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Location: Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, 225 Water Street, Binghamton, NY
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Registration opens at 8:15 AM)
Registration Fee: $75 member, $100 non-member (includes lunch)
Registration deadline: November 1, 2017
100 participants

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2017 Pre-Conference

NYSATA 2017 Preconference

Rising to New Standards

for Art Education

Join colleagues for a full day of Professional Development introducing the newly adopted New York State Learning Standards for the Visual and Media Arts. This interactive day will be filled with practical strategies and hands-on learning that will enable you to connect the new Arts Standards to your current curriculum, innovate as you design learning experiences, and learn how to begin transforming new standards into practice during this transition year. This is an opportunity to learn directly from the Visual and Media Arts Standards Writing Committee Chairs and work with scholarly experts in the field of art education to examine the role of contemporary art and artistic practice as an important element of the new Visual and Media Arts Learning Standards.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS                                    

What's New About the New Arts Standards?
Cindy Henry and Robert Wood
Writing Chairs, NYS Learning Standards for the Visual and Media Arts

What’s new about the new Arts Standards? This interactive session will consist of unpacking the newly created NYS Visual and Media Arts Standards. Together we will examine philosophical foundations, standards structure and content, and implications for practice. Join colleagues in reflective dialogue and jump start your planning for implementation of the Standards during this 2017-18 roll out year.

Standards overview will Include:

  • Philosophical Foundations and Lifelong Goals
  • Making the structure of the new Standards work for you
  • Making sense of the Standards coding system
  • NYS Artistic Processes, Anchor Standards, and Performance Indicators
  • How to use Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions (EUs and EQs)
  • Using the new Standards to drive curriculum development
  • Contemporary practices and goals
  • Student directed learning

How can contemporary art strategies and ideas help us meet the new art standards?
Dr. Julia Marshall
Professor, Department of Art, College of Liberal and Creative Arts, San Francisco State University

This hands-on workshop provides some ideas, particularly for addressing the standards related to responding and connecting. In it, participants will play with creative strategies from contemporary art to explore the context and meaning of familiar works of art. They will make their own artworks in the mode of current artists who appropriate, juxtapose and update iconic cultural images to address significant ideas and issues in today’s world.

Dr. Marshall oversees the art education program at San Francisco State and teaches undergraduate and credential courses. NYSATA is honored to have her as one of the keynote speakers during the 2017 NYSATA Annual Conference.

NYSATA is a NYSED approved CTLE sponsor. Participants will receive a certificate of verification for 6.5 CTLE hours. All participants will attend both sessions. Lunch is included with registration.


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