Educator Professional Development 2021 Workshop Series

Lane Arts Council is offering a series of professional development workshops for teachers and educators focusing on creative instructional, student support, and student development strategies. This is the newest programmatic element of our Creative Link arts integration program, focused on providing teachers the essential tools to bring creative engagement strategies into their classrooms and learning environments. Check out the opportunities below!


Re-Use Art & Tools for Low-Cost, High-Impact Learning

with Maiya Becker

April 19th, 3:30-4:30pm

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In this workshop, participants will be shown a variety of art-making strategies that utilize everyday materials like cardboard, plastics, and packaging scraps. When resources are tight or assembling material kits is a difficult task, ReUse art is a great way to engage students’ unlimited creative potential without breaking the bank. Give your students a creative outlet to express their learning through sculpture, collage, assemblage and more!

Maiya Becker (she/her) is the past board vice president of MECCA (Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts) and a volunteer for their SELCO Saturday Kids Workshop, hosting crafty birthday parties and attending outreach events on behalf of MECCA. She has served as a Lane Arts Council teaching artist for years, bringing the joy of ReUse Art and environmental science to students across Lane County. She also teaches knitting and fiber arts at the University of Oregon Craft Center.


Mindful Reflection: Creative Strategies for Centered Learning

with Linda Burden-Williams & Alex Ever

April 29th, 3-5pm

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Linda Burden-Williams and Alex Ever bring you two diverse perspectives on guiding students through mindful moments of intentional reflection. Linda will share perspectives from the angle of a performing artists, engaging students in their full body through breathing and vocal exercises, written reflection, and fun games that engage the full body. Alex approaches the topic from the visual arts perspective and will bring ideas ranging from drawing to collage to visualization. Participants will walk away with multiple exercises they can bring into their classrooms to use as morning check-ins, classroom transitions, or end-of-day reflections. Learn the power of breath, visualization, expression, and reflection in this active and centering workshop!

Linda Burden-Williams (she/her) has lived in the creative world all her life. From playing music in a Rock Band right out of High School to Acting with Prime-Time Credits and Films. She is a meditation practitioner for an international group along with an Acting and Speaking Coach. With Lane Arts Council she has served as a residency teaching artist since 2012 and a Creative Link artist since 2018. Her greatest pleasure is to inspire other