April 16, 2012

Art Education Conference set for April 28

by Michelle Winkler

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA), in collaboration with Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Division of Continuing Education, is presenting the Southern Illinois Art Education Conference on April 28.

This conference will provide teachers with ideas for art education in the classroom.  The conference will include a keynote presentation and various concurrent sessions in the morning and the afternoon.  Each of those sessions will have a different focus, allowing participants to choose presentations of interest to them.

Josh Shearer, vice president of the South Council of IAEA will give the keynote address, “The Importance of High Quality Art Education.”  Topics for the concurrent sessions include museum/school partnership projects, summer art for all kids, non-Western art, natural materials as mediums, arts integration and a panel discussion of the future of art education in Southern Illinois.

Teachers participating in this conference may earn 3.0 Continuing Professional Development Units. Teachers wanting the CPDUs should select the registration fee with the CPDUs option.

The conference begins with registration at 9:30 a.m.  The final presentations conclude at 2 p.m.  Sessions will take place at both the University Museum and the Allyn Building, both located on the SIU Carbondale campus.

The fee for this conference is $15 for general registration and $20 for those wanting CPDUs. The registration deadline is April 26.

For registration or more information contact the Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or visit their website at https://www.dce.siu.edu/.