An interactive tool for elementary art specialists
This network links teachers with a common bond: young children and art. Visit the NAEA website at: arteducators.org
Save the Date! National Visual Arts Standards Interactive Virtual Learning Conference
In this 2-day virtual conference, members of the Visual Arts Writing Team will introduce the dynamic web-based standards environment and engage participants in an in-depth look at the Philosophical Foundations, Anchor Standards, Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions used to guide curriculum design and assessment. Join art educators from across the U.S. and learn what's new about these Standards; how to use the new Standards to create instructional and assessment strategies that make connections to Common Core and 21st Century Skills; and how to demonstrate student growth in relation to teacher effectiveness and evaluation.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS
The 2014 NAEA National Convention Mobile App is still available! View Show Documents and Show Dailies; View Sessions, Speaker, and Exhibitor listings; Create your own personal schedule; Find Maps; View Spark Gallery; Integrate social media; Find San Diego visitor information; Rate sessions you attend; and Receive alerts and updates pushed to your device. Get it today! http://ow.ly/d/1WTU
Elementary art teachers, did you know there are a number of ways for you to connect with NAEA and each other? One way is to sign up for a free account on our elementary Ning site:
Here you can have conversations, ask questions, post photos and videos, and more.
We also have a Facebook page, NAEA Elementary Division, you can join if you are on Facebook.
Another way is through NAEA e-mail lists that help you stay abreast of the latest news, developments, and conversations related to the visual arts education field. To subscribe to the elementary LISTSERV, send an email to email@example.com and put SUBSCRIBE in the subject box. you can also unsubscribe at any time.
There are similar offerings for Middle School and Hight SchoolArts teachers, as well. Please join us!
The Dream Rocket Project
A number of teachers have asked about exhibiting student artwork at NAEA San Diego. There was no general call for this (usually the local hosts take care of this). You could still display work through the Dream Rocket Project, though. Learn more about it at http://www.thedreamrocket.com/the-dream-rocket-project. It looks like your students can participate at no cost if you register with the project. Hope this helps!
Review the New National Standards
Today's the day! Please check the website at http://nccas.wikispaces.com/ at close of business Pacific time for links to the latest revised drafts of the new National Visual Arts Standards. In the mean time enjoy this great video explaining the standards from the National Association for Music Education. http://youtu.be/RlSF56tkueA
2014 NAEA AWARDEES
All of these awardees will be honored in San Diego.
National Elementary Art Educator
Melissa Hronkin MI
Eastern Region Elementary Art Educator
Rebecca Carleton VT
Pacific Region Elementary Art Educator
Michael Simmons OR
Southeastern Region Elementary Art Educator
Drew Brown GA
Western Region Elementary Art Educator
Melanie Robinson MO
National Middle Level Art Educator
Carolee Brophy Miller LA
National Secondary Art Educator
Bobbi Yancey LA
Eastern Region Secondary Art Educator
Ryan Twentey MD
Southeastern Region Secondary Art Educator
Jill Ritchey AL
Western Region Secondary Art Educator
Shelley K. Self OK
National Higher Education Art Educator
James Haywood Rolling, Jr. Y
Pacific Region Higher Education Art Educator
Lisa Hochtritt CO
Southeastern Region Higher Education Art Educator
Olga Ivashkevich SC
Western Region Higher Education Art Educator
Kryssi Staikidis IL
National Museum Education Art Educator
Anne Manning MD
Eastern Region Museum Education Art Educator
William Crow NY
Pacific Region Museum Education Art Educator
Elizabeth Gerber CA
Southeastern Region Museum Education Art Educator
Samantha Kelly AL
Western Region Museum Education Art Educator
Scott Winterrowd TX
National Supervision/Administration Art Educator
Barbara Boswell Laws VA
Eastern Region Supervision/Administration Art Educator
Debora Hansen DE
Southeastern Region Supervision/Administration Art Educator
Henry Price LA
Eastern Region Art Educator
Susan Bivona NJ
Connecticut Art Educator
Suzanne Dionne CT
Delaware Art Educator
Linda Dillon MD
Maine Art Educator
Sandy Brennan ME
Maryland Art Educator
Elisa Patterson MD
Massachusetts Art Educator
Ruth Starratt MA
New Hampshire Art Educator
Martha Rives NH
New Jersey Art Educator
Linda Devlin NJ
New York Art Educator
Janice Oldak NY
Pennsylvania Art Educator
Lynne Horoschak PA
Rhode Island Art Educator
Patricia Lucciola RI
Vermont Art Educator
Christina Fearon VT
West Virginia Art Educator
Sandra Shaw WV
Pacific Region Art Educator
Michelle Montierth UT
Alaska Art Educator
Jenifer Cameron AK
Arizona Art Educator
Connie Ferguson AZ
California Art Educator
Julie Tonkovich CA
Colorado Art Educator
Elizabeth Buhr CO
Idaho Art Educator
Karen Fothergill ID
Montana Art Educator
Teresa Heil MT
Nevada Art Educator
Liza Amor NV
Oregon Art Educator
Lynn Pass OR
Utah Art Educator
Michelle Montierth UT
Washington Art Educator
Russ Ford WA
Southeastern Region Art Educator
Dana Jung Munson GA
Alabama Art Educator
Lindsay Mouyal AL
Florida Art Educator
Glendia Cooper FL
Georgia Art Educator
Dana Jung Munson GA
Kentucky Art Educator
Judi Haynes OH
Louisiana Art Educator
Nancy Von Brock LA
Mississippi Art Educator
Kathy Gibson MS
North Carolina Art Educator
Borim Song NC
South Carolina Art Educator
Cynthia Caraway Hudson SC
Tennessee Art Educator
Anne Henderson TN
Virginia Art Educator
Twyla Kitts VA
Western Region Art Educator
Kathryn Hillyer IL
Arkansas Art Educator
Becky Thornton AR
Illinois Art Educator
Kathryn Hillyer IL
Indiana Art Educator
Teresa Nagel IN
Iowa Art Educator
Susan Noonan IA
Kansas Art Educator
Lynn Felts KS
Michigan Art Educator
Melissa Hronkin MI
Minnesota Art Educator
Debra Hannu MN
Missouri Art Educator
Vicki Bean MO
Nebraska Art Educator
Pearl Hansen NE
New Mexico Art Educator
Nancy Hays NM
Ohio Art Educator
Sandra Noble OH
Oklahoma Art Educator
Shelley K. Self OK
South Dakota Art Educator
Erica Howell SD
Texas Art Educator
Cheryl Evans TX
Wisconsin Art Educator
Jill LaGrange WI
National Art Educator
Mary Ann Stankiewicz PA
National Emeritus Art Educator
Harvey B. Goldstein MI
Outstanding National Junior Art Honor Society Sponsor
Dallas Gillespie GA
Outstanding National Art Honor Society Sponsor
Kathleen Petka GA
Rising Stars Secondary Recognition Program
Zoe Kasprzyk MD
J. Eugene Grigsby, Jr. Award
Debra Ambush MD
NAEA, The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), VSA Peter J. Geisser Special Needs Art Educator
Kathryn Rulien-Bareis WI
NAEA, The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), VSA Beverly Levett Gerber Special Needs Lifetime Achievement Award
Douglas E. Blandy OR
New Professional Art Educator
Daniel Humphrey OH
Elliot Eisner Doctoral Research Award in Art Education
Brooke Hofsess NC
Elliot Eisner Doctoral Research Award in Art Education Runner-Up
Brian Kane OH
Elliot Eisner Doctoral Research Award in Art Education Runner-Up
Heidi Lung MO
Distinguished Service Outside the Profession
Argy Nestor ME
Distinguished Service Within the Profession
Linda Kieling OR
Cynthia Colbert SC
Olivia Gude IL
Marion Quin Dix Leadership
Eleni Dykstra MD
Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award
Enid Zimmerman IN
NAEA News February
The first year that I taught art was the toughest of my career, but there were moments of delight that still stand out in my memory. One day, I was holding sheets of red and blue plastic against the window to demonstrate what happened when they overlapped. As soon as I did and the violet color appeared, one little boy in the back of the room cried out, “it’s magic!”
I suspect that, for most of us, such moments are why we teach art. We believe in the enchantment of art for our students and ourselves. Despite that enchantment, the role of the art teacher has become more exacting that ever before. The challenges I faced in my first teaching position (film strip projectors; mimeographs; very few visual resources; only crayons, construction paper, scissors, and glue) have expanded for teachers today to include issues concerning national and state visual art standards, core curriculum, art integration, cultural diversity, visual culture, assessment, and more.
To meet these increasing demands, I believe that art teachers must be passionately committed to the value of our profession. That commitment also requires us to become outspoken advocates for quality art education – to become ”cheerleaders for the art team.” And I can think of no better “cheerleader practice” than participating in your state and national art education conventions to recharge, renew, and energize your efforts.
With that in mind, are you coming to the NAEA Convention in San Diego in March? If so, there is no better professional development for art educators and the elementary division has much on offer. Please join us for our first event on Saturday, the Elementary Division Awards Luncheon, from 12:00-1:50 PM. This ticketed event is a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow elementary art educators as we honor our national and regional award winners, enjoy lunch, and possibly win door prizes. (The rest of our presentations do not require a ticket.)
Our second event on Saturday will be Conversation with Colleagues. From 4:30-5:50 PM, you can meet other elementary art teachers, including the Elementary Division Leadership Team, and enjoy an overview of the conference, an update on the new National Arts Standards, door prizes, and more.
On Sunday, the Elementary Division is presenting two fast-paced Carousels of Learning, one on Advocacy and one on Technology. At each you will have the opportunity to learn from five outstanding, master art teachers. The advocacy carousel (9:30-10:20 AM) is slated to include art teachers Tricia Fuglestad, Cassie Stephens, Michelle Lemons, Christine Besack, and Rebecca Carleton; the technology carousel (12:25-1:20 PM) will showcase art teachers Lani Warner-Yuen, Jaime Alper, Michelle Savran, Nikki Everett, and Amber Ward.
Following the Carousels, Bob Reeker, NAEA 2013 Elementary Art Educator of the Year, will share his award-winning art program. You don’t want to miss what this accomplished teacher has to share (2:00-2:50 PM).
What can you do ahead of time to prepare for convention? Download the free Spark! mobile app (http://www.arteducators.org/events/conv14/overview) right now and start planning your schedule. Plan to pack a camera, sketchbook, hat, water bottle, walking shoes, and a swimsuit and start dreaming of palm trees, blue water, and white sand.
But what if you can’t go to San Diego? There are still numerous ways you can benefit from the Convention even if you are not there. The free mobile app will give you access to presenters’ handouts, videos, useful web links, and more. Use hashtag #naea14 and check out the Tagboard on Twitter. Follow along as I’ll be blogging on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NAEAElementaryDivision. See if you can arrange a Skype session with someone attending the convention. Technology can help bring the convention to you.
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NAEA Elementary Listserv
Presenting at NAEA San Diego?
The 2014 NAEA National Convention in San Diego is approaching quickly – THANK YOU for your hard work and participation as one of our valued Convention Presenters! Registrations are tracking very well with projected attendance of up to 3,500 visual arts educators.
If you have not registered for the conference yet, please visit www.arteducators.org to register online at your earliest convenience. All presenters and co-presenters must be registered attendees of the 2014 NAEA National Convention. To take advantage of early bird discounted registration rates, register by February 28. Registration for NAEA members is $150 if paid by February 28; and $180 on-site.
Again this year, we are offering a dynamic mobile app that attendees will use to plan their convention experience. Many presenters are providing their presentations in advance so that attendees can access their handouts on-site via the mobile app. If you would like your presentation to be available through the mobile app, the deadline is Friday, March 14. Send your presentation materials to Linda Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your session title and date/time. Please save your materials as pdf files before sending.
Please note that standard room set will have an LCD projector and a screen. We do NOT provide laptops so please bring your own with your presentation already loaded and ready to go (Mac users please plan to bring your own VGA adapter). Please note that additional AV equipment is available at your own expense and may be ordered by contacting Dyventive, 1170 Wheeler Way, Langhorne, PA 19047; 888-736-8972; fax 215-354-9230. We recommend that youarrive at your meeting room 30 minutes prior to the start of your session to ensure the appropriate equipment is set up. There will be wireless Internet access in the meeting rooms in the Convention Center and Hotel in San Diego. Complete Convention information can be found at http://www.arteducators.org/events/conv14/overview.
Session evaluations will be accessible through the mobile app throughout the event. Attendees will have the opportunity to evaluate the sessions they attend and provide feedback on the quality of the content, materials and presentation at the session. Full-scale evaluations will be sent electronically to attendees following the Convention.
If you use Twitter, spread the word about the Convention and your session! The hashtag is #NAEA14.
Elliot Eisner, a beloved champion of art education, has died.
We are sad to announce that Elliot Eisner has died. You may know him as the author of Ten Lessons the Arts Teach. Whether you have known him as mentor, friend, disciple, or student, he has been a staunch and effective advocate of art education for many years. He will be much missed.
Here is the request from his family: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the National Art Education Association's Elliot Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award, established by the Eisners to recognize individuals in art education whose career contributions have benefited the field. The address for the NAEA is: 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Suite 300, Reston, Virginia 20191. Contributions will also be gratefully received for the Parkinson's Disease Caregiver Program, 3172 Porter Drive, Suite 210, Palo Alto, CA 94304.
Final Public Review of New Visual Arts Standards
Final public review of NCCAS standards will launch in February. The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has scheduled a final public review of the draft PreK-12 arts standards in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. The review will open February 14, 2014, and close February 28. A draft reading copy of the revised standards will be available athttp://nccas.wikispaces.com on January 30.
All NAEA San Diego Elementary Presentations
OCD person that I am, I just compiled a list of the elementary presentations, general sessions, and super sessions for NAEA San Diego. If you would like to print it out, you can find the file at:
Leadership Grants Available!
It is time to apply for a Champion Creatively Alive Children Creative Leadership Grants 2014. Apply today for a grant to fund an innovative, creative leadership team within your elementary school's professional development program. Application Form | Judging Rubric Request for Proposals. Up to 20 elementary schools from the United States and Canada will receive grants to implement, document and share results of an innovative program that will build creative capacity and collaborative culture school-wide. Proposals will be accepted December 1, 2013 through June 23, 2014. Every Early Bird application submitted before midnight on Monday, June 9, will receive a Crayola product gift pack. Each grant-winning school receives $2,500 and Crayola products valued at $1,000. For complete information and application, go to Crayola.com/educators or naesp.org. - See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/news/news#sthash.YB54QXEH.dpuf
Elementary Division Sessions at NAEA San Diego
Following is the current schedule for the Elementary Division sessions in San Diego at the NAEA Convention. Presenters, please let me know if you see any mistakes or omissions; regional directors, please let me know which ones you can attend. Thanks! We plan to have door prizes at every session.
Elementary Division Awards Luncheon TIME: 12:00 - 1:50 PM Hilton Hotel/Indigo Ballroom D/Level 2 Join us for a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow elementary art educators as we honor our national and regional award winners, enjoy lunch, and receive goodies and door prizes. PRESENTER(S): Nancy Walkup, Thom Knab
Elementary Conversations with Colleagues TIME: 4:30 - 5:50 PM Convention Center/Meeting Room 15A/Mezzanine Level
Connect with other elementary art teachers, including the Elementary Division Leadership Team. Enjoy an overview of the conference, an update on the new National Arts Standards, door prizes, and more. PRESENTER(S): Nancy Walkup, Thom Knab
SUNDAY 3/29/2014 2013
National Elementary Winner Showcase: Bob Reeker TIME: 9:00 - 9:50 AM Best Practice Lecture Convention Center/Meeting Room 8/Upper Level The 2013 National Elementary Art Educator of the Year, Bob Reeker, will showcase his award-winning art program. You don’t want to miss what this accomplished teacher has to share! PRESENTER(S): Bob Reeker
Elementary Carousel of Learning: Advocacy TIME: 9:30 - 10:20 AM Best Practice Lecture Hilton Hotel/Indigo 204B/Level 2 Elementary art educators from across the country will share short presentations and discussions on a subject no art educator can afford to ignore: advocacy for the art program. PRESENTER(S): Nancy Walkup, Thom Knab, Tricia Fuglestad, Michelle Lemons, Cassie Stephens, Christine Besack, Rebecca Carleton
Elementary Carousel of Learning: Technology TIME: 12:25 - 1:20 PM Best Practice Lecture Hilton Hotel/Indigo 204B/Level 2 Experience different uses of technology currently at play in many art rooms. Ask questions and get answers from art teachers who use technology effectively every day. PRESENTER(S): Nancy Walkup, Thom Knab, Lani Warner Yuen, Jaime Alper, Michelle Savran, Amber Ward, Nikki Everett
Register for NAEA San Diego
Register now for the 2014 NAEA National Convention, March 29-31, 2014 in San Diego, California. This event is the largest gathering of visual art educators in the world! Check out the Schedule-at-a-Glance online today!
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The NAEA National Elementary Art Educator of the Year is Melissa Hronkin, an art teacher at Houghton Elementary who lives in Greenland Township, Michigan. Melissa was also the elementary art educator of the year for the Michigan Art Education Association.