Engage Your Students Through 3D Design


Engage Your Students Through 3D Design
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 7–8pm ET
FREE for NAEA members; $49 for nonmembers

Develop your 3D design program and engage students of all learning styles! This webinar features presenters from elementary, middle, and secondary visual arts programs who will share methods and strategies for including sculpture in your visual arts curriculum. Learn from experienced teachers who use sculpture to add breadth to their curriculum and connect to contemporary artists and concepts.

Thom Knab

K–4 Art Educator, Dodge Elementary
East Amherst, New York

Thom Knab has been a K–4 art educator at Dodge Elementary, East Amherst, New York, since 1990. He earned his MS degree in art education from Buffalo State College in 1992. Currently serving as NAEA Past President, Knab also served as the NAEA Elementary Division Director (2015–2017), and NYSATA President (2013–2015). He received both the NAEA National and Eastern Region Elementary Art Educator Awards in 2018, was the 2018 NYS Art Educator, and is a 2020 inductee into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. He has been the keynote speaker at state and regional conferences, as well as the OATK12 Facebook group conference. Knab’s writing has been featured frequently in publications, including School Arts Magazine and NYSATA News. He is also an exhibiting artist.

Debra Hannu

Visual and Media Arts Educator and Curriculum Specialist, Duluth Public Schools
Duluth, Minnesota

Debra Hannu has served the Duluth Public Schools for over 30 years, both as a K–12 teacher of visual and media arts and as a curriculum specialist. With an extensive background and interest in curriculum and assessment, Hannu was part of the development team for both the National Standards in the Visual Arts and the Minnesota Academic Standards in the Arts. She has served in numerous leadership positions with Art Educators of Minnesota, most recently in conference planning. As a regional teacher leader with the Perpich Center for Arts Education, Hannu has teamed with colleagues to provide professional development opportunities regionally. She is a member of the 2019 cohort of the School for Art Leaders with NAEA and teaches art and movement methods to graduate education students at the College of St. Scholastica. Although she enjoys working with students and peers at all levels, Hannu’s heart is in middle school!

Martin Loftus

Visual Arts Director, Denver School of the Arts
Denver, Colorado

Martin Loftus attended Beloit College and received a bachelor’s degree in studio art as well as a master’s degree in teaching. Loftus has 25 years of experience teaching high school visual arts and has taught numerous national, regional, and local award-winning students. He is an experienced Advanced Placement teacher, reader, and table leader, and he also serves as a College Board consultant.

Upon completion of this NAEA webinar, you may earn 1 hour of professional development credit as designated by NAEA. Once the webinar is completed, you may view/print a Certification of Participation under the "Contents" tab. You may also print a transcript of all webinars attended under the "Dashboard" link in the right sidebar section of the page.  

Clock hours provided upon completion of any NAEA professional learning program 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.

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