Visual Journals: Authentic Meaning Making In and Out of the Classroom

Providing alternative perspectives to structured sketchbooks, visual journals are an art form and a creative outlet for artists, writers, craft enthusiasts, teachers, and students. This webinar provides strategies and approaches—as well as tips, techniques, and prompts for implementing the visual journal as part of your personal art practice and curriculum. Explore how visual journals can facilitate a connection between your studio and teaching practices, and how you can transfer this personal artistic research into model behaviors and processes for your students. By implementing the visual journal as a key component of your curriculum, you can encourage students to engage in personally relevant artmaking experiences that emphasize process over product—resulting in increased student motivation and creativity.

Meet the Journal Fodder Junkies

David R. Modler is an artist/educator born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees in Art Education from Towson State University and a Master of Fine Arts from James Madison University. David currently lives and works in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where he is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at Shepherd University.

Eric M. Scott is an artist and a National Board Certified Teacher born and raised in Washington, Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and currently lives in Purcellville, VA, and teaches art for Loudoun County Public Schools.

Upon completion of an NAEA webinar, participants will receive a Certificate of Participation with (1) clock hour of professional development per session, as designated by NAEA. 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.

University Credit
Acknowledge your learning with university credit from the nationally accredited School of Education at California State University, Chico by accruing 15 hours for 1 unit of university credit for your NAEA professional development efforts. Participate in 15 NAEA webinars (live and/or archived) or combine the webinar hours with the NAEA Virtual Conference hours, and/or NAEA National Convention archived session hours to reach your 15 hours.

To earn university credit, you must accrue your 15 hours of NAEA learning within the same twelve-month period. Then submit your NAEA Virtual Art Educators record of participation (all 15 hours) to the Center for Regional and Continuing Education at CSU, Chico along with the required application fee and enroll in EDUC 831A.

You will be able to also earn 1 unit of university credit for attending and participating in the 2016 NAEA National Convention in Chicago. You will be able to enroll in this course, EDUC 812B, next spring.

2015 fall and 2016 spring fees are $60. Additional details will be posted soon.


Webinar Recording
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  70 minutes This 60 minute webinar was delivered live on September 8, 2015. Meeting ID #: 803216
Certificate of Participation
1.00 Credit Hour  |  Certificate available
1.00 Credit Hour  |  Certificate available California State University, Chico Credit: 15 hours=1 unit university credit