Do you teach art to kids? Need some pointers? Come learn and network with art educators from local schools and other organizations during Spiva’s first Visual Arts Education Summit. MSSU Assistant Professor Amber Mintert and Spiva Executive Director Josie Mai will facilitate this two-day professional development workshop, utilizing original art at Spiva Center for the Arts and George Washing Carver National Monument. Participants will learn to write a lesson plan for visual arts, integrate science and other core subjects into an art lesson, create exemplars of the lessons, and get handouts of resources from DESE and the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education. Celebrating the centennial of the National Park System, day one begins at Spiva Center for the arts on September 23rd from 10am – -3pm in Spiva’s Main Gallery, utilizing the exhibit America’s Parks as a backdrop to the seminar. The second session will take place on Saturday, September 24th from 10am – 3pm at George Washington Carver National Monument. Cost is $25 per day, or $40 for both days. Materials and beverages provided, with participants encouraged to bring potluck snacks both days. Participant limit 20 each day. Registration deadline:Tuesday, September 20th.