Summer 2014 Course Schedule Released

Fire up, art teachers, and start planning your Summer Professional Development!

I know a lot of you are planners (I admit, I am, too) so we’ve released the Summer Course Schedule super early this year so you can plan out the most ideal PD experience for yourself and get into these classes before they get crazy full.

As you can see, we will be running 10 classes in June, 10 classes in July, plus another 7 classes in August. Most of the classes will run TWICE in the summer to give you lots of options in order fit our classes into your busy schedule. Finding time for AOE Classes is already easy since you can work at your own pace, on your own time, all online – as long as you meet the weekly due dates. You will earn grad credits or PD Hours along the way, too!

Learn more about our summer classes and ALL of our classes in depth right here.

Don’t forget to check out the two new classes, Advanced iPads and Implementing the New Art Standards, we are launching this summer and read all about them right here.

You can sign up for summer classes today by following these simple steps!

Jessica Balsley

Jessica Balsley is the Founder and President at AOE. She is passionate about helping art teachers enhance their lives and careers through relevant professional development.


  • Catherine

    Which classes would be best for teachers of older students? I teach mostly high school, with one middle school class. Thanks!

    • Jessica Balsley

      Really all of our classes (besides something like Rethinking Kindergarten) are geared to fit K-12 art educators. I think you might particularly like Student Growth, Assessment, Differentiation, Instructional Strategies, Integrating Art History, iPads in the Art room, Creativity in Crisis, to name a few. I hope it helps!

  • Amanda

    I’m interested in the Standards, Curriculum, Assessment and Common Core, is there a best order to take these, or what would you take first, second, etc.?

    • Jessica Balsley

      Great question, Amanda! You can take them in any order (ie: none are actual prerequisites) but I always advise starting with Curriculum, as it’s the foundation to what you do. Then, Standards and Common Core will help you add to and enhance the curriculum you’ve already started. Ending with Assessment will help you develop a variety of assessments for the curriculum you’ve created. I hope it helps! After taking all three of these classes, you will feel SO prepared!