Sunday, March 10, 2013

NAEA 2013

I have just come home from a fabulous four day long conference!  The National Art Education Associations 2013 Conference, right here in my backyard!

Front of the Ft. Worth Convention Center
 Registration was smooth and easy and I met up with some of my colleagues and some new friends as well.  I think this year I really tried to meet new people and network more.  Made some great connections and met a lot of people!
We get all sorts of goodies so we've got to
have the bags to carry it all!
I also got to meet up with old friends! My student teacher from the beginning of the year was there as well and we got to meet one of our internet art ed. blog celebrities: MR. E!

From Left to Right: My friend/student teacher, Mr. E! and me!

Mr. E had a session called: Blogging and other Shameless Self Promotion.
Great insights!
I went to a lot of wonderful sessions!  I wanted to cram in so much that sometimes I didn't even stop for lunch! I really wanted to take in as much as possible so that I could take back what I learned to my district and to my school. Did I mention that we got lots of goodies from all the vendors?

Great program from Crayola about how to advocate for your art program.
I also went to several informative sessions about writing grants and gaining momentum for your program by have art nights, including your staff in the creative process and also interweaving different core curriculum into your art lessons.

There were many more wonderful things about the conference, but its hard to include everything! But the most important thing I learned this week is that ART MATTERS.

But you knew that already didn't  you? :)

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