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March 2, 2018external resource from eSchool News, 6 Strategies for Implementing STEAM throughout Your District
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) has become more prominent as an effective approach to interdisciplinary learning. However, implementation is not as simple as following a new curriculum or purchasing materials. During the edWebinar “STEAM: Innovations That Solve Real World Problems,” Cheri Sterman, director of education, Crayola; Lucie Howell, director of learning and engagement, The Henry Ford; and James Wells, innovative teaching & learning manager, Crayola, explained the movement’s genesis and offered strategies for a successful transition.eSchool News
February 28, 2018NAEA Standards Publications
The following NAEA Standards represent the professional judgment of the art education field about the characteristics of preparation programs that will enable all visual arts educators to provide high-quality art instruction for every student.
January 26, 2018external resource from The Ovation Foundation, New Educational Resources Available From the Ovation Foundation
The Ovation Foundation added two new video media resources exploring the work of artists to its Arts Ed Toolkit. These resources support the National Core Arts Standards for visual arts in high school and can be downloaded at no cost for educational purposes.The Ovation Foundation
January 26, 2018external resource from CIO, Design Thinking – What’s it all About?
Mention the word “design,” and many people immediately think of pictures and colors. But when it comes to designing for technology focused tasks, beauty is in the eye of the user. Design thinking is a discipline that solves problems and redesigns tasks by working from the viewpoint of the user to come up with a new approach to processes that addresses common pain points.CIO
January 26, 2018external resource from National Gallery of Art, NGAkids App for iPad, CD, or Mac/PC Download
The NGAkids app contains eight interactive activities inspired by works in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, plus a sketchbook for freehand drawing. The app includes portrait, landscape, still-life, and collage activities, as well as several sections related to abstract art. Fun for all ages.National Gallery of Art
January 26, 2018external resource from National Gallery of Art, NGAkids Art Zone CD or Mac/PC Download
NGAkids interactives are no longer playable online through a web browser. Please download the Art Zone program to your computer or order a free CD. The program contains 17 popular interactive activities for children of all ages: 3-D Twirler, Brushster, Collage Machine, Cubits, Dutch House, Faces, Flow, Jungle, Mobile, Paintbox, Pixel Face, Photo Op, Places, Sea-Saws, Still Life, Swatchbox, and Wallovers.National Gallery of Art
January 19, 2018external resource from Art21, Apply Now for the New Year of Art21 Educators - Information and Application Now Available
Art21 is pleased to invite K-12 teachers to apply for the upcoming year of Art21 Educators. Art21 Educators is a year-long professional learning community that brings together teachers from all subject areas interested in using contemporary art and Art21 films as resources for innovative teaching and learning across subject areas. Teachers are invited to apply from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The 2018-2019 program combines a six-day summer institute in New York City (July 6-11, 2018) with participation in a virtual community and monthly online meetings that build on the momentum of the summer institute (August 2018-May 2019). Visit the Art21 website for additional information about the program, including FAQs, and a link to the online application. Applications must be received by Monday, March 19, 2018.Art21
January 10, 2018external resource from American University School of Education, A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Teacher in 2018
Some people are certain from a young age that their calling is to be a teacher. Others have fulfilling careers in another specific field and later decide that they want to become teachers to share their knowledge with the generations to come. In either case, there are a few steps to be aware of that are necessary to take in order to become a teacher.American University School of Education
January 10, 2018external resource from eSchool News, 3 Winning Characteristics of a School STEAM Program
What makes Shipley's STEAM program so great? Access to cutting-edge technology and the integration of the STEAM curriculum across the School have been integral to success, but above all else, the quality of the program is a result of the administration allowing our students to take the lead on making.eSchool News