It's a bright, sunny Saturday morning in September - What are all those teachers doing in the CBMS art studio?
20 area teachers gathered to explore the concept of Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB, or "Choice-Based Art Education") in the first Vermont TAB gathering of the 2013-14 school year
In a series of short presentations, art teachers shared their experiences, highlight successes and illustrated how learner-directed practice is implemented in their various settings with students (and teachers) at different levels.
We were very excited to be joined by 12 Univeristy of Vermont Art Education students and their professors. The idea is catching on!
Teacher-designed and implemented professional development of this kind offers targeted learning for innovative teachers who embody the concpet of "life-long learning."
Thanks to all who made this experience worthy of the beautiful fall day.