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[Dearest Providers] Columbia Teachers College Professional Training -Art and TechE

  • Columbia Univeristy Teachers College 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Co-hosted by the Creative Technologies track of the Art and Art Education Program at TC, the AET NAEA preconference will explore methods for using technologies to create communities in art-making and in art classrooms. This preconference invites art educators, technologists, and makers in to engage in deep discussions about the ways digital technologies can be used in studio practice, the classroom teaching, and research.

The organizers see digital media as a means to make new, sustainable connections to 21st century modes of learning. This conference intends to lay the groundwork for artists, technologists, and art educators to come together and discuss emerging digital media education pathways in teaching, studio practice, and research.

The conference will also allow art educators to reflect ways in which technology can build community by learning new skills, and discover new ways to incorporate digital technologies in their classrooms. We also hope that the conference generates new networks, collaboration, and strategic partnerships.

Guiding questions: In what ways do technologies expand the traditional communities of art education? How do technologies change artistic making and creative inquiry? How does technology facilitate collaboration? And in which way does technology enable integration across the curriculum?

Program: 1- 6 PM.

12:30PM  Registration

1:00PM  Opening Remarks 

1:30 - 2:30PM  Short presentations to set the tone of the conference (Maker education and communities created with them.

2:30 - 3:00 PM Break-out discussions with respondents.

3:00 - 3:30PM  Coffee Break.

3:30 - 4:15PM  Making Session - (e.g.Art bot/makey-makey/hardware, location-based mobile activity, creative code/software, social networks, data collection, documentation & dissemination, instruction-based technology, media arts)

4:15 - 5:30PM Building Communities: will organize itself around themes that people want to talk about identified in the first two session - 15 min to identify the themes for the conference format -groups form based on topics people find interesting)

5:30 - 6:00  Closing Plenary Session (Report out what was discussed in the research session and identified possibilities and problems)

6:00 PM Reception - A reception will be held at the end for participants to network and make future plans to collaborate and learn from one another.

For more information, email This workshop is geared for educators.