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Webinar: Teaching with a Twist: Innovative Tweaks to Transform your Traditional Lesson Plan
September 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Presenters: Janet Taylor and Matt Milkowski
0.5 Professional Hours Available Pre-registration Required
ALL Welcome – FREE to all!
This presentation will support teachers who appreciate the irreplaceable value of traditional art lessons, but struggle with the cliche, outdated, or disengaging qualities that sometimes accompany them. Attendees will walk away with concrete and adaptable ideas to transform conventional art projects into innovative and exciting contemporary variants. The presentation will begin with a brief discussion on the benefits, challenges, and stigmas that accompany traditional art lessons, and how their experiences have varied in urban and suburban settings. Next, the session shares big picture strategies for infusing unexpected and inventive adaptations into stale lessons. Last, the bulk of the session will offer a dozen specific before and after lessons in a variety of media, complete with student samples and resources for implementation. The presenters noticed in their near 20 years of teaching experience that other secondary educators sometimes have divisive perspectives on what constitutes quality curricular content: skill-building vs ideation, student-driven versus teacher-driven, old versus new. This presentation aims to facilitate a dialogue on balanced practice, and encourages teachers to embrace ways to find value and joy in all approaches, bridging pedagogical gaps along the way. More importantly, attendees will leave this session with a laundry list of electrifying lesson stems that can be implemented in the classroom the next day!