In partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Innovation Learning Center, Inc is offering artists within theFitchburg Community a free professional development training in the Creative Minds curriculum.
TRAINING DESCRIPTION: Through this hands-on professional development opportunity, participants will learn to use the nationally distributed Creative Minds Out of School curriculum as a tool for teaching 21st century skills through visual arts education. This arts-based, project-based, inquiry-based curriculum introduces young people to the joy and wonder of viewing and creating art and capitalizes on children’s natural curiosity and readiness to create. Participants will use the Creative Minds curriculum to support the development of children’s art understanding and extend school year learning through hands-on experiences. (To view photos of Creative Minds training, coaching services, and student artwork visit our gallery at www.CreativeMindsMakeArt.org or visit our Creative Minds Facebook
This is a 2 part training with attendance required at both Wednesday sessions: January 18th and 25th.
About the School Partnership Program: The School Partnership Program is run by the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts in Jamaica Plain The program sends artists and artisans to teach woodworking, visual arts and fiber arts in schools and community centers throughout Boston. Students experience the joys of making things by hand, using imagination, building skills and taking creative risks. Each year, SPP teaches 2,000 children in Kindergarten through 8th grade, both during the school day and outside of school time. SPP designs programs in response to each school’s needs SPP merges art, woodworking and other crafts with math, literacy, social studies, STEM and community service.