Professional Learning

The 2017 Art Ed Now Winter Conference Schedule Is Here!

Art Ed Now—AOE’s Winter 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!

Unlike most in-person conferences, you don’t have to choose which presentations to attend.

Each presentation is between 10 and 15 minutes long, and you have the opportunity to see them ALL!

AOE Founder Jessica Balsley will guide you through the day with introductions, announcements, raffles, and other information in between each presentation.

After Pass LogoIf you miss a few presentations, don’t worry!

They will ALL be available after the conference with the AOE After Pass. In fact, the AOE After Pass allows you access to every single presentation, handout, and download, plus an EXTRA six presentations for an entire year after the conference!

There will also be some awesome opportunities for art making.

This is especially true if you received a Swag Box as one of the first 1,500 people to register.

In addition to many other great items, the Swag Box included two samples of Mod Podge! No wonder people are excited!

In fact, Suzanne Cook and Chris Williams will be presenting “Working Smarter and Stronger in 3D with Mod Podge,” where they will share some great ideas for quality 3D work in your classroom. They’ll talk about everything from paper sculpture to mixed media work, including using Mod Podge to finish clay projects. You’ll leave bursting with new project ideas for your classroom. So 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 winter’s amazing featured presenters!

Just last week, we announced that Drew Daywalt, author of The Day The Crayons Quit, will be one of our featured presenters. Along with author Mike Venezia and classroom management expert Michael Linsin, these will be 3 inspirational presentations you won’t want to miss! Let’s have Drew tell you about it:

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

Register Now!


(Central Standard Time)

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Hour 1: 10:00 a.m. “Perfecting Your Instruction”

  • Welcome | Jessica Balsley
  • How to Record Videos with Personality and Flair | Cassie Stephens
  • Toss the Tests: How to Use Individual Performance Assessments |Matt Young & Craig Huffman
  • Making the Most of Every Minute | Lindsey Moss
  • The Best Ways to Keep Your Drawing Curriculum Current | Julie Read

Hour 2: 11:00 a.m. “New Student Experiences”

  • The Power of Positive Experiences | Nic Hahn
  • Landscapes: Plein and Simple | Andrea Slusarski
  • Choosing to Change, and Changing to Choice | Janine Campbell
  • Color Theory Cupcakes | Alecia Kaczmarek for Art to Remember

10 Minute Break

Hour 3: 12:00 p.m. “Literacy”

  • Getting to Know . . . Mike Venezia | Mike Venezia (Featured Presenter)
  • The Best Strategies to Engage Your Students | Abby Schukei
  • Telling Our Stories: Text in the Visual Journal | Journal Fodder Junkies (Eric Scott and David Modler)
  • Work Hard and Be Nice | Drew Daywalt (Featured Presenter)

Hour 4: 1:00 p.m. “Hands-On Artmaking”

  • Working Smarter and Stronger in 3D |Mod Podge
  • One Tough Mudder: Using Drywall Joint Compound in the Art Room | Luke Nielsen
  • Infusing STEAM Concepts Into a TAB Classroom | Kelly Phillips
  • How to Save Time and Money by Making Your Own Glazes | John Post

Hour 5: 2:00 p.m. “Inspiration and Motivation”

  • How to Regain Control of Any Class | Michael Linsin (Featured Presenter)
  • Life Hacks for Visual People | Jessica Balsley
  • Why We Need a PD Revolution | Kathleen Cigich
  • Developing Identity Through a Graffiti-Based Curriculum | Matt Christenson
  • Closing | Jessica Balsley

Bonus Presentations in the AOE After Pass

  • How to Always Stay Creative | Drew Daywalt
  • Creating a Classroom Gallery | Ruth Post
  • Mod Podge Ideas–Creativity in the Classroom | Mod Podge
  • Collaborative Art in Your Classroom and Beyond | Tessa Hitz
  • A Simple (and Scientific) Way to Mix Glaze Colors | John Post
  • Digital Impressionism: Even van Gogh Loved Selfies | Matt Young & Craig Huffman

If you want to learn even more, or are ready to sign up, head on over HERE 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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