|Professional Development for Teachers |
|The AcA's Arts in Education program provides tools for educators and arts experiences for students and the community throughout the year. The AcA, along with the Louisiana Department of Education, believe that by giving young students the opportunity to learn about the arts and to make connections to language, math, science and social studies through the arts, that we can help them to develop their minds more fully and to experience the world more broadly.
Teacher Workshops @ the Center!
Professional development workshops for teachers demonstrate practical and proven techniques for teaching in the arts, about the arts and through the arts!
Registration is $12 per workshop, LPSS educators $7 per workshop, AcA member discount is available. Materials and a light meal are included, most workshops carry CLU credit.
April 18, 2013
Natural Wonders Revealed: Observing, Recording and Responding to Nature Through Printmaking and Writing
April 18, 2013
For teachers of grades 3–12
This hands-on workshop will prepare teachers to lead students on an exciting personal encounter with the natural world and an opportunity to discover the profound beauty of its structural system. Through the steps of observing (the basis of all scientific inquiry), gestural drawing and transforming drawings into block prints, participants will record their finds and then respond to their artwork in free verse to create highly personal reflections on their experience. Needed resources and methods are accessible to every teacher, and they lend themselves to differentiation. Participants will witness surprisingly articulate outcomes for all skill levels. The range of experiences insures a memorable and "total” learning experience. Student artworks can stand alone or become group projects that can be expanded over time. Curricular connections can be made among science, language arts and art.
April 23, 2013
Voices from the Titanic: Using the Standards to Explore
One of the Most Famous Sea Disasters of All TimeAllan WolfApril 25, 20134:30 - 7:30 PM
For teachers of grades 4–12
On the heels of the 100-year anniversary of the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, this workshop uses the tragic headline story as its narrative content. Workshop participants play the role of actual passengers and crew. Interacting with a variety of texts, including Alan Wolf’s own historical verse-novel The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic, participants will discover "who they are” and gather information about the day-to-day routines of their part of the ship. They will collaborate in teams to analyze, synthesize, and interpret their findings. The workshop will culminate with the presentation of each small group’s discoveries, analysis, comments and recommendations.
Special emphasis will be placed on the transformation of informational texts into historical fiction. The pedagogical foundation for this session will be the common Core State Standards of English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. All activities will demonstrate integrated literacy involving reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as sharpen research and media skills.To register call the Education Department at 337-233-7060,
email Paige@AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org or click the button below!
Membership - All workshops come with an AcA membership discount.
Membership is the quintessential way to deepen your involvement with our organization and support AcA’s efforts to enrich lives through art and education in Acadiana.
We invite you to take part! Your support has never been more appreciated or valuable. As a member, you’ll receive exclusive benefits while shaping and influencing Acadiana’s artistic future. When you join the Acadiana Center for the Arts, you’ll lend your talents and vision to a community-wide effort to bulid a better future for young and old alike.