The next Teacher Art Retreat is scheduled for August 5-7, 2013.
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The Inspired Classroom is happy to announce its second annual Teacher Art Retreat!
An amazing 3 days of creativity and professional development
that truly feeds our souls.” Amy M.
Join other preK-12 educators for three days of discovery and inspiration for yourself and your teaching. Experience the creative process and learn new ways to integrate the arts into the work you do with your students every day.
Get Inspired, Be Inspiring!
Where: Amesbury Cultural Center, Amesbury, MA
Who: ALL teachers—Any subject, any grade! PDPs will be rewarded to all attendees.
Whether you are interested in ARTS INTEGRATION, ART EDUCATION, or just need some time for YOURSELF, this retreat, built just for TEACHERS, is for YOU!
What is the Teacher Art Retreat?
First and foremost, this retreat is for YOU.
Each workshop session will be hands-on and fun!
Time each day will be spent also on how what you learn in each workshop can be used in your teaching.
Start each day with coffee, muffins and an energizing warm-up. Each day you will have studio time to work on the musical composition. In addition, you will attend one of the other three workshops. Everyone will attend all workshops! No one will miss ANY of the fun! Lunch will be provided each day as well as some special treats (door prizes too)-just for YOU!
How to Register – This retreat has already occurred. For information about the next retreat, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vision Boards with Elizabeth Peterson
In this session, retreaters will design and create a vision board. You will be given that precious commodity: TIME to create something for yourself to use in your home or classroom. You may bring in some of your own materials as well as use the materials we will provide. Emphasis will be put on the process of creating a positive and motivational vision board for personal or professional (or a combo) use.
A vision board can also be called a Treasure Board or a Creativity Collage. It will become something that will help us to stay motivated and focused as busy people and educators. We will use our time during this session to look through magazines and other gathered materials and to design a vision board of any custom size. Working through this process helps one to focus on the important work and some will say that creating a vision board that contains the things you aspire to be will help you to achieve your goals.
Participants will walk away with a visual representation of what they hope for themselves as a successful person and educator. Even if you have created a vision board before, creating one in this time will be a new experience. You may even put a new twist on something you’ve experienced before. By going through the process yourself, you will get an idea of how the creation and use of a vision board can be helpful to your students. As we reflect on our own process, we will discuss ways we can approach such an activity with the students we teach, emphasizing the idea that they are in charge of their own learning.
Elizabeth Peterson has devoted her life to education and to reaching out to other teachers who want to remain inspired. Mrs. Peterson teaches fourth grade in Amesbury, Massachusetts and is the host of www.theinspiredclassroom.com. She holds an M.Ed. in Education, “Arts and Learning” and is currently enrolled in a C.A.G.S. program through Plymouth State University with a focus in “Arts Leadership and Learning.” Elizabeth is author of Inspired by Listening, a teacher resource book that includes a method of music integration she has developed and implemented into her own teaching. She teaches workshops and courses on the integration of the arts into the curriculum, leads an arts integration PLC (PLaiC) and is adjunct faculty for PSU. Mrs. Peterson believes there is a love of active, integrated learning in all children and from their enthusiasm, teachers can shape great opportunities to learn.
Follow-up Links and Additional Information
Keep in mind, this retreat is not just about the workshops, it’s about building a community of like-minded passionate teachers. We will be busy with other activities too: movement, brain gym, collaborative art work, discussions, drumming. When you register, you will get more info on all this other fun stuff!
Come to the retreat with a friend! Tell your colleagues about this great event and get special pricing! (scroll back up to see)
Check out our new location!
Amesbury Cultural Center36 High Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
Continue down the walkway…
The Amesbury Cultural Center is right in front of you!
Come in and enjoy your retreat!