Teacher Art Retreat – Plan Ahead, Save Big, Earn Credit

Plan ahead for the Teacher Art Retreat: Save Big and Earn Credit!

Teacher Art Retreat eNews
2013, Issue 2

It’s time to plan ahead for the

Summer Teacher Art Retreat

We have great announcements, so read on!

This summer’s Teacher Art Retreat is promising to be a great one.  We are currently planning the schedule and already have our focus workshop.  That is the workshop that takes us through the creative process as we work on one project for the three days.  Local artist and teacher, Renee Schneiderwill lead us in book making!

This is the first year we are putting out a Call for Proposalsand already teachers have shown an interest in sharing their ideas and talents with other teachers.  This is what the Teacher Art Retreat is all about!

Save the Date

When: August 5th, 6th & 7th;  8:00-3:00

Where: Amesbury Cultural Center, Amesbury, MA

Who: ALL teachers—Any subject, any grade!   PDPs will be awarded to all attendees.  You can also earn graduate credit!  (Scroll down for more info on that.)

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!

Save Some Money

Do you KNOW you are going to attend this summer and want to get a crazy, awesome rate? Register this month (February, 2013) and pay only $150! That’s right – get three days of amazing professional development for creative teachers for only $150.  Regular registration will be $210.

If the above link is not working for you, go to the Teacher Art Retreat page OR send in a check with the memo “February Registration TAR” on it to The Inspired Classroom, PO Box 303, Hampton Falls, NH.

Earn Some Credit

Here is probably the BEST news of ALL!  The Inspired Classroom is now a Professional Development Partner with Madonna University, so we can award…wait for it… graduate credit!  That’s right!

The retreat will give you enough hours to earn 1 graduate credit (15 hours) and you will be awarded PDP hours for the additional hours over the 15.  (If you just want the PDPs, you will be awarded all your hours in PDPs for no additional fee.)

The fee per graduate credit is $150.  To earn the credit from Madonna University, you will need to complete a reflective essay which reports on the knowledge gained at the retreat.

If you would like more information, don’t hesitate to contact me by replying to this email.

It is very exciting that this can be offered to you!

Call for Proposals

Are you interested in leading a session at the Teacher Art Retreat?  If so, check out how you can turn in a proposal to do so.  If selected, you will get one complimentary registration to the retreat.

The deadline is March 18th.  For all the information, go to the Call for Proposals page.

Any questions about the retreat?  Please contact me through our Contacts Page.

Enjoy your week.


Elizabeth Peterson
Founder, The Inspired Classroom

To view the webpage for this eNewsletter, originally sent out 2/13/13, go HERE.

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Article by Elizabeth Peterson

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 a C.A.G.S. degree 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 and organizes the annual summer Teacher Art Retreat. 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.
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