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The Art Ed Now Summer 2016 Conference Schedule Is Here!

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Art Ed Now—AOE’s Summer Online Conference—is just over two weeks away! Today, we’re unveiling the official conference schedule so you can review all of the incredible presentations and begin to plan your day!

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Unlike most in-person conferences, you don’t have to choose which presentation to attend. Each presentation is roughly 10 minutes long, and you have the opportunity to see them ALL!

Jessica Balsley will be your host, and she will guide you through the day with introductions, announcements, raffles, and digital SWAG announced in between each presentation.

If you miss a few presentations, they will ALL be available on the day of the conference with the AOE After Pass. In fact, the AOE After Pass allows you access to every single presentation, every handout and download, and an EXTRA four presentations— for an entire year after the conference!

Open up your swag box, get out your sketchbook and artmaking materials, and get ready for a day filled with real-world advice, inspiration, hands-on learning, and creativity!

Plus, check out this summer’s amazing set of featured presenters!

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That’s right, famous artist Romero Britto, creativity guru Danny Gregory, and classroom management expert Michael Linsin will all be there to speak directly to art teachers!

If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late!

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(Central Standard Time)

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Hour 1: 10:00 a.m. “Welcome & Kickoff”

  • Welcome | Jessica Balsley
  • Building Your Art Program with Passion and Purpose | Tim Bogatz
  • How to Get Your Students Ready for the Real World  |Luke Nielsen
  • Flipping Your Classroom…Not Just for Secondary Anymore | Nic Hahn
  • The Science of Color: Rethinking the Way You Teach Color Theory | Andrea Slusarski

Hour 2: 11:00 a.m. “Cultivating Creativity”

  • A Sketchbook Assignment Your Students Will Actually Want to Do | Danny Gregory (Featured Presenter)
  • Ideas First: Teaching for Creativity at All Levels | Melissa Purtee
  • How to Bring Your Art Room into the 21st Century | Andrew McCormick
  • The Ultimate Guide to Art Teacher Mentoring | Johanna Russell

10 Minute Break

Hour 3: 12:00 p.m. “Getting Messy: Hands-On Fun”

  • An Innovative New Way to Papier Mâché: Cast Tissue Tiles | Julie Davis, Blick Art
  • What’s Old is New Again: Fiber Arts in the Art Room | Cassie Stephens
  • Why Every Art Room Needs a Clay Extruder | John Post
  • How the Reggio Philosophy Can Enhance Project-Based Learning | Ryan Kurada

Hour 4: 1:00 p.m. “Staying Inspired”

  • Positivity and Everyday Inspiration with Romero Britto | Romero Britto (Featured Presenter)
  • How to Teach the Most Engaging Graphic Design Assignment Ever | Abby Schukei
  • Primary Petals: Hands-on Lesson Demonstration | Nic Hahn with Art to Remember
  • Tips to Protect Your #1 Teaching Tool: Your Voice! | Heather Crockett

Hour 5: 2:00 p.m. “Mastering Management”

  • The Five Keys to Effective Classroom Management | Michael Linsin (Featured Presenter)
  • Before Your Students Walk In: Starting Your Day for Success | Jessica Balsley
  • The Ultimate Multitasking: Creating Your Own Art and Instructional Resources Simultaneously | Matt Christenson
  • Don’t Stress the Mess- 10 Helpful Tips for Keeping You
  • Organized, Calm, and Happy while Teaching Art | Laura Lohmann
  • Closing | Jessica Balsley

6 Bonus Presentations in the AOE After Pass

  • Adapting the Marzano Learning Goals and Scales for the Art Room | Ruth Post
  • Batik Brusho and Stencil Skyline | Blick Art Materials
  • Art, Dance, & Technology: Kinesthetic Learning in the Art Room | Abby Schukei
  • Steam Lesson Plans | Art to Remember
  • The Big Three: Encouraging Elementary Students to Analyze Works of Art | John Post
  • Awakening Your Inner Artist: Why Art Teachers Should Make Art | Molly Wiste

If you want to learn even more, or are ready to sign up, head on over to the Art Ed Now page to see all the details!

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Timothy Bogatz

Tim Bogatz is AOEU’s Content & PD Event Manager and a former AOEU Writer and high school art educator. He focuses on creativity development, problem-solving, and higher-order thinking skills in the art room.

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