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Mindfulness, Creativity, and Art EducationContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join Wendy Ann Greenhalgh, writer, artist, author, creative mindfulness teacher, and arts educator, as she leads an overview of mindfulness and related practices. Learn how to successfully apply these mindfulness techniques in your visual arts classroom.
Studio Habits: An Introduction to Studio ThinkingContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Kick-start your back-to-school learning! This important webinar introduces Studio Thinking and the eight studio habits of mind, which describe the thinking skills and attitudes that help students learn to think authentically as artists. The Studio Thinking framework names what you already know happens in your art classroom, and grounds choice-based arts methods like TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior). Learn to guide your students to make decisions about what engages and challenges them personally. Walk away with tools to support authentic teaching of Studio Thinking—the skills and attitudes that help students learn and develop the internal lenses needed to think as artists.
Going Deeper With Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB)Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Teaching for Artistic Behavior is a complex curricular concept that is rewarding for both students and art educators!
Mapping Your CurriculumContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
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.
Visual Journals: Authentic Meaning Making In and Out of the ClassroomContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join us for our first webinar with Journal Fodder Junkies, David Modler and Eric Scott
2017 NAEA National Convention Virtual PassContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Register for your Virtual Pass now! Access 2017 NAEA National Convention Virtual Pass programming on demand and be connected to the largest gathering of visual arts education professionals in the world—without leaving your house! Earn 6 hours of professional development.
Mindfulness – Classroom Orientation from Trained TeachersContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Mindfulness in the art room opens doors to teaching focus, a greater sense of self and well-being, and enhanced creativity. Join this webinar to learn more about how to develop and foster mindfulness as well as an enhanced sense of purpose for your art students. Veteran educators and mindfulness practitioners will share best practices and examples of mindfulness in the visual arts classroom.
Design Thinking in the K-12 Art RoomContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Design thinking is a systematic, iterative process that maximizes the potential for student-devised creative solutions. Learn how a K-12 art educator successfully implemented design thinking in her classroom over the past 3 years, leading students in meaningful, creative problem-solving experiences. Join in the discussion and become inspired to use design thinking methodologies in your classroom!
Special Education in the Art RoomContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join in this interactive conversation examining the challenges of and opportunities for teaching art to children with special needs alongside their typical peers. Discover meaningful ways to focus and refocus behavior in the art room, as well as techniques and activities to better engage students while presenting content-filled lessons with exciting outcomes.
Visible Learning: Design Thinking Methodologies for K-16 EducatorsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Learn how K-16 educators are successfully implementing a design-thinking process to lead students in meaningful creative problem-solving experiences. Take away inspiration and information for implementing design thinking methodologies in your classroom.
Placing Art at the Heart of Literacy LearningContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
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.
Calculating Success: Writing and Using Rubrics in the Art RoomContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Confused by the complexity of rubric design? Don’t know how to maximize rubric use to enhance student outcomes? Then this webinar is for you. We'll tackle rubric design by examining how project criterion is written and used by teachers and students in the art room. Did you know that many assessments classified as rubrics are merely checklists? Did students include this? Check. Did students cover that? Check. Sure, checklists and rubrics provide guidance on assessment, but rubrics do much more. A good rubric helps to shape student learning by clearly articulating the differences between levels of growth and performance. Students need this for a clearer understanding of what they need to do to move beyond initial responses and create work that pushes them to higher performance levels. Designing such a rubric takes time and requires feedback from colleagues and students. After participating in this webinar, you will be equipped to: recognize characteristics of effective rubric design; use rubrics for making and talking about works of art; create norms of understanding among your colleagues; align criterion with the National Core Visual Arts Standards; and write rubrics for assessment of learning and for grading.
Best Practices in Art Education TechnologyContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Learn how you can use technology to enhance learning in your classroom! Join us as three art educators from NAEA’s Art Education Technology (AET) Issues Group share best practices with the latest technology in art education.
A STEAM Makerspace in YOUR Classroom!Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Science, technology, engineering, art, and math—knowledge in these fields will take our students far. And, the ways to give them this knowledge can be engaging and fun! Join STEAM specialist and educator Tim Needles as he shares creative lessons and approaches for every experience and education level when incorporating STEAM in the art room. This webinar will outline the fundamentals of STEAM and share a variety of technologies and concepts from old school ideas—light painting, upcycling, and cardboard—to emerging technologies such as digital drawing, 3D printing, augmented reality, coding, and robotics. Learn about the various ways STEAM lessons can cover everything from timing to environment to authentic project-based learning. Whether you’ve never tried teaching a STEAM lesson or you’re a full-time makerspace educator, this webinar will have something inspiring for you!
Art Educators as ArtistsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Is it possible to maintain a sense of balance between the creative roles of teacher and artist? Do you face an ongoing struggle with living what seems like two separate lives? Join in this webinar to explore some of the challenges many art teachers have in finding time, energy, and space to make their own work and discover successful strategies that can be employed to help maintain harmony and success within each of these worlds. Be ready to share your challenges and the approaches that have helped you with your personal art practice as we delve into how it is possible to establish a relationship between teaching and creating art by understanding how these two worlds can inspire and inform one another.
Making Time for Making ArtContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/26/2016
Include artmaking as part of your daily practice! Join veteran artist/educators as they share tips, tools, and inspiration for finding a successful balance between creating your own art and teaching artmaking to others, along with the challenges of everyday life.
Scaffolding Art Experiences in Preschool and Kindergarten, or How do you teach those little guys anything?Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Learn first hand from three veteran art educators multiple approaches to early childhood education. This webinar will explore the balance of choice and structure in early art education. Experience how our youngest students connect to their world through a vast variety of instructional strategies.
Drawing a Line From Your Life to Your Art: Get creative and collaborative with 31 Nights and tet[R]ad: Draw & Play!Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
"Making it" as an artist or simply making our own art is something many of us want to do. And, in our field, we most likely want to do this while simultaneously having a meaningful career as an art educator. Did you know that you already hold the key to making this happen? It's your story! Learn innovative approaches to help you tell your story through your own work as an artist while embarking on some truly magical and collaborative projects with your students.
Teaching the Gifted and Talented in ArtContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Do students with high ability get what they need in art class? What learning differences do the labels gifted and talented indicate and how can awareness of these differences improve art educational outcomes? Seldom are these questions addressed in preservice training or professional development, so join us for a multi-perspective, research-based overview that will prompt further inquiry. This webinar will help you fortify your philosophy of art education with recent findings, theories, and practices that support equitable accommodations for diverse students in elementary and secondary school art. Steve Heil will bring you up to date on principles of psychological science for teaching art to high-ability students. Roni Rohr will share her experience in delivering an enriched and accelerated approach to developing the talent of young artists. Join us and other art educators in exploring ways to facilitate every child’s growth and development in art.
Implementing the New Visual Arts Standards: Revisiting Learning Progressions—Demonstrating Student GrowthContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
The National Visual Arts Standards provide learning progressions from preK-12. The concepts embedded in the Standards reflect the scope of learning—the knowledge, skills, and understandings taught through the study of the visual arts.
Teaching Strategies to Support Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the ClassroomContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
General education teachers, including special area teachers, often have a need for more extensive knowledge and understanding of children with specific disabilities. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is perhaps one of the more complex disabilities in the field of special education and represents a population of children who have great variability in their cognitive abilities, communication competencies, and behavioral and sensory needs. This webinar provides information that can help you to better understand children on the spectrum, supplying evidenced-based strategies that can be employed in the art classroom to provide a successful experience for all.
Using Technology and Social Media to Document Student Learning OutcomesContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join classroom art educators and members of the NAEA Professional Learning through Research Working Group as they share practical examples for using technology to document student learning outcomes. Discover how to successfully implement digital apps such as Kahoot and SeeSaw, social media apps such as Instagram, and digital portfolio platforms into K-16 classrooms.
Creative Critical Thinking: Bringing Design Thinking Into the ClassroomContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
An AICAD Virtual Learning Lab, Presented by NAEA and the Association for Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)
Open Source Tech Tools to Use in the Art Room: A Pechakucha-Style Webinar!Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
This webinar contains valuable information about six different tools and is relevant for all art educators. Learn about one tool or all six. Your students will be glad you did.
Social Purpose: Art Educators Making a Difference with Community CausesContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
The visual arts can serve to enhance the lives of others through meaningful contributions to society. Join us to learn how art educators have made a difference in their community, and beyond, by using their time and talent in the arts to make the world a better place!
Adapting the Visual Arts Standards to Make Your Lesson Plans Come Alive!Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Launched in 2014, the National Visual Arts Standards are part of the National Core Arts Standards. The Standards—written to be instructional, assessable, and aspirational—have endless possibilities to deliver curriculum in a variety of settings. Learn from three veteran K-12 art educators (who have all served on the NAEA Board of Directors) as they share their journeys and methods for effectively utilizing the Standards in facilitating challenging, engaging, developmentally-/age-appropriate units and lessons that provide deep investigation, critical thinking, problem solving, and student artist voice and choice. Gain new perspective as they share the Standards' impact on their work at the school, district, and state levels.
Art Teachers as Leaders: How to Talk to Your PrincipalContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
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!
Discover Digital Museum Resources through the Smithsonian Learning LabContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join three museum educators from the Smithsonian Institution to learn more about the ways digital museum resources found in the new Smithsonian Learning Lab can support creative art instruction.
Making Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Real in Art Education PracticesContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Unsure how to start a conversation about race in your art room? Join Patty Bode in this timely webinar to investigate the idea that "racism is not everybody's fault, but it is everybody's responsibility." Explore ways in which art educators can talk about race and racism in the preK-12 art room and art education college classroom to help advance our NAEA goals for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Strategies will include dialogue about contemporary art and studio practices that help unmute the discourse on race and racism.
The Portfolio: Four Schools of Art & Design Share Tips and TechniquesContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
The portfolio is the most important piece of the process when applying to specialized art and design schools. Help your students prepare! Join the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) and Admissions Counselors from four AICAD member institutions (Otis College of Art & Design; Minneapolis College of Art & Design; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and Memphis College of Art) to learn about the college admissions process focusing on the ever-elusive student portfolio submission.
The National Science Foundation Presents: Fostering STEAM—Combining Art and Science to Promote EquityContains 1 Component(s), Includes Credits
Learn how STEAM—science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics—can promote equity and build identification with science and art! Discover a series of hands-on lessons that embody these principles by engaging students in content that covers art and science together. These activities connect the visual arts with biology, chemistry, and optics and, in turn, promote a STEAM mindset. Content is aligned with both art and science national standards.
STEAM From Theory to PracticeContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Move beyond ideas and talking points and jumpstart your STEAM curriculum! Join us for this can’t-miss discussion where presenters will discuss what STEAM is, what it could be, and how we can get there. Get a glimpse into STEAM classrooms and take away practical ideas for application.
The Last Lesson: A Film on the Power of Art Educators to Change LivesContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
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.
Snapshot: Best Practices | April 2016Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Gain inspiration straight from the source with this exciting, fast-paced webinar! Three educators will each share their best practices in energetic 10-12 minute presentations, followed by time for questions.
Using Digital Curriculum and Curation Tools with Your Students: Developed by Crystal Bridges Museum of American ArtContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Have you ever considered teaching a digital curriculum? Join us as we hear from a panel of art educators and instructional designers who have implemented innovative digital curriculum, developed by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, in classrooms and beyond.
Helping Students Prepare for AP Portfolios: What do the Judges Look For?Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Gain best practices for AP Studio Art portfolio preparation, clarification of rubric guidelines, and tips to help your students succeed!
Beyond the Paper Prototype: Teaching Design for Grades 7-12Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Don't miss this AICAD Virtual Learning Lab to see firsthand how faculty from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, works with a high school art educator and students at the Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies to demonstrate teaching the design process in high school. Explore the elements of the process in action, including inspiration, research, ideation, refinement, prototype, and the final product—a teapot!
2018 NAEA National Convention RecordingsContains 15 Component(s), Includes Credits
Instant access to awesome sessions—FREE to NAEA members! Access videos of more than a dozen 2018 NAEA National Convention major sessions—Nick Cave, Golan Levin, Nettrice Gaskins, Barbara Earl Thomas, and more! Engage in these informative, inspiring video sessions and earn professional development credit.
Snapshot: Best Practices | February 2016Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Gain inspiration straight from the source with this exciting, fast-paced webinar! Three educators will each share their best practices in energetic 10-12 minute presentations, followed by time for questions.
Solutions for Using Art to Teach Writing Skills: Integrate Literacy and Art Like a Pro!Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Are you looking for ways to integrate literacy into your art room with purpose while honoring the artmaking process? Join the authors of Using Art to Teach Reading Comprehension Strategies: Lesson Plans for Teachers as they share researched-based reading strategies and writing traits designed to improve literacy. Educators in any discipline can learn how to use art to teach these strategies and traits, beginning in a text-free environment. Leave this webinar with ready-to-use ideas for your classroom! Bring your sketchbook and colored pencils for some engaging, real-time drawing activities.
Beyond the Art ClassroomContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
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.
Filmmaking in the Art Classroom on a Shoestring BudgetContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
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!
Implementing the New Visual Arts Standards: An Overview of What Art Educators Need to KnowContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Discover how the new visual arts standards can be applied to local teaching and learning settings through this interactive webinar! The new voluntary Visual Arts Standards provide a foundation for visual arts education for all students. The standards support student-learning outcomes through big ideas—enduring understandings and essential questions. Learn about the comprehensive web-based framework of the standards including Anchor Standards, Enduring Understandings, Artistic Processes, Essential Questions, Grade-by-Grade Learning Progression, and more.
NAEA Need to Know Webcast: Moving Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Forward in Art Education: Questions for Art EducatorsContains 1 Component(s)
What does it mean to work for equity, diversity, and inclusion? What is needed to move equity, diversity, and inclusion forward within art education? The National Art Education Association’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion is charged with looking at equity, diversity, and inclusion across the profession. Join this Webcast. Raise questions. Make recommendations. Provide answers. Consider how you can get involved. Lend your hands and your voice to this critical work for our community.
Unpacking the Media Arts Standards through the Lens of Student WorkContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Don’t miss this interactive exploration of the new National Media Arts Standards! Join the National Coalition of Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) Project Manager, Cory Wilkerson, as she offers an introduction to the Standards; and art educators Robb Bomboy and Andrew Teheran as they bring the Standards to life by guiding you through scoring of student work collected during the 2016 national pilot of the Standards. Learn how the Standards are used in classrooms, and envision what media arts instruction could look like in your school!
Motivating the Unmotivated: Addressing Apathy in the Visual Arts ClassroomContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
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.
FREE Online Art Tools: Where the Wild Things Are!Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Take a walk on the wild side! Discover 13 FREE digital online tools that you can use to organize yourself as you plan curriculum, open a unit, anchor a lesson, work on digital portfolios, integrate the new National Visual Arts Standards, and/or directly engage your students in digital art assignments.
2014 NAEA Virtual Conference: New Visual Arts StandardsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/27/2014
Learn straight from the source—members of the Visual Arts Writing and Assessment Teams—about the New Visual Arts Standards and the dynamic Web-based Standards Environment that you can customize for use in planning for your classroom.
Research in the Art Room: Stories from TeachersContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join classroom art educators and members of the NAEA Professional Learning Through Research Working Group Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Betsy Murphy, Kristi Oliver, Samantha Melvin, and Kathy A. Miraglia as they share resources for bringing research into everyday educational settings. Explore the results of a recent NAEA survey on research to get the “big picture” of the importance of research in the classroom and beyond.
2015 NAEA Back-to-School Virtual Conference: Learning and Leading in a Visual AgeContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Broadcast live from the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, on September 26, 2015, the 2015 NAEA Back-To-School Virtual Conference is your direct connection to professional learning and creative professionals!
What is Research? From Gatherer to Cultivator: Making the Most of Data in the ClassroomContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits 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.
2017 NAEA National Convention: Get ready for NYC, no matter where you are!Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
The NAEA National Convention is the largest gathering of art educators in the world! Whether you're planning on attending in person, via the Virtual Pass from your computer, or if you're still on the fence about participating at all, this webinar will inform and inspire your Convention experience and kick start your planning process.
Revitalize Your AP Art History Curriculum: Align with the New College Board CurriculumContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join College Board AP Art History Chief Reader Heather Madar and AP Art History educators as they discuss the newly redesigned AP Art History curriculum, student outcomes, and the renewed energy in art history happening in the classroom!
Need to Know Webcast: Social Justice Art EducationContains 1 Component(s)
How can educators foster a critical consciousness concerning the systems of inequality through experiential activities in the study and making of art? Using the sources, processes, and consequences of oppression as well as recognizing one’s relationship to being a part of changing the conditions of oppression, how can you teach toward everyday, brave upstander actions?
Art Education Journal ConnectionsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join us as featured authors from NAEA’s flagship publication, Art Education, share and discuss their 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.
Make the Connection: Professional Learning CommunitiesContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Whether you are a veteran educator, just starting out, or anywhere in between, it is easy to feel alone when you are the only visual arts teacher in your building. Join a group of educators who took the initiative to change their fate. They created a professional learning community (PLC) of visual arts educators at no cost. Come listen, learn, and discuss how to establish or join a PLC yourself!
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Opportunities for Your Talented StudentsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
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.
A Deep Dive into the Model Cornerstone AssessmentsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Learn firsthand about the development and application of the Model Cornerstone Assessments (MCA) from practicing art educators and discover how the MCAs support and enhance their students' learning without compromising their curriculums.
Art Education Journal ConnectionsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
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.
Maximizing the Museum Experience: Tips for Successful Field TripsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Whether you are planning a local museum field trip or skyping with museums across the globe, join this webinar to maximize the museum experience for your students. We will explore research about the impact of museum visits on students and also look at tools to advocate to school administrators for such experiences. Discover how you can design a museum experience by scaffolding learning using the Form+Theme+Context (FTC)® palette, modeled in the popular NAEA SummerVision DC program. Learn logistical tips for designing a museum experience and preparing your students and chaperones. Strategies shared can be applied to both virtual and onsite museum experiences.
Building Leadership and Vision For Your National Art Honor Society ChapterContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
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.
Need to Know Webcast: Design Thinking in STEAM: An International Perspective through a Mixed Methods StudyContains 1 Component(s)
This webcast from the NAEA Research Commission’s Mixed Methods Working Group highlights findings that identify differing design thinking perspectives, values, and cultures from across the globe in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM).
2019 NAEA National Convention RecordingsContains 15 Component(s), Includes Credits
Instant access to awesome sessions—FREE to NAEA members! Access videos of more than a dozen 2019 NAEA National Convention major sessions—Amy Sherald, Howard Gardner, Steve Locke, Peter H. Reynolds, and more! Engage in these informative, inspiring video sessions and earn professional development credit.
Implementing the New Visual Arts Standards: Learning Progressions—Demonstrating Student GrowthContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Through this Webinar, participants will be shown techniques for teaching the standards through varied teaching learning settings.
Get Creative with Youth Art Month!Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Get the inside scoop on how to get started with Youth Art Month (YAM) participation, or how to take your YAM involvement and exposure to the next level! The Council for Art Education directs YAM nationally—advocating for visual arts education for all children and encouraging funding for quality school visual arts programs.
Art Education Journal Connections - Arts Equity: Practicing Creative Activity as a Human RightContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Arts equity can take many forms. Join us as Art Education Senior Editor Amelia Kraehe dives into a conversation with Journal authors for a closer look at arts equity and inclusion. Authors will share stories about curriculum projects, practices, and outcomes that illustrate contemporary approaches to creative activity as a human right.
START NOW: Plan Your 2017 NAEA National Convention Experience in NYC!Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
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.
Art Education Journal Connections: The Challenge of Change ContinuesContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
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.
The 2016 Nation’s Arts Report Card: What You Should Know about the NAEP Arts AssessmentContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
In April 2017, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released its 2016 National Arts Assessment, the Nation’s Art Report Card. NAEP is the only nationally representative measure of student achievement in nearly a dozen subjects. This is the third NAEP Arts Assessment that assessed both music and visual arts. Learn about the assessment and its findings including what the Nation’s Arts Report Card shows regarding access and opportunities for arts learning.
Elevating Art Education ResearchContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
In 2014 the National Art Education Association Research Commission started a Mixed Methods Working Group to build an association level consensus on the need for rigor in art education research. Join Mixed Methods Working Group members Raymond Veon, Amanda Krantz, and Read Diket in a discussion about their recent research projects.
In Chicago or From Your Art Room: Create YOUR NAEA National Convention ExperienceContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Learn about the many opportunities planned to support you and your students throughout the largest gathering of art educators in the world—the NAEA National Convention in Chicago, March 17-19—whether or not you plan to attend!
Need to Know Webcast: Introducing Artsonia Classroom Mode: Student-Generated Digital PortfoliosContains 1 Component(s)
Join Tiffany Rahn and Jim Meyers as they lead an overview of Classroom Mode, the simple way for students to create their own digital portfolios in Artsonia. Learn how these student portfolios can also be used for assessment, classroom management, art program fundraising, and more!
NAEA Need to Know Webcast: Engaging Social Action through Service LearningContains 1 Component(s)
How can art educators provide a platform for learners to confront stereotypes, inequality, and discrimination, while fostering trust, reciprocity, and hope? This can’t-miss webcast explores how service learning can set the stage for social change and develop critical thinking, collaboration, and self-reflection.
Developing Your International Baccalaureate Art ProgramContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
How do comparative studies, process portfolios, and exhibitions translate into successful achievement in the visual arts? No, this isn’t a dissertation topic, but it is at the heart of a successful International Baccalaureate (IB) visual arts course in high school. Join us to discuss these modes of assessment and other philosophical questions about the nature of IB Visual Arts. You will also learn how to design a curricular program that addresses best practices for meeting the needs of advanced studio art learners and the IB program. Tune in to gain alternative perspectives as you generate your own knowledge and questions.
Supporting Student Emotional Needs Through Art: Practical Everyday Techniques for All Art EducatorsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/20/2019 at 7:00 PM (EST)
Join an Expressive Arts Therapist and and Art Educator for insight on how adverse childhood experiences (ACES) cause trauma. Delve into artistic processes that help discharge trauma, and gain information on how to create an environment of emotional support. Leave prepared to continue your learning after the webinar with helpful handouts and a bibliography.
Implementing the New Visual Arts Standards: Art Educator Effectiveness—An Exploration of How the New Standards Support New Teacher Evaluation SystemsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Discover techniques for communicating learning in art to principals, parents, and community members through this interactive webinar. As a participant, you will be challenged to lead the conversation and provide rich powerful insights to authentic artistic experiences.
NAEA Need to Know Webcast: Artsonia: New Features and More for 2018!Contains 1 Component(s)
Calling all K-12 educators! Join us for an in-depth look at Artsonia’s newest features. Follow along as Artsonia’s Jim Meyers and Tiffany Rahn introduce these features and give insider tips on the best ways to get your students uploading their own artwork, videos, photos, and artist statements. Whether or not you’re currently using Artsonia in your classroom, don’t miss this opportunity to see all that this online museum has to offer!
Implementing the New Visual Arts Standards: How Teachers are Using the Unit Design Template to Support a Comprehensive Art ExperienceContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
The new standards provide opportunities to plan units of study that fully integrate the four artistic processes of creating, presenting, responding and connecting. See how the unit design template is both flexible and adaptable to your teaching situation. Learn from an early career art teacher how she is using the template to integrate the standards into a thematic unit for fifth graders; and from a veteran art teacher how he is using the template to tailor instruction. Find out more about sharing your lesson designs with art educators through the Lesson Design Challenge Pinterest Board!
NAEA Interest Groups RoundtableContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
NAEA has 20 Interest Groups focusing on specific areas within visual arts education. Learn more about NAEA Interest Groups while gaining an in depth view of three of these professional groups: Choice-Art Educators, Independent School Art Education Interest Group, and Women's Caucus.
Implementing the New Visual Arts Standards: A Resource to Support Instruction Aligned with State StandardsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
The new standards provide opportunities for art educators to look at instruction and student growth through an aspirational lens. Learn how art educators are connecting the new voluntary standards with their own state and district standards. See how the new standards framework can be aligned with state standards to support student learning by embedding Enduring Understandings for instruction.
Implementing the New Visual Arts Standards: Model Cornerstone Assessments—An Exploration of How the New Standards Support Authentic Assessment StrategiesContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Gain an understanding of how formative assessment techniques in the art classroom can support 21st Century Skills and demonstrate parallels to the Common Core State Standards through this interactive webinar.
Implementing the New Visual Arts Standards: How Secondary Teachers are Implementing the Standards to Support a Comprehensive Art ExperienceContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
The new standards provide opportunities to plan units of study that fully integrate the four artistic processes of creating, presenting, responding and connecting. See how two veteran secondary art educators are implementing these flexible and adaptable standards for their teaching.
Classroom-based Teacher Research in Art EducationContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Two approaches to teacher-led, classroom-based research will be presented as a means of addressing issues facing school-based art teachers. Graeme Sullivan, Chair of the NAEA Research Commission, and Director of the School of Visual Arts at Penn State University will moderate joined by two art educators involved in teacher research and professional development who will host: Kathy Marzilli Miraglia, Associate Professor of Art Education and Chairperson of the Department of Art Education at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and Sara Wilson McKay, Chair and Associate Professor of Art Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. High school art teacher, Mogan Bozarth, who teaches at Wesport High School, Massachusetts, will introduce her study, The Practicum Experience: Examining Reflections about my Teaching from a Supervising Practitioner's Perspective. Elementary art teacher, Julie Crowder, who teaches for the Richmond Public Schools, Virginia, will present her work, Exploring Grief in the Elementary Classroom.
Model Cornerstone Assessments: (MCAs): Sharing Some Results from a Pilot StudyContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Gain information and inspiration for using the Model Cornerstone Assessments (MCAs) in your classroom! The National Visual Arts Standards were published with sample optional assessments—MCAs. This webinar will present information about a piloting study of the grades 2, 5, and 8 MCAs.
Lesson Plan: A Drone's Eye View [Presented by Blick Art Materials]Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Using readily available satellite imagery from an online mapping source, students can find an overhead view of their own community and turn it into map-like art. Trace the main lines and features, color realistically or use your imagination to turn it into a fantasy world or complete abstraction.
Successful Inclusion of Special Needs Students: Effective Mainstreaming for the Visual Arts ClassroomContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 05/13/2020 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Different teaching strategies are necessary for students with learning disabilities. However, all students can benefit from quality instruction that comes with the careful planning that goes into preparing these lessons. What does differentiated instruction actually look like for students with learning disabilities? Delve into support for the needs of students with language-based learning disabilities; processing and memory retention issues; cognitive impairments; attention deficit disorders; social/emotional challenges; and struggles with executive functioning. See concrete examples of what differentiated instruction looks like in high school digital art, photography, ceramics, and sculpture classrooms in order to connect with and meaningfully engage all learners, in a way that can be applied across grade levels and artistic media.
Voices from SAL: School for Art Leaders at Crystal Bridges Museum of American ArtContains 1 Component(s)
Join us for an informal discussion and presentation by four alumni of the NAEA School for Art Leaders (SAL). Learn firsthand how SAL promotes a greater understanding of self and others, and of working with groups. Experience how sketch-journaling, mindfulness training, and emotional intelligence have helped these art education leaders at home and in their schools, communities, and regions.
Building a Ceramics Program on a Low Budget: Creative Solutions for All Grade LevelsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 02/12/2020 at 7:00 PM (EST)
Make your next clay unit a breeze (and an outstanding learning experience)! Explore curriculum and resources for utilizing the medium of clay to its fullest in your visual arts classroom. Leave this webinar with fresh ideas and creative tips for clay projects for all grade levels, materials, glaze usage and alternatives, using a kiln or air-drying clay, clay recycling, and storage.
NAEA Need to Know Webcast: Art Education Conversations: Questions about ResearchContains 1 Component(s)
Join members of the NAEA Research Commission and guests in their first in a series of live Art Education Conversations.
Lesson Plan: Fiber Mesh Mash [Presented by Blick Art Materials]Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
A staple for needle crafts, plastic mesh canvas becomes the base for a textural fiber and wire mash-up. A product familiar to anyone with needle craft experience is plastic mesh canvas. Commonly used as a foundation for creating designs with yarn, its rigidity makes it suitable for a variety of shapes, both flat and dimensional. An unconventional way to use plastic mesh canvas is to consider it a base for textural and dimensional fiber art.
Folk Arts: Culture, Community, and ClassroomContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 06/10/2020 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
How can art educators assist students in appreciating what makes the place where they live special? Discover how the folk arts are uniquely suited to explore how traditional art forms reflect the history, aesthetics, geography, and values of different cultures and communities. Art educators and folklorists Doug Blandy and Paddy Bowman will introduce participants to strategies and resources for integrating local folk arts into art education curricula associated with schools, museums, and community arts centers.
Valuing Student Diversity: Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Visual Arts ClassroomContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 04/22/2020 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
It is evident that growing diversity has had a significant impact on education in urban, rural, and suburban areas. Research and practice continues to demonstrate the need for strong teacher in-service and preservice programs to connect home, school, and community with culturally-relevant or culturally-responsive teaching strategies. This approach will not only expose students to diverse curriculum and best teaching practices but can encourage them to remain focused, become invested in what is happening, and actually step onto the road of academic success and social achievement. During this webinar, you will learn from examples of culturally responsive art instructional strategies, happening in K-16 environments. As the field of (art) education endeavors to become a culturally, socially and racially equitable system, educators often need a space to support their own developing professionalism around these issues. The aim of the presenters is to provide that space.
Making Sense of Cultural Appropriation: What is Multiculturalism in the 21st Century?Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 01/15/2020 at 7:00 PM (EST)
Today more than ever, multicultural education is a must for the success of students. However, in our quest to expose students to diverse cultures, the line between exposure to multicultural awareness and inadvertently leading students to inappropriately use iconographies of other cultures in their artwork can be a challenge to navigate. Join us for an exploration of the impact of cultural appropriation in the classroom and how it can dissuade students from wanting to learn about other cultures. Learn how using the strategy of conceptual pedagogy can train students and teachers to reach out for different ideas, learn about the origins of these ideas, analyze them, and come up with ways these ideas can inspire new thinking.
NAEA Need to Know Webcast: Preliminary Outcomes of the NAEA School for Art Leaders ProgramContains 1 Component(s)
Join us as Dr. Robert Sabol and Dr. Enid Zimmerman discuss preliminary findings from the ongoing longitudinal study of School for Art Leaders (SAL) graduates.
Lesson Plan: Constructed Reed Sculpture [Presented by Blick Art Materials]Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Reed is an inexpensive and easy-to-use medium with diverse possibilities. This process demonstrates how reeds can be inserted into corrugated channels that will hold them in place and easily release them as well. For young artists who are experimenting and problem-solving in three-dimensional space, this process allows them to form and secure individual components and have the freedom to change their minds and rearrange their sculpture.
The Art of Design in New Orleans! Design Arrives at the 2015 NAEA National ConventionContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join NAEA President Dennis Inhulsen, along with Design Educator Dr. Robin Vande Zande, and NAEA Visual Communications and Creative Strategies Manager Krista Brooke, as excitement grows for NAEA's first-ever design-themed National Convention—March 26-28 in New Orleans, LA. Whether or not you're planning to travel to New Orleans, you'll learn about how NAEA supports design-education for members and how you can benefit from Convention resources!
Lesson Plan: Op Art Spinners [Presented by Blick Art Materials]Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Why settle for a manufactured spinner when you can take a one-of-a kind piece of art for a spin? In this lesson plan, students create their own hand-held “fidget spinners” as kinetic art — discs, gears, and designs that rotate around a center axis. When patterns and colors on multiple layers spin together, they can fool the eye and create colorful illusions. Take one for a spin!
Working with Students Dealing with Trauma and Crisis: Stories from Art Teacher SurvivorsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 03/11/2020 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Research tells us that traumatic events are external, but they quickly become incorporated into the mind (Terr, 1990) and the body (Van der Kolk, 1991). In recent years, students have been affected by a variety of traumatic events—from high-profile school shootings to weather-related events, including fires, hurricanes, and tornadoes, to the opiate crisis and personal traumas. As art instructors, we are faced daily with students experiencing what might be the biggest fight of their lives. Two educators will relate stories of their own recent traumatic experiences and their efforts to help their students and families.
Constructing Curriculum with the SmithsonianContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 12/11/2019 at 7:00 PM (EST)
Join three museum educators from the Smithsonian Institution to learn more about how digital museum resources at the new Smithsonian Learning Lab can support a more inclusive curriculum. From inquiry-based strategies in examining the American experience depicted through portraiture to unpacking the context of historical narratives communicated through art with your students, the Learning Lab holds potential for all grade levels. Teachers and students can create, customize, and adapt personal collections of resources, and use interactive tools to annotate resources noting details, pose discussion questions, and sort resources on a spectrum or categories to make connections between multiple artworks.
Lesson Plan: Solving the Art Puzzle [Presented by Blick Art Materials]Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
An artist may use Principles of Design the way a person might solve a puzzle—selecting each piece and examining it, comparing it with others, turning it, trying it out, moving it to another location—until it all comes together into one picture. These “clues” that unscramble the pieces are: Balance, Proportion, Contrast/Variety, Rhythm/Movement, Emphasis, Unity/Harmony, and Pattern. Students will build a puzzle with pieces based on the elements of art, then assemble them into a structure following the “clues” — the Principles of Design. Part of the structure will be selected as a focal point or area of emphasis, supported by other “clues” that guide the eye to it.
Lesson Plan: Welcome to my Hive [Presented by Blick Art Materials]Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Build a “honeycomb” that credits those who keep the community humming. In a honey bee community, one can find a level of cooperation and collaborative teamwork that exists nowhere else on earth. In the human world, there are workers who keep the community humming along as well. In this lesson, students are asked to consider the people who provide services and necessities for them, then design a hexagon cell that represents their respective contribution. Cells can be connected to create a honeycomb-shaped display that expresses appreciation and recognition.
Lesson Plan: Veils of Light and Color [Presented by Blick Art Materials]Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Overlapping film shapes create colorful compositions like plated glass — no glue required! This project is far simpler than producing stained glass-type artwork, where pieces fit together and are separated by lead lines. By eliminating those aspects of construction, students are free to use shape, value, and color as they like, with the added element of light to illuminate their creations. Clean and easy window art is produced on clear, adhesive film using colorful pieces of cellophane. As color layers over color, new hues are created. As layered pieces filter light, deeper values emerge.
NAEA Need to Know Webcast: The Year Before the Gig: Your Senior Year Survival GuideContains 1 Component(s)
Preservice art educators—graduation is right around the corner! As you map out your crazy busy senior year (with student teaching, certification testing, lesson planning, curriculum building, portfolio building, and job searching), get a leg up with this can’t-miss webcast where two recently graduated preservice teachers share their stories and best practices for surviving the fast-paced, roller coaster ride called senior year!
Lesson Plan: I, Robot [Presented by Blick Art Materials]Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
What would you look like as an android? It's a sci-fi selfie! This lesson plan gives students an opportunity to imagine themselves as bionic beings and create a "mechanical" assemblage from their own image.