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AENJ Advisory Council for an open Zoom call to productively discuss art education

You asked we listened! Once again, we invite you to join the AENJ Advisory Council for an open Zoom call to productively discuss art education. Our goal is to provide a platform for creative problem solving, positive solutions, and collaboration during this difficult time. This won’t be a place to complain – it will be a place to support each other and find solutions to many difficult challenges we are facing.

We will meet on the second Saturday at 10 AM via Zoom during October, November, and December. Please sign up below to be emailed the zoom link. Only the first 100 participants will be able to sign on to the call.

You can choose to attend for one week or all three weeks. Topics are listed below by week.

  • 10/10/20: Virtual Lesson Swap: Come with your favorite virtual lesson that you have taught! What has worked well for you? How have you modified an “oldie but goodie” lesson?
  • 11/14/20: Best Practices in Technology: How can we incorporate all of these platforms into our classroom without reinventing the wheel? What technology has been successful thus far, and what can we live without?
  • 12/12/20: How to Make the Most out of Pandemic Teaching: Let’s regroup a bit. You’ve just spent four months teaching in a Pandemic, something you couldn’t imagine doing in August. What are things that you learned about yourself as a teacher? How has this experience shifted how we will continue to do things in the classroom?

Here is the link for the form:

https://forms.gle/3XYuPY5HfbmyZ9f88


2019-20 Advisory Council

Larissa Danowitz (South, Middle) AC Co-Chair
Megan Richards (South, Middle) AC Co-Chair
Veronica Barahona (North, Elementary)
Ally Cooke (South, Secondary)
Dr. Kathleen Doherty (Central, Higher Education)
Dr. Deborah Greh (North, Higher Education) AENJ Executive Director
Lisa Conklin (Central, Secondary) AENJ President
Lora Marie Durr (Central, Secondary) AENJ President-Elect
Tamika Diaz (Central, Middle) AENJ Membership
Antonia Germanos (North, Secondary) AENJ Communications
Abbie Kasoff (South, Non-Profit All Ages)
Patty Ann Nehrbauer (South, Elementary/Middle)
Teri Trumpbour (Central, Elementary) NJEA Representative for AENJ
Aaron Weber (South, Secondary)
Andrina Wizner (North, Elementary/Middle)
Jenn Johnson (Central/Secondary)

2019-20 Professional Development Schedule
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December 7 – Carlisle School of Glass Art

January 18 – Breakfast & a Workshop

February 29 – Montclair Art Museum

Postponed until further notice – Creating with Encaustic

TBD- Peters Valley School of Craft

April 25 – Newark Print Shop

May 16 – Wild and Free Painting

TBD – DuCret School of Art

Want to help? If you are interested in assisting with the planning of professional development for AENJ members, or if you know of a great location in the state where you would like us to hold a workshop or event, contact Larissa Danowitz and Megan Richards at advisory.council@aenj.org to share your thoughts.

Our association is only as STRONG and VIBRANT as our members make it – join us and get involved, we welcome new ideas!

2018-19 Advisory Council

Larissa Danowitz (South, Secondary Division) – Chair
Megan Richards (South, Middle Division) – Co-Chair
Patty Ann Nehrbauer (South, Elementary/Middle Division)
Lisa Confora (South, Secondary/Special Education)
Veronica Barahona (North, Elementary Division)
Andrina Wizner (North, Elementary/Middle Division)
Dr. Kathleen Doherty (Central, Higher Education)
Teri Trumpbour, Board of Directors, NJEA Representative (Central, Elementary Division)
Dr. Deborah Greh, Executive Director
Lora Marie Durr, President-Elect (Central, Secondary Division)

2018-2019 Professional Development Schedule

Oct 27, 2018 – Exploring the work of Kara Walker, Montclair Art Museum
Dec 1, 2018  – Printmaking or STEAM, Peters Valley
Jan 26, 2019  –  Book Arts with Dave DiMarchi, Artworks Trenton
February 9, 2019 – Encaustic, Woodstown, NJ
February 16, 2019 – Montclair Art Museum
Feb 23, 2019  –  Breakfast and a Workshop, Middletown Arts Center
April 6, 2019 – Luna Parc
April 2019 (TBD) – Clay Workshop, Williamstown, NJ
May 4, 2019  –  Say It With Clay, Collingswood, NJ

Something new for 2018-2019 – AENJ Book Club!

For conference, we read and discussed Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.
We’d like to keep this discussion going with more books! Join us in reading Andy Warhol: A Biography by Wayne Koestenbaum next! Look for updates on our November 5, 2018 FREE meet up to discuss – and stay tuned for the next book!

Meet-up with the AC! Get together with other art educators in the spirit of friendship and collegiality within our state.

Web Beat registration emails are sent to members prior to events and are posted on the AENJ FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArtEducatorsNJ/

Want to help? If you are interested in assisting with the planning of professional development for AENJ members, or if you know of a great location in the state where you would like us to hold a workshop or event, contact Larissa Danowitz or Lora Marie Durr at advisory.council@aenj.org to share your thoughts.

Our association is only as strong and vibrant as our members make it – join us and get involved, we welcome new ideas!