Teacher Art Retreat 2017

Three Days of Professional Development & Inspiration!

The Inspired Classroom is happy to announce its 7th annual Teacher Art Retreat

This August, 14th, 15th and 16th, 20170802161519a

Relax ~ Create ~ Discover

Teacher Art Retreat
The Teacher Art Retreat is a three day experience for you to relax and work within the arts. Each workshop is built for you to try new methods and reinvent previous skills, all while integrating different art forms into what you do with students. Participants always remark about how amazingly good they feel during and after the retreat. This is teacher-centered PD - Don't miss out! All educators are welcome.

I can't believe this will be our 7th summer Teacher Art Retreat! Click for a Message from Elizabeth...

quotemarkeliza7 years… that’s nothing to baulk at!  For the past 6 summers teachers have been coming to these retreats to Get Inspired, so that they can BE Inspiring to their students.  It is for us, by us.  That means, it’s Teacher-Centered, the BEST kind of professional development you can find!

Don’t believe me?  Just ask some of our past retreaters:

[The retreat] will recharge my batteries and help prepare me for the upcoming school year.” ~Mary K (She’d been to EVERY retreat!)

The purpose of the retreat is experiential. We teachers most often do not have the opportunity to experience first-hand the activities that we ask students to complete. By immersing ourselves in the arts integration activities for hours, we will be better-equipped to remember, deliver, and connect with the lessons that we create for our students. This is common sense!”  ~Jen D.

0802161337aI left the first day of the retreat feeling loaded. Loaded with positive energy, loaded with great ideas, and loaded with excitement for what the next day would bring.” ~Ashley

One of the best parts of participating in the teacher art retreat is the renewed excitement I have for getting back in the classroom to initiate all the new learnings I have encountered here.”  ~Dara

With this being my first retreat, I didn’t know what to expect. I was more than surprised by everyone’s ability, including my own.”  ~Amanda

Over the years we have had all kinds of educators in all facets, levels and years of experience.  New teachers find great ideas, veteran teachers revitalize their curriculum, retired educators come for the overall retreat-feel, administrators are eager to share with their staff and educators outside of the classroom enjoy the creative atmosphere and common love of learning!

So, what are we waiting for?  Let’s get you signed up!  endquote    

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“This year, I invite you to join us on August 14-16 2017 from 8:00-3:30 for a wonderful retreat built just for you!

 

Join other Retreaters on Facebook!Don’t forget to check out our Facebook “Teacher Retreaters'” group page where past, present and future retreaters are chatting about ideas and sharing inspiration with one another.  Once you join, you can feel free to read through comments, like a post, and even add your own ideas and thoughts.

 

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This Year’s Retreat Workshops


Focus Workshop – The project we will work on each morning

This workshop has been scheduled.

More Details

Will be forthcoming! 😉


Workshop 1 – TBD – This 2 1/2 hour workshop will be held on one of the afternoons.

If you are interested in leading a workshop, please see our Call for Proposals page.

More Details

Will be forthcoming! 😉

 

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Workshop 2 – TBD – This 2 1/2 hour workshop will be held on one of the afternoons.

If you are interested in leading a workshop, please see our Call for Proposals page.

More Details

Will be forthcoming! 😉

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Workshop 3 – TBD – This 2 1/2 hour workshop will be held on one of the afternoons.

If you are interested in leading a workshop, please see our Call for Proposals page.

More Details

Will be forthcoming! 😉


Click on the headings for more details.

The Basics

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Where: St. James’s Lodge, Hampton, NH

Who: Anyone who works with students: teachers (any subject, any grade), aides, support staff, homeschool teachers and adminstrators!   PDPs will be awarded to all attendees.

What is a Teacher Art Retreat?

It’s Professional Development that is

Hands-On

Arts-Based

Teacher-Centered

Yes, you read that right!  This is professional development that was created with the EDUCATOR in mind.  Our philosophy at The Inspired Classroom is that WE need to get inspired so that we can be inspiring to our students.

So,

First and foremost, this retreat is for YOU.

Building books at the retreat

The Teacher Art Retreat is a place where you can relax, create and discover with other like-minded educators.  This is what sets the retreat apart from other professional development you’ve had.

Our goal is for you to interact with a variety of art forms so that you can get ideas to bring back to your teaching.  The workshops are hands-on and accompanied by discussions of how to apply your new knowledge and skills to what you do with students every day.

Start each day with coffee, muffins and an energizing warm-up.  Each day you will have studio time to work on your focus project.  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!

Who Attends Teacher Art Retreats?

0802161519aIf you are an educator who believes in the arts, you should attend the Teacher Art Retreat!

Our professional development is taken by pre K through high school teachers including those who teach special education, art, music, guidance, ELL, technology, ELA, science, and general ed, as well as school nurses, reading specialists, behorialists, speech therapists, those in before and after school care, day care teachers, home school teachers, long term substitutes, veterans and first year teachers.  We’ve even had administrators in attendance!

Time each day will be spent discussing how the things we learn apply to what you do with students every day. Part of the power of the arts is that they transcend subjects and age levels.

Not to mention, YOU will get something personally out of this too…

The arts touch us all

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Get the PDPs or Grad Credit You Need

Every participant will be awarded PDPs or attendance hours for their records.

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In addition, we will have the option for you to earn GRADUATE CREDIT!  We will have this info up by April 26th.  Even if you resister for the retreat now, you can always opt to register for the grad credit later.  For now, here’s the info from last year…

1 Credit Option3 Credit Option3 Credit Option
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Credits1 Credit 3 Credits 3 Credits
Price$150$450 $1590 in-state (NH) $1850 out-of-state.
Can these credit be used towards a degree program?No. No. Yes! The benefit of these credits is that you can use them towards a graduate degree program!
Can these credits be used for salary advancement?Yes!Yes!Yes!
What follow-up or additional work would I need to do?After completion of the retreat, report on knowledge gained in a reflective assignment. Retreaters will work online before and after the retreat with Elizabeth Peterson to complete relevant readings, activities, reflections and implementation work that will integrate the knowledge learned from the retreat into your individual classroom or organization.Retreaters will work online and/or face-to face before and after the retreat with Elizabeth Peterson to complete more in-depth relevant readings, reflections and implementation work that will integrate the knowledge learned from the retreat into your individual classroom or organization.
Can I earn this credit even if I am from far away?Yes!Yes! You can do the pre and post work online.No.
How to Register1. Register for the retreat through The Inspired Classroom. 1. Register for the retreat AND this credit through The Inspired Classroom. 1. Register for the retreat through The Inspired Classroom.
2. At the retreat, you will get the required paperwork to fill out. 2. Be sure you have put both the registration and the 3 credits into your shopping cart. 2. Register for the 3 credits through the PSU website. (Link coming soon.)

I'm coming from far away. Where can I stay?

Coming from far away and need a place to stay?  We are fortunate to have two local hotels willing to give us a
discounted rate.  Both will provide you with a great place to stay and have been wonderful about giving us a break in price.

Lamie’s Inn is located on route 1 in downtown Hampton, NH and is attached to a local favorite restaurant and bar, The Old Salt.  Please let them know you are reserving your room to attend the Teacher Art Retreat and you will receive 15% off the regular room rate.  Call (603) 926-0330 to make your reservations and go to the Lamie’s Inn website for more information.

If you have any questions or run into any trouble, please send Elizabeth an email.

It is so fun to meet people from various places who share an appreciation in arts in education!  If you are coming from far away, you will certainly enjoy your time in and around Hampton, NH.  It has a nice downtown with many restaurants and shops to explore.   Not to mention, you will be a very short drive to the ocean!

In addition, Hampton is 60 minutes to Boston, Massachusetts and less than 15 minutes to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  These are both wonderful and exciting cities to visit while you are here!

Other Activities

Depending on the interest, we will be organizing other fun activities for after the retreat.  (These are not included in the registration for the retreat and are optional activities.)  Think dinner on Hampton Beach, drumming circles in Boston, dancing to live music in Lowell…  More details will be forthcoming on this.

Don't miss an update!

If you are interested, but still want to know more, be sure to email me, Elizabeth and I will personally make sure you are kept up to date on any new plans surrounding the retreat.  Of course, if you register now, I will automatically email you whenever something new is live!

Registration Information

Early Registration is now open!  (Yes… some people sign up before we even have the workshops scheduled!)

Don’t forget to join our Facebook  Teacher Art Retreaters group!

Teacher Art Retreat
The Teacher Art Retreat is a three day experience for you to relax and work within the arts. Each workshop is built for you to try new methods and reinvent previous skills, all while integrating different art forms into what you do with students. Participants always remark about how amazingly good they feel during and after the retreat. This is teacher-centered PD - Don't miss out! All educators are welcome.


If you don’t want to register through PayPal, download this flyer and registration form and send a check to The Inspired Classroom, PO Box 303, Hampton Falls, NH 03844.

Come to the retreat with a friend!  Tell your colleagues about this great event and get special pricing!  Start asking around now, so you won’t miss out!

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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!

For general information about the retreats, visit the Teacher Art Retreats page.

Reflections on the Teacher Art Retreat from a Repeater Retreater  Here is a wonderful reflection from Mary Krikorian.  She has attended every Teacher Art Retreat and in this piece, she captures the essence of what this type of professional development is all about.  Thanks, Mary!  

Happy Teachers, Happy Kids

For ALL the posts about our TEACHER ART RETREAT go to this link.

Check out our location!

We love our spot in Hampton, NH.  It’s close to major highways and just over the boarder from MA.  It’s also bright, quiet and ACed.  It’s a wonderful place to retreat!

St. James Lodge in Hampton, NH

77 Tide Mill Rd Hampton, NH 03842

There is plenty of space for eating and creating.

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There is a large yard, a patio gathering area and a great view of the marsh.  (Not too mention a great kitchen and sound system!)  This is  a lovely site for our Retreat!

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Cancellation Policy

Paid registrants may send a substitute.
If for any reason you can’t attend, 100% of your paid registration will be
refunded when you notify The Inspired Classroom at least 48 hours in advance.
Notifications after this time will be refunded less a $25 service fee.

 

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