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  • Mapping Your Curriculum

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1 Credit Hour offered

    Enhance your current visual arts lessons and studio activities by organizing them around meaningful, universal themes. Join NAEA author Marilyn Stewart as she leads this discussion on why thematic lessons are more successful and engaging for studio practice.

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    Mapping Your Curriculum
    October 18, 2016 | 7-8 pm ET
    FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

    Enhance your current visual arts lessons and studio activities by organizing them around meaningful, universal themes. Join NAEA author Marilyn Stewart as she leads this discussion on why thematic lessons are more successful and engaging for studio practice.



    Marilyn Stewart

    Professor of Art Education and Co-coordinator of Graduate Programs in Art Education

    Marilyn Galvin Stewart, Ph.D., is Professor of Art Education and Co-coordinator of Graduate Programs in Art Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, senior author of the elementary textbook program, Explorations in Art, co-author Explorations in Art middle school series, co-author of Rethinking Curriculum in Art, author of Thinking Through Aesthetics, and Editor of the Art Education in Practice series, all published by Davis Publications. Marilyn is a frequent keynote speaker and consultant in national curriculum projects, including her recent work as Director of The Dinner Party Curriculum Project and Coordinator of the Educator Guides Project for the PBS series, Craft in America. A member of the Writing Team for the National Visual Arts Standards and the Model Cornerstone Assessments, she has conducted over 200 extended institutes, seminars, or in-service days in over 30 states. In 2011, NAEA named Dr. Stewart the National Art Educator of the Year.

  • Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Opportunities for Your Talented Students

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1 Credit Hour offered

    Since its founding, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has established an amazing track record for identifying the early promise of our nation’s most accomplished and prolific creative leaders; notable awardees include Andy Warhol and Sylvia Plath.

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    Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Opportunities for Your Talented Students
    October 4 | 7-8 pm ET
    FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

    Since its founding, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has established an amazing track record for identifying the early promise of our nation's most accomplished and prolific creative leaders; notable awardees include Andy Warhol and Sylvia Plath.

    The program has grown to be the nation's longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens; and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers. Teens in grades 7-12 from public, private, or home schools can apply in 29 art and writing categories for a chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published.

    Learn how to help your outstanding students participate in this esteemed program.


    Mark Gordon

    Associate Professor, School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts, Barton College, Wilson, NC

    Mark Gordon, Associate Professor in the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts, is regional director for The Scholastic Art Awards, Eastern/Central North Carolina Region, hosted by Barton College.

    Gordon received degrees in Philosophy and Physical Education from Oberlin College and an MFA from The Ohio State University. Starting as a potter, he has worked in clay for over 40 years, beginning with wheelthrowing and expanding into modular assembled clay sculptures and mixed-media site-specific installations. His work is exhibited in regional, national, and international galleries, colleges and universities, and museums.

    Debra Samdperil

    Assistant Executive Director of Programs, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

    The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through scholarships, exhibitions and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, appointed Debra Samdperil as Assistant Executive Director of Programs on January 21, 2016.

    Based in New York and reporting to Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director for the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Debra is the key driver of strategy and outreach for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, including leading awareness campaigns, targeted to both educators and students, about the Alliance's numerous student awards and scholarship opportunities. She also oversees and works closely with the Alliance's external relations team to support innovative national partnerships with organizations including the National Art Education Association and the National Writing Project and more.

    Debra brings more than 20 years of art education and non-profit program development experience to the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, having most recently served as the Associate Vice President for Non-Degree Programs at the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where she also led the regional scholarship submissions for the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards in Massachusetts – one of the Alliance's largest regional affiliate programs.

    Debra earned her B.F.A. degree from Tufts University.

    Laura Milas

    Laura Milas, MA, BFA, NBCT
    Art Educator, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, Illinois

    Laura Milas is a Visual Art Educator at Hinsdale Central High School where she teaches AP Art History, AP Studio Art, Drawing, and Painting. She has served as NAEA Western Region Vice President and on National Standards Assessment Writing Teams. An Illinois Art Education Past President, Newsletter Editor, and Youth Art Month Chairperson, Laura has been honored as the IAEA Art Educator of the Year and has been inducted as an IAEA Distinguished Member. A graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she received its Distinguished Alumni Award in Art Education.

    Linda Popp

    Artist and Art Educator

    Linda Popp is a Baltimore artist and art educator. She recently retired after a 41year career with Baltimore County Public Schools, most recently as the Visual Arts Coordinator. She has taught at the middle school and high school levels. Her teaching has informed her art, and her art has informed her teaching. During her career Linda has been very involved with the Maryland Art Education Association and National Art Education Association. She has given numerous presentations and workshops at the local, state, and national levels. In November she will be the keynote speaker at the Virginia Art Education Association Conference. Linda has held leadership positions in both organizations. She has won numerous art education awards at the local, state, and national levels, including NAEA National Secondary Art Educator and NAEA National Supervision/Administration Art Educator.

  • Placing Art at the Heart of Literacy Learning

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1 Credit Hour offered

    Join author and educator Beth Olshansky to learn about her teaching methodologies, “Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art” and “Image-Making Within the Writing Process.” These approaches place art at the heart of literacy learning and eliminate the hidden biases that favor verbal learners and discriminate against those more visually inclined.

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    Placing Art at the Heart of Literacy Learning
    Tuesday, September 27 | 7-8pm ET
    FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

    Join author and educator Beth Olshansky to learn about her teaching methodologies, “Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art" and “Image-Making Within the Writing Process." These approaches place art at the heart of literacy learning and eliminate the hidden biases that favor verbal learners and discriminate against those more visually inclined. Proven effective for a wide range of learners, these processes treat words and pictures as equal languages for learning. As detailed in her book The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art, this simple paradigm shift has resulted in dramatic improvements by students considered to be at-risk, as well as by English language learners.


    Beth Olshansky

    Director, Center for the Advancement of Art-Based Literacy

    For the last quarter century, Beth Olshansky has worked with art educators and classroom teachers across the U.S. and Canada to eliminate the hidden bias within our schools that favors verbal learners and discriminates against those more visually inclined. Beth has developed a groundbreaking body of work that places art at the heart of literacy learning. Proven effective for a wide range of learners, Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art and Image-Making Within The Writing Process treat words and pictures as equal languages for learning. As detailed in her book The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art, this simple paradigm shift has resulted in dramatic gains by students considered to be at-risk and English language learners.

    Director of the Center for the Advancement of Art-Based Literacy, University of New Hampshire, Beth has trained over 10,000 educators across the U.S., Canada, and the U.S. Commonwealths and Territories. Her work has garnered several federal awards for curriculum development, research, and national dissemination.

  • Filmmaking in the Art Classroom on a Shoestring Budget

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1 Credit Hour offered

    For more than a decade, Fresh Films has been the largest national platform for teen filmmaking—putting teens behind the camera on films, TV shows, short films, and documentaries. These teen-created films have showcased in Regal theaters, on TV, on DVD at major retailers, on iTunes, and internationally in countries including China, Australia, South Africa, and more!

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    Filmmaking in the Art Classroom on a Shoestring Budget
    Tuesday, September 13 | 7-8 pm ET
    FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

    For more than a decade, Fresh Films has been the largest national platform for teen filmmaking—putting teens behind the camera on films, TV shows, short films, and documentaries. These teen-created films have showcased in Regal theaters, on TV, on DVD at major retailers, on iTunes, and internationally in countries including China, Australia, South Africa, and more!

    Through this webinar, the Fresh Films team will show you how to bring filmmaking into YOUR classroom by using accessible personal devices such as phones and tablets. They'll walk you through a film process that you can use with your students, including: script creative, script breakdown, shot selection, filming, and editing. You will also learn fun ways to do low-budget effects, which is always a crowd pleaser.

    No previous movie-making experience or big budgets required—just a personal device and a willingness to create!


    Kelli Feigley (Moderator)

    Managing Director of Fresh Films

    About Fresh Films:

    Launched in 2002, Fresh Films annual filmmaking program for teens engages over 250 teens on the film set or in the editing bay for film and TV projects. Now based at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., Fresh Films also collaborates with educators and schools to bring Fresh Films into schools as part of interactive assemblies, curriculum, workshops and grants.

    Fresh Films projects include “Traveling Without Moving", a science comedy starring Steve Guttenberg (3 Men & A Baby) that will debut at White House Event this September 2016, “The Stream," a coming-of-age family comedy created by teens, benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of America and featuring Mario Lopez (Extra) and Rainn Wilson (The Office, Backstrom); and “Detectives Club," a science TV show for kids. More information at www.fresh-films.com

    Estlin Feigley (Moderator)

    Creative Director of Fresh Films

    About Fresh Films:

    Launched in 2002, Fresh Films annual filmmaking program for teens engages over 250 teens on the film set or in the editing bay for film and TV projects. Now based at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., Fresh Films also collaborates with educators and schools to bring Fresh Films into schools as part of interactive assemblies, curriculum, workshops and grants.

    Fresh Films projects include “Traveling Without Moving", a science comedy starring Steve Guttenberg (3 Men & A Baby) that will debut at White House Event this September 2016, “The Stream," a coming-of-age family comedy created by teens, benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of America and featuring Mario Lopez (Extra) and Rainn Wilson (The Office, Backstrom); and “Detectives Club," a science TV show for kids. More information at www.fresh-films.com

  • Art Teachers as Leaders: How to Talk to Your Principal

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1 Credit Hour offered

    Have you ever wondered how best to share student learning in art with your principal? Join this conversation led by a veteran principal and fellow art educators to gain the tools you need to communicate the important, relevant, and creative work that your students are doing. Start the year off right by leading this essential conversation with your principal!

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    Art Teachers as Leaders: How to Talk to Your Principal
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | 7-8 pm ET
    FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

    Have you ever wondered how best to share student learning in art with your principal? Join this conversation led by a veteran principal and fellow art educators to gain the tools you need to communicate the important, relevant, and creative work that your students are doing. Start the year off right by leading this essential conversation with your principal!


    Libya Doman

    Elementary Art Educator and Graduate Professor

    Libya Doman is an educator driven to encourage creative thinking as both an elementary art teacher (Fairfax County Public Schools) and a graduate professor (George Mason University). Some of her instructional specialities include Cultural Proficiency, English Language Learners, Special Education, and behavior management. In the art room, Ms. Doman can be found deconstructing critical theories of art, culture, and (dis)abilities in the movie “Finding Dory" with primary school artists.

    Libya has degrees from Spelman College, Moore College of Art & Design, and Teachers College, Columbia University.



    Pamelia D. Valentine

    Art Educator, NBCT, and Washington State Art Education Association Co-President

    Pamelia D. Valentine is an 18 -year veteran teacher, a published author in Educational Leadership Magazine (2008), In the WASCD Fall (2014) publications about engaging students in thinking, problem-solving and learning. Ms. Valentine is a State, National and International presenter of teaching and learning, Washington State ESD 113 Regional Teacher of the Year (2013), and state Middle Level Art Teacher of the Year (2013). Ms. Valentine is National Board Certified (Early Adolescent and Young Adult Visual Arts) (2006) Renewed (2015) and currently the Washington State Art Education Association (WAEA) Co-President, serving on the WAEA Board from 2012-Present.

    Dennis Inhulsen

    NAEA Chief Learning Officer, SAL Coordinator

  • Building Leadership and Vision For Your National Art Honor Society Chapter

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1 Credit Hour offered

    Join successful National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and National Junior Art Honor Society (NJAHS) sponsors as they share insights into their schools’ dynamic programs fostering student leadership, scholarship, and community service through the visual arts.

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    Building Leadership and Vision For Your National Art Honor Society Chapter
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 7-8 pm ET
    NAEA Members: FREE; Non-Members: $49

    More than 54,000 students worldwide are members of the National Art Honor Society programs! Join successful National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and National Junior Art Honor Society (NJAHS) sponsors as they share insights into their schools' dynamic programs fostering student leadership, scholarship, and community service through the visual arts. Find out more about opportunities available to NAHS/NJAHS students and sponsors (including NAHS Creative Industries Studio in Washington, DC this fall). Discover how to make the visual arts more visible at your school with the National Art Honor Society programs!


    Cappie Dobyns

    Art Educator, NAEA Outstanding NJAHS Sponsor, NAHS Council Middle-Level Member-at-Large

    Cappie Dobyns, a 25 year veteran, is an art / gifted and talented educator and an NAEA Outstanding NJAHS Sponsor. She also serves as the Middle Level Member at Large on the National Council of the NAHS. She earned her Master of Science in Teaching at Drake University where she is also currently a PhD candidate. While teaching adolescents at Ames Middle School gives her life purpose, she feels empowered through her differing volunteer roles within the Art Educators of Iowa (and, past work within the Texas Art Educator Association).

    Josh Drews

    Visual Arts Educator and NAEA Secondary Division Director-Elect

    Josh Drews has been teaching visual art at Spring Valley since 2001. He has helped develop arts curriculum for South Carolina, including co-authoring the 2017 and 2010 SC Media Arts standards and writing the SC curriculum guide for Media Arts, Media Arts (Design) and Printmaking. He is currently the NAEA Secondary Division Coordinator-Elect and a past president of the South Carolina Art Education Association. He is also an avid printmaker and working artist. He is proud to have a deep passion for teaching art, students, comic books, video games, his wife, and battle cat Tobias.

    Heather Rose

    NAEA Senior Member Services and NAHS Programs Coordinator

    Heather R. Overvold is the Senior Member Services and NAHS Programs Coordinator at NAEA, where she provides customer service to NAEA members and helps develop the NAHS and NJAHS programs. Before beginning her career at NAEA, Heather earned her Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University and her Master of Arts in Arts Management from George Mason University.

  • START NOW: Plan Your 2017 NAEA National Convention Experience in NYC!

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1 Credit Hour offered

    The 2017 NAEA National Convention in New York City, March 2-4 will bring more than 6,000 art educators together and also mark the 70th anniversary of NAEA! This is your national professional Convention, and you don’t want to miss it.

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    START NOW: Plan Your 2017 NAEA National Convention Experience in NYC!
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 7 – 8 pm ET
    FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for Non-members

    The 2017 NAEA National Convention in New York City, March 2-4 will bring more than 6,000 art educators together and also mark the 70 th anniversary of NAEA! This is your national professional Convention, and you don't want to miss it. Engage in the webinar and be the first to know about:

    • The BIG picture—keynotes, hands-on workshops, museums, and more…
    • How to save the most on registration and accommodations
    • Insight for overcoming common obstacles commonly faced by Preservice and new teachers when planning to attend
    • Tips on how to communicate the importance of attending this outstanding professional learning event to your supervisor or administrator
    • Information on budgeting, raising funds, and securing funding to cover your Convention-related expenses

    Presenters:
    Amanda Barbee
    Deborah Greh
    Elizabeth Stuart
    Angie Fischer

  • The Last Lesson: A Film on the Power of Art Educators to Change Lives

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1 Credit Hour offered

    Experience first-hand how a filmmaker and an art teacher collaborated to create the award winning film “The Last Lesson”—demonstrating how one lesson can impact a lifetime. Screen the short film and learn how you can create a powerful advocacy initiative in your school through this medium. Dig deeper into the process with a Q & A session.

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    The Last Lesson: A Film on the Power of Art Educators to Change Lives
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | 7 – 8 pm ET
    FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for Non-members

    Experience first-hand how a filmmaker and an art teacher collaborated to create the award winning film “The Last Lesson"—demonstrating how one lesson can impact a lifetime. Screen the short film and learn how you can create a powerful advocacy initiative in your school through this medium. Dig deeper into the process with a Q & A session.

    Speakers: Tricia Erickson & Steve Harryman (view bios under the Speaker(s) tab)


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    Tricia Erickson

    Art Educator

    Tricia Erickson is an art educator and "design thinking" enthusiast. A twelve-year veteran, she currently teaches at Northview High School. She is also an enrollment instructor for Kendall College of Art & Design. She volunteers for the Michigan Art Education Association serving in many roles.

    Steve Harryman

    Filmmaker

    Steve Harryman is an award-winning filmmaker and art education advocate. His cinematic work has appeared most recently in the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie “Away & Back" and earlier this year, his art-based film “The Last Lesson" was awarded top honors in the 37th Annual Telly Awards. In making “The Last Lesson" Steve rediscovered his once-lost love for art and is now focused on being an advocate for K-12 art education through film and video.

    Upon completion of an NAEA webinar, you will earn 1 clock hour of professional development per session, as designated by NAEA. Once the webinar is completed, you can view/print your Certification of Participation from this webinar page. You will also have access to a transcript under the Dashboard tab.

    Please note: Clock hours provided upon completion of any NAEA professional learning institute are granted for participation in an organized professional learning experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction and can be used toward continuing education credit in most states. It is the responsibility of the participant to verify acceptance by professional governing authorities in their area.

  • Beyond the Art Classroom

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1 Credit Hour offered

    Gain inspiration and information that can help you take art and education beyond your classroom! Learn from art educators who make it happen. Hear their stories about making their visions realities and taking their passion for art education into their communities and beyond.

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    Beyond the Art Classroom
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 7 – 8 pm ET
    FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for Non-members

    Gain inspiration and information that can help you take art and education beyond your classroom! Learn from art educators who make it happen. Hear their stories about making their visions realities and taking their passion for art education into their communities and beyond.

    Melissa Hronkin will demonstrate how she strengthens her community by hosting artist markets, educational forums, and festivals in a historical church that she and her husband own. This venue serves as an artist studio, winery, and community gathering space for sharing creativity. Learn how their beekeeping hobby and integration of art, science, and history all came together in this unique labor of love.

    Frank Juarez will discuss the benefits of infusing art, education, and business in the classroom and beyond. He will share ways to address visual and textual literacy through the 365 Artists 365 Days project as well as highlight the importance of tapping into the local and regional art community based on his experience with the Midwest Artist Studios program.

    Karen Nobel will share how the Kids Need More Art studio began as an idea to lease her art classroom during the summer months to run an art camp to offer students in the community an accessible, affordable opportunity for creative summer enrichment. Now eight years later, Kids Need More Art has grown to operate its popular Summer Art Series across four locations in South Florida, while continuing to provide year-round art programming in its main location.


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    Frank Juarez

    Art Educator

    Frank Juarez will discuss the benefits of infusing art, education, and business in the classroom and beyond. He will share ways to address visual and textual literacy through the 365 Artists 365 Days project as well as highlight the importance of tapping into the local and regional art community based on his experience with the Midwest Artist Studios program.

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    midwestartiststudios.com
    frankjuarezpresentations.com

    Melissa Hronkin

    Art Educator

    Melissa Hronkin will demonstrate how she strengthens her community by hosting artist markets, educational forums, and festivals in a historical church that she and her husband own. This venue serves as an artist studio, winery, and community gathering space for sharing creativity. Learn how their beekeeping hobby and integration of art, science, and history all came together in this unique labor of love.

    www.algomahacreshoney.com
    www.melissa-hronkin.blogspot.com

    Karen Nobel

    Art Educator

    Karen Nobel will share how the Kids Need More Art studio began as an idea to lease her art classroom during the summer months to run an art camp to offer students in the community an accessible, affordable opportunity for creative summer enrichment. Now eight years later, Kids Need More Art has grown to operate its popular Summer Art Series across four locations in South Florida, while continuing to provide year-round art programming in its main location.

    www.kidsneedmoreart.com
    facebook.com/kidsneedmoreart

    Upon completion of an NAEA webinar, you will earn 1 clock hour of professional development per session, as designated by NAEA. Once the webinar is completed, you can view/print your Certification of Participation from this webinar page. You will also have access to a transcript under the Dashboard tab.

    Please note: Clock hours provided upon completion of any NAEA professional learning institute are granted for participation in an organized professional learning experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction and can be used toward continuing education credit in most states. It is the responsibility of the participant to verify acceptance by professional governing authorities in their area.

  • What is Research? From Gatherer to Cultivator: Making the Most of Data in the Classroom

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1 Credit Hour offered Recorded On: 05/11/2016

    Explore findings from a survey of NAEA members—framed around the varied classroom contexts and institutional settings where research is undertaken—and discover practical examples of how data can be gathered and cultivate to build tools for research projects in the classroom.

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    What is Research? From Gatherer to Cultivator: Making the Most of Data in the Classroom
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 7-8 pm ET

    Explore findings from a survey of NAEA members—framed around the varied classroom contexts and institutional settings where research is undertaken—and discover practical examples of how data can be gathered and cultivate to build tools for research projects in the classroom. Gain answers to these questions and more:

    • How do we define ourselves as researchers within the field? Why does it matter?
    • How can research practice develop in my art educational setting?
    • How does research impact the future of our field?
    • How can I develop a research project with others in the field?

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    Upon completion of an NAEA webinar, you will earn 1 clock hour of professional development per session, as designated by NAEA. Once the webinar is completed, you can view/print your Certification of Participation from this webinar page. You will also have access to a transcript under the Dashboard tab.

    Please note: Clock hours provided upon completion of any NAEA professional learning institute are granted for participation in an organized professional learning experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction and can be used toward continuing education credit in most states. It is the responsibility of the participant to verify acceptance by professional governing authorities in their area.