Art Education Institute

Assessment in the K-12 Visual Arts Classroom

This course will examine various theories and methods of assessment for gathering information about preK-12 student learning in art. Participants will work together to identify a range of assessment dilemmas relevant to art teachers. We will work in response to our own teaching experiences and in relation to provocative readings. The aim of this institute is to support teachers to construct practical tools that are immediately applicable in PreK-12 art classroom settings. In this weeklong experience, we nurture a vibrant learning community for art educators to explore challenging assessment issues.

Course/Important Information

Course: ART 603
CRN: 3252
Location: Breidenstine 209
Meeting Dates: July 30 - August 3, 2018
Meeting Times: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Institute Directors

Dr. Leslie Gates


Dr. Gates joined the Art Department in 2012. Dr. Gates has taught visual art in public schools located in both urban and rural contexts, and has experience at both the high school and elementary levels. In 2007, the Pennsylvania Art Education Association named Leslie the Outstanding Elementary Art Educator of the Year. Leslie has served as a curriculum consultant to public school districts, given invited lectures, and facilitated opportunities for professional learning at various conferences, seminars, and workshops. In addition to her position at Millersville, she serves as Pennsylvania Art Education Association's Conference Administrator and on the editorial board of Art Education, published by the National Art Education Association.

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Meier

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Meier

2018 Schedule

Credits: All participants will receive 3 graduate credits for the summer institute. 

Tuition/Fees: Institutes are unique 3 credit graduate courses, that highlight renowned experts in the field. Institutes include breakfast and lunch throughout the day, as well as handouts and materials. Books may be required courses, please check with the university bookstore. Millersville University graduate tuition and fees can be found on the Office of Student Accounts page. In addition, a $165 institute fee is required.

Note: If you have not taken any graduate-level course or workshop at Millersville University within the past 5 years, you must complete the online non-degree admission form; this information is necessary to admit you to the university.

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