Alexandra Turner

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Experience:
 

Professional Development Instructor, VSA Vermont, Essex Junction, VT 2017-present

  • Design and deliver arts and inclusion based professional development workshops and presentations for early childhood and school age educators and afterschool providers

  • Collaborate with staff from VSA, Vermont Arts Council,  Vermont Afterschool and other arts organizations to design and deliver professional development workshops and presentations for Teaching Artists, Afterschool Professionals and other educators.

 

Teaching Artist, Adult Arts, Start with the Arts, and Arts to Smarts Programs, VSA Vermont, Essex Junction, VT 2015-present

  • Build collaborative relationships with classroom teachers and schools to design and implement arts integrated, universally designed, inclusive education intended to reach highly reactive and reluctant learners

  • Provide arts-based literacy programming and professional development in early childhood settings.

  • Plan and lead arts classes for adults with cognitive disability, including public exhibitions of work.

 

Art Instructor, Gallery Educator, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT  2010-present

  • Collaborate with gallery staff and education team to design meaningful opportunities for engagement with current exhibitions combining Visual Thinking Strategies guided discussions and hands-on art making explorations.

  • Plan and deliver art instruction for day camp, after school, field trip and drop-in programming.

  • Guide, assess and provide feedback to volunteer assistants.

 

Arts Instructor, Home Base, Inc. Burlington, VT 2014-present

  • Plan, implement and assess arts lessons and activities for adults with disabilities, including opportunities for showing of work and recognition.

  • Manage budget for arts materials

 

Art Instructor, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT  2010-present

  • Plan and deliver art instruction for day camp, after school, field trip and drop-in programming.

  • Guide, assess and provide feedback to volunteer assistants.

  • Organize and host youth art shows.

Education
 

Saint Michael’s College, Masters of Education: Arts in Education,

Integrated Curriculum, Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms, Creative Process, Curriculum and Assessment, Neurobiology of Stress, Mindfulness in Education, Mindfulness in the Creative Process

Skills

Arts Integration,

Inclusive Education,

Curriculum Design,

Universal Design for

Learning,

Multi-Modal Arts Experiences, Professional Development, Collaboration,

Public Speaking,

Drawing,

Painting,

Printmaking,

Ceramics,

Crafts,

Stop-Motion Animation,

Digital Photography,

Alternative Photographic Processes,

Bookmaking,

Sculpture,

Mindfulness in Education,

Glass Art, 

Engaging Reluctant Learners

2010 - present
2010 - present

State University of New York at Empire State College, Bachelor of Arts: Concentration in Fine Arts.  Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Glass, Photography

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