Teacher Workshops

Art Intensive 2019

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

Registration Details

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

Workshop Information

Approved for Manatee and Sarasota County educators, the Embracing Our Differences Art Intensive is presented in partnership with the Ringling College of Art + Design and the Curriculum & Instruction Department of the Sarasota County School District. This workshop is designed to reinvigorate educator's teaching practices while inspiring your art integration skills in all subject areas. In line with a big change this year, the workshop will be split into two separate days, the first day for elementary educators and the second day for secondary educators. We encourage art educators to invite their colleagues in various subject areas to submit their applications to attend as well. 

Space is limited per day. Teachers wishing to participate must submit the online application below and will be notified shortly thereafter of their acceptance. All resources will be linked to Florida's NGSSS Visual Arts Standards.

Participating teachers will be provided with grants to pay for substitute teachers to cover their attendance at the workshop. In-service credit is available.

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, K-12
Manager, EdExploreSRQ.com
Sarasota County Schools
941-927-9000 x 34107

Education Ambassador Program 2020/2021

Intended Audience: Pre-K-12 Teachers

Registration Details

If you are interested in being part of the 2020/2021 Embracing Our Differences Education Ambassador Program, please contact us by email or phone at 941-404-5710.

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.


For more information, please contact:
Ben Jewell-Plocher, Education Director
Embracing Our Differences