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February 2022

Webinar: Using Art to Teach Writing: The Sentence Fluency Trait

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Description: Are you looking for ways to integrate literacy into your art room with purpose, while honoring the art making process? Join two NAEA co-authors as they share researched based Writing Traits with participants that improve literacy. Learn how to use art to teach these traits in a text-free environment prior to transferring them to text. Several ideas will be shared and we will delve into the Sentence Fluency Trait. Designed for both art and non-art teachers, participants will be…

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March 2022

Illinois Art Teacher Happy Hour Meetup

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We had a great turn out at this year's Happy Hour at Connolly's! A Big thank you to NIU & ISU for partnering with us to host this Happy Hour.

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Curation Focus: Staging and Exhibition

March 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609 United States
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Teachers will work in teams to curate and install artworks for the Illinois High School Art Exhibition. Teachers will collaboratively analyze, select, and curate artworks on multiple gallery walls with the intent to create a balanced show of works of diverse media, scale, and content. 8:30: Lead Presenter presents information on the process, a demonstration of tools and equipment, and an overview of the curatorial goals. 9: Teachers break into groups, select works for a wall, and make preliminary arrangements.…

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DIG Chat March: Jody Simmons

March 24 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE

Welcome Design Educators to our Next Online Event: The Design Interest Group invites you to join us for our upcoming DIG Chat virtual event. The focus in this first of our DIG Chat series is, "How Might We elevate the elementary Art + Design experience?" Come join this bimonthly virtual meeting as we explore how design and design thinking methodologies are being applied in education and industry from multiple perspectives. No PD hours are available. Just a great chance to…

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April 2022

Eco-Art Conference and Symposium

April 8 @ 8:00 am
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1400 Arena Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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$80

The South Council in partnership with SIUC and ISTA present the Southern Illinois Art Education Conference is titled "Eco-Art Conference and Symposium" It will offer workshops ECO-ART: where art is the lead supported by science ECO-ART: where science is the lead supported by art ECO-ART: as creative activism SUSTAINABILITY practices in art and science These workshops will be followed up with a panel discussion and include Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hilary Inwood of the University of Toronto. Workshop descriptions can be…

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IAEA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee Meeting

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hello, Amazing Educators! Please join us for our next IAEA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee meeting on Thursday, 04/21 at 6pm. Look for an agenda early next week, and of course let us know if there is something you’d like addressed in our conversation. In the meantime, please mark your calendars and spread the word to interested colleagues. Sign up below for the Zoom link! Questions? Contact [email protected]

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May 2022

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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10am -12pm The event will consist of a tour of the exhibition with guiding questions, followed by a group discussion. Attendees will have the opportunity to collaboratively develop draft lesson plans based on the exhibitions. LINK: https://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/exhibitions/rise-up-stonewall-and-the-lgbtq-movement/ The exhibition documents the fifty years since the Stonewall Uprising, America’s LGBTQ population has struggled for equal rights and representation under the law. Rise Up shares the voices and tells the stories of this movement using imagery and cultural artifacts. Attendees will engage in…

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Skill Share: Loom Weaving with Annie Zirin

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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Come to the Garfield Park Conservatory, make and take a loom weaving example guided by teaching artist, Annie Zirin, and enjoy the company of artfully planted fragrant foliage and fellow art educators. $20 Registration is required. Seats are limited to 10, so register now! Click here to Register!  

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DIG Chat April: Rich Stachon

May 12 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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Welcome Design Educators to our Next Online Event: The Design Interest Group invites you to join us for our upcoming DIG Chat virtual event. The focus in this first of our DIG Chat series is, "How Might We elevate the elementary Art + Design experience?" Come join this bimonthly virtual meeting as we explore how design and design thinking methodologies are being applied in education and industry from multiple perspectives. No PD hours are available. Just a great chance to…

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June 2022

BIPOC Creatives Matter Resource Development Meeting

June 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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