Teacher Workshops

Art Teacher Retreat

Intended Audience: Pre-K-12 Art Teachers / Substitutes Provided

Registration Details

Date: Thursday & Friday, September 19 & 20, 2019
Ringling College of Art + Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234

Workshop Information

Approved for Manatee and Sarasota County art educators, this two-day retreat is presented in partnership with the Ringling College of Art and Design and the Curriculum and Instruction Department of the Sarasota County School District. The retreat is designed to reinvigorate educators’ teaching practices while inspiring their art and art integration skills. Teachers will participate in the creation of art as they learn new skills and strategies for inspiring their students. All resources are linked to Florida's NGSSS Visual Arts Standards.

CLICK HERE to view the 2018 retreat agenda.

Past retreat participants had the following to say:

"Thank you for making us feel so special and loved."

"I feel inspired again as an artist and as a teacher."

"An inspiring affirmation that gives wings to the dream of social justice through the visual universal voice of EOD."

Participating teachers will be provided with grants to pay for substitute teachers to cover both days of the retreat. In-service credit is available. Art teachers wishing to participate must submit an ONLINE APPLICATION and will be notified of their acceptance shortly thereafter.

Thank you to Dr. Larry Thompson, Dr. Tammy Walsh and their staff for making this workshop possible
and for their continued support throughout the years.


For more information, please contact:
Angela Hartvigsen, Fine Arts Program Specialist
Sarasota County School District
941-927-9000  x34107

Education Ambassador Program

Intended Audience: Pre-K-12 Teachers

Registration Details

If you are interested in being part of the 2019/2020 Embracing Our Differences Education Ambassador Program, please contact us HERE.

Workshop Information

Educators will participate in a year-long program designed to empower teachers to bring the messages of Embracing Our Differences back to their classrooms and schools in new and innovative ways. Through this program, participants become the EOD "experts" at their schools and work toward creating more inclusive and respectful school cultures.

The Ambassadors attend monthly workshops and help plan the Embracing Our Differences Summer Diversity Institute.


Dr. Bernadette Bennett
Program Specialist, Social Studies K-12
Sarasota County School District
941-927-9000  x34108