Upcoming Opportunities

  • Calculating Success: Writing and Using Rubrics in the Art Room

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.00 Credit Hour offered Includes a Live Event on 12/12/2018 at 7:00 PM (EST)

    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.

  • Developing Your International Baccalaureate Art Program

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.00 Credit Hour offered Includes a Live Event on 01/16/2019 at 7:00 PM (EST)

    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.

  • Open Source Tech Tools to Use in the Art Room: A Pechakucha-Style Webinar!

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.00 Credit Hour offered Includes a Live Event on 02/06/2019 at 7:00 PM (EST)

    This seven-part webinar contains valuable information for all art educators. Participate in one or all seven. Your students will be glad you did.

  • Teaching the Gifted and Talented in Art

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.00 Credit Hour offered Includes a Live Event on 02/13/2019 at 7:00 PM (EST)

    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.

  • Teaching Strategies to Support Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Classroom

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.00 Credit Hour offered Includes a Live Event on 03/06/2019 at 7:00 PM (EST)

    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.

  • Design Thinking in the K-12 Art Room

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.00 Credit Hour offered Includes a Live Event on 04/10/2019 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

    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!

  • Art Educators as Artists

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.00 Credit Hour offered Includes a Live Event on 05/15/2019 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

    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.

  • A STEAM Makerspace in YOUR Classroom!

    Contains 2 Component(s), 1.00 Credit Hour offered Includes a Live Event on 06/05/2019 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

    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!