Now, here is a challenge for YOU, our VERY CREATIVE IAEA members! Send us a digital photo of a bulletin board and/or a wall or window display you decorate by March 15th that promotes Youth Art Month and we will send you a prize. The top winner will receive a $100 gift card to purchase items for their classroom. Click here for details and to keep up with the latest news on Illinois Youth Art Month.
Latest IAEA News
Illinois Art Educators Happy Hour
Appetizers sponsored by IAEA
When: Saturday, March 29th
Where: JSix rooftop bar map
Each year the IAEA selects 40 pieces of outstanding student artwork for display at the IAEA conference and at locations throughout the state. This show is an excellent opportunity for students across the state in grades K-12 to display their work and talents. It also demonstrates to the public the breadth of experience young people in Illinois are getting in their arts program. This is your chance to showcase some of your students’ artwork by submitting entries for consideration in this up and coming year’s show. Read more…
Attention Art Educators…..are you looking for Professional Development opportunities designed just for you? To often, art teachers spend countless hours sitting in classes that aren’t relevant to their Read more…
IAEA Is proud to announce the NAEA Award winners from our state:
Art Education Technology Outstanding Teacher
Western Region Higher Education Art Educator
Western Region Art Educator
Kathryn Hillyer Read more…
ROCKFORD — Rockford Public Schools will use a $1.2 million grant in the next four years to offer arts-infused math instruction to students who struggle with traditional math.
The program will target sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at Kennedy and Flinn middle schools. Students there who take two math classes Read more…
Chicago Public Schools said it will tap into $21.5 million in surplus tax increment financing funds to hire extra teachers for arts and daily physical education classes.
Last week, the financially strapped district announced that it planned to finally comply with state requirements Read more…
Multiple Visit Field Trip Program
The MCA brings the Common Core to life by offering students a chance to debate, discuss, and connect to works of art through multiple visits to the museum and teacher professional development. Designed in alignment with the Speaking and Listening strand of the Common Core English Language Arts Standards, our new program uses contemporary art and ideas to sharpen your students’ critical thinking skills and abilities to engage in meaningful and collaborative dialogue and inquiry. Read more…