The School for Continuing and Professional Studies offers several opportunities for art educators.
The annual Educators ArtLab, which will take place Sunday, July 19 through Friday, July 24, 2015, is a chance to get back to a college campus setting to revitalize your mind and refresh your thinking.
ArtLab is free to high school art educators and includes on-campus housing, meals and materials as well as visits and receptions at local art museums and galleries. While the program is free for those selected to attend, transportation to and from Kansas City is the responsibility of each educator. Only those serious about attending should apply.
This one-week residency is limited to 30 people. Application and $25 application fee are due Friday, March 6. Applicants will be notified of acceptance the first week of April.
Those accepted into the program and attending will have the option of earning two graduate level credits for the program at a cost of $250. Attendees will be contacted at a later date to secure this option if they so choose.
When completing the online application, applicants will choose one of the following studio options-click on a studio to learn more:
Art educators of all grade levells are invited to enroll in one of our three immersive studio options that will focus on relevant curriculum development, techniques and creative expression. )
Educators may choose between two options:
1) For $800, educators will receive two-graduate level credits, food, housing (dorm living with a roommate), events and a welcome kit.
2) For $600, educators will receive two graduate level credits, food, events and a welcome kit.
No application is required; enroll online by June 15, 2015. The materials fee covers all supplies for each studio.
KCAI offers graduate level courses in the fall, spring and summer. Tuition is $250 per course and each course counts as two graduate level hours.
Area art teachers interested in enhancing their curriculum will benefit from the weekend format of the classes, which typically are held Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday.
Courses are non-cumulative and will not transfer to a master's degree program. Their intent and purpose is to help teachers meet criteria for re-certification and to provide professional development.
KCAI has been approved as a continuing education provider through the Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City. View course listings or enroll here.
Additional work after each class is required and due to the instructor three weeks after each course ends. Transcripts can be ordered online here. There is a $5 processing fee per transcript.
Many art educators make our graduate level classes a weekend getaway. Below is information on hotel accommodations.
The Kansas City Art Institute’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies is now a part of the Professional Development Network (PDN), a branch of the Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City. KCAI has been approved as a continuing education provider for the CSDGKS.
As part of this partnership, CPS is offering a 25 percent discount to PDN members for all classes except the certificate program classes and Unbottling Creativity workshops. You must have the code to use the PDN discount. Contact your PDN representative for this code or contact Tabitha Schmidt at email@example.com.
In addition to dual enrollment, Continuing and Professional Studies is pleased to offer workshops for local high school art clubs to promote art development. For details, contact Sonja Garrett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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