Motivating the Unmotivated: Addressing Apathy in the Visual Arts Classroom


Motivating the Unmotivated: Addressing Apathy in the Visual Arts Classroom
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 7-8 pm ET
FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

Do you struggle with student apathy in your classroom? This webinar will help you motivate students and have them engage with you in the learning process. Presenter Christopher Sweeney will share tips and tricks from his 23-year teaching career for addressing apathy through agency, group projects, classroom and school climates, and the learning environment. He will also discuss how art mixes traditional media with new and upcoming ones—such as 3D printing, coding, and biodesign—to create an integrated curriculum of art and design technology. Sweeney believes that by using interactive mediums, even the most apathetic students can become engaged.

Christopher Sweeney

Christopher Sweeney is a graduate of the University of the Arts, Philadelphia College of Art and Design with a BFA in fine arts/painting and drawing. He also received his MA from the University of the Arts in 2012. As a student, Sweeny received awards including the Ernest W. Greenfield Annual Award in Painting and the Peter J. McCahill Memorial Award in Art Education. He was named the 2016 Outstanding Secondary Art Educator by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association and the NAEA Art Education Technology (AET) Interest Group’s 2019 Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Sweeny is an ambassador for MakeyMakey, Chibitronics, and Morphi, as well as a fellow at Ultimaker 3D Printer's Pioneer Education program.

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