Art Education Journal Connections: The Challenge of Change Continues


Art Education Journal Connections: The Challenge of Change Continues
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 7-8 pm ET
FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

Join us as featured authors from NAEA’s flagship publication, Art Education, share and discuss their recent hot topic articles. 

Art Education covers a diverse range of topics of professional interest to art educators and others whose interest is quality visual arts education. Recent topics include STEAM, Arts-Based Research, Creative Leadership, Artistic Interventions, and more.

We are continuing our engaging and informative discussion on The Challenge of Change. Join Art Education authors as we continue to seek answers to the question, “What is the change we need as art + design educators, and how can it be sustained?”

Cala Coats

Assistant Professor of Art Education, Stephen F. Austin State University

Dr. Cala Coats is Assistant Professor of Art Education at Stephen F. Austin State University. She has taught art in K-12, museum, and community settings. She also teaches art education, design, and art history at the university level. Dr. Coats is the Director of the Summer Art Academy at Stephen F. Austin State University. Her research focuses on the intersection of ethics and aesthetics with an emphasis on public pedagogy, nomadic inquiry, and socially engaged art. Dr. Coats has published in Art Education, The Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, The International Journal of Education & The Arts, Visual Arts Research, Trends: The Journal of the Texas Art Education Association, and recently published a chapter in Convergence of Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Global Civic Engagement.  

Aaron D. Knochel, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Art Education, School of Visual Arts / Embedded Researcher, College of Arts & Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University

Aaron D. Knochel, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Art Education in the School of Visual Arts and an Embedded Researcher at the Art & Design Research Incubator (ADRI) in the College of Arts & Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University. Knochel's research focuses on intersections between art education, social theory, and media studies. From community-based media production to participatory do-it-yourself digital fabrication, his interests follow the complexities of civic engagement in both art and design and through network connectivity. Publications include articles in Studies in Art Education, Art Education, Visual Arts Research, The International Journal of Education through Art, and Kairos. Generally, he tries to live up to his @artisteducator twitter bio: "artist-teacher-visual culture researcher-digital media flaneur-novice hacker and pixel stacker."    

Katy Mathes

Visual Arts Instructor

Katy Mathes is a Visual Arts Instructor at Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, Colorado. She completed her Master's degree in Education, Leadership and Emerging Technologies at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in December 2013. The degree focused on mastering fluency in technology for the purpose of instructional design as well as how to effectively lead, engage, and communicate with an audience. The program allowed Katy to feed her creative desire while propelling her elementary art curriculum and fostering growth in instructional design and technology. 

Katy holds a decade of experience in the classroom and is the creator of the Daily Noodle-Doodle, a classroom management system for elementary art education. Her Daily Noodle-Doodle program was designed to increase engagement, build student autonomy, streamline transitions, and support literacy.

Dr. Ryan Patton

Assistant Professor of Art Education, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Ryan M. Patton is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Patton taught high school art in the South Bronx section of New York City, and animation and game design with the Smithsonian Summer Associates. Patton also designed and produced a set of modular electronic switches intended for youth to design video game controllers. 

Dr. Patton has continued exploring digital media by creating CurrentLab, a new media art education research initiative devoted to developing curriculum, teaching tools, and best practices for visual arts educators. Dr. Patton’s current research interests include: technology in art education, new media art, play and games-based pedagogy, physical computing, big data and data visualization, visual culture, socially-engaged art practices, and urban education.

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