Integrating Art and Science Professional Development Workshop

April 26-27, 2019 | Lincoln, NE

Fostering STEAM | Professional Development in Art + STEM Integration

April 26-27, 2019
8:30 am – 4:00 pm daily
Moore Middle School, Lincoln, NE
Cost: $99.00 NAEA Members | $149 Non-Members (Cancellation fee is $50 if on or before March 1. After March 1 no refunds will be issued.)
Lunch and supplies are provided

Registration for this program has reached capacity.

Please note: One Integrating Art and Science Professional Development Workshop will be held in each NAEA region over the next year (fall 2019, spring 2020, and fall 2020). Locations and dates will be announced soon.

The National Art Education Association, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the National Science Foundation, and the University of Washington Bothell have teamed up to offer a two-day professional development workshop integrating science and art. Engage in hands-on activities while learning about strategies that help your students learn through art and science. The activities presented are designed for students in grades 4-6, but are adaptable to other grades. This workshop is open to all art educators.

We’ll focus on:

  • Creating art by leveraging biology, chemistry, and optics concepts
  • STEAM practices that help learners connect to art and science
  • Strategies to promote a STEAM mindset
  • Teaching practices that build interest and identity with art and science among learners

A requirement for attendance at this workshop will be to implement at least one STEAM activity in an informal learning context. For example:

  • Connect with and model a lesson with an informal educator at your school or in your your community
  • Use a STEAM lesson in an informal context such as Science or Fine Arts Night
  • Convert a STEAM lesson for at-home use with parents and make supplies available to families
  • Propose another creative out-of-school use for a STEAM activity

A follow up online course comprising 8 hours of instruction is also available to participants. Educators who attend the in-person workshop, complete the online professional learning instruction, and develop a related STEAM lesson are eligible for 2 graduate level education credits from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Lessons demonstrated at this event are available to all here.

This project is funded by the Advancing Informal Science Learning Division of the National Science Foundation

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