The New Illinois Visual Arts Standards for Elementary Webinar

Understanding and Learning How to Use the New Illinois Visual Arts Standards. A Guide for Elementary Art Educators.

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This webinar focused 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 were emphasized. We focused on the anchor standards: creating, presenting, responding, and connecting. Participants learn effective strategies and insight to support the next steps of how to incorporate these standards into 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 Distinguished 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 variety of topics including the National Core Arts Standards and Illinois Visual Arts Learning Standards. [/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row]