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Based on the Lincoln Center Aesthetic Education Model and the philosophies of Maxine Greene, Howard Gardner, and John Dewey
The design and content of the DeltaARTS Educator Workshop offers educators an opportunity to gain skills in implementing the Lincoln Center aesthetic education inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. This research-based approach is initially rooted in the study of works of art and employs four main concepts: art-making, questioning, reflection, and contextual research. Educators have the opportunity to unlock their own imaginative learning, while engaging with works of art with master aesthetic education teaching artists. This participatory experience will inspire teachers to stimulate creative conceptual thinkers prepared for the world beyond the classroom. DeltaARTS Educator Workshop aligns with Arkansas Department of Education Professional Development Criteria.
Acquire learning and teaching methodologies to use in your school.
Understand how works of art serve as the focus for study of diverse subjects.
Learn how to support studies by art-making, inquiry, reflection and contextual research.
Gain confidence to enable your students to develop skills of perception and description, develop their imagination and transform inspiration into creative action.
Build strategies to address current issues and trends in education.
Comments from past DeltaARTS Aesthetic Education Educator Workshops participants:
“Guided questioning is my new friend.”
Minta Lynch, Library Media Specialist, Carroll Smith Elementary
“As a person, my highlight was creating a piece of artwork that I was proud of, and that I can share with others. As an educator, I now have a better understanding of how my students feel when they are learning a skill for the first time.”
Tess Jackson, First Grade Teacher, Maddux Elementary
“I am now equipped to ask better questions that guide my students into curiosity and higher thinking.”
Debbie Sellers, Music Teacher, L.R. Jackson Elementary
“The quality of the instruction was well planned. It provided the knowledge needed for me to be successful in utilizing what I can do with students. The opportunity to learn from shared interests and experiences of other participants just added to the next level of learning about life and living.”
LaSandra Willis, K-2 Literary Teacher, Wonder Elementary
The DeltaARTS Educator Workshop is made possible by a grant from the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.