The Indispensable Art Teacher:
Increase your program’s visibility within your school and community
When school district budgets are tight, art programs are often the first items to be cut. You can protect your program and your job by making your program highly visible and valued both inside and outside of school. Your art program can be a vehicle to unite the entire community. Your administrators will be thrilled with the positive attention that your program brings to their school. Remember, your success is your school’s success. Your school’s success is your Principal’s and your Superintendent’s success.
I spent many years working as the Education Director of a small museum. As a result, I am very familiar with the value and workings of public relations. Local news media are always looking for stories, and stories with good photographs are gold!
There are many opportunities for you to become an acknowledged “expert”. These include speaking at local conferences, offering professional development opportunities to your colleagues and publishing books and articles. I know this sounds daunting, but it is achievable with planning. In this book, I will show you the way, giving you the actions you can take to make yourself “recession-proof.”
This resource gives you an action plan, including worksheets, to make your program more visible. You will learn:
•To use local media to spotlight your art program.
•Template for writing a Press Release
•Cultivating parents as allies
•Parent communication tools
•Effective School Art Exhibitions
•How to Communicate Visual Ideas to Administrators, Colleagues and Parents
•Partnering with Local Businesses
•Exhibition Planning Schedule
•Art Opening Reception Planner
•Becoming an “Expert”
•Presenting at Conferences
•How to Get Published by a National Art Education Magazine
•How to self-publish Your Own Art Ed Book