Call for Proposals for the 2014 Teacher Art Retreat

Kristina and Deb co-present at TAR14

It’s that time of year! I’m so excited that we are starting plans for this summer’s Teacher Art Retreat.

Our workshop sessions are always so wonderful because they are led by teachers and artists who allow the participants to dig into a project, gain experiences and reflect on them.  We’ve had everything from music to drama to poetry to visual art, movement, storytelling, math, film and history.  Each session gives a new perspective on an art form as well as a new perspective on teaching our students – no matter what level or subject we teach.

I’m really looking forward to seeing what great ideas and talents will emerge from this call for proposals!

This year’s retreat will be held from August 4-6, 8am-3pm:

Three days of  inspiration for YOU and your teaching!

We already have our focus project scheduled (From Story to Puppet Play with Shadow Puppets) and are putting out a Call for Proposals to teachers and artists everywhere to conduct the other three workshops during the retreat.

Are you interested?  Great!  So now think…

Do you have a talent or idea you’d like to share with other teachers?

Are you inspiring your students with an art form?

Do you or a colleague want to share your success story with others?

Would you like a complimentary registration to attend the Teacher Art Retreat this summer?

Ayanna presented at TAR 11

If so, you may want to submit a proposal for this year’s retreat!

These sessions may revolve around visual art, music, drama, storytelling, movement, dance, poetry or any other art form.  Each session should be 2 ½ hours in length and actively involve the participants, giving them inspiration for themselves and their teaching and ideas to bring back to their own classrooms.

Want ideas?  Have participants create something, play a game, get up and move, make some noise, draw or write, work with others …  The emphasis should be on having participants DO what you are presenting.

Educators are welcome to submit more than one proposal.  Accepted proposals include one complimentary registration for the Teacher Art Retreat 2014.

For more details on how to submit, please visit our

Call for Proposals Page

Deadline for submitting proposals is March 24, 2014.  The proposals will be anonymously reviewed by a panel of teachers and you will be notified of your proposal’s status by March 31st.

Want to Pre-Register?

And for those of you who already know you want to attend the retreat, you can pre-register before March 24th and get a great deal: $175 for 3 days!  (Regular registration price will be $230.)

Click the PayPal button or go here to Pre-Register and then RSVP on Facebook.

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

I hope to see YOU at the retreat!


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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 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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