Nebraska School Board Conference Exhibit a success!
Thank you to Exhibit Co-Chair, Jody Boyer, for organizing the show this year. Omaha Public Schools supported in several ways. Dr. Alati, principal at Norris Middle School, provided Jody professional days to manage the 3-day exhibit. OPS art department provided the display boards and Angie Fischer assisted with getting the boards on location. Gloria Nelson, Lorinda Rice, Jocelyn Reiss, and Lynette Fast assisted with set up and advocacy during the exhibit.
Thank you to the following NATA members for sending work for the exhibit!
Catlin Arts Magnet, Omaha, Kori Abdouch
Norris Middle School, Omaha, Jody Boyer
Blue Hill Community School, Christine Brown
Lincoln North Star High School, Lynette Fast
Gateway Elementary, Omaha, Mary Gadoville
Silver Lake High School, Roseland, Trish Hinrichs
Horizon Middle School, Kearney, Jan Jones
Shickley Public School, Rebecca Jorgenson
HTRS Schools, Humboldt, Sharon Joyner
Exeter-Milligan Public Schools, Lisa Kanode
Lincoln North Star High School, Mollie Magnuson
Malcolm Public Schools, Ann Martin
Auburn High School, Pam Pfeiffer
Eastridge Elementary School, Lincoln, Bob Reeker
Lincoln North Star High School, Jocelyn Reiss
Raymond Central Junior Senior High School, Jean Rempfer
Deshler Public Schools, Diane Row
Elementary, Omaha, Julie Ryan
Lincoln Christian, Barb Zach
Lynette Fast and Jocelyn Reiss
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.
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...