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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)
AERA SIG Communication of Research
Included are links to approximately 125 electronic journals in the field of education that are scholarly, peer-reviewed, full text and accessible without cost.
The Art of Education (online learning opportunity)
AOE Classes are a first-of-a-kind series of online classes designed just for Art Teachers. AOE Classes are fun, interesting, relevant, and flexible to your schedule. The best part is that you get to interact and learn with other Art Teachers from across the world while earning credit from the comfort of home. PD in your PJ’s!!!
The Education Commission of the States has developed Artscan to support the analysis of state-level policies (in statute or code) related to the arts in education. From this database, you can generate profiles of the state policies for arts education in individual states, create comparisons of specific types of arts education state policies across several states and view compiled reports on state policies for the arts education.
A program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, ArtsEdge is also a partner of Thinkfinity, a consortium of national education organizations, state education agencies and the Verizon Foundation. Thinkfinity Content Partners develop free, standards-based, discipline-specific educational Web sites for K-12 teachers and students.
Classification system for the development of educational goals and objectives based on thinking behaviors believed to be important in the processes of learning. This framework became a taxonomy of three domains:
• The cognitive - knowledge based domain, consisting of six levels
• The affective - attitudinal based domain, consisting of five levels, and
• The psychomotor - skills based domain, consisting of six levels.
Find suggestions for classroom management from an experienced art teacher.
Common Core Resources
• From Common Core Standards to Curriculum: Five Big Ideas by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins
• Common Core and the Arts - Resources from Arts Education Partnership - The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a state-led initiative to ensure that students leave school with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in college and in their careers. The resulting changes to the expectations of arts educators can be profound. AEP is providing this (ever-growing) selection of resources to help AEP Partner Organizations, arts educators, school leaders, and policymakers develop a better understanding of the Common Core and what the movement means for the arts.
• Common Core Resources & Visual Arts - arts counterbalance
• Core Curriculum Content Standards - State of New Jersey
• 10 Steps for Migrating Your Curriculum to the Common Core
Designing the Arts Learning Community: a Handbook for K-12 Professional Development Planners Synthesizing extensive research of arts education practice across the United States, this handbook is a guide to designing arts education professional development for K-12 classroom teachers and provides a searchable database of 50 arts learning communities. Explore this interactive resource online or click here to download the full handbook.
EducationCloset: What is Arts Integration?
Here’s an easy-to-understand definition for arts integration: Arts integration is an approach to teaching and learning through which content standards are taught and assessed equitably in and through the arts. Arts Integration is the connective pathway toward reaching and teaching every child and empowers educators in their professional growth. What’s more, Arts Integration is still somewhat misunderstood by many in the educational community. Arts Integration is such a complex, yet elegantly simple, concept. That’s why we’re sharing this infographic with you today! We’re taken the meat and potatoes of Arts Integration and placed them in a document that makes it a little easier to digest. Download it and refer back to it whenever you have a question about whether or not something is truly “arts integration”!
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) - US Department of Education
Website for searching the ERIC Database.
Educator's Reference Desk
Builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.
International Journal of Education and the Arts
Website publishes articles electronically on issues in aesthetics, arts education, art theory, music education, visual arts, drama education, and education in literature.
• 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
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards improves teaching and student learning. National Board Certified Teachers are highly accomplished educators who meet high and rigorous standards. Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review. NBPTS offers 25 certificates that cover a variety of subject areas and student developmental levels.
National Center for Education Statistics
Educational demographic data
Now Learning (online learning opportunity)
Art courses come in a variety of guises. For example, a Bachelor of Arts degree can include psychology, while an art short course can focus on abstract pencil drawings. Find art courses to suit you with Now Learning’s online education portal. Now Learning promotes online and classroom-based art courses in Australia.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement
Archived material at the US Department of Education.
Professional Development in Art Education: A Study of Needs, Issues, and Concerns of Art Educators By F. Robert Sabol, PhD
Professional development has become a central focus in American schools over the past two decades. Educators from various disciplines have distinctive professional development needs. In some cases professional development programming is designed to meet the overarching needs of educators regardless of the discipline, educational setting, or instructional levels of educators. However, the professional development needs in specific disciplines may vary in significant and meaningful ways. This study represents an effort to understand professional development of art educators in the United States.
Online research on K-12 assessment and accountability, school reform, teachers and teaching.
SchoolDataDirect (formerly SchoolMatters)
A national web-based Education Data service, provides in-depth information and analysis about public schools, districts and state education systems. The site's search features allow users to review and compare per-pupil spending, test scores, student and community demographics, teacher compensation and other data across districts and between states.
U.S. Department of Education
Houses and supports organizations that provide research, evaluation, and statistics. Institute of Education Sciences - research, evaluation, statistics, and guidance on evidence-based policy and practice.
Art Educator Links
Engage with the October Mentor in the NAEA blog!
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.