Welcome to the home of the new IAEA webinar series. We are proud to provide our members with relevant and helpful art education content, reaching every large city and small town in Illinois. All webinars are free to members and include PD hours.

Webinars are FREE to IAEA members. Click here to become a member.

PD Hours available when pre-registered! 

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Monday, September 24th, 7:00-7:30 pm
Unleash the Power of Adobe Spark
Presenter: Jennifer Wargin

0.5 Professional Hours Available. Pre-registration Required.

Learn to help your students create the coolest posters to print, simple web pages and videos to communicate their ideas using this FREE web or App based product from Adobe. I’ll share how I have used this in my classes to create artist statements and show growth. Suitable for all grade levels! 
Jennifer Wargin is an art educator and instructional coach at Oak Lawn Community High School where she has taught since 2000. A graduate of Concordia University Chicago, Jennifer earned her Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Olivet Nazarene University. Jennifer teaches photography, sketching and drawing, and an innovative art class integrating cultural studies. As an instructional coach, she provides professional development and supports teachers as they grow their practice. Jennifer has presented at state and national conferences on a variety of topics including technology integration, instructional rounds, and classroom management. She has been at the forefront of the 1:1 initiative at her school, helping to create the iBook that earned OLCHS the Apple Distinguished School designation. An active member of the IAEA, Jennifer serves on the board and is co-editor of the Mosaic.

Thursday, October 11th, 7:00-7:30 pm
Implementing Valid Performance-Based Assessments In the Art Room
Presenter: Deborah Filbin

0.5 Professional Hours Available. Pre-registration Required.

Understanding the language of assessment will help you effectively communicate with your administrators and school community about the important learning that happens in the art room and how it is best measured. Learn to advocate for your students, your discipline, and your department when you are expected to demonstrate student growth data. Learn about valid performance-based assessments, and how they can be implemented in the art and design room at all levels and in all classes.
Deborah Filbin has taught high school art for 21 years. She currently teaches at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights. She earned her Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University in 1992. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at NIU, and has presented at conferences in the state, nationally, and internationally on a variety of topics including assessment in the visual arts. In addition to leading her district in the movement to implement all performance-based assessments in all art classes, she is the proud recipient of two national teaching awards.  

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Check out the great content in our previous webinar recordings below!

The Connect Effect; Connecting Community to Your Classroom

Learning Through Creative Problems in Art Education

Intaglio Printmaking

Screening your Rubrics

Stop-Motion Animation

Mixing Physical & Digital Art

Teaching Students Who Have Experienced Trauma

New IL Standards to Guide Transformational Change

New IL Standards for Elementary Art Ed

Choice: Giving Students Voice

Digital Drawings with Google Draw

Training the Creative Mind

Art Room Hacks, Tips, and Tricks!

Copic Marker Workshop

Monumental Art in the Classroom


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