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Art, Design, and Media Education are essential to comprehensive student education. They play a vital role in cultivating collaborating, communication, critical thinking, and innovation. With a mission to support the creativity of students through professional learning for teachers, we are proud to provide thousands of educators with relevant and helpful art education content, reaching every large city and small town in Illinois.

All IAEA Members have access to our catalog of archived webinars. Here is a preview of what you’re missing!

Sample Webinar above! Connecting and Communication with Your Students During Challenging Times. Presenters: Tricia Fuglestad, Chris Grodoski, & Jen Wargin

During the Mind+Body Connections for Self_Awareness educators will have an opportunity to develop their skills and be exposed to the most current trends and forward-thinking approaches to social emotional learning relating to movement and philosophical approach through yoga sequences, reflection through mindfulness strategies and building a foundation for stronger connected classroom communities.

5:30 – 5:35 Welcome/ Settle In
5:35- 5:40 SEL focus strategy (Self-Awareness)
5:45- 6:25 Yoga Sequence
6:25- 6:30 Participant Reflection and Evaluation

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Check out previous webinar recordings packed with great ideas for your classroom!

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Curriculum and Techniques

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Using Collaborative Assessment In Sustained AP Investigations

This A.P. Art and Design webinar is the 2nd of 4 webinar sessions with the goals of building an Illinois AP Art and Design community of teachers, sharing teacher tested strategies, and exposing AP students to other AP students around the state. This webinar focuses on assessing and expanding students' Sl's using assessment strategies that align with the AP Art and Design College Board rubric. This webinar also features a collaborative lesson that can be directly implemented into your course. Students from around the state can participate in the lesson to get and give feedback on the start of their Sl's, their MP, and one projects.

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The Risk, Reward, and Resourcefulness of Collaborating for Excellence

Two master teachers share the lessons they developed as part of a digital learning community. Lessons for middle school and high school will be detailed, along with how they can directly trans across K-12. Kelly and Jenna will also detail how collaborative, reflective learning has impacted their praxis and why engaging in a community of practice elevated their work as educators. Opportunities for all IAEA members to access these lessons and others - as well as share their own - through a new IAEA lesson portal.

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Using Art to Teach Writing: The Sentence Fluency Trait

Jennifer Klein and Lisa Stuart Whitehead provide great resources to create cross curricular lessons in art to enhance reading and writing.

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Creative Contours

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!

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Inquiry Based Teaching in AP Art and Design

This presentation will be focusing on best practices in teaching inquiry in secondary art education by Director of AP Art and Design, Rebecca Stone-Danahy.

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Digital Get's Dirty: Alternative Photography Techniques

Explore the possibilities of digital printmaking through experimental techniques such as image transfer, fabric prints and more.

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Teaching with a Twist: Innovative Tweaks to Transform Your Traditional Lesson Plan

This presentation will support teachers who appreciate the irreplaceable value of traditional art lessons, but struggle with the cliche, outdated, or disengaging qualities that sometimes accompany them.

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Copic Marker Workshop

Grab your illustration markers and learn the basics that most professionals do not know in this hands-on learning clinic using Copics.

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Intaglio Printmaking

This workshop presentation shares ideas and techniques that can be used with an intaglio printing press using cardboard and water-based materials instead of copper or zinc plates.

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Monumental Art in the Classroom

This webinar demystifies the process of creating large-scale permanent works of art with students and shows how this process can be used to build an arts community within your school.

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Collaborative Installations in the Elementary Art Room

By assembling individual artworks together, you can demonstrate to your students and to the community, how each piece contributes to the final display.

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Choice: Giving Students Voice

This session peeks into choice-based strategies in a middle school art room. Applicable for any art teacher K-12.

Assessment / IL Art Standards

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New IL Standards for Elementary Art Ed

Discover how you can easily align the Illinois Visual Arts Standards with your current curriculum.

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New IL Standards to Guide Transformational Change

Learn effective strategies to support shared values & beliefs while unpacking the standards in meaningful, efficient & collaborative manner.

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Screening your Rubrics

Review what qualifies a rubric as a valid and reliable form of assessment, what it means to construct meaningful rubric criteria, and how to make an enhanced digital rubric with multiple Web 2.0 features!

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Implementing Valid Performance-Based Assessments in the Art Room

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.


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Cultivating Student Choice Through Creativity

This presentation will be focusing on best practices for cultivating student choice in the art classroom, presented by ArtConnected co-founder Chris Sykora.

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A Conceptual Artist in Every School

The idea is simple, what if there was a conceptual artist in every school?

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Learning Through Creative Problems in Art Education

Engage with the outlines the structures and shapes of creative problem and how different types of problems help students in different ways.

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Training the Creative Mind

This collection of activities will induce imaginative thinking and creative problem-solving you will be able to use in your class tomorrow!

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How Creativity Will Save Schools

Explore the nature of creativity from multiple points of view and processes and learn how to teach it specifically and purposefully

Social-Emotional Instruction

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Using Animation to Teach Social Emotional Learning

Draw over video, animate from under your paper, and share your feelings with paper lips. Trust me, it will not only make sense, but make you want to create and explore different ways to use rotoscope animation, stop motion animation, and simple iPad apps to help students dynamically and creatively express emotions through art.

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Destress with Art Therapist Caroline Tye

Caroline Tye is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a registered board-certified art therapist. She is also an artist, educator, mom of 2 and the owner of Dandelion Art Studio. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from Illinois College, however her passionate beliefs in the power of creativity lead her to discover the certificate art therapy program at Northwestern University. She completed the program, but wanted to continue to further her knowledge. She obtained a Master's in Art Therapy with an emphasis in Counseling at Mount Mary University. Her philosophy and belief is that art and creativity can promote growth, healing and transformation.

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Creating Community in Your Classroom

One of my favorite parts of being an Art teacher is having the ability to bring a variety of students together with a common interest of Art. On the first day of school I begin building a positive classroom community where students feel comfortable sharing their art, asking for feedback and helping each other share a studio space while building lifelong memories together. I will share the many successful activities, lessons, and strategies that have allowed me to build a community, not only in my Art classroom, but throughout our department, our school and our community

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A New Age of Teacher Resilience

This presentation focuses on current trends in education about teacher stress & burnout and why now is the time for personal and systemic change. Dr. Carr shares research on the impact of teaching, teacher well-being, and resilience, as well as, inspirational and actionable tools to build teacher resilience and help fight burnout.

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SEL Focused Artistic Processes

Begins by focusing on the alignment of SEL Core Competencies with Illinois Visual Arts Learning Standards

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Practicing Mindfulness

Gather some go-to brain breaks with a creative twist, making them perfect for the art room setting.

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Think Like an Artist: An Introduction to the 8 Studio Habits of Mind

Learn about the 8 Habits of Mind, and why they are important to every student’s education.


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iPad & Adobe Options for Remote & Hybrid Learning

Digital media teachers showcase their favorite apps and lessons for teaching media, design, and video through the iOS Creative Cloud

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Chromebook, Mobile, & Open Source Options for Remote & Hybrid Learning

Digital media teachers showcase their favorite apps and lessons for teaching media, design, and photography through open-source and mobile apps

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Mixing Physical & Digital Art

Mixing physical and digital art will expand your curriculum, give students the opportunity to explore new media, and demonstrate learning dynamically.

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Intro to Animation using Photoshop & After Effects

Showcase of student examples, quick technical demonstrations, with resources to help you learn the basics of animating in After Effects.

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Digital Drawings with Google Draw

Learn about the work a current Chicago graphic designer and see a demonstration of Google tools and extensions to create amazing digital portraits.

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Stop-Motion Animation

Discover basic film angles and shots that will bring your students Stop-Motion Animations to the next level of digital storytelling.

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Unleash the Power of Spark!

Help your students create the coolest posters to print, simple web pages and videos to communicate their ideas.

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Putting AR in Art: Augmented Reality Made Easy

Bring the magic of augmented reality to your classroom with just a few simple steps!

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Teaching the A in STEAM with Tinkercad

Learn how Tinkercad, the free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding, be used in the classroom to infuse the arts with other subjects in the production of meaningful projects.

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Building Community in the Media Arts Virtual Classroom

Filled with resources for teaching digital media arts on a variety of platforms tested by secondary Digital Media (photo, design, video & animation) Art Instructors

Equity and Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices

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Incorporating Disability Arts in Your Curriculum

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. 

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Let's Talk About Fake News

This will be an overview of how to approach teaching fake news through the lens of media literacy.

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Make Your Lessons Inclusive

IAEA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee members will share how they have transformed their lessons and students’ learning through critical reflection, developing inclusive lessons, and contemporary artist talks.

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Addressing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Envision ways to transform art education practice for equity, diversity, and inclusion

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Teaching Students Who Have Experienced Trauma

Recognize students in your class who may be dealing with trauma based on current neurological research. Examples of art activities & occupational therapy techniques discussed.

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Recognizing and Countering Dominant Narratives in Art Education

Gain knowledge and resources to build meaningful curriculum that cultivates opposition to racism, misogyny, ableism, and hatred of LGBTQIA+ people

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Equity Diversity & Inclusion: The Artura.org database

This presentation will show how to draw on the free Atura.org contemporary art from diverse artists and access the expanding educational tools that the website provides

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Critical Skills for Human-Centered Designers

In this presentation, we will share how human-centered design methods and processes are being adapted and interrogated in contemporary equity design work.

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Disabled Conceptual Artists

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.


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Professional Learning Communities 101

Learn effective strategies and structures for collaborating with different content teachers or as a virtual team to help ensure teachers feel integrally involved in the PLC process.

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The Connect Effect; Connecting Community to Your Classroom

Build an arts advocacy focus for your program by discovering the magic and power of community collaborations while simultaneously creating authentic experiences for your students.

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Advocacy 101

Advocate for your program through, social media, making a large footprint, show casing student work, empowering your community about the importance of the arts, creating an Art Boosters. . .

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Low stakes activities & high impact collaboration with trace layer play arts-based research collective

In this webinar participants will learn about the trace layer play arts-based research collective and an annual collective research exhibition. Members of the collective will share their stories and process for forming low-stakes activities that engage the public in collaborative sense making. Participants will engage with one another through a digital whiteboard and learn strategies for building community through arts-based practices.

Curricular Organization

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Managing the Middle

Learn ways to organize your classroom and to engage learners through varied art curriculums.

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Surviving (and Thriving) with a Substitute

This presentation will focus on practical advice and strategies to prepare lessons and classroom supplies for the inevitable sick day.

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Art Room Hacks, Tips, and Tricks!

Gather tips, tricks, and hacks for organizing a modified choice-based classroom, keeping students fully engaged and motivated!

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Early Finisher Activities: Keep Kids Engaged in Art Making Even After They are Finished

Discover new strategies to help keep all of your students engaged throughout the entire class period, even when they are finished with their assignments.

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Art Class Logistics

Helpful suggestions to stay organized, manage materials and help student behaviors in the elementary classroom.

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Translating Online Practice for K-12

Packed with great ideas to use for remote learning!

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Organizing for Home-Centered Learning During Covid-19

Learn from founder of Online Art Teachers about how you can teach remotely during the pandemic.

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Connecting and Communicating with your Students during Challenging Times

Review the research and methods suited for connecting with students during hybrid and remote learning.

Pre-Service Teachers

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Educator Panel for Preservice Members

Experienced educators from differing levels of teaching answer questions sent in from PreService members.