The academy, offered free to 70 applicants, is a professional development seminar targeted to the state’s arts teachers, general classroom teachers who are responsible for teaching the arts, arts student-teachers, and non-educator artists who work with arts teachers in WV schools. This year the theme is “No Child Left Behind in the Arts.”
Quality professional development credit for the 2004 – 2005 school year is offered through this academy’s intensive workshops with master teachers and guest artists. Room and board at WVU and classroom materials and supplies are free to all academy participants. Also offered – for the cost of tuition and registration – is an opportunity to earn graduate credit through WVU.
Apply on-line for the WV Arts Teachers’ Academy, by clicking http://wvde.state.wv.us/fata/ Participants will be chosen based on their submitted application content.
For more information about the Academy, contact Julia Murin Lee, Arts Coordinator in the Office of Instructional Services, West Virginia Department Education at 304-558-7805, ext. 350. Email: email@example.com