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Art Ed Now—AOE’s Summer Online Conference—is just under three 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!
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, giveaways, and other information between presentations.
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 access to an EXTRA 7 presentations for an entire year after the conference!
This is especially true if you received a Swag Box as one of the first 1,500 people to register. The Swag Box is better than ever, and you will be thrilled to get your hands on what’s inside.
One of the highlights will be the Swag Box submission from Stabilo. We can’t give too much away, but be on the lookout for some amazing pens. They’re technical, stylish, and well-designed, and they are perfect for drawing. You will absolutely love them for your classroom and for yourself.
And when the day of the conference comes, you’ll be able to get out your sketchbook and artmaking materials and have the opportunity to create! Be ready for a day filled with real-world advice, inspiration, hands-on learning, and creativity!
We are happy to announce the final three presentations that will round out our schedule. First, Melissa Purtee and Ian Sands–authors of the upcoming book The Open Art Room–will share some of their best ideas about student-centered instruction as they present “Why Art Class Should Be More Like Recess.”
Second, Lisa Phillips will talk about students and creative development in “7 Ways to Infuse Creativity in Your Classroom.”
Last, Jennifer Sims will be presenting “Helping Students Create Digital Portfolios,” where she will share some great ideas for having students take charge of their work on Artsonia. She will show you how to use those digital portfolios to showcase artwork, manage your projects and curriculum, map standards, assess growth, and advocate for your program. You’ll leave with the confidence to help your own students create digital portfolios in your art room.
And if that isn’t enough, Artsonia will also be giving away two iPad Minis during the conference!
One final note: among all of the videos in the After Pass, you won’t want to miss Lindsey Moss presenting the perfect fall fundraiser for Art to Remember. She will show you a great lesson, how to differentiate that lesson, and how to make your fundraiser as simple as possible.
We would be remiss if we did not mention once again that Sir Ken Robinson, creativity expert, and author, will be our featured presenter. This is the first time that Sir Ken has spoken directly to an audience of art teachers. His talk, entitled “The Importance of Art Teachers,” will undoubtedly be spectacular. Sir Ken is excited to be a part of the conference:
(Central Standard Time)
10 Minute Break
If you want to learn even more, or are ready to sign up, head on over HERE to see all the details!
The NOW Conference is the world’s largest online conference for art educators! This one-day event (join us live or watch on-demand for an entire year) features 20+ inspiring and innovative TED TALK-style presentations covering topics that are relevant right NOW in Art Ed!