Public Input Sought on Every Student Succeeds Act

There are seven remaining meetings across the state where DE leaders will be seeking public input as they develop the Iowa plan for ESSA.  It would be great to have an arts education advocates at each of these meetings.
Please look over this information, and share it within your organizations, friends and other arts education stakeholders.   If you know that you or other advocates will be attending one of these meeting, please let me know so we can monitor this and make sure we have arts education advocates at each meeting.
Thanks so much for your help.  Please contact me if you have any questions, or IAAE can help you in any way.  Click here for dates and more information.
Sincerely,
Leon

Think Big and Love What You Do

Hello Educators!

The Student Art Education Association welcomes Bill Close to UNI on November 10th at 7pm in the Kamerick Art Building room 111. Bill Close taught at Peet Junior High here in Cedar Falls for 33 years, during which time he built 22 “Mega-Sculptures” with his students.  Close will discuss the student-teacher collaborative process of building these “Mega-Sculptures” and how creative arts can enhance the educational experience for all students through an inclusive art education program.

SAEA hopes to see you all there!

Bill Close: “Think Big and Love What You Do”
When: November 10th at 7pm
Where: Kamerick Art building room 111

Arts Education Summit

To Participants of the Arts Education Summit

IAAE LogoBelow is a press release from the Iowa Department of Education concerning public input for the state implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.  These are the meetings that Jeff Poulin (Americans for the Arts) spoke about at the Wednesday evening session of the Arts Education Summit in June.  Also attached below is a one-page summary of what ESSA means for arts education.   There are seven remaining meetings across the state where DE leaders will be seeking public input as they develop the Iowa plan for ESSA.  It would be great to have an arts education advocates at each of these meetings.
Please look over this information, and share it within your organizations, friends and other arts education stakeholders.   If you know that you or other advocates will be attending one of these meeting, please let me know so we can monitor this and make sure we have arts education advocates at each meeting.
Thanks so much for your help.  Please contact me if you have any questions, or IAAE can help you in any way.
Sincerely,
Leon

Visual Culture & Gender Call for Manuscripts

 

                                     Visual Culture & Gender

 


2017 VCG Call for Manuscripts
Visual Culture & Gender (VCG http://vcg.emitto.net) was born digital more than a decade ago in 2005 as the first multimedia online journal in the field of art education, and the first online journal devoted to visual culture and gender. VCG is an international, peer-reviewed, freely accessed, multimedia online journal whose purpose is to encourage and promote an understanding of the connections between visual culture and gender in concert with representations of race, age, sexuality, social units, (dis)ability and social class.

Submit your Manuscript

The deadline to submit manuscripts is Saturday, November 15, 2016, 11:59 PM EDT

The 2017 VCG Call for Manuscripts invites submissions of articles and visual essays that explore issues of equity and social justice through visual culture. November 15 is the deadline for submissions. VCG will consider manuscripts that address gender issues in the context of visual culture and arts education.


VCG Volume 11 is Live Online

In Volume 11, authors consider witnessing, performance, and complexity of trauma, mental illness, and women artists who have been all but forgotten. Witnessing can be of your own life, of others’ lives, or witnessing the act of witnessing itself. Witnessing is performed and can be especially powerful when shared with others. Performance witnessing is public pedagogy.

Learn More

 

SaveOnEnergy.com $500 Teacher Grant

Hello,

My name is Elizabeth Brown and I am the Communications Director for SaveOnEnergy.com.  I wanted to personally inform you of our second annual $500 Teacher Grant opportunity for AEI.

Like last year, we would love the teachers in your area to participate.  We respect the valuable work you do and would like to see your lesson plans for teaching students about energy or sustainability.

Click the link below for the grant information and submission form:
https://www.saveonenergy.com/teacher-grant/

The deadline for the submission is October 21, 2016.

Please note that we will be offering this grant opportunity on a reoccurring basis.

Thank you,

ElizabethElizabeth Brown
Communications Director
(800) 279-5230
6860 North Dallas Parkway Suite 228 | Plano, TX 75024
elizabeth@admin.saveonenergy.com
www.saveonenergy.com

Western Region Leadership in NAEA

Connecting with Colleagues

Western Region GroupGreetings!  We are thrilled to be the Western Region leadership team for the next two years representing you and the thousands of other NAEA members that make up the wonderful Western Region.  Click HERE or on the group image above to read Cindy and Bob’s message to membership.

We also encourage you to visit our NAEA Western Region website (https://naea.digication.com/ westernregion/Home) and NAEA Western Region Facebook page.

Cindy and BobCindy Todd, NAEA Western Region Vice President, Michigan
Bob Reeker, NAEA Western Region Vice President-elect, Nebraska

Graduate Credit or License Renewal Opportunity

Understanding the National Core Arts Standards

This course will prepare arts or general educators to integrate the National Core Arts Standards into their daily teaching practices.

Registration for this course will close on Sept. 10, 2016.

Instructors:  Helen Duranleau-Brennan and Colleen Tomlinson
Session Number:  7081
Dates:  Sept. 20, Oct. 4 &18, and Nov. 1 & 29
Time:  5:30-8:30
Locations:  Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf, IA

License Renewal Opportunity Oct 8 & 9

Hi,

I am offering the willow works class again this fall through Heartland.

Willow: Using Indigenous Materials in the Classroom
(click link for class information)

sample willow basket project created in class
Sample Willow Basket

This is for license renewal only, so no outside class work.  The weekend workshop is open to anyone whether an educator or just someone interested in learning how to identify and collect wild willow and make a built basket.  This will give you the basic skills needed to expand into other forms.

Early October is a wonderful time of year:  cool and no mosquitos.  The two-day class is $60 with an additional materials fee.

Hope to see a few of you this fall,

Pam Dennis
Flock 9 Studios
Ogden, IA  50212
515-275-2594

New Fine Arts Consultant for Iowa DOE

Matsuoka is the New Fine Arts Consultant for the Iowa Department of Education.

My name is Angela Matsuoka, and I am the new Fine Arts Consultant for the Iowa Department of Education. I began my position at the DOE on July 1st.


A bit about me:  I’m originally from Seattle, WA.  I earned my B.A. in Studio Art from Grinnell College, and my M.A. in Art Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.  I taught at the high school and middle school levels in Washington D.C. before returning to Iowa in 2009.  From 2009 to 2014, I taught K-5 art in Urbandale Schools, and most recently served as Northwest Elementary’s art teacher in the Ankeny School district from 2014-2016.  My husband, our three year-old son Javy, and I reside in the Beaverdale neighborhood in Des Moines.