We have heard stories of art programs being reduced or eliminated for reasons that are out of our control. However, what we can control is what we do inside our classrooms and how we share content with our community. Our role as an educator is changing and so are the expectations. We are our customer service, our marketing department, and our own advocates.
This session walks you through a series of steps that will help you reflect on what you are and/or not currently doing in your teaching practice by targeting each aspect of designing, facilitating and monitoring a successful plan to self-promote. It introduces ways that will guide you in developing a pathway that will lead to more success in your art program and how to measure that success. Learn how to create your own plan to determine which strategy is best to use for communication with parents, students, colleagues, and the community. In addition, discover ways on how to continue to nurture relationships, maintain visibility and transparency, and to evaluate the process on a monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and/or annual basis.
Image above: Skyping with Kansas-based artist, Joe Bussell.