I was asked in the winter to lead a professional development on the new state visual art standards for the art teachers in Cumberland County. (I was on the team that wrote our standards) I guess they liked me...because they asked me to come back to lead another professional development for them!!! So yesterday I made the hour and a half trek to Crossville,TN to work with their amazing group of art teachers. It is a small district...with only 10 art teachers (I think?). It is hard for small districts to have PD for their related arts, but I think it is wonderful Cumberland County has made it priority to have content specific PD for their art teachers!! My friend Janet and I have talked at length how we'd love for the state to hire us to go across the state in the summer and provide PD for smaller/rural districts in TN! Tennessee Department of Education ...are you reading this?!?! ha ha
Set up and ready to go!
Silk Screening (using embroidery hoops & nylons)
Incised Plate Printing
Plaster Cast Masks
We also discussed literature/writing tie-ins for all the projects we worked on during the day.
I guess she needed a little pick me up for a summer PD! ha ha