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Monday, June 4 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Art Education - the Original Makers Space?

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With the sift of education now focusing on students actively seeking out solutions through problem solving activities we are seeing more and more articles focusing on Makers spaces, flipping the classroom and student driven projects in all subjects. As educators we want our kids to wonder, be engaged and take control over their curiosity. In addition, the studies show the more learning styles we can engage the more hands on learning the more students retain information.

Wham! This is Contemporary Art Education done right. Every teacher in every subject can pull the core values of Art Education into their courses to help make those real world connections between their students and their subjects. Students will be intrigued, involved, hands on and motivated. We do this by applying the foundations for Art Education: History, Aesthetics, Criticism, Production, while directly associating with the students' lives.

This session is geared to the classroom teacher who wants to help engage their students' inner curiosity and creativity. Art Education standards offers a solid foundation that can be used in any classroom in any subject to help engage students in thinking outside the box and hit many of the 21st century learning goals.

Intrigued? Join me as we see how applying the Contemporary Art Education teaching principles to your classroom can help change your students' way of thinking and engaging in your classroom.

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Cindy Thorton

Department Chair of Fine and Preforming Arts, Franklin Road Academy
Cindy Thornton lives in Nashville with her husband and two sons. Cindy has always had a passion for creating art, and later discovered her passion for teaching in art education. She has taught for seventeen years in both public and private school atmospheres. For the past twelve years... Read More →

Monday June 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CDT