Fall Conference Evaluation Please
You should have received an email by now requesting your feedback about your participation in NATA Fall Conference. If you attended fall conference in Omaha, please take 5 minutes to provide conference planners your feedback about your experience. We appreciate your time and will use this feedback for future NATA conferences and professional development planning.
Empowering the Digital Generation through Creating Highly Interactive Virtual Environments
Grant Project Awarded to UNO Professor Lu
The NATA member, Dr. Lilly Lu, an Art Education faculty member at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, was recently awarded a research grant ($8,250) from the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF), an affiliation of the National Art Education Association (NAEA). In this grant project, Empowering the Digital Generation through Creating Highly Interactive Virtual Environments (HIVEs), Dr. Lu will investigate what and how digital-generation students can learn about art and design through creating HIVEs—virtual worlds and digital games—as art. The grant will offer curriculum, pedagogy, and technology for students in partnering schools or non-profit organizations to create and design their own virtual worlds/video games and exhibit their artwork during virtual events.
If you or your school are interested in creating virtual worlds (such as Minecraft or Opensim) and digital games as art for your digital-generation students in the classroom or in art club settings, please contact Dr. Lilly Lu at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
News from other sources...
Jan Brett is coming to Concordia University, Nebraska, as part of her fall tour and a special event hosted by the Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival and Chapter's Books and Gifts of Seward. Come out to Concordia University on Dec. 8 to see Jan Brett and enjoy the evening!
Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m.
Weller Hall, Concordia University, Nebraska campus
Tickets are free. Tickets are numbered, and participants will go through the signing line based on their ticket number.
You can obtain tickets four ways:
Nebraska Art Teachers Association
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