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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

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Jill La Grange
Jill La Grange has been an art educator for the past 25 years.  La Grange is passionate about nurturing within students a lifelong love of Art and learning and encouraging them to find joy and a personal voice through their art making. Jill LaGrange’s student art experiences reach beyond the traditional “four wall” classroom environment. Students are encouraged and challenged to integrate their art forms and appreciation of art into school, community, state and national art venues. Jill has been recognized by her peers as the Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year and has served as the Wisconsin Art Education Association President, Webmaster and Membership Chair.

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