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Project Based Art Room Studio

Project Based Art Room

Art educators must not only be at the table when discussing project-based curriculum, we must be the leaders!

Through this class, you will research the most popular collaborative education models today, encompassing both school-wide initiatives and project work exclusive to the art room. Topics explored include Design Thinking, Makerspaces, STEAM/STEM, PBL (Project-Based Learning), School-Wide Collaborative Projects, Arts Integration, and much more!

Participants will leave the class with a better understanding of project-based work that will benefit an individual program, as well as a plan to actively re-design and customize a collaborative curriculum. If you are ready to gain the confidence to move forward with collaborative learning models enhancing the 4Cs (critical thinking and problem-solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity), join us! Become a leader in your own classroom and school!

Graduate Credits
All courses will now close at 11 PM Central time on the 27th of each month. Graduate Credits 3 Graduate Credits
Price Graduate Credit $1047.00
Upcoming Course Run Dates
May 4 Jun 28
Jun 1 Jul 26
Jul 6 Aug 30
Aug 3 Sep 27
Oct 5 Nov 29
AOEU Course Code
Morningside Course Code
EDUC500 AOE027

Course Outcomes

  • Research the most popular collaborative education models currently in use.
  • Discover and learn from art educators who are successfully implementing each of the models.
  • Re-design areas of your curriculum to better facilitate collaborative work.
  • Create advocacy tools to help promote an innovative art program.
  • Discover authentic ways to assess project-based work.

Course Breakdown

Week 1
Fostering Creative Learning
  1. Research the importance of hands-on creative learning, including the 4 Cs (Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Communication).
  2. Design a visual infographic advocating for creative learning your classroom space.
Week 2
School-Wide Collaborations
  1. Watch how art teachers from all over the country are engaging students in school-wide collaborations.
  2. Design a school-wide collaborative art project to get your students talking about art.
Week 3
Project-Based Learning
  1. Consider how project-based learning can engage hearts and minds with real-world issues.
  2. Transform a unit you currently teach into a project-based study.
Week 4
Design Thinking & Makerspaces
  1. Explore Makerspace and Design Thinking strategies.
  2. Create resources to implement one of these approaches in your art room.
Week 5
  1. Research STEAM and the role of the arts in this model.
  2. Embark upon a lesson re-design for implementation in your classroom setting.
Week 6
Arts Integration
  1. Weave the arts and standard curricula together to foster a stronger, deeper, and more lasting experience for students.
  2. Plan ways you could use arts integration techniques to improve your school as a whole.
Week 7
Management and Organization
  1. Brainstorm solutions to common management and organization issues.
  2. Interview a professional about the nuts and bolts of innovative classrooms.
Week 8
Assessment & Final Toolkit
  1. Design an assessment that bolsters student learning in positive ways.
  2. Celebrate your learning from this course by compiling a comprehensive portfolio.

Design Thinking and Makerspaces

A sample assignment from Week 5 of the class “Project Based Art Room"

1. Research

Watch case studies of art teachers implementing project-based programs in their art room today. Explore a host of resources as you dive into the nuts and bolts of building curriculum around Design Thinking and Makerspace philosophies.

2. Discussion

Discuss the pros and cons of each of these initiatives. Detail which program you prefer and your plans for implementation in the art room setting.

3. Creation

Create your own Design Challenge Kit ready to take back and use in your classroom immediately!

What do past course participants think?

Hundreds of art teachers have taken the course “Project Based Art Room”. Here’s what they actually think — without cherry-picking.
(12 month rolling average from all post-course survey respondents – Updated 2/27/2020)







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