Virtual Art Educators

Welcome to Virtual Art Educators!

National Art Education Association (NAEA) is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. NAEA Virtual Art Educators is a space for you to access premier professional learning opportunities from anywhere in the world. Choose from a growing number of live and archived webinars, sessions, workshops, and more to create your ideal experience. Be informed and inspired by colleagues, artists, and experts o­ffering programming that is 100% art education content that can be applied immediately to teaching and learning. Design your professional learning experience today!

Upcoming Live Webinars

College and Career Pathways in Visual Arts, Design, and Media Arts
[October 12, 2022 | 7pm ET] We live in a world of change, inciting ever-evolving design trends and technologies requiring artists and designers to lead the way. Join us as we explore a wide range of creative career opportunities for students passionate about creating, making, building, and telling stories. The collaboration, creative problem-solving, critical-thinking, and entrepreneurial skills honed in art and design disciplines are transferrable and relevant to a wide range of industries, and can help launch successful and sustainable careers. As future seasoned design thinkers, these creatives are poised to find innovative and inventive solutions to meet the needs of the 21st century and beyond.
What’s Your Story? Using Literacy and Art for Authentic Discovery
[November 2, 2022 | 7pm ET] Looking for ways to help students to create, participate with, and respond to contemporary art and visual culture in more critical ways? Do you wonder how to support literacy in the art room though more than just writing prompts? Join us as we explore new media literacy—a discipline that features many elements analogous with art education. Come away with lessons, data, and techniques that will have your learners connecting their lived experiences with those of literary characters (from classics like Cinderella and new favorites like New Kid) and figures in popular culture through the avenue of digital comics, illustration, and more. Dive into exciting case study research (exploring Hamilton, Kehinde Wiley, and the Carters) and find ways you can successfully incorporate new media principles to support a different form of literacy in your teaching space.
Pushing Boundaries: Nurturing Gifted and Talented Art Students
[December 7, 2022 | 7pm ET] Join us as we explore nurturing gifted and talented students in Title I schools. Come away with curriculum examples, lessons addressing community-specific needs, and fresh theories and philosophies of teaching that can help lead your students to take creative risks to help them grow and develop in the arts. Presenters will share dual approaches to expanding student progress, equipping you with enhanced support to help students find their voices as artists.
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