Art, Development, and Identity for Educators is designed to inspire the classroom teacher to honor themselves, their field, and their students with activities and readings that address individual development and reflection. Each module is inspired by Maslow's hierarchy of needs (physiological, security, love, self esteem, cognitive, aesthetic, self actualization) and uses different art forms (visual, performance, music, dance, poetry, writing) as informative material. By working up the pyramid, the educator is asked to participate in several identity exercises. In this process, one's well-being is the priority. The objective is to achieve balance in all the areas of life--making for happier, more productive, and wise educators.
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grades K-12) who want to become more aware of themselves and their emotions (their identity) to be more present and productive in the classroom to model health and well-being for their students. Other school personnel, such as counselors, coaches and school nurses will benefit from this course.
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