Are Your Grade 7-12 Students Planning to Submit Scholastic Art Entries?
Submissions for the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are now open through 1/12/2015. To get started, visit the SIGN UP PAGE. Teachers must register each year before students can sign up. Be sure that you have your school zip code handy so that you can get the guidelines and deadline for Nebraska's Program. Did you know that students on free or reduced lunch receive a fee waiver? You can also use images from past award winners as teaching tools in class. Check out the audio artist statements and use them in the classroom.
The Benefits of Attending Art Education Conferences
It's time to make plans for NAEA National Convention March 26-28, 2015 in New Orleans. NAEA provides several resources to help you advocate to attend: A Make Your Case and Encouragement Letter are available. You can also view a preliminary schedule and some convincing thoughts from Arkansas Art Educators to advocate for funding from your district to attend professional development opportunities.....And while you're at it, make plans for the 2015 NATA Fall Convention next September in Omaha.
Do You Use YouTube in the Classroom?
Please consider sharing your art classroom playlist with other art teachers. Email us the playlist URL and we will post it on the blog as a resource. Here's a playlist to get you started.
Revised Bloom's Taxonomy in Art Education
One of the basic questions facing educators has always been "Where do we begin in seeking to improve human thinking?" (Houghton, 2004). - Read on...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 400,000 images online for non-commercial use.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art creates, organizes, and disseminates a broad range of digital images documenting the rich history of the Museum, its collection, exhibitions, events, people, and activities. Many of these images are available for personal enjoyment, study, educational purposes, and scholarly publication....read on...
Can Children Deprived of Art Education Still Grow Up To Be Innovators?
How does a society breed innovators? Is it through rigorous curricula focused on STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)? Is it exposure to art or the experiences associated with play? ......read on..
7 Critiques You Can Use in Your Classroom Today!
Conducting critiques is an important part of teaching art. Critiques teach higher order thinking skills, get students interacting with one another and help students receive authentic feedback from both their peers and their teachers. However, if you are going to do multiple critiques throughout the year, you need to move beyond simply holding a discussion with a nervous room full of kids that don’t want to be called on and don’t want to talk....read on...
The Importance of Mindset
Let’s dispel the myth of the artist as creative genius propelled by innate abilities, and instead, let’s celebrate hardworking artists who spend untold hours and energy diligently pursuing their art. Throughout history there have been a number of artists who could have worn the “creative genius” label—Leonardo, Michelangelo, Vermeer, and Picasso....read on..
The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher Should Have
Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an earlier class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test....read on...
On Your Mark, Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting by Thomas R Guskey
Guskey asserts the need to align grading and reporting practices to truly reflect what students are learning in K-12 classrooms....read on...
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EXHIBIT STUDENT WORK AT THE NEBRASKA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BOARDS CONFERENCE
On November 19-21, the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) will be hosting their state convention in LaVista. NATA members will have a display of K-12 student work at the conference. Each NATA member may display two pieces of 2-dimensional art (no larger than 12X18 or matted 16X22) at the exhibit as a member benefit - no cost to members.
Please get information now and register! REGISTRATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 12TH!
Are Your Grade 6-12 Students Planning to Submit Scholastic Art Entries?
Submissions for the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are now open. To get started, visit the SIGN UP PAGE. Teachers must register each year before students can sign up. Be sure that you have your school zip code handy so that you can get the guidelines and deadline for Nebraska's Program. Did you know that students on free or reduced lunch receive a fee waiver? You can also use images from past award winners as teaching tools in class. Some even have audio artist statements.
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McCook Community College American Watercolor Society Show
Please mark your calendars for The American Watercolor Society exhibition in Wrightstone Gallery on MCC Campus. View the specifics and academics of this New York traveling exhibition.
November 7 – December 28, 2014
McCook Community College
1205 East Third Street
McCook, NE 69001
Nebraska Art Teachers Association
Check out these active NATA members sites