September, 2017

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PAEA 2017 Conference Insights: Punk is dEaD-ucational!

Are you a teacher who thinks punk is dead?  GASP!  Well, did you know it’s actually dEaD-ucational!

It’s time to connect with Aaron to talk punk and DIY ethic.

Aaron Weber is an art teacher in Philadelphia who has been connected to punk culture since high school, and has been influenced personally and professionally ever since.

Aaron typing up his presentation notes…

Come on Friday, October 20 from 1:00-1:50 PM to learn about Aaron’s experiences, and how punk transformed him as a person and led him to develop a classroom environment that reflects the ethics and ideals of punk and DIY culture.  Aaron is an incredibly engaging presenter, so get ready to share a laugh and take home some valuable ideas for developing your own lessons!

Check out the Conference Schedule HERE!


PAEA 2017 Conference Insights: Film making!

Collaborative Stop Motion Films with Younger Grades 

Saturday October 21, 2:00pm-2:50pm in Brighton III- ACT 48 hours

Have y’all ever met Susan Liedke??? She is amazing! And the projects she leads within her pre-k classroom are inspired and inspiring. Because of the film work she does, I had faith in leading a stop motion film with my kindergarten kiddos. And…. it was aweeeesssssoooooommmmmmme! Please come and Come join myself, Leslie Grace, and Susan Liedke to learn about best practices in creating stop motion films and animations with pre-k-5th grade. And ear act 48 hours while you’re at it! Woo-hoo!

Itching to incorporate technology and stop motion animation with your lower grades? Whether you are in a choice–based or traditional classroom, learn how to manage and execute collaborative stop motion and/or time lapsed films with your youngest artists.

Media Arts: Teaching Film making in the Art Classroom

Saturday, October 21, 9:00 – 9:50 AM in Brighton IV- ACT 48 hours

If you teach at the secondary level, have no fear! Robb Bomboy & Cory Wilkerson will be there for ya! They will be leading a session on film making for the high school level art room, answering the question of, “How do I get started with teaching Media Arts?”

The importance of media arts literacy is exploding with the advent of smartphones and the internet. This session will provide attendees with a practical, national media arts standards–based approach to teaching film making in the art classroom. Focus will be drawn to pre–production planning, production, and post–production method for fiction and non–fiction film making. Strategies for establishing time lines and developing publication outlets will be examined.

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PAEA 2017 Conference Insights: 3d!

Hi Art teachers! Getting ready for Pittsburgh? Here’s a couple sessions to look forward to if you’re trying to learn more about integrating 3d printing into your art studio:

3D Printing Benefits for the Art Room and Special Needs Students (presented by Chris Sweeney, Philly’s premier 3d printing enthusiast)

Friday, Oct 20th at 11:30am

Art ed meets design meets 3D Printing meets the world helping others for a better experience in the art room.

Getting Started with 3D Modeling, Scanning, Printing & Animation in the Classroom (presented by Robb Bomboy and Cory Wilkerson)

Saturday, Oct 21st at 3:00pm

How do I get started with teaching 3D modeling, 3D animation, 3D scanning and printing? This question is daunting for many educators considering the lack of content and skill based knowledge for emerging technologies. This session will provide attendees with a practical, national media arts standards–based approach to teaching 3D design in the art classroom using the powerful free software, Blender.


PAEA 2017 Conference insights: Mentoring and Student Teaching

Are you curious about how to help another art teacher? Whether you are new to the field, or have seen many art rooms in your days, all voices are valid and have fantastic ideas to share. Here are two sessions that might interest you:

Mentoring is Art Education Leadership. Will You be my Mentor?

Sat, Oct 21, 2 pm-Act 48 -Brighton ll (room)- Lisbeth Bucci

Join the discussion! Pre-service, current teachers and retirees….Mentoring can be both informal and formal. Let’s all actively become a more positive influence and leader in art education.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…A Student Teacher!

Sunday at 10:00 – 10:50 AM– Brighton IV- Leslie Grace, Katherine Videira, Lauren Stichter, & Christina Franko Ulliano

Have you considered hosting a student teacher but are nervous about what to expect or what your role is? Are you going into your student teaching practicum soon and want a better understanding of what might be expected of you? Perhaps you are a supervising teacher and would like to express what you look for when you observe??
Then come to this session! Let’s help each other do the best that we can in our field!



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