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November 2021

Online Event: How might we use Design Thinking in the Classroom AND to Completely Reimagine the Classroom as we know it.

November 18, 2021 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome Design Educators to our Next Online Event: How might we use Design Thinking in the Classroom AND to Completely Reimagine the Classroom as we know it. Presenter: Cindy Todd No PD hours are available. Just a great chance to learn! The focus in this first of our DIG Chat series is, How Might We reconnect & build a community of art + design-minded educators. Come join this bimonthly virtual zoom meeting as we explore how design & design thinking…

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Equity and Transformation Art Showcase

November 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Equity Showcase, 550 w boughton
Bolingbrook, IL 60432 United States
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The purpose of the Equity and Transformation Art showcase is to empower disenfranchised individuals. This showcase is for the individuals who have been abandoned by society, left on the outside of the economy with no pathway in. This event intends to raise awareness and funds for the individuals that are in dire need of pathways toward just and equitable self-sustaining income. Having limited options for interventions to address this financial crisis- The Equity and Transformation Art showcase intends to provide…

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December 2021

Virtual Event: Let’s Talk About Fake News

December 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Description: This will be an overview of how to approach teaching fake news through the lens of media literacy. Helping students take on a media mindset means understanding the 5 core concepts of media literacy – AUTHORSHIP, FORMAT, AUDIENCE, CONTENT, PURPOSE – and their corresponding questions. Asking these questions can deepen your understanding of the messages and tools of all media." 1PD Credit Available Presenter Bio: Josh Drews has been teaching visual art at Spring Valley High School in Columbia,…

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Elementary PLN Coffee Chat

December 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Elementary PLN Coffee Chat Wednesday December 15, 2021 6:00 - 6:30 PM Come meet other Elementary Art Educators and share experiences from the first half of the year. Bring a beverage of choice. Feel free to extend the invite to other Elementary Art Educators. Hope to see you there! Join us via Google Meet Link HERE

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Virtual Event: Disabled Conceptual Artists

December 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:40 am

Description: This presentation will be focusing on intellectually compelling and engaging contemporary work by disabled artists, and suggesting ways to not only lead units with this artwork, but also to use these ideas and artworks to critically challenge ways in which schooling can marginalize disabled students. Presenter Bio: Bert Stabler was a full-time art teacher for ten years at a neighborhood high school on the south side of Chicago, in which many students received special education services. He also was…

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January 2022

Webinar: Cultivating Student Choice Through the Creative Process

January 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

1PD Credit   Description: Student- centered learning is not enough, students should be driving the curriculum for themselves in a full embrace of the creative process. This presentation provides specific and practical information, along with shared experiences that seek to teach students how to learn for themselves, to build meaning from their own lives and a curious culture, processed through imagination, metacognition, and the entire creative process. Creativity can be taught. Teachers of all content areas and students will come…

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YAM Art Contest Deadline to Submit Entries

January 7

The Youth Art Month theme this year is “Art in a Dream”. Open to IAEA Members, K-12 students are encouraged to create art featuring this theme. Artwork must be 2-D, vertical or horizontal format accepted. The deadline is January 7th, 2022. Prizes are sponsored by Blick Art Materials. The contest itself is sponsored by the Council for Art Education Association. Grade Level Winners receive $100 worth of art supplies and their teacher receives $300 worth of art supplies from Blick…

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Dig Chat January

January 20 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome Design Educators to our Next Online Event: Join this bimonthly virtual zoom meeting as we explore how design & design thinking methodologies are being applied in education & industry from multiple perspectives. No PD hours are available. Just a great chance to learn! Sign UP! Questions? Contact [email protected] 

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Webinar: Inquiry-based teaching in AP Art and Design

January 22 @ 11:00 am

Description: Rebecca Stone-Danahy is the Director of AP Art and Design and a Clemson doctoral student in Education Systems Improvement Science. After creating the 2020 AP Art and Design Digital Exhibit, she realized that art educators across the country have created innovative strategies to cultivate and support high-achieving students in their quest to create personal and original artworks. Inquiry-based teaching is no easy feat, and it requires active student leadership and teacher facilitation in the process of thinking and making…

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February 2022

Webinar: Creative Contour Creations!

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Description: Participants will learn a variety of ways to teach about the power of contour lines in art and end up with a fabulous watercolor study that they can springboard from with their students! Presenter: Debi West 1 Professional Hour Available Pre-registration Required Register: Members and non-members are welcome to join us! If you would like to earn Illinois PD hours for this webinar, please choose the PD option. Click HERE to see More Upcoming Webinars and View our Vast…

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