Art + Design
as a Catalyst for
Paul Sproll, Professor and Department Head of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design was invited by MAT ’97 alumna Heidi Targee-Heid, a coordinating teacher at Stone Magnet Middle School in Melbourne, Florida to run a two-day professional development workshop for teachers June 5th & 6th. Professor Sproll’s workshop “STEAM: Art + Design as a Catalyst for Creative Thinking” introduced teachers to ideas and strategies that could be incorporated into teaching designed to leverage their students’ creative capacities. Sproll’s work with teachers was a professional development component of a three-year, $4 million Federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant awarded to support the development of Stone Middle School as a STEAM-themed Magnet School.