The Albany Museum of Art recognizes the benefits of arts education in every setting. Social and emotional support and specialized professional development for art teachers should involve opportunities to collaborate and share ideas. Research shows that professional development leads to better instruction and improved student learning when it connects to the curriculum materials that teachers use. In efforts to offer these opportunities to local educators in the arts, the Albany Museum of Art education committee invites Southwest Georgia art teachers for a unique professional development opportunity on Thursday, October 13th 9am - 3pm.
Art educators teaching kindergarten through college will come together for a chance to meet with and learn from their peers, network, and grow a support system. Participants will participate in discussions and hands-on workshops, discover new effective lesson plans, discuss classroom management and climate, tips and tricks, and be inspired with innovative ideas to take back to their classrooms. Additionally, participants will receive a tour of the four fall exhibitions, engage in gallery discussion, and practice Visual Thinking Strategies, an inquiry-based teaching strategy for all grade levels. The cost to attend this professional development opportunity is $25 per educator. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.