SchoolArts Magazine

February 2017

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F O C U S I N PAGE SPONSORED BY: 44 FEBRUARY 2017 SchoolArts National Art Education Association F ounded in 1947, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) is the leading profes- sional membership organization e xclusively for visual arts educators. Members include elementary, middle, and high-school visual arts educa - tors; college and university professors, r esearchers and scholars, teaching art- ists, administrators and supervisors, a nd art museum educators; as well as more than 45,000 students who are members of the National Art Honor Society or are university students pre - paring to be art educators. tive educators, artists, leaders, and advocates for visual arts education. • Research and Knowledge. NAEA conducts research and gener- ates knowledge that enriches and expands visual arts education, and widely shares that research and knowledge. • Organizational Vibrancy. NAEA's culture, systems, structures, and resources facilitate its mission of advancing visual arts education. Definition of Visual Arts Visual Arts, as defined by the NAEA, include the traditional fine arts such as drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture; media arts including film, graphic communica- tions, animation, and emerging tech- nologies; architectural, environmental, and industrial arts such as urban, inte- rior, product, and landscape design; folk arts; and works of art such as ceramics, fibers, jewelry, works in wood, paper, and other materials. NAEA Member Benefits NAEA members receive the following benefits, and more: • Connectivity to YOUR vibrant community of colleagues as a member of your national profes- sional association. • FREE Online Professional Learning Opportunities—Gain free regis- tration for NAEA's new monthly webinar series. Access premier professional learning opportuni- ties from anywhere in the world. Choose from a growing number of live and archived webinars, sessions, workshops, and more to create your ideal experience. Be informed and inspired by col- NAEA'S Strategic Goals The following goals have been deter- mined as the basis of NAEA's strate- gic framework guiding the work of the association: • Community. NAEA is a dynamic, inclusive, and diverse professional community that shares a commit- ment to NAEA's mission and vision. • Advocacy. NAEA influences stake- holders and decision-makers to support visual arts education. • Learning. NAEA provides exem- plary learning opportunities that help members become more effec- CONTINUED ON PAGE 58.

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