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Links to approximately 125 electronic journals, articles on issues in aesthetics, arts education, art theory, and visual arts, statistics, and assorted databases.

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 eariler 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. (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

Lowenfeld Lectures
• 2013 Award Recipient: Christine Marmé Thompson - Child Faber: Child the Maker  
• 2012 Award Recipient: Bernard Young - The Importance of Self-Identification in Art, Culture, and Ethnicity
• 2011 Award Recipient: Beverly Levett Gerber - Art Education and Special Education: A Promising Partnership
• 2010 Award Recipient: Enid Zimmerman - Creativity and Art Education: A Personal Journey in Four Acts
• 2009 Award Recipient: Olivia Gude - Art Education for Democratic Life
• 2008 Award Recipient: Elliot Eisner - What Education Can Learn From the Arts

NAEA Art Educator Competency Model
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) recently conducted a study on leadership development for art educators. One output of this work was a model of the competencies needed for an art educator to excel in his/her leadership roles. These roles may include the individual’s own work context as well as a volunteer leadership role such as in NAEA or a state/province affiliate. There are 20 competencies in total.

NAEA National Convention Presenter Handouts/Resources
2015 - New Orleans, LA
2014 - San Diego, CA
2013 - Fort Worth, TX
2012 -  New York, NY
2011 - Seattle, WA
2010 - Baltimore, MD
2009 - Minneapolis, MN

Art Educator Links

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Engage with the November Mentor in the NAEA blog!

Hester Menier
Hester Menier is an elementary art teacher in the Wentzville School District near St. Louis, MO. She has been teaching elementary art for 20 years in rural and suburban districts with large low socio-economic populations. Her education background includes a BA in art education from the University of Northern Iowa and a MA in art education from The Ohio State University. Menier became the first National Board Certified teacher in her district in 2010. She believes that having quality and relevant professional development for art teachers is important to developing strong art programs that prepare students for futures in the fine arts. Over the past few years her commitment to professional development for art teachers has shown through her participation in a variety of committees and organizations.

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