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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 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

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Susan Loesl, MA, ATR-BC
Susan Loesl, MA, ATR-BC has been an adaptive arts specialist/art therapist for the Milwaukee Public Schools in Milwaukee, WI for the past 26 years.  She has also worked in nursing homes with developmental disabled adults, adjudicated youth in prison and with adolescent girls in a residential treatment center.  Susan is an Art Therapy and Graduate Education Adjunct Faculty at Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI and a frequent presenter at many conferences related to persons with disabilities and adaptations for the arts. She has presented workshops and in-service training throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and in China. Susan has been a consultant for adaptive arts strategies and low-tech adaptive tools to schools and organizations across the country.

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