NCAEA Professional Development Conference

“Art takes you OVER THE TOP” 

Asheville, NC

November 5-8, 2015 



The 2015 conference destination is Asheville! Our conference headquarter is the Renaissance Asheville Hotel.  

Hotel reservations can be made now. $129.00 per night at our group block rate. 

Guests may also call 1-800-468-3571 to make the reservation as well. Be sure to tell them you are with the NCAEA block of rooms if you call.  

Registration check-in will begin the evening of Thursday, November 5th.  Join us for the President’s Reception and the Exhibitors’ Meet & Greet from 6-8 pm.  You can expect days filled with opportunities to participate in workshops, listen to speakers and presentations, network with your fellow art educators, and visit the exhibit hall. There will be a variety of creative content to meet your professional needs. CEU credits are available for attending workshops, presentations, and required meetings. 

Initiate your LEA funding request now & start planning your annual professional development trip!  Don’t forget to communicate with local art educators and encourage them to attend with you – car pooling is great for your budget.



Registration for members to attend the conference is not available yet, but we thought you might like a sneak preview of what you can do at the conference. We are providing you a fee list below for Conference Registration fees.  Anyone writing a proposal for financial backing from your school system can use this as your guide to ask for funding.  Remember your NCAEA/NAEA Membership fee is NOT your Conference Registration fee. All must have a current membership in NCAEA/NAEA to attend the 2015 conference. membership must be current through Nov. 30, 2015.

Conference Registration Fee:

Active-Regular – $150.00

UNDERGRADUATE Student ( Not Master, Graduate degrees- You must register as Active) – $105.00

Retired – $105.00

Administrators – $150.00

NCAEA/NAEA membership fees can be paid online on the NAEA Website /or when you register for our 2015 PDC  conference.

Active- $90.00

Associate /Non Educator -$90.00

Retired $50.00

First Year Professional $75.00

Pre Service-Undergraduate – $40.00

Institutional ( one membership -please read the description at NAEA) -$215.00



Attend an optional  Pre-Conference Workshop All Day!  9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Thursday Nov. 5th— (NCAEA Board members please note that your pre-board meeting and assistance begins at 1 p.m. in the hotel) 

You can arrive early and choose between two workshops. We will have your conference bag and an early check in at the workshop sites  for those attending the pre-conference workshops. WOW!    Your registration will include a boxed lunch from Clingman’s Cafe.

a. Highwater Clays will be providing a clay workshop at Odyssey Center from 9-3:30. This workshop will provide six contact hours towards a Visual Art CEU.  Workshops are: Soft Slab Building using Roofing Felt in the morning and Clay Maskmaking in the afternoon.

b. Cheryl Maney and Margi O’Shea will be providing  “An Artistic Journey Through the Standards” at the Asheville Art Museum. This will provide you 6 contact hours towards a LITERACY CEU. You can choose 4 more contact hours throughout the weekend to get a 1.0 CEU certificate for LITERACY.  You will implement journaling techniques while delving into the standards. Learn how alignment of the national and NC Essential Standards in your lessons can help you in bettering your Teacher Evaluation.  Embody the standards as an artist and teacher.

WORKSHOPS GALORE! We will be offering a 1.0 Technology and 1.0  Literacy CEU as well as the Visual Art CEU’s ( 1.0, 1.5, 2.0) .   The workshop fees range from $8.00 to $45.00 according to material expenses. You will find most are only a $10.00-$15.00 fee . 

You choose your “needed” CEU pathway.   Workshops fees will be posted on the registration website. Deadlines to register vary according to the workshop leader’s time needed to prepare materials prior to conference.  Some workshop registration will  close on the website on October 1st.. other Oct. 15th while others will be open until conference. Please be mindful of their availability deadlines. 

Art Venturing in the Blue Ridge Mountains    (All)   Participants will travel with Laura Mitchell Norris and Dorothy Hambright up to a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains to create plein air paintings on the Blue Ridge Parkway using acrylic and canvas.  Learn about the geography of the western part of the state as you awake your artist spirit inhaling the fall mountain air.  No walking required and all materials provided. Participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver to travel in personal vehicles.  Lesson can be adapted to all ages.

The Comics Canvas    (M,S,Mu)  LITERACY   Comics are a viable medium to address creative and critical thinking skills. Explore fresh methods and strategies to analyze the comic art form and create original comic narratives. Participants will create  comic pages and explore applications for the classroom, to include “mini-comic” projects.

Handimation: Thousands of Years at Your Fingertips  ( E,M,S)  LITERACY   Explore a brief history of animation, and create your own moving pictures based on the concept of “persistence of vision.”

Screen Printing for Everyone  (ALL) –  If  you think Screen Printing is too difficult to use in your classroom, think again.  All aspects of the art curriculum can be enhanced using this simple method to create multiples of original art. Participants will use paper stencils to create small prints.

Exploring Analogous Patterns Using Paper Stencils and Glazes   (E,M,S)   AMACO’s low‐fire Teachers Palette glazes will be blended to create analogous, warm, and cool color systems on ceramic tiles. Participants will learn to develop innovative patterns derived from nature by using newspaper as a resist and layering glaze colors to bring depth and interest to the surface of their ceramic projects.

All STEAM Ahead   (E,M,)  TECHNOLOGY  When you add some creativity and self-expression to STEM, it becomes STEAM, and steam can move mountains! Integrating Art into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math just makes sense. STEAM inspires purposeful, project based learning (inquiry model) in a cooperative team environment that includes, but is not limited to technology. By using the art content knowledge you already have and updating it with 21st century strategies, your classroom will become even more engaging to students. Learn how to create visually rich STEAM lessons and update old favorites. Included will be a choice of several small hand-on projects with lesson plans that incorporate STEAM principles.

Expressive Plaster Cast Sculptures!   (M,S,)   LITERACY   Create your own hand or foot sculpture in this workshop to learn the ins and outs of plaster gauze casting. You will take home a finished cast on a painted wood base for your class.  This expressive sculpture project will explore movement, emotion, or a message in 3D by casting one’s own body parts (don’t worry you can have a partner!). Students from middle to high school can learn to create a professional sculpture that they will relate to personally, emotionally and physically from this lesson. Famous modern figure sculptors will be explored to compare and contrast with students as well as essential questioning and final assessment written critique.   Feel free to bring a small object to cast with your hand or foot.  This project will include a lesson plan, examples of student’s work, homework research, writing reflection and critique.

Sewing with First Grade? Yes! It can be fun!  (E)     Over the years, my students (boys and girls) come back and tell me that one of their favorite and most useful project they did in art was sewing in first grade! In this workshop we will get over the fear of handing needles to little hands and-gasp!-tying knots after threading the needles with yarn.   We will practice with various materials to see which ones you are comfortable with and explore different books and artists that can lead to dynamic projects. After we are done, you will be excited to start as soon as you get back!

The Fabricated Image: Creating Pinhole a Photograph   (All)  TECHNOLOGY  We will be creating our own cameras from boxes and cans. We will be using a resin coated paper (used in the darkroom for enlarging) as our negatives. We will capture images as negatives onto this “film”.

Silk Screen printing for All   (E,M,S)   This workshop will offer instructions and methods to successfully silk screen print while holding on to your sanity. Instruction will include various ways to incorporate this method of printmaking into your curriculum while accommodating all grade levels, and on absolutely any budget. You will walk away with a screen printed item of your own creation, a self-created screen, supply lists, and lesson plans.

Creating a Hybrid Assemblage   (All)   Participants will manipulate personal found objects to create a hybrid assemblage.  The title Hybrid Assemblage is used to denote a combination of the use of vessel like or pottery like forms as the base of the work and the art of found object assemblage.  Approaches to developing and shaping design aesthetics and the basic techniques and craftsmanship needed to achieve success will be explored.  This workshop will also examine ideas,strategies and alternative materials  that can be used in  the classroom.  Workshop length and time will not permit final surface coloration, painting, or patina,  but methods and process will be discussed.

Remixing Traditional Media Digital Layering   (S)  TECHNOLOGY   Do your students have technically proficient drawings and photographs that lack complexity in design and composition? We will utilize a modified choice based TAB method with access to layering on paper and fabric, refraction photography, and using scanners and Photoshop to combine techniques for a more complex product.  You choose what techniques and mediums you want to learn. To maximize your learning experience, bring doodles and sketches, a laptop with Photoshop, camera or Smart Phone. (We will also help you download a free trial version of Photoshop). If you have limited technology access, you can still benefit from this workshop by remixing your sketches through layering. Bring copies of your sketches for further experimentation.

Bring “Empty Bowls” to Your School!   (All)   The Empty Bowls Project is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. Craftspeople and educators alike, work with the community to create handcrafted bowls that are donated for this wonderful event. In this workshop, we will explore three fun and simple hand building techniques for making hand crafted ceramic pottery bowls that you can share with your school and community. Hand building lesson plans suitable for children and adults will be provided, along with templates and Slab mats to take home with you.

Easy Papermaking for all Ages    (E,M,S,)   LITERACY OPTION  Think papermaking is hard and messy?  Think again. In this workshop, you will learn how to start with small projects for elementary students and gradually move to more complicated projects for high school students.  Wear water friendly shoes and clothing as papermaking uses water!

A Walk in My Shoe    (M,S,HE)    Participants in this hands-on workshop will use clay modeling techniques to create a clay sculpted shoe which expresses a personal idea. The students will be exposed to several modeling techniques and explore a variety of surface finishing options. We will explore the work of Marilyn Levine and Sylvia Hyman and Hyper Realism movement in art.

Silkscreening on Ceramics   (All)   Learn how to use Mayco’s Designer Silkscreens on ceramics using Stroke & Coat glazes for highly-detailed designs. Your students will be able to incorporate a variety of designs in combination with other glazes to create unique works.

Giacometti Inspired Sculpture    (E,M,S)   Come learn about Giacometti and his works.  We will be making a Giacometti-stylized stretch figure!

Google –Size me   (All)   TECHNOLOGY OPTION  We will build an all Google instructional component for our classrooms. You will bring your own laptop and we will cover the creation of a Google account and we will start a Google Doc, Google Slides presentation, and YouTube video.

Paper Patterns for Pottery    (E,M,S, HE)  This hands-on session will utilize paper templates to create hand built pots. Transform soft slabs into functional objects with folds, darts, nips and tucks.  Texture will be incorporated into the composition as well as colorful underglaze.  Nesting baskets, boxes, even French fry holsters are possible with patterns.  Participants will leave with pieces and templates for home use.

Color Mixing Study with Composition in Mind   (S)  This project is taught in a high school art education method course at ECU and is featured in the April 2015 issue of Arts and Activities.  The project enables students to understand color properties systematically so that they can duplicate colors exactly as they see them.  This will lead to a further project that will also include compositional strategies.

Mini Tapestry   (E)  Students will create a mosaic type mini tapestry from fabric we will attach a dowel rod to hang , it will be created to display from both sides, purposes of tapestries and castles, symbols and mosaics will  also be integrated in lesson

Art and Science of Cyanotypes    (M,S)  TECHNOLOGY OPTION   Participates will learn how to create a cyanotype using digital photography and direct printing. We will learn how to treat our paper and fabric, use different natural dyes to prepare watercolor paper. We will expose negatives on fabric and watercolor paper.   Alternative applications will be demonstrated.

Lesson Plans that work for the ASW    (All)   Presented by a member of the ASW working group at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, this session will focus on sharing samples of student work, and creating/choosing lessons which are aligned to objectives. Together we will work in small groups to check our lessons for a good first point in time, an adequate time to show growth, a good second point in time, and an effective teacher written context.  We will share concrete strategies for managing the ASW process so that you are prepared to show growth in your class. This is not a “sit and get” introduction to the ASW process and is intended as a working session.

Literacy Draws Upon Art (E) LITERACY OPTION   Visual Literacy has great parallels with the literary skills that colleagues use to teach reading and writing.  Using hands-on exercises and illustrative examples from schools, art teachers will look at ways to partner with classroom teachers and literacy specialist colleagues.  Explore how to communicate the power of visuals to convey meaning and use illustrations to teach language arts skills. Explore how students create illustrations and ‘read illustrations’ to convey and deepen their understanding of written text.  Integrating art and literacy experiences is a powerful opportunity to enhance vocabulary, strengthen comprehension and enrich story writig. Help literacy specialis see how illustrators and other artists use art elements and principals of design to convey meaning.  Examples cited will be from popular picture books that have inspired student responses and will forge new collaborations with colleagues.  Ideas are grounded in both the new Visual Art Standards and the Language  Arts Common Core standards

Majolica    (E,M,S,HE)  Majolica is a unique glaze technique that brings a sense of history to the classroom. Learn how to create painterly majolica decoration in this-hands on workshop. We will use terra cotta tiles and white glaze.  Pre-made decorating colors and wax resist will be used on top of the raw glaze to create rich, vibrant imagery.

Innovative Ways to Teach Native American Art   (ALL)  Learn techniques of making TN spinner gourd necklace.  The gourd has been around for thousands of years.  There are over 750 different species.  Learn how to grow and make endless pieces of art and take home a gourd necklace.  Artist is Lumbee Tribe and will demonstrate technique presented at the National Art Education Association Conference in New Orleans in March 2015.  Come join us for a lot of fun, education and creation of wearable art.

Go-To To-Go   (E)  Join us for our Go-To lessons! These are tried and true lessons that are high interest and super fun. You will make and take a clay, collage, thread sculpture, and printmaking artwork sample. That’s four Go-To To-Go lessons using our Essential Standards!

Textural Surfaces: Putting 2D Painting into High Relief   (All)   Experiment & explore the incredible possibilities of including texture in your paintings; add another dimension to traditional painting!  Participants will use found & natural objects to create textural surfaces & will take home a canvas panel of their results & a sampler set of Acrylic Gel Mediums.

Kumihimo Braiding –  @ Earth Guild Shop- Learn the basics of this traditional Japanese craft, using contemporary materials.
The class will work on a simple round braid, with or without beads. Students will get started on both, and take them home to finish if there isn’t time in class.

Drop Spindle Spinning- @ Earth Guild Shop - Learn the simplest, oldest and most universal method of spinning.
Tuition includes drop spindle (yours to keep), and enough fiber for a first project

Scandinavian Star  @ Earth Guild Shop - Make this traditional ornament from hand-painted watercolor paper.
Tuition includes enough paper strips to make two or three stars, one of which will be done in class, and printed instructions.

SPECIAL WORKSHOP: BASKETRY WITH MATT TOMMEY. Our regional artist series guest speaker will also be conducting a workshop on basket making using natural materials.


Learning Through the Gaze – (S,HE, Pre service)

In pursuit of research pertaining to the design of symbols/symbolic systems used on current Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) technologies, I designed a research class at East Carolina University under the guidance of Dr. Cynthia Bickley-Green and Dr. Nickolas Murray to learn how to utilize eye-tracking technology and conduct eye-tracking research. The presentation will explore the value of eye-tracking research in art, the implications of its impact on the design of symbols used on AAC technologies, and preliminary findings from conducting research. The area of interest is the impact of salience, familiarity, and level of abstraction on perceptibility of symbols and other visual representations for a participant who has  complex and profound disabilities. 


All art educators in independent schools are invited to this meeting. During this time, we will connect and talk about ways to collaborate together and share ideas, lesson plans, and how to promote art education through leadership in the independent school setting.

Form and Function: Design in the Artroom – (E,M,S)

The number of design jobs is expected to increase by 10% over the next decade. To  help prepare our 21st century learners, participants will learn how to introduce design in the K12 classroom. Why design thinking is fundamental to art education  and should be an important part of their art curriculum.

Governor Teachers Network and Action Research: Increasing Critical Thinking and Reflection in the High School Visual Artist using Choice Based Learning. – (All) – LITERACY or TECHNOLOGY

Are you interested in Action Research? This presentation will show the findings of an action research project for Governor’s Teacher  Network.  Students created mind maps for concepts for  choice based art, post their portfolio and reflections on a blog.
Qualitative and Quantitative data was collected through surveys, digital posts, and interviews.

All Things Cardboard- (E,M,S, Pre service)

With enough cardboard and glue you can make just about anything. Check out this presentation for some tips and tricks for using cardboard in your classroom. I’ll cover how to work with it, cardboard themed projects and lessons, and even show how I organize my classroom using cardboard organizers.

Empowering Middle Schoolers through Outdoor Painting – (M,S,HE)

Painting is an important part of art.  Unfortunately, while some middle school students develop skills relevant to painting through class exercises (value scales, color wheels etc.) they never get around to doing any serious painting.  Some give up art before they get to high school.  It does not have to be this way.  One solution: Paint outdoors! Middle school students enjoy producing serious, beautiful works just by going outside and painting the world they see. This presentation explains how painting en plein air empowers middle school students to produce award-winning landscape paintings through the use of the palette knife, scene scanning, color saturation, light key and simultaneous contrast. Course syllabi, lesson plans and an illustrated and itemized supply list (including ideas for low-cost easels, palettes, painting tools and surfaces) will be provided. Photos of award-winning student work and data demonstrating improvement in student understanding of light key and color accuracy will be shared. Issues discussed include, colorist painting techniques and theory, the impact of colorist painting on art history, safety precautions, the psychological benefits of creating art outdoors and practical and theoretical issues encountered while painting in nature. No more sideline drills!  Get your players out on the field (literally), playing in the game!

Teaching Critical Thinking in the Art Room – ( E,M,S, Sup.)

Presentation will show how to  incorporate teaching critical thinking into your art classroom. Multiple examples, and strategies for adding critical thinking to your art classes will be shared using Goggle Docs.

Tree House Architects Rock – (E)

Fourth and fifth grade students collaborated to create an outdoor learning center for our school.  The space is designed for classroom activities, a butterfly garden, a place for presentations, and a maker space.

Pattern, Color & Texture: Fabulous Fibers – ( M,S)

Learn how to get students inspired by patterns, colors, and textures while also integrating the arts across the curriculum.  Weaving, quilting, stitching provide 2D and 3D lesson ideas that engage students to explore historical and contemporary art approaches. Innovative lesson ideas  will be shared that explore a variety of fiber lessons for the middle school classroom that include historical weaving, contemporary and story cloths.  You will also learn how  to use color mixing, shape, and value, through needle felted paintings, vegan taxidermy sculptures, and magazine mosaics.

From Theory to Practice: Lessons from the Field – (E,M,S)

Learn about innovative and interdisciplinary lesson ideas from University of North Carolina Art Education students who have designed and implemented contemporary lessons for K-12 students in Charlotte schools.  Each lesson meets 21st century skills and North Carolina state standards while also engaging K-12 students in a variety of media, techniques and content.  You will walk away equipped with new ideas for your classroom and be inspired by future art educators passion and innovation. 

Connecting Language and Visual Arts- (E) – LITERACY

I have had both the challenge and pleasure of working at a school where literacy/writing is the main focus.  The process of writing and creativity are the same; however, keeping kids engaged in writing during art class can be a challenge! Writing should be creative and support Visual Art but also be authentic in that it supports the writing concepts they are learning in Language Arts. Based on the experience of working in a  Learning Focused school I have created writing assignments to fit projects in a variety of ways, including the Tested 7. Writing assignments are aligned with both Language Arts standards as well as Visual Arts standards.  I will also share classroom materials and visuals used to help students become better at writing about Art!

Integrating Design Problems into a Visual Arts Class – (M,S,HE, Pre service)

Explore the definition of design problems and design thinking as they relate to a high school visual arts class. View and discuss the results and implications of a real world design lesson from 3 different high school settings. Gain new lesson plans to integrate design into your curriculum

Making Books to Improve Literacy Skills – (E) – LITERACY or TECHNOLOGY

Many schools are introducing a Whole to Part Literacy Focus to diagnose students’ literacy weaknesses and ways to focus only on improving those skills.  There are problems, though.  Who are the staff to provide these daily tutoring classes?  How does an art teacher (who is not a trained reading teacher) help students?  In my school, like many in districts across NC the “specialists” teach a 7th class each day.
Instead of a student and me working with some literacy computer program, I make books with students; they do research and they show what they have learned in the various styles.  I will share data, the pros, the cons, and how it has affected EVAAS.

Taxes: Art Teacher Expenses – (All)

While I am not a CPA or work for the IRS, I will share how to use Schedule C and take your expenses to do your job to reduce your taxes.

Hybrid Semiotics: Unpacking Art Language (M,S, HE) – LITERACY

This presentation combines revised semiotics and revised formalism to enable students to connect the elements and principles more clearly to higher order thinking in art production and consumption.

Strategies for an Art-based Literacy Curriculum (E,M,S, Pre-Service) – LITERACY

This presentation will incorporate art based strategies for decoding, comprehension, fluency, constructed meaning and beyond in improving literacy cross the curriculum. 

Connections: Using Contemporary Art to Teach Conceptual Design – (S)

Explore the practice of teaching students to use contemporary art to develop more conceptual art aimed at self-identity, social awareness, and visual culture. View and discuss various artists and their works, while showing student samples that demonstrate student understanding of conceptual design. 

NCMA Artist Series: Childe Hassam – (E,M,S)

Childe Hassam, a significant American impressionist painter, created hundreds of paintings over nearly 30 summers on the Isles of Shoals, a cluster of rocky islands 10 miles off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. Learn about Hassam’s remarkable landscapes and an exhibition featuring his work at the North Carolina Museum of Art Spring 2016.

NCMA Artist Series: Beverly McIver – (E,M,S)

Durham artist Beverly McIver is known for her vibrant canvases featuring herself and members of her family. Her expressionistic portraits explore her role in a society that has historically subjugated minorities and women. Learn McIver’s work and how you can make connections through the concept of identity in your classroom.

Not Your Granny’s Cross-stitch  - ( E,M,S) – TECHNOLOGY

Imagine digitally printing art on fabric to weave, construct, and embellish. Digitally printed textiles are a way to combine ancient textile traditions with modern technology. Learn how designers are using this technology and gather ideas for using it in the art classroom.

Literacy in the Early Elementary Classroom – (E)- LITERACY

Come and learn about books you can use in the K through 2 classroom to connect literacy to art standards. Learn strategies for teaching these books to students.

Inquiry-driven Learning and the Creative Process – (E,M,S,HE)

Art and design education is positioned to foster empathic, interdisciplinary 21st century skills and habits of mind. In this aim, the marriage of design thinking strategies, learner-centered pedagogies, and integrative learning serve as catalysts of change for unleashing students’ overall capacity for success in life and work: building deep learning, non-linear thinking, connection making, mindsets for success and social-emotional strengths, and collaboration. Also learn how design thinking provides a learner-centered way for art and design education students to embrace failure as a helpful tool through the iterative process. This session links design thinking in the art classroom as an inquiry-driven, creative process that builds students’ successful and balanced intelligence. Teachers are designers of curricula and cultures that decentralize power and empower students in connection making, inquiry, and self-direction. Students are also designers of their own futures, developing social-emotional skills and dispositions for success in life and learning.  

Art Connects!: Contemporary Art Integration – (All) – LITERACY

Contemporary art integration, in a post-modern approach looks at fostering students’ deep and broad development of concepts—their thinking and ability to make connections to other subjects and issues of personal and societal consequence. It is a system for mapping knowledge, look for where paths of inquiry cross and converge, leading students to deeper and more meaningful learning. Contemporary art integration is also about developing successful and whole people with the creative agency and action to make the world an even better place. It is art and design that elicits change—both personally and societally.
This session disseminates research from “ART CONNECTS,” a regional K-12 contemporary art integration symposium designed to inspire art educators and pre service teachers to move from “covering” curriculum and standards to pedagogies that “uncover” essential questions and enduring ideas that make students’ thinking visible. Teachers of visual art and design take center stage as designers of divergent, multiple ways of thinking. Under the umbrella of “big ideas”, the development of deep and connected thinking is approached with the same intention as studio skill. Contemporary art, integrated with student interest (and not divorced from history), allowed teachers to become co-learners in global conversations of our age. 

Organizing Your Art Curriculum – (E)

As art teachers, we have the challenge of developing our own curriculum and not relying on textbooks and workbooks. Learn ways to organize your K-5 curriculum in a sequential, unified way that incorporates the NC Essential Standards and helps you stay sane. K-5 curriculum plan provided. Visuals and sample lesson
plans will also be provided.

The Flipped Museum: Artists in Process  - (S, MUS) – TECHNOLOGY

Join a panel of three teachers as they share their experiences participating in the North Carolina Museum of Art’s ‘Flipped Museum.’ Panel will share lessons learned, implementing choice-based approaches and collaborating with peers from across the state.

3D New Media Arts Integration- (E,M,S) TECHNOLOGY

This presentation focuses on an arts-integration project integrating 3D printed characters with digital storytelling. Undergraduate students created their own virtual characters for an animated narrative integrating different subjects. The process of creating the project and the students’ work examples along with arts-integration learning will be discussed.

Forgotten Arts and Crafts – (E,M,S)

Conditions in the 19th century inspired many to create their own art and craft work which took a lot of effort and was important in its time. However, today it is practically forgotten and its meaning lost. This presentation will introduce this work to the audience and discuss its historical and present day significance.

Classroom Sewing Project as Reflective Artistic Journey  - (E,M,S, Pre-service, HE)

This best practice presentation will share applicable lesson ideas and student examples for exploring reflective artistic journey through an identity story quilt and different sewing projects in the art classroom. Relevant Art – Language Art integrated lesson ideas for K-12 classroom and pre-service teachers will be offered.   

Relevant Technology in Art Classroom – (HE)  TECHNOLOGY

Using exemplary technology-based collaborative classroom projects, the presenter will highlight relevant curriculum ideas, experiences, and visual examples in integrating contemporary art and artists, language arts, and technology to empower diverse populations in teacher education program. 

Educational Research in K-12 Classroom –  (HE)

The best practice presentation will highlight exemplary undergraduate research projects in regard to contemporary issues & practices in art education. Pre-service art teachers at UNC-Greensboro will also take parts to illustrate their significant research processes, outcomes, and insightful reflections.

Steaming into the 21st Century –(E,Sup,Mus,Pre-service) LITERACY or  TECHNOLOGY

 Now, more than ever, the power of the arts is being recognized as a vehicle for student comprehension and retention of CORE academic concepts. Start with authentic art and artists and make math, science, and English more meaningful; comprehensive. Lesson plans on a CD will be available.

AP Art Exchange of Best Practices – (S)

Are you a new or veteran AP teacher and willing to be apart of an open forum discussing and sharing best practices and strategies to improve performance.  Kelly Perkins our veteran AP teacher and myself (2nd year) will be sharing our best practices and the floor will be open for you to share yours.  We will share our information on our google drive. Come be apart of this dynamic experience.

Last Will and Testament of a Retiring Teacher – (E) – LITERACY

Forty five minutes packed with 25+ years of lessons, literacy connections, classroom management, community resources, and more from the K-5 perspective of a retiring teacher.  These are ideas and resources that need to be passed on rather than be buried in retirement.

NCMA Tour Planning 101 – (All)

Never visited the North Carolina Museum of Art with your students?  Have you come before, but would like to know more?  Learn about the ins and outs of scheduling guided and self-guided experiences at the Museum and other special opportunities for students and teachers.

Visual ARTiculation: Ways to Implement Literacy in the Art Room – (E,M,S) – LITERACY

Literacy and art…not as tricky as you may think! Join us as we explore different types of literacy, connections to art and creative ways to engage students’ learning through a variety of activities. This presentation will review research and statistics, approaches and strategies, and practical application. You will leave with a wealth of resources, ideas and inspiration for easy and effective implementation of literacy for your own classroom!

Analyze, Evaluate and Create – (M,S)  LITERACY

Students in my Beginning Art and Ceramics classes begin each class period analyzing art work in a medium appropriate to their current assignments.  See how to use ideas from the National Paideia Center  to improve analytical skills. Review student created evaluation documents used as summative evaluations and “Victory Logs” used in formative assessment.

Ripples in a Love-ly Pond – (All)

An encouraging story of two artist residencies, in Rockford Il. and Durham, NC, and how they both serendipitously came together to impact hospital, arts, and school communities, and changed the presenter’s life in the process.
Get new ideas for best practices collaborations, information about arts in medicine, and ways to expand your own professional development and enrich student learning. 

Building a Creative Community through Arts-Based Collaborations – (All)

This presentation provides an overview of the international visual journal project known as tet[R]ad. Participants are invited to get involved and be part of this expanding creative community.

What We and Our Students Learned from NCMA’s Artist in Process Online Course- (S,HE,Mu,Pre service) LITERACY or TECHNOLOGY

In the Spring of 2015, Arapahoe Charter and Green Hope High came together to implement NCMA’s Artists in Process online course with our Art 1 classes. It brought schools from different areas in the state to work together, analyze the artistic process, critique and be inspired by each other along with NCMA’s collection. We will tell about the course, what we would do different and how it truly affected our students and our future classes. We both learned beyond what we could imagine and want to share it with you.

New and Beginning Teacher Unite! (All)

Come see and learn different techniques for Beginning Teachers that will help you lessen stress and grow. We will talk about concerns and strategies that will help you in your first years of teaching.

Pop Art Printmaking With Andy & Roy  – (E,M,S,Mu) LITERACY  or TECHNOLOGY

Learn how a partnership between the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and Collinswood Language Academy integrated technology, language arts and visual arts. Middle school students viewed original artwork, researched artists, created ‘Fake Book’ pages, and printed silkscreen portraits.

All-County Art – Highlight Your Most Talented Students! – (S, Supervision)

Have you ever looked at the music program’s All-County and All-District programs and wondered how you could give the same recognition to your talented visual artists? Come hear about this successful program in Onslow County. Find ideas for ways you can develop an honors program in your school system.