Urgent Museum Notice


Teacher Program: Art Educators Unite—I Am!

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Sat, Mar 13, 2021
10 am to 12 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Reservations required. Reservations limited to 50 participants.
Art Educators
Current AEDC and AENJ Members



An enamel portrait painting of a woman made with encrusted black rhinestones glued to shiny pink acrylic background.
Join a mini-series of online, hands-on workshops to explore the connection between art and Social Emotional Learning.

Event Description

Workshop One: I Am!

Join educators from National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) and Art Educators of New Jersey (AENJ) for a mini-series of synchronous, online, hands-on workshops. Learn how discussing and making works of art can support student learning and social emotional growth. These workshops connect to these Social Emotional Learning themes: “Connecting to Artist’s Self” and “Identity, Place, and Personal Growth.”

Workshop One: I Am! participants will take a closer look at the self by applying strategies that extend the use of social emotional vocabulary tied to awareness and understanding. They will consider the interplay between the self and social structures, as well as the relationships created between them. Self-portrait bookmaking and writing prompts will engage participants in self-reflection and investigate multiple points of view.

As a participant, you will:

Special guest teacher Tenley Escoffery will also share connections and lessons that integrate thinking routines into adaptable curricular extensions for students and self-reflective practices for the educator.


You will receive a recommended supply list and a Zoom meeting link in advance of each workshop you register to attend.

Designed for all levels of art educators. Lessons learned and resources provided can be adapted for virtual or in-person instruction. Register for one session or both depending on your interest and commitments. To attend both workshops, you must register for each workshop individually. Learn more and register for Workshop Two: Reflections and Dreams.

Questions? Email education@nmwa.org.

Guest Instructor:

Tenley Marshall Escoffery, BA, Ramapo College, MFA, William Paterson University. Adv. Cert Ed. Leadership, Long Island University is an artist educator dedicated to sharing the magic of creativity and imagination through art, nature, and yoga. She currently is a full-time New Jersey Public School teacher, teaching Kindergarten through 4th grade art since 2001. Tenley is currently involved with several organizations such as the Arts Educators of New Jersey; serving on the Advisory Council and serving Local Historical Renovation Projects.

Art Educators of New Jersey (AENJ) is a non-profit association that advocates for visual arts education. AENJ serves New Jersey’s diverse community of art educators in all levels of the public and private school sector, supervisors or art, pre-service and in-service students, museum educators, national recognized authors and those involved in national and international leadership.