Two workshops for educators at Hui No‘eau

Jan 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am. - 3:30 pm.

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, in partnership with Pomaikai Elementary School, is offering two professional development workshops for Maui educators with Melanie Rick, a course leader and consultant at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., on Saturday at Hui No’eau.

Rick is a national board certified teacher, certified reading specialist and co-owner and senior arts integration consultant for Focus 5 Inc.

She works in art museums, schools and art centers across the country helping teachers develop their students’ visual literacy and critical thinking skills.

Hui No’eau invites educators to register for one or both of Rick’s workshops:

• 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday — Reading and Talking about Visual Art in the Early Childhood Classroom (Grades pre-K-2). This workshop focuses on looking and talking about illustrations in fiction picture books before, during and after reading to help students develop the skills of prediction, inference, drawing conclusions, sequence and retelling a story. Tuition and supply fee is $15.

• 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday — Reading Art Across the Curriculum: Observe-Infer-Inquire (Grades 3-8).

This workshop introduces the language of visual art so that teachers feel confident looking, thinking and talking about art with their students. Participants will learn about resources for building a library of images that can be used to efficiently build background knowledge, teach content, generate points of inquiry for research and assess understandings in social studies, science and reading. Tuition and supply fee is $15

Interested educators can preregister for each of these professional development workshops at or by calling 572-6560.