About the Author

Amanda Heyn

Hi, my name is Amanda Heyn, and I’m the Director of K-12 Professional Development and Media at AOEU. I oversee our PRO Learning platform, NOW conferences, magazine articles, and podcasts. I earned my teaching degree from UW-Madison and spent time in the classroom before joining AOEU. As a former art teacher, I know what it’s like to sit through PD that isn’t relevant to you, your students, or your teaching practice. It makes my heart so happy to partner with art educators all over the country to develop meaningful and relevant PD! When I’m not at work, you’ll find me trying to perfect my gluten-free baking skills, digging into a good book, or hanging out with my husband and our two growing kiddos.

Posts by Amanda

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Professional Learning

The Top 5 Reasons to Attend the NOW Conference Live

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Assessment

From the Archives: Implementing Formative Assessment Strategies

Art of Education Magazine & Media Podcast
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Professional Learning

How to Make Art, Earn PD Hours, and Have Fun at the Same Time

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Advocacy

10 AOEU Articles that Have Stood the Test of Time

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Professional Learning

The 10 Best Videos from Our AOEU Archives

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Advocacy

5 Inspiring Discussions You Don’t Want to Miss

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Expectations

5 Ways to Manage Teaching From Home With a Family

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Engagement

10 Shows to Keep Kids Engaged During School Closures

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Professionalism

Why Professional Development Really Matters

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Media & Techniques

Teach Your Youngest Students to Draw From Life

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Media & Techniques

The Best Way to Introduce Watercolors to Your Students

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Relationship Building

The Enormous Effect Language Has on Growth Mindset

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article