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Art & Technology

Congratulations to the many students, and their teachers, recognized at the Technology+Art=NOW reception yesterday evening. The artwork is stellar, and you should be incredibly proud!


I also want to thank — and congratulate — Arts Herndon, the organization that organizes this program. I want to thank them for recognizing our artists for excellence and for providing monetary scholarship awards to encourage these students in their endeavors. That may all make sense but it may seem less clear why I would want to congratulate them as well. 

I want to congratulate them for their vision.   Arts Herndon recognizes that significant advances in creativity and innovation are happening at the place where art and technology intersect. The Technology+Art=NOW program is a clear demonstration of this belief, but the really impressive part is that they have been doing this for ten years! Kudos, my friends, Kudos!


Fore more information about the program, go to the ARTSPACE Herndon website, or read the FCPS news release

Staff Development Day

I am so inspired by the FCPS art teachers who shared their expertise with one another for our staff development day. Sessions included media process demos…


…collaborative work sessions…


…presentations by practicing artist colleagues…


…technology and blended learning training…


…and many other valuable sessions including meeting the needs of students with special needs and working with English Languge Learners. 


Special thanks to our special guests including Stephanie from Greater Reston Arts Center, ESOL specialists Caitlyn and Jennifer, and preserving teachers Carmen, Rachel, Lisa and Christina who shared in the teaching and learning!

It was a fantastic day of learning. I wish we could do it more often.