It is less than 12 months since we had our first meeting and our OUTER WEST VISUAL ART TEACHERS NETWORK is thriving! We had our first professional learning day, organized by ourselves, for ourselves, in March this year which was a great success, considering we had only been operational for 6 months.
Since we have commenced we have had meetings in many primary art rooms across the outer west and have shared and learnt so much from each other. We have shared resources, rubriks, assessment ideas, ipad apps, pinterest boards, planning documentation, favourite art supplies, etc, etc, sent hundreds of emails to each other, and oohed and aahed appropriately over each others ‘show and tell’!
Spectacularly, all of this is done with the one constant we can be certain of – our incredible budget of $0!!!
Yes, all of this incredibly valuable professional learning has been achieved out of the giving of our own time, the depths of our own pockets, to provide drinks and nibblies for after school meetings, and the goodness of our schools allowing us to hold our meetings in our art rooms.
Our membership grows every week and includes part time and full time Primary Visual Arts teachers, some with tons of experience, some brand new, aspiring Visual arts teachers who are working in general classrooms, and PSTs (pre service teachers who used to be called student teachers, once upon a time). All are welcome as we all have skills and ideas to share.
Just email me if you are interested in joining.us, firstname.lastname@example.org
THOMAS CHIRNSIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL
An easy drive from Hoppers Xing, Tarneit, Truganina, Pt Cook, Laverton, Deer Park, and all parts west!!!
WHEN: Thursday 30th July 2015
RSVP : ASAP