2017 Miami University
Pre-service Art Educator Conference
Hosted by Miami University Art Education and sponsored by the College of Creative Arts with one session co-sponsored by Miami University Art Museum
Ever wonder where your conference is as a pre-service teacher? Who will present ideas geared toward you? Who will answer your questions about where you are now and what it means to navigate teacher preparation? We want to offer the opportunity for pre-service art teachers to gather from near and far to enjoy a conference just for them - to network and form a community of people who are passionate about teaching art.
As the 2017 Ohio Art Education Association conference promotes, it's about EMPOWERMENT. It's time to POWER UP! Get the information you need and advocate for where you are in your art teacher preparation. We want to help you become the empowered art educator you can be. We believe we can accomplish this through forming an open community and network of pre-service teachers across the region. Come be a part of it!
What is this about?
This 1-day, inaugural conference is geared completely toward the pre-service educator interested in teaching with and through visual art. It's a day of engaging inquiry, discussion, activity, and presentation suited to answer these questions: What does it mean to teach art effectively? What are some concrete steps you can take toward being a professional art educator? How can you become an empowered pre-service teacher? Many regional and national art teacher conferences offer a few sessions for pre-service educators, but they are not the central focus. It's about time it is. This conference is completely focused on creating a network and community among local and regional pre-service art teachers and provide professional development for where they are now.
What are the logistics?
When | Sunday, October 8, 2017
The conference will begin at 9 a.m. with a keynote presentation from Dr. Mary Ann Stankiewicz and conclude at 4 p.m. at the Miami University Art Museum. Besides the final session at MUAM, the conference will take place in the Art Building at 400 S. Patterson Avenue, Oxford, Ohio 45056.
Where | Miami University Art Building, Miami University Art Museum
Our Art Building is located at 400 South Patterson Avenue in Oxford, Ohio 45056. The MUAM is located just down the street, walking distance from the Art Building.
Participants | All are welcome, registration limited to 160
Because this is our inaugural year and we'd like to fit everyone into our lecture hall for the keynote, registration is limited to the first 160 paid registrants.
Cost | $10.00 per registrant
As part of your registration you will be given a badge and bag of goodies upon arriving; you can partake in a light breakfast in the Art Building lobby between 8 and 9 a.m., enjoy a box lunch, and refresh with snacks throughout the day. Door prizes will also be given at the final session.
What if I want to stay overnight?
Unfortunately, lodging is not provided for attendees. Information on lodging and dining options in Oxford is listed here.
Please note: Due to Miami University Parents' Weekend on October 7 & 8, it is advised to book hotels as soon as possible, if you intend to stay overnight.
Keynote Speaker | Dr. Mary Ann Stankiewicz
Dr. Mary Ann Stankiewicz, art educator, historian, influential scholar, and power-hitter in the field of art education, will be our keynote speaker for the conference. She has been named the 2017-18 Distinguished lecturer for the John A. and Betty J. Michael Autobiographical Lecture Series in Art Education at Miami University. Her autobiographical lecture will be the evening following the conference (October 9) at Miami University Art Museum and all are welcome to attend, free of charge.
All-day events | Maker Space and Student Pecha Kuchas
Throughout the conference day, there will be a maker space open and available to all participants. You can come and enjoy a bit of making at any point. One of our esteemed local art teachers will be the space facilitator. The Student Pecha Kucha room is described below.
Concurrent Sessions | Presented by art teachers/museum educators
Concurrent sessions will occur throughout the day where you will have a choice of topics to explore like navigating field experience, writing conference proposals, advocating for the arts, writing lesson plans, arts integration, understanding choice-based art/TAB, being successful with the edTPA, museum resources, classroom management...
There will most likely be 8 opportunities to attend sessions throughout the day. They are designed to give you a breadth of topics with lots of conversation.
Student Pecha Kuchas - Bring the Power!
Part of engaging as a professional art teacher is presenting at conferences both local and beyond. We'd like to give students the opportunity to present at this conference, using a pecha kucha format (explained here). There will be a dedicated Student Pecha Kucha room where a new presentation will begin every 10 minutes throughout much of the day. This follows the Curriculum Slam format becoming popular at many conferences. The idea is to quickly and efficiently share ideas with others and gain as much new insight as possible from many perspectives. Students can present on anything from lesson ideas, field experience stories, methods class projects, etc. The idea is to share work of relevance to the pre-service art teacher community.
There are only 20 slots available for this inaugural conference. If you would like to submit a proposal, you must follow the timeline for submission below:
Proposal Submission Deadline | Friday, September 15, 2017
For the proposal, you will submit a 150 word (maximum) abstract about your presentation. You will also include an 8-word (maximum) title, and a 30-word (maximum) description to be included in the conference program. To submit a proposal, click here.
Notification of acceptance | Friday, September 22, 2017
You will be contacted via the email you provide by 9/22/17 concerning whether your presentation was accepted. Registration for the conference is expected once your presentation is accepted.
Presentation Powerpoint Deadline | Sunday, October 1, 2017
Each pecha kucha presentation requires a powerpoint (click here for instructions on creating a PechaKucha). Accepted presenters, once notified, will need to send their powerpoint to firstname.lastname@example.org. All powerpoints will be uploaded to the PechaKucha room computer. Presenters are not required to bring their own technology. Presenters can provide a physical handout/link to individuals who attend their presentation if desired but this is not required.