On Demand Learning: Open Studio Conversations / Need to Know Webcasts

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    [May 23, 2024] - Join us for this Open Studio Conversation covering the basics of submitting a presentation proposal for the upcoming 2025 NAEA National Convention. Walk through the proposal submission process with Director of Learning and Program Development, Laura Grundler, and Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Special Initiatives, Ray Yang, and learn firsthand what you’ll need to prep your submission—plus tips to make it easier and more effective. Bring your questions and walk away ready to submit your presentation proposal!

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    [February 22, 2024] The session begins with an engaging presentation by Phillip Boutté Jr. and Mike Uwandi of 9B Collective, followed by an interactive Q and A session facilitated by National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and National Junior Art Honor Society (NJAHS) students.

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    [January 25, 2024] Join us for a conversation on how research lives in our practice as educators and how it translates to K–12 settings through professional learning at the district level as well as the preparation of preservice educators. Presented by three members of the NAEA Research Commission, their shared experiences will highlight how the Commission actively promotes and engages a wide range of topics for empowering practice, advocacy, and dialogue among a range of education environments to build networks and foster collaborations.

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    [January 16, 2024] In this Open Studio Conversation, NAEA welcomes featured presenter Jeffrey Conger, professor of graphic design at Montana State University and cofounder of the university’s Dyslexia & Innovation Symposium. Jeffrey will explore the skills and portfolio strategies that help students pursue higher education opportunities in graphic design and media arts, career options for students considering these pathways, and the value of exploring higher education opportunities in unexpected locations. He’ll also talk about the value of welcoming nontraditional and neurodiverse students into art and digital media programs in both secondary and higher education. Joining Jeffrey is Michele Dick, business development manager for education at Wacom and an education veteran with 21+ years of classroom and administrative experience with Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington. Wacom device giveaways will be announced at the end of the conversation!

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    [November 16, 2023] Join us for the first National Art Honor Society Connections: Open Studio Conversations with vanessa german. This event offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights, connect with the renowned artist vanessa german, and ignite students’ creative passion. The session will begin with an engaging presentation by vanessa german followed by an interactive Q&A session facilitated by National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and National Junior Art Honor Society (NJAHS) students.

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    [October 26, 2023] Are you inspired to share an article on topics like creative pedagogy, authentic art learning, effective teaching methods, community-based art education, museum education, equity, diversity, and inclusion, or any other subject that directly enriches classroom practices? Perhaps you have a unique teaching concept inspired by an artwork, ready to be transformed into an instructional resource? Whether you have a budding idea or a polished paper, we invite you to submit it to Art Education. As the official journal of NAEA, Art Education explores diverse professional themes relevant to art educators, spanning from preK to university levels—including preservice educators, researchers, scholars, and many more. Join us in shaping the future of art education and be a reflexive practitioner!

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    Stellantis is a leading global automaker in charge of brands including Jeep, Fiat, and Dodge. Join with Alex McGowen, Jeep Design Manager and Carly Edgemon, Stellantis Design Student Relations Coordinator to learn about what automotive designers do and how you can access insight and resources to spark the interest of your learners about this special niche of design.

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    At a moment when equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives are being challenged in education (including studio art classrooms), this timely webinar features a panel of art education scholars who will share research catalyzed by EDI issues—including race, class, sexuality and gender, ability, poverty, and first-generation experiences. The panelists, who are all members of the College Teaching of Art Working Group, conduct research in a wide range of contexts and places. Each member will highlight how they attend to equity, diversity, and inclusion in their research practice, and how this impacts their teaching. For these panelists, “research” is understood as something learned by art education researchers in their efforts to grow and contribute to the work of unmaking oppressive structures in higher education art and design.

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    The NAEA Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Commission aims to center perspectives and amplify voices of historically minoritized and/or underserved art educators and learners. The ED&I Commission has been committed to this work since its inception in 2019. In this webcast, members of the ED&I Commission will provide an overview of the important work of the Commission, and share exciting news on upcoming projects and initiatives. Over the past several years, the Commission has created scholarship opportunities for the NAEA Convention and NAEA programming, as well as presented at National Conventions. In doing so, the Commission has continued to address and adhere to recommendations created by the NAEA ED&I Task Force. Learn more about tools and resources developed by the Commission, such as an online network connecting members with NAEA’s affinity and identity groups, and download the Commission’s past and most recent columns and writings. Webcast participants can also email questions to the Commission prior to the live webcast at edi@arteducators.org, and we will also open the floor to questions during the live session.

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    At NAEA, we embrace the truth that to be an art teacher is to be a researcher. All education is research—and, indeed, all forms of teaching, assessment, and reflection are integral parts of that research. The presenters of this webinar, who are three members of the Professional Learning through Research Working Group, will share examples of preservice, early service, and higher education art educators who use research as an embodied practice inherent to their roles as artists and educators. To strengthen art education as a field, we strive to enlarge who is perceived as “researcher” and how “research” takes place, while simultaneously building stronger bridges between K–12 art classrooms and higher education. In this webinar, the presenters will situate the relationship of research within a conceptual framework that is centered on artmaking and teaching as an embedded practice of research as opposed to an additional task or role one must adopt. They will also share various hands-on exemplar projects that effectively integrate research and teaching practices. This research-based approach can lead teacher–researchers to revisit their educator identities and reconstruct their teaching philosophies in order to deepen their practice and find renewed passion and joy as art educators.