Institute for Educational Development

Live Online
6:00 am – 12:30 pm

January 26, 2023

$279.00 per person

Using ART to Increase Learning (Grades K-8)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Amy Friedman

Outstanding Art Educator and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for Grades K-8 Classroom Teachers, Grades K-8 Art Educators

  • Practical art integration strategies designed specifically for improving learning
  • Motivating and engaging art projects designed for students in grades K-8
  • Innovative ideas for using art to improve social emotional learning
  • Receive an extensive ART Digital Resource handbook filled with dozens of ready-to-use, step-by-step art lessons

Practical Strategies

This exciting NEW seminar is designed for grades K-8 teachers interested in strengthening the artistic development of their students. Are you unsure of how to use your existing curriculum to engage your grades K-8 students? Join award-winning teacher and artist, Amy Friedman in this fast-paced seminar. Amy will help you explore classroom-tested strategies for engaging today’s students with widely differing levels of abilities and interests. Her goal is to offer rewarding art education experiences to as many students as possible. All of the projects presented are classroom proven and exceed the National Art Education Standards. This seminar is designed specifically for educators who are interested in learning practical ways to increase the effectiveness of learning and academic success of their students while incorporating art education.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Art Lessons that EASILY Integrate into Classroom Studies
    Learn easy ways to incorporate art into your current curriculum … Increase student learning of content through art
  2. Strategies to Increase Your Confidence in Teaching ART
    Not artistic? No worries, we gotcha covered! … Dozens of tips and tricks to instantly increase your confidence and take your art skills to the next level
  3. Discover Best Practices and Best Materials
    Learn which art materials are best suited for your students … Discover cost saving tips and best practices that lead to integrated learning, enjoyment and success
  4. Increasing Student Success via ART
    Incorporate new and innovative lessons designed specifically to increase student confidence, translating into learning growth
  5. Maximize Learning Time with Efficient, Low Stress Art Lessons
    Ways to make art more accessible and time efficient in any classroom environment
  6. More Excitement and Joy in Your Everyday Teaching
    Creative students are happier, more engaged, and more open to learning which makes your job easier
  7. Confidence and Community in Your Classroom
    Students build greater self-confidence and esteem while creating art … Develop a classroom community and inclusive atmosphere in your classroom
  8. Meaningful SEL Lessons through ART
    Discover easy ways to incorporate social and emotional learning concepts through art projects
  9. Reaching Students’ Social Emotional Needs
    Discover new ways to use art to reach students’ social emotional needs … Art-based SEL lessons that allow students to express their feelings without always having to talk about it
  10. Receive an Extensive Art Integration Digital Resource Handbook
    Leave with a digital resource handbook and online resources filled with the newest art ideas, strategies, and tips for easily integrating art into your lessons

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Practical art integration strategies designed specifically for improving learning
  • Innovative ideas for enriching your art curriculum
  • Building a community of artists in your classroom
  • How to create art experiences that encourage your students to think and communicate as artists
  • Easily implemented lessons that are creative and engaging to enhance your current curriculum
  • Strategies to teach art to a range of students more successfully
  • Create an inviting learning environment that supports students’ success, creativity and self esteem
  • Inspire students to take risks in art and create original meaningful pieces of art
  • Develop in all students an appreciation of the art world around them
  • Strategies for meeting the social emotional needs of your students
  • Easily embed art historical content into your lessons and excite students’ learning
  • Efficient organizational tips to bring art easily into your classroom
  • Create an open learning environment that allows your students to take risks in art making
  • Maximize learning with efficient, motivating art lessons

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As educators, we know the value of teaching the arts to our students in grades K-8. This seminar features a wealth of hands-on experiences and practical knowledge that you will easily be able to incorporate into your everyday teaching. The projects and ideas that I will share with you have been adapted throughout my 25 years of working with grades K-8 students and art. I believe students in grades K-8 learn and develop immensely when given opportunities to explore their creativity.

Have you ever been challenged by the need to meet the variety of skills and interest levels of your students? While our goal is to keep all students excited, motivated and engaged in learning with innovative art lessons, this isn’t easy. Please join me for an interactive and exciting seminar designed specifically for grades K-8 teachers as we explore a wealth of ideas and activities that will increase your students’ achievement in art. Discover how we can help all of our students realize their creative potential and appreciate the creative spirit they possess.

I look forward to sharing this day with you. I know you will find this seminar valuable, motivating and exciting! Come discover how to take your students to the next level of creative thinking and artistic expression.

Amy Friedman

P.S. This seminar is designed to provide practical ideas and engaging solutions that are easily implemented into your classroom from start to finish. Leave with a digital resource handbook and online resources filled with the newest art ideas, strategies, and tips for easily integrating art into your lessons.

Who Should Attend

Grades K-8 Classroom Teachers, Grades K-8 Art Educators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive ART integration digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Practical, classroom-proven art projects
    • Dozens of visual examples and tips and tricks
    • A wealth of new ideas and projects ready to add to your art curriculum
    • Ready-to-use, easily adaptable lesson plans and student handouts
  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in using art to increase grades K-8 students’ learning.
  3. Consultation Available
    Amy Friedman will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.