Friday, November 20, 2009

NCCAT and NBPTS

Dave and I successfully rocked another season of NCCAT (North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching). It was an awesome week with 20 teachers from all over the state of North Carolina. Some were already familiar with the visual journal, and some were not. All participants gelled very quickly with each other and with the journal.

A real highlight of the week was the chance to meet author Patti Digh. A year ago, Dave and I were introduced to her book Life is a Verb, and we had the chance to hear her read passages from her book. The premise of the book is simple: If you had 37 days to live, how would you be living those 37 days, and why are you not living that way now? Life is a Verb is full of stories, advice, and activities to lead a richer life. We were honored to have her stop by our seminar room and check out what we were doing. She even included us on her blog. Thanks for the shout out. I highly recommend Patti's book if you are looking to live a higher quality life.

Part of the art bomb that was dropped during the week.

A journal spread by Amy, a.k.a. A-Shon.

A sparkling spider web on a bronze statue outside of NCCAT on the last day.


The week ended on an even higher note, I found out today, that I passed my National Boards.

7 comments:

Bean said...

Art Bombs are good!

Margaret said...

Congrats on National Boards - that represents a year's worth of planting in amazing bloom !!! and thanks for facilitating a profound NCCAT experience - you guys are revolutionary!!!

Connie said...

YEA Nat Boards! Way too much work and I am soooooo proud of you! Would have loved to have been at another session with you guys - but at least I got to see Darcy's journal when she got back!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Cool !! Love all your journal pages here.

Speck said...

CONGRATS ON NATIONAL BOARDS ERIC! (added like it was a side note to the end of the blog)Thats huge man! Congrats!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Merry merry Christmas !!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Scott!! I'm not sure you'd remember me, but my name is Michael Mitchell. I was a student of yours in 2004 and 2005 at SBHS. I've got one more semester of college left and even though I'm not an art major or anything I still love to draw/sketch/paint whenever I can because of you. I remember the good ole' visual journal you always toted around. You're a great teacher. Take Care and thanks!