New ArtsEdNet Talk Feature: HyperMail
Over the past six months, many of you have joined the e-mail discussion
group ArtsEdNet Talk. Since its debut in December 1995, this online
community has grown to over 500 participants as of this writing. The
teachers, teacher educators, and others interested in art education who
contribute to and "listen in on" a variety of e-mail discussions have
together created a unique and active environment for quality exchanges
of ideas, opinions, and information.
We're now glad to be able to offer on this web site Hypermail, an
evolving archive of past ArtsEdNet Talk conversations, grouped roughly
by subject. You can use Hypermail to access messages that have been
posted in the past months or, if you haven't yet joined ArtsEdNet Talk,
you can explore past conversations to see if you'd want to participate as
well. We hope ArtsEdNet Talk HyperMail will keep you updated on the
concerns, issues, and topics that are most important to art educators
More Curriculum Sampler Units Now Available
Three additional sets of lessons from DBAE: A Curriculum Sampler are
now available online.
Celebration!: Geared towards middle school students, this unit
comprises five sequential lessons and includes references to art from
many cultures and eras, from the 14th through 20th century, linked by
the theme "How people use art."
The Artistic Heritage of Clay : Designed to supplement a high school
ceramics course, the four sections of this semester-long unit incorporate
art works from a variety of historical and cultural contexts and
demonstrates how a comprehensive approach can inform art studio
Experiencing Original Works of Art in a Museum: While aimed at middle
school students, this short unit's lessons could readily be adapted for
other levels and different art works and are intended to be used during a
class visit to museum as well as in the classroom before and after the
With these additions, you may now access four of the eight units from
the Curriculum Sampler, one of the Center for Education's best-selling
publications. Look for the remaining units to be posted on ArtsEdNet over
the next several months.
More on Sandy Skoglund
The ArtsEdNet Talk program, Sandy Skoglund: Teaching Contemporary
Art , continues to grow. Try out new activities centered on Skoglund's
Maybe Babies: Art and Religion probes the intended and unintended
meanings elicited by one of Skoglund's compelling installations.
Skoglund's View of Suburbia touches on themes common to three of
Skoglund's art works, Germs Are Everywhere, The Green House, and
The responses to this evolving online program have been
overwhelmingly positive, so please take a look if you haven't already.
New Catalog Feature
Besides accessing the Center for Education's online publications Catalog
by interest group, media, or subject, you can also browse the offerings
alphabetically by author.
Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood Art Standards for
National Board Certification
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards released this
document, now available for online viewing on ArtsEdNet, which outlines
standards for exemplary teaching of the visual arts to students ages 11
through 18 and older. Developed by a committee of middle and high
school art teachers as well as other visual arts educators, this version
of assessment criteria is currently being field tested before the National
Board offers this certificate to teachers across the United States.