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WV K-12 Art-Making Teacher Institute

August 3-4, 2020
WVU Creative Arts Center

Student drawing
The West Virginia K-12 Art-Making Teacher Institute will provide an opportunity for teachers to stay up on the current trends in art making and education and become proficient in the latest knowledge and skills needed for the next generation of students. Teachers attending the symposium will also have the opportunity to complete the newly state-required course for cooperating teachers. WVU Art & Design faculty, alumni and industry professionals will be on hand to discuss new and emerging things happening in art education. 

The Institute will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 3 and 4. Check in will be held in the Creative Arts Center lobby at 9 a.m. on August 3. Continental breakfast, lunch and reception buffet on August 3 is included. All workshops will be in the Art Education room on the 2nd floor of the CAC. 


Workshops will be offered on topics such as trauma-informed teaching, printmaking, laser cutting and 3D printmaking, grant writing and lesson planning surrounding wearable art sculptures. 

Trauma-Informed Classrooms, Social-Emotional Learning and Using Art to Promote Resiliency
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can cause difficulties with learning in children and impact long-term health outcomes. Art educators have a unique opportunity to promote social-emotional learning in the art room to help students build resiliency in the face of adversity. In this workshop, participants will learn about what ACEs are and how they impact student learning, behavioral, and development, strategies for building resiliency and art practices that facilitate social-emotional learning in the art classroom. Participants will engage in group discussion, interactive activities and hands-on art making designed to strengthen student learning outcomes and target self-regulation techniques. 


There is no cost to attend the Teacher Institute. Room and board for two nights will be provided at no charge to the first 20 teachers who register.  

Register for the Teacher Institute online now

If you are interested in earning professional development credits, please contact Dr. Terese Giobbia at or 304-293-2393.