Our purpose is to promote excellence in visual arts education in Iowa through the advancement of knowledge and skills, professional development, service, and leadership.
ALL STATE & EMERGING EXCELLENCE
ALL STATE: SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, March 1, 2019 @ Noon
EMERGING EXCELLENCE: 2019 LOCATIONS: Osceola, Davenport & Cedar Falls
2019 NAEA National Convention—the largest gathering of visual arts education professionals in the world. Choose from 1,000+ engaging and informative sessions, workshops, tours, events, and exhibits designed by and for art educators. Brighten your professional and personal horizons in an impactful way while connecting with colleagues from around the globe.
There's nothing else like it!
PD OPPORTUNITY: FINE ARTS STANDARDS
Davenport Art Teachers Host Midwest Art Workshop
On Saturday, November 3rd, West, North, Central, and Creative Arts Academy art teachers hosted the Midwest Art Workshop at West High. Student attendees received portfolio reviews by 12 different colleges and art galleries across the country, interacted via Google Hangouts with current college students in their studios across the country, and enjoyed plenty of hands-on activities, including a screen printing lesson where they printed their own workshop t-shirt. Professional artist John Bald was the featured presenter, and students got the chance to work with other professional artists in hands-on situations.
EVENT ORGANIZED BY AEI MEMBER, DAVE SCHAEFFER
The Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Arts Council, and Iowa Alliance for Arts Education are excited to announce plans to co-sponsor the first ever Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit on June 20th, 2019. The Summit will celebrate the 2017 adoption of Iowa's Fine Arts Standards and offer professional development around our new standards for all five fine arts disciplines - dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. By sharing your input, we can better tailor this event to suit your needs. Please take and share this survey with any fellow educators, administrators, or community partners that would be interested in learning more about fine arts education and Iowa's Fine Arts Standards.
Survey open until November 16th
AEI MEMBER FEATURED IN "Amazing Iowa Women A to Z"
AEI President, Kathleen Sweet has five illustrations featured in "Amazing Iowa Women A to Z" that highlights the stories of nearly 100 Iowa women from different historical eras, diverse backgrounds, and a range of professions. Iowa-based artists created each of the portraits in the book.
Kathleen, "I think my favorite is The Times with Nickole Hannah Jones." Jones grew up in Waterloo. She is an investigative journalists who writes for The New York Times to expose injustices perpetuated by the government and defend people who are susceptible to being taken advantage of. She has also written a book about school segregation.
Published by Raygun
Y.A.M. Flag design Competition
Submit up to 3 entries from students K-12 for a design to represent Iowa on a flag displayed at the Youth Art Month exhibit at the National Convention. Entries due by Dec 1st, open to all AEI/NAEA member teachers. To enter, make a copy of the Slide File, which is your official entry form, and enter your student information. Send the file to email@example.com for official submission to the selection committee.
Originally, when I began including the “why’s” behind my art lessons, it was simply to coax my seventh graders into deeper levels of engagement. Yet while all fully participated, had fun, and mastered the rubric objectives, my kiddos could not independently recall or apply the learned content in the next lesson. In trying to prompt recall, I’d say, “Do you remember what we learned about color schemes?” In response, as if hearing the words for the first time, their puzzled expressions spoke volumes. When I began to acknowledge their struggle for basic understanding, it was then I realized the greater importance of “why”: the facilitation of transfer.
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Student Opportunity
PD OPPORTUNITY: Fine arts Standards
AEI WINTER COUNCIL MEETING
2019 NAEA NATIONAL CONVENTION
AEI works with the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education to provide beginning art educators with mentors during their first and second years of teaching or if you are an experienced teacher who will be a first-year fine arts teacher. By filling out this form you are taking a major step to ensure support for a great beginning teacher experience.