Last month our Curator of Education, Rosemary, and I, taught a weekend of professional development workshops in Pennsylvania at a weekend hosted by the Highlights Foundation. Usually the hosts of workshops for children’s writers and illustrators, Learning Through Picture Book Art: A Workshop for Teachers, was the Foundation’s first weekend for educators, so we were honored to be in the collaboration.
The weekend was held at The Barn, the Foundation’s meeting facility and guest cabins in Boyds Mills, PA. Teachers, guest presenters, and instructors alike were treated to warm hospitality, comfy accommodations in a beautiful setting, and delicious food for our stomachs and our minds.
Rosemary lead two workshops – The Visual Thinking Strategies and The Whole Book Approach.
I followed up with Making Art with Young Children and Bookmaking and Beyond.
A lot was covered in just two days and two nights, but one thing we didn’t get to do was discuss some of the reflections I asked the teachers to make on their work with their students, so stay tuned for that discussion to take place here in future posts. Also stay tuned to find out when the next teachers’ workshop at The Barn will be!