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You can enjoy a full day of artmaking and discussion with your district art team. Districts have access to special team pricing, meaning you won’t have to pay out of pocket.
The AOEU NOW Conference team is working hard to connect the Summer 2020 presentations to our current state of distance learning and teaching art education. Please check back regularly for changes and updates.
Abby is a middle school art teacher in Omaha, NE as well as a writer for the Art of Education University. She focuses on creating meaningful experiences for her students through technology integration, innovation, and creativity.
You know the essential art tools that your classroom needs in order to function, but what about unique materials that could make your life easier? Join the always resourceful and creative Abby Schukei as she shares ideas on how to repurpose a few unexpected materials that you never knew you needed.
Jocelyn Stephens joined the art education field in the Fall of 2017 and currently serves a community of early childhood through 5th-grade students in downtown Houston, Texas. Over the past fifteen years, her realm of creativity has spanned from drawing, photography, graphic design and painting. She teaches art with a desire to foster creative confidence in youth and provide exposure to the arts to benefit them well beyond their adolescent years.
It can be a struggle to teach the elements of art and principles of design in a way that is engaging and worthwhile, but it doesn’t have to be! In this presentation, Jocelyn Stephens will share some of her best ideas for teaching the elements and principles so your students enjoy the process and actually remember what they learned.
Janani is an art educator for a high school in Chicago as well as for a free community arts center for young people. She teaches to provide students with the resources, agency, and trust to think and create critically responding to their surroundings through drawing and painting, sculpture, and graphic design.
Learn how Janani uses brainstorming, writing, and conversations in order to design enriching lessons that create profound connections to the lives of her students. By ensuring that students have control in what they learn and create, Janani helps her students foster creativity in their own experience. This presentation will show how she scaffolds learning with techniques, concepts, and materials to help students produce their best work.
Caitlyn is the art specialist at two elementary schools in Natick, MA. As an avid powerlifter and tiny business owner, she goes by Coach T, and passionately integrates the importance of growth mindset into her teaching practice. To encourage and inspire creative challenges, Caitlyn uses mindfulness techniques to redirect frustration into confidence-fuel. “When we ‘feel the burn’, it’s proof that we’re growing!” It is her mission to coach students’ natural abilities and facilitate the development of confident young innovators in a space that recognizes differences as assets and empowers young minds to see mistakes as evidence of growth. For adventures in the art room and personal creative exploration, follow @artwithcoacht or visit www.ArtwithCoachT.com.
Creating with alcohol inks is a simple, yet fascinating artmaking process. In this presentation, Caitlyn will discuss and demonstrate the magic of alcohol inks so that you, too, can enjoy the tactile experience and process of creating unique artworks that you can use for your personal studio or share in your classroom!
Sarah Krajewski is a PreK-5th grade art educator in Cambridge, WI. Sarah is passionate about encouraging positive self-affirmations and strong mental health in her classroom by being there for her students mentally, emotionally, and artistically. Sarah is a magazine writer for The Art of Education University and loves sharing her classroom ideas with other educators. She also enjoys being an artist, creating her own bright, happy abstract paintings and wearable art.
With the increasing emphasis being placed on online learning currently, many teachers are turning to YouTube to deliver content and connect with their students. But how do you know where to start? What types of content should you share? Join Sarah as she offers tips and tricks for recording videos, curating content, and starting out on YouTube.
Joel is an elementary art teacher in Elkhorn, Nebraska. He holds an MA in Reading and Literacy and believes that literacy and the arts are deeply interwoven. Joel believes that a successful art room balances exploration, expression, and skill development.
Discover unconventional ways that art rooms at every grade level can use acrylic gels for projects and displays. Join Joel as he presents a plethora of new ideas for using this medium, including ways that you and your students can create sculptures, mosaics, and light displays.
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Enjoy a hands-on presentation every hour throughout the conference. That’s right! Artmaking. Every. Single. Hour.
Attendees receive a Guide to Artmaking prior to the event, so you can be ready to create and share your artwork in the exclusive attendee Facebook group.
What if something comes up and you can’t watch live? NO WORRIES!
The conference After Pass (free with your registration) gives you access to every presentation and every download for a full year after the event has concluded! It also includes:
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Imagine receiving a box in the mail bursting with awesome art products, free samples, and test materials to try in your art room. Jackpot!
The first 2,000 conference registrants (in the continental U.S.) will receive a swag box in the mail prior to the event.
Attend the conference, and you’ll receive an official signed certificate of participation documenting 8 hours of professional development. You can present this certificate to your school* to earn PD points or PD hours.
*Always check with your school to ensure compatibility.