Become a Member of art educators of iowa
AEI is an affiliate of the National Art Education Association (NAEA). All members are automatically members of NAEA. There are many benefits of membership in Iowa and at the national level.
The easiest way to become a member is to use the button above to register and pay by credit card online at the NAEA Website. You can also fill out and print the membership form here and mail it with a check to NAEA. Membership fees can be paid with Fall Conference Registration and AEI will mail your information and payment to NAEA. Be sure to fill out the membership form and send it with your registration.
How Can we help you?
Connect with art educators in your state and across the country as an NAEA /AEI member and receive exclusive benefits that can stimulate your career, your classroom, and your creativity
Connect with other art teachers through AEI events and professional development. Grow you PLN and take advantage of leadership opportunities.
Provide opportunities for students through participating in All-State Art, Youth Art Month, Emerging Excellence and more.
Be The First
Get access to the latest and the greatest in professional development through the state, national publications and webinars. Stay up to date on news that impacts the field.
The Benefits of Membership
The Fall Conference, our biggest annual event, is where you can explore new methods and techniques, network with other art educators, and see nationally recognized speakers. Membership gains you a discounted entry fee and access to vendor. (A limited number of scholarships are awarded for preservice level members to attend the conference.)
Mentoring program provides guidance and help to first and second year teachers.
Our blog keeps members inspired and challenged and increases awareness of current issues.
Youth Art Month Exhibit (YAM) March is the time of celebration with recognition of outstanding students and art teachers.
All State is the premier recognition of high school art students and their teachers and is only open to members.
Emerging Excellence is an event to celebrate student artists achievement and growth through juror interviews.
AEI has action committees dealing with advocacy, curriculum, programming, and many current issues: Fine Arts Iowa Core, portfolios, mentoring, standards, visual culture, VAAS.
AEI is a network of colleagues connecting to national issues and information through NAEA.
Full access to exclusive members-only content on the NAEA website
Subscriptions to Art Education journal and NAEA News—NAEA’s premiere bi-monthly publications
Access to outstanding lessons, peer-reviewed for quality, relevance, and rigor through the Instructional Resources Gallery
Access to timely resources including the new National Visual Arts Standards that support teaching and learning
FREE Online Professional Learning Opportunities – gain free registration for NAEA’s monthly webinar series. Access premier professional learning opportunities from anywhere in the world. Choose from a growing number of live and archived webinars, sessions, workshops, and more to create your ideal experience. Be informed and inspired by colleagues, artists, and experts offering programming that is 100% art education content that can be applied immediately to teaching and learning.
Discounts on NAEA National Convention registration fees and other professional learning events
Discounts on premiere publications and advocacy merchandise in NAEA’s Online Store
Connect with colleagues through the Member Directory
Showcase your art through a complimentary personalized e-Portfolio powered by Digication or NAEA’s Member Exhibitions
Eligibility for prestigious national awards and grants opportunities
Eligibility to establish a National Art Honor Society in your middle or secondary school
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