Frameworks for Inspired Learning: Art Teacher Professional Development Day

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    Carnegie Building Rotunda Room

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    Frameworks for Inspired Learning
    Spend the day exploring a variety of impactful methods for fostering inspired learning in the studio classroom. 

    Arts learning is inspired learning – learning that thrives not only through demonstrated outcomes but through meaningful processes. Through hands-on exploratory learning, arts education fosters curiosity, creativity, imagination, and innovation, while encouraging learners to develop authentic, relevant, innovative, and engaging ways of creating and expressing ideas. The frameworks that support inspired learning vary, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. In this all-day professional development workshop for art teachers, participants will explore multiple frameworks for inspired arts learning.

    When:  Monday, April 15, 2024 (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

    Where:  Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey
       461 E. Mitchell Street
       Petoskey, MI 49770
    Registration and 6 SCECHs available through CharEm ISD.


    8:00 - 8:30 am - Arrival and Check-in

    8:30 - 10:30 am - What Works & What’s Next for Art Educators with Dennis Inhulsen

    Dennis Inhulsen, former Chief Learning Officer for the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and past president of the NAEA and MAEA

    What Works & What’s Next for Art Educators!
    Art educators know what works in their art studio classrooms! Join us and be prepared to engage with colleagues, celebrating your successful lessons or units of study while deconstructing What Works & What’s Next for Art Educators! as we design comprehensive lessons. 

    Participants will learn:
    How to share instructional units through guided conversations
    How to crosswalk units of study with Michigan and National Visual Art Standards; specifically using the artistic processes of Creating, Presenting, Responding and Connecting
    How to use a model for collaborative planning that will aid in communicating how learning in art education is vital to stakeholders.

    This highly engaging and active learning session will honor the depth and breadth that art educators strive for students everywhere.

    Participants should bring one successful lesson supported by artifacts, projects, or lesson printouts. Smartphones, tablets, and laptops are optional.

    10:30 am - 11:00 am - Exploring Community Collaborations: CTAC Galleries & Facilities Tour
    Liz Erlewine, Crooked Tree Arts Center's Visual Arts Director, will take attendees through CTAC’s galleries and facilities, sharing information about how teachers can collaborate with CTAC to enrich curriculum and learning. 

    11:00 - 11:30 pm Lunch 

    11:30 - 1:15 pm Afternoon Studio Session 1
    Choose between the three breakout studio options:

    • Materials-Based Approach: Glaze Workshop with Jim Beckering
    • Choice-Based Approach (TAB): Fiber Arts with Kelcey Coveyou
    • Inquiry-Based Approach: Design Thinking with Sheila Ruen

    1:15 - 3:00 pm Afternoon Studio Session 2
    Choose between the three breakout studio options:

    • Materials-Based Approach: Clay Play with Jim Beckering
    • Choice-Based Approach (TAB): Printmaking with Kelcey Coveyou
    • Technique-Based Approach: Watercolor with Trish Morgan

    3:00 - 3:30 pm Round-Table Reflections
    Participants return for small-group discussions and reflections on experiences and concepts learned throughout the day.

    3:30 - 4:30 pm Optional Idea Sharing and Networking
    CTAC invites educators to stay for continued informal conversation, idea sharing, and community building. Pizza provided by CTAC.

    Presenter Bios:
    Dennis Inhulsen, Workshop and School Improvement Facilitator

    Dennis Inhulsen is recently retired Chief Learning Officer (CLO) for the National Art Education Association (NAEA), having served eight years. Dennis was an elementary principal and art educator for 35 years. Dennis taught art for all ages, from preschool through university. He is past president, past vice president, and convention chair for NAEA. Dennis was president of the Michigan Art Education Association (MAEA) in addition to holding many volunteer positions nationally and locally.

    Dennis is a frequent workshop and school improvement facilitator for art and general education in subjects such as the National Arts Education Standards, Understanding by Design, Thinking Maps in the Classroom, Curriculum Mapping, and Legal Issues for Early Career Teachers.

    Dennis is currently a Purdue University student teacher supervisor for art education and continues to provide workshop facilitation for art education.

    Dennis served as visual arts writing chair with the National Coalition of Core Art Standards (NCCAS) and is a member of the NCCAS Leadership Team.

    Kelcey Coveyou, Blackbird Elementary Art Teacher
    Kelcey Coveyou is in her 25th year teaching art to elementary and middle school students. Currently, she teaches art to K-4th grade students in Harbor Springs Public Schools. Kelcey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Illinois State University and a Master of Science degree in Art Education from Northern Illinois University. She is an enthusiastic teacher who loves to teach artistic concepts and techniques. Nearly 12 years ago, Kelcey shifted from teacher-directed projects to choice-based TAB philosophy. Daily, she teaches new concepts and techniques. After the lesson, students develop their own ideas, set up their own workspace, create, clean up, and share. They are constantly learning new concepts and techniques while developing their craftsmanship and their own style. The results are astonishing to witness.  Students are highly engaged and behavior problems are very low. Every day is a gift as students are learning how important their ideas are and how a mistake is an opportunity for improvement.

    Jim Beckering, Boyne City High School Art Teacher
    Jim Beckering is in his 23rd year of teaching art for Boyne City Public Schools. He brings a life-long love for clay to this professional development day. Jim believes students' futures and teachers' attitudes and emotions can be molded in a positive direction through a shared experience with clay.

    Trish Morgan, Artist
    Trish Morgan graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in 1987 with a BFA in Illustration. After a few years in the commercial art field, she moved back to her hometown of Charlevoix, Michigan, to pursue a career as a watercolor artist. The past years have been spent entering shows and competitions and studying with renowned watercolor artists in the United States and Europe. Her work has been accepted into the Michigan Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society, Louisiana Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America’s annual juried exhibitions with many awards and recognitions, culminating in a first-place national award in 2008. She is proud to have exhibited at the prestigious Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair for over 25 years. 

    Sheila Ruen, Studio Coordinator, Crooked Tree Arts Center
    As the Studio Arts Coordinator, Sheila develops curricula and community partnerships, teaches courses, and works with staff, instructors, and volunteers to support visual arts programming and maintain CTAC-Petoskey’s studio spaces. Sheila has an MFA from the University of Michigan, a post-graduate certificate in Digital Design from the University of Edinburgh, and a BFA from the California College of Art. She comes to CTAC with many years of art and design teaching, leadership, and educational programming experience.

    Liz Erlewine, Visual Arts Director, Crooked Tree Arts Center
    As Visual Arts Director for Crooked Tree Arts Center, Liz curates, organizes, designs, and oversees art exhibitions, classes, workshops, and outreach programs for CTAC-Petoskey. Liz also works with the visual arts team in CTAC-Traverse City to plan and curate exhibitions for their galleries. Before joining CTAC in 2018, Liz served as Director, Head Curator for Purdue University Galleries and has been curating, teaching, and managing arts spaces for 15 years. She holds a BFA in studio art from the University of Michigan, and an MFA in studio art from Purdue University.