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Location: Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Registration opens at 8:15 AM)
Registration Fee: $105 member, $135 non-member (includes lunch)
Registration deadline: November 1, 2016
100 participants

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Professional Development Credit

The rules and procedures for documenting professional development credit in NYS have changed as of July 1, 2016. NYSATA is a NYS approved Continuing Teaching and Learning Education (CTLE) Credit Sponsor/Provider. NYSATA has established a committee to work out the details for compliance with the stipulations for being a sponsor of CTLE professional development.

The policies and process for receiving CTLE credit will be determined before the NYSATA Preconference and Conference in November. Attendees will be notified of the new process via email before they arrive.

All teachers, including permanently certified teachers must register on the NYSED TEACH website to maintain their certification status. For more information go to

(Please check with your district for any prior approval necessary.)



2016 Pre-Conference

NYSATA 2016 Preconference

Examining Tradition

and Innovation in

Contemporary Practice

NYSATA proudly presents two unique opportunities to understand and explore new shifts in the Visual and Media Arts. Participants will attend two workshops during the day. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. The Chromatics: No Mix Color Workshop session will focus on innovative perspectives on the traditional content of color theory. The Next Generation Standards, Assessment, and the Democratization of Technology workshop session will feature interactive discussions regarding the new, soon to be adopted, NYS Standards in Visual and Media Arts, as well as, the strengths technology brings to the classroom experience. Both workshops will be held during Session I (9:00-11:30AM) and then repeated during Session II in the afternoon (12:15- 2:45PM) when participants will switch groups. Each workshop session is limited to 30 participants. At the conclusion of the workshop sessions, there will be a general session: Transformational Shifts in Art Education. This session will be held (3PM-4:30PM).

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS                                    

Chromatics: No Mix Color
Presenter: Olivia Gude, Angela Gregory Paterakis Professor of Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Implement “No Mix Color” experimentation in your classroom and experience the pleasure of hearing a student say, “I need a pale dull yellow,” seeing other students search, then graciously offer colors that fit the description, and then
hearing the student say, “Thank you, that’s just the color I needed to make this work.” Ever feel demoralized because after years of color wheels and color harmony projects many students still don’t make thoughtful, nuanced color choices?

In this workshop, participants will experience lots of fun, fast, inexpensive, and smart solutions to developing color vocabulary and color sensibilities. Even the experienced art teacher will find that after this workshop their understanding of the pleasure and possibilities of color in their own work will be vividly enhanced.

Next Generation Standards, Assessment, and the Democratization of Technology
Presenter: Robert Wood, NYSATA President and Chair of NYSED Media Arts Standards Writing Team
Guests: Members of the NYSED Media Arts Writing Team

In this session, presenters will discuss the forward developments in the next generation of New York Standards, present exemplars of NCAS Model Cornerstone Assessments, and facilitate discussion regarding the growing democratization
of technology in education. This workshop will include interactive discussion and break-out sessions where participants will have the opportunity to explore possibilities in developing learning experiences, assessments, and incorporating current digital and trans-media technologies in the classroom. Personal and hand-held devices are encouraged.

General Session/Panel Discussion: Transformational Shifts in Art Education.
Moderator: NYSATA President Robert Wood, NYS Chair of Media Arts Standards Writing Team
Panelists: Olivia Gude, Angela Gregory Paterakis Professor of
Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Dennis
Inhulsen, NAEA Chief Learning Officer and NAEA Past
President; Leslie Yolen, NYSED Associate for Visual Art; Cindy
Henry, Chair of the Visual Arts NYS Standards Writing Team

This session will focus on the current trends in art education pedagogy and initiatives at the state and national level that are transforming art education. Discussion will center around shifts in the culture and content of curriculum. Registered Annual Conference attendees should bring their online receipts for admission to this session.


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