Professional Practice

AOE LIVE: Episode 15: “Growing Your PLN, One Chat at a Time” with Laura and Matt Grundler

Matt and Laura Grundler, the team behind Twitter’s incredible K-12 Art Chat, were on the show for an exciting talk about “Team Grundler”, building an online presence, and making meaningful connections in your PLN. They also covered the story of how a small idea for an online chat has turned into vital professional development for art teachers around the world.










Here are a few of the articles discussed and a few other gems from the Art of Ed:

  • Stop by the Team Grundler Website to see some great resources and a great rundown of the K-12 Art Chat.

  • You like Professional Development, you say? That’s what AOE does best! Check out our Professional Development Classes and of course, our brand-new Studio Classes!

  • One of the great challenges that was mentioned as part of #K12ArtChat came from the Journal Fodder Junkies.

  • Laura also mentioned Artist Trading Cards and the swap Nic Hahn (Mini Matisse) is running. If you want an explanation of how they work, take a look at this introduction Nic wrote.

  • At the end of the podcast, Tim talked about where the future of K-12 Art Chat may be headed, and Creatubbles, Voxer, and Periscope were mentioned. Give them a look!

  • And lastly, don’t forget to drop in on Team Grundler’s favorite PD, the #K12ArtChat on Thursdays!

    Check out for details on our next upcoming show!


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    Jessica Balsley

    Jessica Balsley is AOEU’s Founder and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She is passionate about helping art teachers enhance their lives and careers through relevant professional development.

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