Professional Learning Opportunities, Events, and Conferences
The Andy Warhol Museum will host Art in Context: The Hustle on Friday, June 29 at 7pm. This event will deal with the challenges and opportunities facing artists and creative communities in Pittsburgh. The event is free to attend.
Registration is still open for the NAEA SummerStudio Design Thinking workshop, which will be held in Laguna Beach, CA, from July 16-20.
Registration is open for the 2018 Summer Institutes for Arts Education & Crafts at Kutztown University. Four workshops between July 16 and August 17 are still accepting applications. Act 48 credits are available to those participating.
Registration is now open for the Pennsylvania Educational Leadership Summit. This year’s summit will feature teacher and bestselling author Simon T. Bailey as well as 2016 Pennsylvania Principal of the Year Dr. Bill Ziegler. Participants can receive 40 Act 45 hours for participating. Registration is limited to the first 400 applicants. The Summit will take place in State College from July 29-31.
NAfME is accepting proposals for professional development webinars on a variety of topics. These webinars will be broadcast to NAfME members. A 20-minute video explains proposal submission, with a short survey following.
The NEA is offering a number of grants as part of the #NEASpring18 program. With the agency’s budget stable for FY2018, grants are still available for individuals and organizations. Existing grants and example projects can be found using NEA’s grant search tool, and a list of available grants for projects can be found here.
Teaching Tolerance is offering Diverse Democracy grants for educators committed to diversity, equity, and justice. The Summer 2018 grant period ends on August 31. Information and articles on diverse democracy can be found on the Teaching Tolerance website.
Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid and made it free for all teachers. There is a blog post with instructional videos for those who are new to this learning technology.
Yemaya Productions seeks artists to participate in its 4th annual production on September 7. This social justice play will use techniques from Theatre of the Oppressed to engage the audience and will be followed by a networking reception. Actors, artists for the open mic reception, support staff, and community organizations are needed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.