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New Illinois Art Standards  . . .

Tuesday, October 24th, 7:00 pm
ARTiculation: Using the IL Arts Standards to Guide Transformational Change
Jon Grice

0.5 Professional Hours Available    Pre-registration Required

This webinar will discuss how to use the IL Arts Standards to help transform the way K-12 art teachers work together across schools & school districts. Participants will learn effective strategies to support shared values & beliefs while unpacking the standards in meaningful, efficient & collaborative manner.

Jon Grice has a BS in Art Education from Northern Illinois University and a Masters in School Leadership from Concordia University. He began teaching Visual Arts at Riverside Brookfield High School in 2002 and accepted the role of Fine Arts Department Chair in 2005. Since 2010, he took on the role as Director of Fine Arts at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL, where he also helps lead and organize Fine Arts professional development and “ARTiculation” for SHS and the multiple K-8 consortium sender districts. He is an AP Studio Art Reader and recently received the IAEA Art Admin of the Year and NAEA Western Region Art Admin of the Year.

Just for elementary on the Illinois Art Standards  . . .

Wednesday, November 8th, 7:00 pm
Understanding and Learning How to Use the New Illinois Visual Arts Standards. A guide for Elementary Art Educators Joan Mills & Eryn Blaser

0.5 Professional Hours Available    Pre-registration Required

This webinar will focus on how to use the Illinois Visual Arts Standards for Elementary Art Educators. Information can be adapted to Middle school and High school Art Educators as well. Understanding, learning, and connecting ways these standards can be used will be emphasize. We will focus on the anchor standards: creating, presenting, responding, and connecting. Participants will learn effective strategies and insight to support the next steps of how to incorprate these standards in your curriculum. Learning ways to connect with fellow colleagues in collaborative ways when discussing and growing a K-5th Art experience that comes together and builds off of each other year to year.

Eryn Blaser has been teaching Art at Meadow Ridge School in Orland Park, IL. since 2007. She has also been teaching at Century Jr. High School Self-Contained Special Needs Art. Eryn received the Illinois Elementary Art Educator of the Year Award in 2013 and IAEA Distinguished Service Award in 2016. She believes that it is important to be active in your profession. She has met so many wonderful people throughout the years who attend the conferences and who are on the IAEA Board. Eryn has been the IAEA Student Show Co-Chair, Poster Artist Editor, Advocacy Team, and conference planning team member. She is now one of the IAEA Conference Co-Coordinators. She received her B.S. degree in Art Education with a minor in Art History from SIUE in 2006. She also received her Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Art Education with Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University in 2011. Eryn loves to incorporate and expose her students to several different types of art forms, techniques, artists, cultures, and integrating subject matters. She is also an active artist. Most of her work is created through different printmaking processes. Her artwork is fueled by the topics of human interactions, self-perceptions, and missing identities.

Joan Mills, NBCT, K-5 Art educator received a BS in Art Education from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Olivet Nazarene University. She is the current past president of the Illinois Art Education Association and has served on the board in a variety of leadership roles. Joan received the IAEA Elementary Art Educator Award in 2009. Joan is the recipient of the Destinguished Member Award 2017. She is active in advocacy for the arts and serves on the board of ArtSpeaks an organization that promotes the arts as a lifelong imperative. Joan has presented workshops for art educators at the local, state, and national levels on a varieity of topics including the National Core Arts Standards and Illinois Visual Arts Learning Standards.

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