Professional Development

2021 Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB)
Virtual Institute at MassArt

Two teachers looking at a work of art.
Join TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) this summer for a 3-day intensive workshop to develop and expand understandings about TAB practices for PreK-12 visual art classes. Teachers new to TAB will acquire plans, tools, and strategies to implement a TAB curriculum in their own setting. Teachers with prior TAB experience will acquire classroom plans, tools, and strategies, and deepen their understanding of inclusive choice-based pedagogy.
  • Introduction to the philosophy of Teaching for Artistic Behavior for those new to TAB
  • Discussion: the impact of COVID-19 on teaching and learning
  • Planning for the transition to a “new normal” school year
  • Building relationships, trust, and equity in learning communities
  • TAB instructional practices and assessment tools and strategies
  • Program advocacy
  • Studio center introductions and demonstrations
  • Breakout affinity groups on specific topics of interest
  • Teachers as makers in the art studio
  • Guided reflection
  • Fully remote program
  • Two 3-day sessions (select one)
    • July 7-9, 2021
    • July 13-15, 2021
  • Late morning start to accommodate all US time zones
  • One graduate credit or non-credit
  • Elementary, Middle, and High School groupings limited to 20 participants per section
  • Tech support available

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