Jul 20, 2015

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Presenter Awards: Summer 2015 Conference

Presenter Awards: Summer 2015 Conference

If you attended the AOE Summer Conference, you know the presenters were amazing! Each presenter brought his or her own ideas, energy, talent, and refreshing perspective to the table; they poured their heart and souls into these presentations. So, let’s give them even more love! Today I would like to announce the official presenter awards from the AOE Summer 2015...

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Jul 20, 2015

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3 Addictive Projects to Use When Introducing Stude...

3 Addictive Projects to Use When Introducing Students to Encaustic Art

We have all seen the melted crayon projects from Pinterest. In fact, I saw so many last year during our genius hour presentations that I wanted scream. Melting crayons is fun, but there is SO much more you can do with the art of melting wax, also known as encaustic. I know it might sound dangerous or difficult, but I promise these three projects make it easy to introduce this...

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Jul 17, 2015

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AOE Summer 2015 Online Conference Recap

AOE Summer 2015 Online Conference Recap

  Another conference is in the books! On Thursday, July 16th, the live event of the AOE 2015 Online Conference took place, with nearly 1,900 art teachers registered! It was an honor to work with so many talented and innovative presenters and companies to put together this one-of-a-kind event for art teachers!   If you attended, or if you missed it, you can catch up on...

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Jul 17, 2015

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Raw & Honest Reactions from the 2015 Summer A...

Raw & Honest Reactions from the 2015 Summer AOE Online Conference

After every AOE Online Conference, we send out a survey to all of the attendees so that we can understand, learn, and improve! This year, as we began to review the initial survey results, we wondered what it would be like to just copy/paste the raw results into an article and make them 100% public and transparent.   Below is a series of testimonials we received for one...

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Jul 17, 2015

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An Easy Way to Keep Your Hallways Lively this Summ...

An Easy Way to Keep Your Hallways Lively this Summer

I’ve got to admit, I think I’m weird. My students will probably tell you that’s true on many levels. You’ll probably agree with them when I tell you that I really don’t enjoy summer break that much. In fact, I kind of dread the last few weeks of school. The lack of routine and the bittersweet transition of from old to new students is a bit much for this guy. It’s...

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Jul 16, 2015

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How to Curb Questions and Empower Students with An...

How to Curb Questions and Empower Students with Anchor Charts

Has this happened to you? You’re teaching a lesson that is process based – possibly making clay pinch pots, weaving, or working through origami. You’re about halfway through and the kids are mastering the steps as you work hard to help anyone who falls behind. It’s hectic, but you’re making it work and it looks like you’ll get everyone through just in time to get...

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Jul 16, 2015

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Contour Self-Portraits: Free Lesson Plan Download

Contour Self-Portraits: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line Art Skills: Drawing Art History: Alexander Calder   * Get more free lessons like this, on our Lessons Page   Get your youngest students excited about portraits with this contour line project! We all know students can be self-conscious about their drawing skills. This is especially true when it comes to drawing...

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Jul 15, 2015

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AOE LIVE: Episode 10: “How to Keep Your Fire...

AOE LIVE: Episode 10: “How to Keep Your Fire Burning” with Joy Schultz

  Joy Schultz, art teaching superwoman, runs an entire high school art program by herself that teaches students the value of following their passion through such great activities as Homes for Haiti, Curbside Couture fashion shows, and work throughout the community, city, and world. Watch or listen to her inspiring interview about letting your own passion come into your...

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Jul 15, 2015

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The Absolute Easiest Way to Make Graphics For Your...

The Absolute Easiest Way to Make Graphics For Your Classroom

  “Would you mind making a poster for me?”   We’ve all been hunted down and asked this question at one point or another in our careers. Whether you readily say “yes” or “no” to a request like this, we have a solution for you. Presenting the online drag-and-drop design platform called Canva.     Canva allows users to...

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Jul 15, 2015

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5 Flipped Teachers’ YouTube Channels You Won...

5 Flipped Teachers’ YouTube Channels You Won’t Want to Miss!

When we think of flipping the art room, we automatically think of the daunting task of creating all of those videos! Did you know there is a strong network of flippers out there who already have some amazing established YouTube channels? These valuable resources provide two things. First, they provide valuable inspiration. Seeing how other teachers approach the flipped art room can...

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Jul 14, 2015

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Make Simple Painted Canvases to Teach Color Theory...

Make Simple Painted Canvases to Teach Color Theory!

What’s better than art room decor that is multi-functional? Why not do a DIY project for your art room that doubles as a learning tool? In the video below, I’ll show you my double-duty color theory canvasses. To create these for your room, use the super simple shopping list below!       Make Your Own Color Theory Canvases   Materials Needed -...

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Jul 14, 2015

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Still on the Fence About Taking an AOE Class?

Still on the Fence About Taking an AOE Class?

My decision-making process for new endeavors is quite simple: If it’s not a “heck yes,” then it’s a “no.” In short, we all want to be sure about something before we invest our precious time, energy, and resources. But it isn’t always as simple as yes or no. There are many factors to consider and information to gather before diving into...

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