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Professional Development Resources

Webinar: Studios, Stages, & Students: Real Reasons We Keep Coming Back

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Drawing on walls, banging on pots, dressing up, singing and dancing like everybody’s watching are ways we get ourselves out into the world. In this webinar, we’ll discuss creative thinking and joy in arts learning for students and teachers. We’ll laugh about best intentions, consider best practices in a new age, and celebrate transforming K-12 students into die-hard arts enthusiasts! Clayton Singleton is a Virginia artist, illustrator, author, and arts educator.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: Michelle Milligan, Kelly Bisogno

Webinar: Applying the Creative Process to Elementary General Music Room

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In this webinar we will discuss the Creative Process strand in the Music standards and share ideas on implementation in the elementary general music room. We will explore adapting current best practices in order to make conscious the inherent elements of the creative process. We will examine new methods of adding elements of the creative process into the classroom, through virtual, blended, and in-person instruction practices.

Material Type: Lecture, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Michelle Milligan, Kelly Bisogno

Webinar: Digital Audio Production and Composition for Secondary Music Classrooms

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In this webinar, we will explore ways that teachers and students can use digital tools in the secondary music classroom for creation and investigation. Topics addressed will include project ideas, integration of audio creation tools into the class structure and environment, and practical issues to consider when choosing hardware and software for these projects.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: Michelle Milligan, Kelly Bisogno

Webinar: #GoOpenVA for Fine Arts Educators

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Participants will learn how to use #GoOpenVA to locate arts-based lessons (many of which are also cross-curricular). All such lessons are openly-licensed so they can be adapted to your own students and purposes. Additionally, #GoOpenVA provides a community space for teachers to connect with each other in these challenging times, when everyone is learning how to approach teaching in new ways.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: Michelle Milligan, Kelly Bisogno

Webinar: Digital Learning with eMediaVA

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This webinar and presentation is a previously recorded session, Digital Learning with eMediaVA presented by Lindsey Horner.Webinar Description: This webinar presents information about media and educational resources from WHRO Public Media for fine arts educators. Lyndsay Horner, Manager of eMediaVA will led the one-hour session in July 2020. The session includes how to access eMediaVA and how to find resources to support student learning in fine arts areas of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.

Material Type: Lecture, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Michelle Milligan, Kelly Bisogno

Webinar: Digital Resources for Fine Arts Educators from the Library of Congress

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This webinar will explore the digital resources of the Library of the Congress for fine arts instruction. Engagement with primary source images, objects and documents can spark critical thinking, deeper learning and interdisciplinary connections for students. Join Sherry Levitt and Cynthia Szwajkowski from Teaching with Primary Sources, Virginia (TPSVA) for a lively, interactive exploration of the Library's rich, digital collections for in-person and virtual instruction. As a demonstration, special guest Carolyn Bennett, former Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence, will model an activity using WPA Posters.

Material Type: Lecture, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Michelle Milligan, Kelly Bisogno

Webinar: Visual Thinking Strategies and the Elementary Music Classroom

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This webinar and presentation is a previously recorded session, Visual Thinking Strategies and the Elementary Music Class presented by Shelley Greene.Webinar Description: This session will use various cognitive routines (such as "See-Think-Wonder") to guide educators on how to lead classroom discussions of printed music which uses traditional and nontraditional notation, with young students. Concepts and strategies covered in this session will focus on the Music Standards of Learning of the strand: Critical Thinking and Communication.

Material Type: Lecture, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Michelle Milligan, Kelly Bisogno

Webinar: Overview of the Creative Learning Process with Kid Pan Alley

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This webinar and presentation is a previously recorded session, Overview of the Creative Learning Process with Kid Pan Alley.Webinar Description: In this overview of creative learning processes, we will provide teachers with a variety of tools and strategies that they can implement within their classrooms.

Material Type: Lecture, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Michelle Milligan, Kelly Bisogno

Webinar: Resources from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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This webinar and presentation is a previously recorded session, Resources from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.Webinar Description: Join VMFA educators to learn about the new opportunities, resources, and supportive measures developed by Museum staff members in response to the challenges faced by teachers, students, and parents for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn about the major exhibition Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities, and find out about fall opportunities for online Professional Development, distance and digital learning options, remote access to VMFA’s encyclopedic collection, and more.

Material Type: Lecture, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Michelle Milligan, Kelly Bisogno

Professional Learning: The Dirty South: VMFA Exhibition Information for Educators

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VMFA educator Karen Getty shares works from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibition, The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse. Explore the traditions, aesthetic impulses, and exchanges between the visual and sonic arts from the 1920s through today. Discover works of art that cross generations, genres, and disciplines and reveal the expansive narratives that have historically framed the Black experience.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: Michelle Milligan, Kelly Bisogno

Professional Learning: Writing Fine Arts Curriculum

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This session will cover key considerations for writing a fine arts curriculum and key features of an exemplary fine arts curriculum. Approaches to curriculum writing will be discussed, and curriculum resources will be provided. This session is intended to support division leaders and individual educators who are writing a curriculum that is aligned to the 2020 Fine Arts Standards of Learning.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: Michelle Milligan, Kelly Bisogno

Professional Learning: A Shift in the Field of Arts Education Towards Applied Creativity

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With increasing challenges facing communities, schools, and young people, the field of arts education must remain agile and responsive. Over the last five years - since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act - and especially over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the arts education happening in schools and communities has quickly adapted and reimagined its intentions and outcomes. Educationalist, scholar, and social entrepreneur, Jeff M. Poulin will share a presentation tracing these adaptations and reimaginations through the lenses of public policy, pedagogy, and social justice practice. He will share findings from studies published in 2019-2021 providing attendees with insights into possible futures for arts education post-Pandemic, more integrated with social justice, and how arts education leaders can continuously adapt.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: Michelle Milligan, Kelly Bisogno