Every year, the Festival of Learnshops at Berea opens its doors to art enthusiasts from around the country, including teachers who come to the workshops to take professional development classes.
“It’s a fun time that I look forward too pretty much every year,” said Shelley Mosier, a teacher at Henry Clay High School (Fayette County). “You get the credit and you get to do something interesting and informative at the same time.”
In Mosier’s case, it was working on wooden nesting boxes.
For Erin Hubbard, an art teacher at Vine Grove Elementary (Hardin County), it was painting quilt blocks.
“If you’re an art teacher, it’s really nice,” said Hubbard. “Yeah, I’m getting the development credit, but I’m also learning something that I might be able to do in my classroom. It’s a great way to test run ideas that you have for lessons.”
While the Festival of Learnshops is open to everyone, certain days are blocked out specifically for professionals and teachers looking to earn professional development credits.
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