Art & Design Education Expert Dr. Lois Hetland to Lead Workshop During Summer Residency

Hetland will direct "Exploring Assessment in the Visual Arts” workshop during Art & Design Education graduate studies summer residency.

Lois-HetlandDr. Lois Hetland, Ed.D, a leader in the world of art & design education, will host "Exploring Assessment in the Visual Arts," a workshop during this summer’s Art & Design Education residency for students in the Master of Arts in Teaching and the Master of Arts in Art & Design Education programs.


  • July 16, 2016
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts
    36 College Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

Assessment of learning in the arts is too often considered as an afterthought, but Dr. Hetland’s view is that assessment done well is fundamental to good teaching. Using a range of hands-on techniques, Dr. Lois Hetland will help participants envision different ways of designing and conducting formative and summative assessments in the visual arts. These assessments help teachers make sense of students’ artistic products and processes, and give insight into the artistic habits of mind they are developing.

Dr. Lois Hetland is Professor and Graduate Coordinator of the Art Education Department at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Senior Research Affiliate at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Trained in music and visual arts, she taught elementary and middle school students for 17 years. Currently, she is co-authoring a book on Studio Thinking for elementary educators.

If you’re interested in attending the workshop, professional development credits and on-campus housing are available.

  • Graduate Credit rate: $601 + $11 fee
  • Professional Learning Units/Audit rate: $300
  • Shared accommodations (2) on campus: $75/night
  • Single Room Accommodations: $90/night
  • On Campus Meals (New England Culinary Institute Cafeteria): $10-$11/meal

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