» Journal Fodder Junkies of the World Unite!
Based on their popular books, The Journal Junkies Workshop and Journal Fodder 365, David Modler and Eric Scott designed this class to bombard you with artistic possibilities. Come and explore a variety of techniques and media that are just as at home in the visual journal as they are in rich, mixed-media wall pieces. This workshop allows you the flexibility to work either on individual pieces or in the visual journal giving you a full range of creative choices. Focus will be placed on how a plethora of techniques can be mixed and mingled, layered and built upon. Stock up on new techniques and add to your creative arsenal, and leave with visually loaded journal pages or mixed-media pieces ready to hang on the wall. No meal provided.
» Creative Leadership Transforms Schools
Summary & Learning Processes
If you answered “yes” to most of the questions above, join us for an inspirational day!
Throughout the session, educators will use their visual voices to express innovative thinking and challenge the status quo. Learn coaching exercises and how making thinking visible can transform schools. Participants will be immersed in a series of hands-on coaching and strategic planning exercises, inspired by art from the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE) collection. The learning process includes: Essential Questions, Fine Art Inspiration, Hands-On Art Exploration, and Reflective Prompts.
Participants will experience personal epiphanies on how to convince others of the power of art to deepen understanding. A representative from FAPE will provide the keynote presentation during lunch, addressing how art serves as global diplomacy and builds cultural understanding for the next generation of learners. The sessions are highly interactive, giving participants opportunities to cultivate and showcase their leadership skills.
This Preconvention Workshop is FREE (Maximum participants: 100) Lunch provided.
» Supervisor’s Summit: A,B,C,D,E’s of Assessment in the Arts
Supervisors and Administrators participate in an interactive workshop and leave with resources in hand to conduct professional development with teachers. Over the course of the day sessions will include: Authentic Assessments: Worth Their Weight in Gold?; Bettering Our Practice; Crafting Tools to Measure Student Growth; Collecting Data; Educating Students, Teachers, and Others About Learning in the Arts; Formative Feedback for Growth; and Hearing From Colleagues… Impact of Assessment Across the Nation. Guest instructors: Sara Wilson McKay, Chair and Associate Professor of Art Education at Virginia Commonwealth University and co-author of Practice Theory: Seeing the Power of Art Teacher Researchers, and Marilyn Stewart, Professor of Art Education at Kutztown University and author of Art Education in Practice Series.
» NAEA Research Commission Preconference: doing Art Education Research - VIEW DETAILS
1:00 – 1:30 pm: Welcome and Overview
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Plenary 1: Ways of Assessing Learning Encounters
3:00 – 4:00 pm: Breakout Conversations 1: What Can Different Research Approaches Offer?
4:00 – 4:15 pm: Break
4:15 – 5:30 pm: Plenary 2: A Case for Mixed Methods in Art and Museum Education Research
5:30 – 7:30 pm: Opening Reception: Envisioning Pedagogical Inquiry: The Making of Art Based Educational Research, Macy Gallery
5:45 – 6:15 pm: Gallery Talk: Overview of ABER exhibition and brief remarks by participating artists
Day 1 Only: $60 (Maximum Participants: 300)
Wednesday, March 1 - Day 2
8:00 – 9:30 am: Plenary 3: Preparing Researchers in Art Education
9:30 – 10:30 am: Breakout Conversations 2: How Do We Teach the Processes of Research?
10:30 – 10:45 am: Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Plenary 4: Methods and Resources for Generating Evidence of Student Learning and Effective Teaching in Art
12:00 – 12:15 pm: Closing Remarks
Day 2 Only: $60 (Maximum Participants: 300)
Both Day 1 and 2: $99 (Maximum Participants: 300)
» Museum Education Division Preconference – Diversity & Inclusion: Art Museum Educators as Levers of Change - SOLD OUT
The NAEA Museum Education Division Preconference brings together art museum educators, students, consultants, and researchers to build community, generate new insights into issues and practices affecting the field of museum education, and leverage the knowledge of the group as well as the expertise of partners and specialists in other disciplines to strengthen museum education practice.
Cultural institutions are increasingly adding diversity, equity, inclusion, and community outreach into their strategic plans, mission statements, and audience goals. While these ideals require us to think deeply about all of our various identities and social relationships, a thorough understanding of the historical and contemporary dimensions of race and racism in museums is particularly relevant at this moment in our country. With the changing racial demographics, the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the increasing social media focus on the intersection of race and museums, there is a clear call to examine how race influences our work in museum education.
Before we can start to address these initiatives on behalf of our institutions, we must pause to take a closer look at ourselves and our own lenses, beliefs, and experiences with race—and how they affect our programs and interactions with museum visitors, artworks, museum spaces, and colleagues. This year’s Preconference will support our field in a focused exploration of some of the following questions as a way of rethinking how we can be effective change leaders in our institutions:
This work and the paradigm shift is hard. And yet, it is of utmost importance if museums are to evolve to be more open, affirming, and inclusive spaces. Our Preconference will be an opportunity for art museum educators to self-reflect on the lenses and perceptions that we use every day, establish brave spaces to have these difficult conversations, and outline concrete steps we can take individually and as a field to make our work more diverse and inclusive.
Notes for 2017 Schedule and Registration
Because many art museum colleagues are situated in and around New York City, we have increased this year’s attendance capacity to 350. However, last year’s Preconference sold out months in advance, so register early.
NAEA arranges registration in a way that requires you to also signup for the National Convention to encourage membership and to maximize your time with colleagues. If you wish to attend only the Preconference, contact Museum Education Division Director-Elect Michelle Grohe at NAEAMusEd@gmail.com for next steps.
2017 Preconference Program
8:30 – 9:15 am: Optional Coffee with Colleagues
9:15 – 9:45 am: Registration
10:00 – 10:15 am: Welcome by NAEA Museum Education Division Leaders
10:15 – 11:30 am: Keynote Speakers, How Can Art Museum Educators Work for Racial Equity?
Today we will focus on race. To remain relevant, 21st-century museums must seek to align their practices with democratic values and change how they connect with people and their diverse experiences. How then do we create spaces and experiences for visitors and colleagues who have not been historically represented or acknowledged? As museum educators, we have a responsibility to do this. Hendrick and Dewhurst will provide a historic overview to issues of race and racism in the context of museums, define shared terms for us to use as a field and throughout the day, establish structures for having conversations and nurturing brave spaces, and model a few strategies to address real-life issues in the museum workplace.
11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Explore Best Teaching Practices in the Galleries
12:45 – 2:45 pm: Explore, Lunch, and Travel
2:45 – 4:45 pm: Becoming Levers of Change Breakout Sessions
How can we infuse our commitment to racial equity into our teaching, daily work practices, and professional leadership? In small groups, we will spend time working collaboratively to expand our understanding of racial inequities and develop strategies to create a racially inclusive museum. Topics and facilitators will be identified in the fall of 2016 based on members’ interests, which may include: label writing, hiring practices, teen agency, racial diversity and equity as an institutional priority, understanding how intersectionality (such as between race and LGBTQ identities) informs our work as educators, and creating shared agency in teaching with school and family groups. Attendees will rank top three breakout session topics in January 2017 in follow-up registration.
4:45 – 6:30 pm: Explore, Network, and Travel
6:30 – 8:00 pm: Closing Reception
Keonna Hendrick is a cultural strategist, educator, and author who promotes critical thinking, expands cultural perceptions, and supports self-actualization. She is the co-founder of SHIFT, a collective of cultural workers engaging anti-oppressive feminist professional and personal development. She is also co-creator of multicultural critical reflective practice, a professional development model. Hendrick continues to provide professional development to educators in museums and classrooms nationally, including ArtsConnection, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, New York City Museum Educator Roundtable, and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
$99 for Active, $75 for Students, $125 for Non-Members (Maximum Participants: 350)
The Preconference is SOLD OUT. Due to limited space, there is no waiting list for this event. Thanks for helping us fill this event again this year!