Teaching and Using Art in the Middle Grades
Presenter: Pete Curran, Katlyn Crews
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 4-5pm ET
Join AMLE and teacher and expert, Pete Curran from NAEA, as we delve into the best ways to use and incorporate art as we teach young adolescents in the critical middle grades!
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Pete Curran, M.S. is a middle school art educator from the Boston Metrowest region. He began teaching in 2004, working for the next ten years in a small, private K-12 school that served students with a range of emotional and behavioral difficulties. In 2014 he joined the faculty of Wayland Middle School, where he continues to teach visual art for grades 6, 7 and 8.
In 2017, Pete joined the board of directors of the National Art Education Assocation (NAEA), representing the association's middle level members in the role of Middle Level Division Director. This two-year position has allowed Pete to connect with art educators across the country and beyond.
Pete holds a Bachelor's Degree from Syracuse University in Art Education, and a Master's Degree in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts.
In his artistic practice, Pete explores connections between photography, design, and video, in order to unpack the interrelational agreements that people negotiate in everyday experiences.