We’re excited for you to submit your student animations and/or short films to the media art showcase! We’ve worked hard over a short period of time to try and create a great opportunity for your students. Please read and follow directions carefully when submitting.

    • Up to 5 videos and/or animations per teacher
    • Submissions should be in .mov, .mp4, .m4v, or gif format.
    • Use of images, video footage, audio files must be 70% created by the student (any other supporting media must be copyright free).
    • Length of media submission:
      • 1 minute or less @ Elementary Level
      • 3 minutes or less @ Middle School & High School Level
    • Videos and/or Animations must have been created during the 2022-2023 school year
    • Label EACH Video/Animation with the following information IN THIS ORDER, please:
      • Teacher’s first & last name, School’s name, Student’s first & last name, & student’s grade level
  • Upload video/animations to ONE FOLDER in Google Drive or Dropbox. Get the link to share for the FOLDER containing ALL videos/animations. Please turn on sharing settings so anyone can view. 

How do relations of power around aspects of identity like race, ethnicity, nationality, dis/ability, class, gender, sexuality, and religion impact everyday interactions and experiences in art education? In this presentation, art educators are invited to utilize personal narratives and artmaking to critically reflect upon sociocultural factors within art education and to envision ways to transform art education practice for equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Dr. Sarah Travis is an Assistant Professor of Art Education in the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Emily J. Hood is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Education at Appalachian State University.
Dr. Travis and Dr. Hood are co-editors (with Amelia M. Kraehe and Tyson E. Lewis) of Pedagogies in the Flesh: Case Studies on the Embodiment of Sociocultural Differences in Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

Additional resources co-authored by our Presenters:

“I’m So Offended!”: Curriculum Flashpoints and Critical Arts Education

Troubling Sociocultural Narrative Pedagogy: Implications for Art Educators

Pedagogies in the Flesh

We are excited to provide our members with lesson plans and high-resolution images for use in their teaching instruction.

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Lesson Plans

Middle School Lesson Plan
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Presenters: Luke Jenner & Justin Bickus

Are you 1-to-1 with iPads or have access to Adobe Creative Cloud? In this tool and practice share, two digital media teachers showcase their favorite apps and lessons for teaching media, design, and video through the iOS Creative Cloud.

The foundation for a healthy, creative, and vibrant classroom is the connection and communication between the teacher and student. In the challenging contexts of remote and hybrid learning, fostering personal connections with students can be tough, but it is more necessary than ever. This webinar will review the research and methods suited for connecting with students during hybrid and remote learning. Research and methods applicable for the elementary, middle, and high school levels will be shared and modeled.
  • Tricia Fuglestad is a K-5 art teacher at Dryden Elementary in Arlington Heights. She seeks to reach the whole child when designing instruction and art lessons.
  • Chris Grodoski is a Middle-Level Art and Design Educator at Franklin Middle School in Wheaton. His recent research includes work on creativity, engagement, and empathy.
  • Jen Wargin is a High School art teacher and Instructional Coach from Oak Lawn Community High School. Her current focus is integrating Social Emotional Learning within the art curriculum and attempting to rock remote learning!