I had the pleasure of receiving training under David Tamori from CA. Most of the other teachers were from AZ. One was from England. We all spent 4 days intensively working on learning the difference between drawing and 2-D design as far as how the college board separates them. Both art in some form or another thus no graphic design specifically was included. The generalization is that drawing uses mostly elements and mark making while design is mostly the principles of design. All of which we teach to our high school students. It is just when you present a portfolio of 24 pieces to the college board you need to decide which area is the strongest in your students works. There was also training for 3-D design. Not sure I will go for the college level for my kids on that one yet. I need quality camera equipment which the district cannot afford at this time and I am not lending my equipment to the district. The fun part of it all was that we made art constantly using a variety of mediums that are affordable for the most part. Which was good for those of us who teach at title one schools (below the poverty level). The following pictures are of sample I made during this workshop.
Group project done very quickly. Arrange 5 chairs into an interpretation of sorts. We expanded using an electric cord from the ceiling. We were the only group that broke the rules. Ha, the true sign of artists.