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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 February Mentor in the NAEA blog!

Frank Juarez
Frank Juarez is a Wisconsin artist, photographer, gallery owner, art educator, advocate and community leader living and teaching in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In 2005, he committed his life to expose, educate and engage others on the importance of experiencing and supporting the Visual Arts. Organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, and supporting artists through professional development workshops, use of social media and networking has placed him in the forefront of advancing and promoting local artists and attracting regional and national artists to interact, collaborate, network and exhibit in the Sheboygan community.

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