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AOE LIVE: Episode 17: “How to Organize a Party for 4,000 Art Teachers” with NAEA Convention Coordinator Bob Reeker

Andrew and Tim had a chance to chat with Bob Reeker, the Coordinator of the National Art Education Association’s 2016 Convention in Chicago. The discussion covered all things related to this year’s convention, the role of NAEA in art teachers’ lives, and why professionalism and positivity are of the utmost importance.










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

  • Spend some time on the NAEA website to check out all of the resources Bob discussed.
  • All the information you need for the NAEA National Convention can be found here.
  • If you can’t (or don’t want) to travel for a conference, The Art of Ed has some spectacular PD for you: the AOE Winter Conference 2016, which is already open for registration!
  • Check out what AOE has put together on positivity and Jessica’s great article about research.
  • Lastly, we have just one remaining episode of AOE Live. Please join us on November 24th, with Laura Lohman of Painted Paper.
  • Follow The Art of Ed, Andrew, and Tim on Twitter.
  • You can also see some reactions to the discussion on Twitter by searching #aoelive.
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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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