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Skill Share: Improv for Everyone in the Art Room


Come play games, be silly, and engage with other art educators as we head into the 2023 school year together. Improv exercises are designed to excite and engage our teachers this fall. Improv increases communication and public speaking skills, it stimulates fast thinking and engagement with ideas. Improv helps remove mental barriers that block creative […]

Webinar: Incorporating Disability Arts in Your Curriculum


Description: This talk is focused on helping teachers diversify their curriculum to respond to disability and ableism. While many teachers are diversifying their curriculum through the inclusion of artists of color, less attention has been focused on the 15% of students with IEPS with identified disabilities, and understanding their life experiences.  Presenter: Dr. Kelly Gross […]

Webinar: The Risk, Reward, & Resourcefulness of Collaborating for Excellence


Description: Two master teachers share the lessons they developed as part of a digital learning community. Lessons will detail how collaborative, reflective learning has impacted their praxis and why engaging in a community of practice elevated their work as educators. Presenter: Kelly Bott & Jenna Kerndl 1 Professional Hour Available Pre-registration Required Register: Members and […]

Coffee, Cocktails & Conversations

12 S Dunton Ave Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005 United States 12 S Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights, IL, United States

Let’s get social! The evening will feature a LIVE model, sketching and a two drink minimum with some of your favorite Art Teachers. The event has limited spots and will be open to the first 30 Art Educators to register.


IAEA State Conference

Q Center 1405 N. 5th Avenue, St. Charles, IL, United States

2022 IAEA Statewide Conference November 10th-12th, 2022 Q Center, St. Charles Illinois The IAEA Annual Fall Conference provides professional learning specially designed for art educators by art educators and education professionals. Providing hands-on learning experiences, art making, networking, and more... Make your plans now to participate in this wonderful opportunity to collaborate with like-minded art […]

Museum Art Educators Meet-up

Zoom IL, United States

Join Museum Art Educators from around the state to network and give feedback about programs you'd like to see in 2023.


Chicagoland AP Mid-point Portfolio Virtual Critique 22-23

Open to any Chicagoland AP 2D Drawing, AP 2D Art & Design, or AP 3D teachers who would like to participate with their AP classes. This collaborative project is open to AP students to virtually critique their mid-point portfolios. The goal is to expose students to other A.P. Sustained investigation ideas and artwork, including concepts […]

Fostering STEAM

Hinsdale Middle School 100 S. Garfield, Hinsdale, IL

Join us for a two-day professional development workshop integrating science and art! When: March 3 & 4, 8:30am - 4pm Where: Hinsdale Middle School, Hinsdale, IL 14 credit hours possible for full attendance!  Cost: $99 for NAEA Members, $149 Non-Members


DART Conference

University of Illinois at Chicago School of Art and Design 845 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL, United States

Do you teach a digital based curriculum? Do you want to learn about new Adobe techniques, advance your knowledge in the digital field and get some new lesson plan ideas? We are excited to once again, bring you the DART Conference! A one day conference with content geared specifically to digital media teachers. We have […]

Curation Focus: Staging the Northern Regional HS Art Exhibition

Bridgeport Art Center 1200 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL, United States

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. 9:30: Lead Presenter presents information on the process, a demonstration […]