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.
If you attended Fall Conference, don't forget to advocate for art and creativity by sharing your magnets with significant people in your district. Consider including a magnet in a thank you note to administration that may have approved or funded your attendance at convention. Maybe you have an exceptional parent, volunteer, colleague, or student that deserves a special thank you! Spread creativity!
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...
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:
- Call 402-643-7483
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stop by TLEC 103 on Concordia's campus
- Stop by Chapter’s Books and Gifts in Seward, Nebraska