Introducing 2022 Connected Arts Network Visual Art Educators

I have been waiting to get the okay to share the following news. I have been accepted to be part of a virtual, nationwide Professional Learning Community (PLC) focused on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Social Emotional Learning, and Teacher leadership in standards-based arts instruction. The program is called Connected Art Networks (CAN). Over the course… Read More Introducing 2022 Connected Arts Network Visual Art Educators

2022 National Art Education Association Convention, New York City, New York

On Thursday, March 3rd, I presented on designing a post-pandemic artist-in-residency program at Sheboygan North High School. Similar to multiple programs across the U.S., this eight year program was impacted by the pandemic. What started as an in-person artist-in-residency program (2013) abruptly was faced with operational challenges into unknown territory (2020). These challenges forced the… Read More 2022 National Art Education Association Convention, New York City, New York

2021 National Art Education Foundation Board of Trustees Annual Retreat

On October 28, the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) Board of Trustees hosted its annual retreat in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2018, I was elected to serve on this board. Having a national perspective on art education as a NAEF board of trustees and as a high school art educator and member of the National Art… Read More 2021 National Art Education Foundation Board of Trustees Annual Retreat

New York Bound – 2022 National Art Education Association National Convention

This week I received word that my proposal, “Designing A Post-Pandemic Artist-in-Residency Program”, was accepted at the upcoming 2022 National Art Education Association National Convention in New York City, New York. Approximately 1,400 proposals were submitted for this 3-day art education convention. This school year, the highly anticipated event will be offered in-person and virtually,… Read More New York Bound – 2022 National Art Education Association National Convention

Connecting to Artists with Skype | SchoolArts Magazine

Since 2014, the Sheboygan North High Art Department has been Skyping contemporary artists into the art room through a project called, the Midwest Artist Studios Project. One of the project’s goals was to provide a way for art teachers and students to interact with these MAS artists via Skype. Through this platform, artists and students had… Read More Connecting to Artists with Skype | SchoolArts Magazine

National Art Education Association 2019 Convention Wrap Up

This year NAEA hosted its 72nd art education convention in Boston, MA. The convention started on March 14th and ended on March 16th. 5,500+ art educators from across the globe were at the convention. This convention was intense with 1,000+ engaging and informative sessions, workshops, tours, events, exhibits designed by and for art educators, and… Read More National Art Education Association 2019 Convention Wrap Up

Sharing Student Successes: Get Published in SchoolArts Magazine

Getting published does not start when you are an adult. We often hear that our youth are the future of tomorrow. If we believe this, then as professionals we need to start seeking out opportunities to aid in our future’s personal and professional growth. Frank Juarez has been fortunate to have his students’ artwork published… Read More Sharing Student Successes: Get Published in SchoolArts Magazine

Frank Juarez joins the National Art Education Foundation Board of Trustees

I am happy to announce that in 2018, I begin my term as a new member of the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) Board of Trustees. As a past recipient of the Mary McMullan Grant Fund for the Midwest Artist Studios Project (2015), I understand how important it is to support art educators, best practices,… Read More Frank Juarez joins the National Art Education Foundation Board of Trustees