Frank Juarez to present at a national art education convention in 2019

I am thrilled to announce that my presentation, “Six ways to impact your art program”, was accepted for inclusion in the program for the 2019 National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention in Boston, MA, March 14-16, 2019. 
NAEA received over 1,700 presentation proposals this year. The caliber of this year’s presentations was excellent—making the acceptance of 763 sessions (approximately 35%) highly competitive.
Description of my presentation: Successful art programs and educators are constantly evolving in both advocacy and teaching practice by exploring non-traditional approaches to share content via social media campaigns, interactive published articles, live videos of artist lecture series, artist demonstrations, Skyping with artists, and integrating digital Literacy within online curriculum. The days of mailing letters and making phone calls are numbered since people are responding and receiving information differently and in more accessible ways. It is important for educators to expand their outreach in new ways using resources that are readily available and commonly used by students, parents, schools, and districts.

We have heard stories of art programs being reduced or eliminated for reasons that are out of our control. However, what we can control is what we do inside our classrooms and how we share content with our community. Our role as an educator is changing and so are the expectations. We are our customer service, our marketing department, and our own advocates.

This session walks you through a series of steps that will help you reflect on what you are and/or not currently doing in your teaching practice by targeting each aspect of designing, facilitating and monitoring a successful plan to self-promote. It introduces ways that will guide you in developing a pathway that will lead to more success in your art program and how to measure that success. Learn how to create your own plan to determine which strategy is best to use for communication with parents, students, colleagues, and the community. In addition, discover ways on how to continue to nurture relationships, maintain visibility and transparency, and to evaluate the process on a monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and/or annual basis.

Image above: Skyping with Kansas-based artist, Joe Bussell

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