I’m in Rochester, NY presenting 2 workshops at my State Association’s annual conference. This conference is entitled “Arts IS The Common Core”. I attending the APPaRt Pre-Conference workshop yesterday about the APPR process (teacher Evaluations) and Student Learning Objectives… how I feel about this process and assessments is best saved for another post! It was depressing but empowering at the same time. All of us around the state feel the same way about it and have similar concerns for the future of our programs. I met some lovely people there and had some great conversations! I even went to dinner with two of them and we didn’t talk about it AT all then, just drank wine and talked about ourselves! Wonderful and relaxing!
I am presenting a workshop “Ceramic Celebration” which gives lots of ideas about how to use clay in the Elementary and Middle level classroom! Many projects… I have the bin that weighs a ton to prove it! Here is my QR code to my presentation on my school website:
I have to go set up my workshop and hang student artwork now but I will post photos later! I also have a workshop this evening, Mixed Media Madness, in which participants will embellish a tote with Faber-Castell products and have a good time doing it! I think I will have a full house! More to come!