Teaching the Gifted and Talented in Art


Teaching the Gifted and Talented in Art

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 7-8 pm ET
FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

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.

Steve Heil

As a SAGE program specialist for Santa Fe Public Schools, Steve Heil helps culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse gifted and advanced students build on their abilities. As a New Mexico art educator, he has earned a New Mexico Golden Apple Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence, maintains his National Board Certification in early and middle childhood art, and serves on the council of the New Mexico Art Education Association. Heil also advocates for the needs of high-ability students as a member of the board of the New Mexico Association for the Gifted, an affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children.

Roni Rohr

For the past 14 years Roni Rohr has shared her expertise in choice-based learning and design thinking with her students at El Dorado Community School in Santa Fe, NM. She also serves as the Santa Fe district's visual arts mentor for new and established teachers. Her many awards include New Mexico Golden Apple Awardee (2016), Middle School Art Educator of the Year (2015), Teacher Who Inspires (2011), and New Mexico Art Educator of the Year (2011). Rohr is a National Board Certified Teacher in early and middle childhood art and past president of NMAEA. Passionate about collaboration with New Mexico museums, Meow Wolf, and others as an educational consultant, creating emerging collaborative professional development.

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