply successful management strategies for working with targeted populations.
Develop a comprehensive classroom management action plan.
Personal Culture and Self-Reflection
Consider how your unique position relates to your challenges and successes with classroom management.
Illustrate your learning and ideas for management in the art studio through sketchnotes.
Building Relationships and Classroom Environment
Create a culture of care by building positive relationships with students and parents.
Implement tools to create a more welcoming classroom environment.
Examine case studies featuring practicing colleagues in art education and benefit from their experience and ideas.
Evaluate your classroom routines and how they are established in your art room.
Revise how you communicate classroom expectations to students.
Strategies From the Field
Choose a component for creation or revision:
Organizing your art room.
Creating a cleanup visual for your classroom.
Designing and developing a time management plan.
Choose Your Challenge
Examine management topics specific to you and your teaching context.
Present your research in the form of an annotated bibliography or research paper.
Intervention, Support, and Discipline
Review strategies for what happens when students make poor choices.
Create a student support plan.
Classroom Management Plan
Explore management strategies for online classrooms.
Create a detailed classroom management plan for the virtual or in-person classroom.
Classroom Management Reflection
Reflect on your evolution as an educator as a result of the content from this class. Set reasonable goals for future growth as you anticipate next steps in your learning.
Classroom Management Programs
A sample assignment from Week 2 of the class Managing the Art Room
Learn about the different classroom environments. Explore a variety of meaningful resources and approaches to building relationships with students and parents.
Why is building a positive classroom environment where all students feel physically and psychologically safe the best classroom management strategy? How can you gauge if students feel this level of safety in your classroom?
3. Practical, Hands-On Application
Create and submit a tool to implement in your classroom to create a more welcoming classroom environment for students in the selected subgroup. Include an introductory paragraph explaining how students will benefit from this tool.
"This is a class that is very relevant to teaching an art class. It has practical strategies and advice for a successful art classroom. This should be a required class for first-year teachers."
Francie G., MO
What do past course participants think?
Hundreds of art teachers have taken the course Managing the Art Room. Here’s what they actually think — without cherry-picking. (12-month rolling average from all post-course survey respondents – Updated 1/28/2021)
Course content was relevant and current.
Instructor was knowledgeable and provided value-added contributions.
I achieved the goals I set at the beginning of the course.
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