You want to see how different art teachers are...take a look at the projects they did today during our second day of inservice!!! We had 50+ art teachers...with the group split in half. Both days the groups did studio projects, did reverse unit planning(off of the studio project...placing it in the new curriculum), as well as worked on another unit for another grade level off of the new curriculum. I believe most teacher enjoyed the 2 days & what we had planned. However, it was what was not on our schedule that made the time so wonderful & rich! You get that many art teachers together(which happens too little)...and the ideas that start flying around are enough to make your head spin!
We are going to start meeting once a 9 weeks in a general session, try to have professional development days at least once a 9 weeks, and encouraging using some of our 5 professional days given us by the district to visit other art teachers!! So hopefully...connecting will continue throughout the year!!!