Create and Celebrate. Art, Equity, Justice

For additional information, please email: [email protected]

Call for CAEA 2021 In-Person Conference Sessions

Applications for conference workshop sessions' proposals are being accepted until July 31, 2021.

The 2021 conference has been organized around two guiding themes:
Create + Celebrate: Hands on art-making workshops, including demos of actual learning activities and lesson ideas for students. Participants will come prepared to create and to celebrate being in community after spending so long apart!

Art, Equity, and Justice: How can art educators work toward social justice? Share your most impactful Culturally Responsive Teaching, Critical Pedagogy, or Anti-Bias/Anti- Racist teaching practices, strategies, and curricular resources.

Note: It is not mandatory that your workshop be related to the conference themes.
Questions: Dustin Garnet, [email protected]

By submitting a proposal, you are agreeing to register for the conference and abide by all deadlines. Several registration scholarship funding opportunities are available through the CAEA website for those who need assistance. Please visit our Professional Development Scholarships page for funding opportunities details.

Presenters and co-presenters must be current CAEA/NAEA members to submit proposals, so please check your membership status before applying by visiting https://www.arteducators.org/promo/join. Students co-presenting with instructors must be current CAEA/NAEA Preservice members. Membership scholarship applications are available through NAEA. Please visit https://www.arteducators.org/promo/join for more information.

There are four types of presentation formats you may choose from - see descriptions below. Each format has its own specific criteria regarding length, so please be sure to review the information carefully.

There are two themes to help organize the conference. If your proposal fits within one of the themes, please mark the appropriate theme. If it does not fit, that’s fine, too - just mark “Other”. This will help us identify where to place your session during the conference.

Please keep in mind the following:

There may be limited accessibility to materials, so please consider this when formatting your presentation. You may want to include a materials list so participants can prepare in advance or complete the art-making portion (if there is one) at a later time.

Handouts and other resources may be included/uploaded to the CAEA app so attendees can access them.

Please be sure to only include original content in any session presentations; no third-party material will be allowed. If presenting lesson resources and classroom practices, please have direct experience implementing these strategies in your classroom.

The proposal must have no evidence of cultural appropriation. Where cultural signifiers are present, they should “advance insightful understandings of the context and meaning of cultural belongings and cultural art practices.” [NAEA Position Statement on Use of Imagery, Cultural Appropriation and Socially Just Practices]

We aim to make this conference a welcoming and inclusive event. Please make considerations for the accessibility of your presentation, and all supporting materials, in the same way you would differentiate for the learning needs of your students.

Non-Discrimination Disclosure: It is the policy of the California Art Education Association that no registered member, volunteer, member of the public or recipient of services and/or benefits provided by CAEA shall be subjected to any form of prohibited discrimination on any State or Area Board, in any programs or activities. All conference presenters are required to review and agree to the CAEA Non-discrimination Policy [page 2 of PDF].

Session Formats

Single or multiple presenters; choose from the following types of sessions:

Lecture

30-minute research presentation or demo, with 15 minutes for discussion.

Panel Discussion

30-minute panel of multiple speakers with participant discussion

Interactive Workshops

75-minute facilitated workshop, with a fluid mixture of slide presentation, collaborative discussion, interactive learning, and/or art making.

Pecha Kucha/Curriculum Slam

5-8 mini-presentations by 5-8 different speakers, unified by a central topic or theme.

Themes

Create + Celebrate: Hands on art-making workshops, including demos of actual learning activities and lesson ideas for students. Participants will come prepared to create and to celebrate being in community after spending so long apart!

Art, Equity, and Justice: How can art educators work toward social justice? Share your most impactful Culturally Responsive Teaching, Critical Pedagogy, or Anti-Bias/Anti- Racist teaching practices, strategies, and curricular resources.

Other – Submissions that are not related to the conference themes.

Review Process

Please read through each section carefully and review your work before submitting. It is highly recommended that you write your proposal in another program first, then copy and paste into the required sections to avoid the application timing out.

All proposal submissions should receive an email acknowledging receipt. If you do not receive one, please email Dustin Garnet at [email protected] as you may need to re-submit the proposal.

Proposals will be blind peer reviewed by the CAEA Conference Workshop Committee and scored based on the following criteria (1 = low, 5 = high)

Title
Does the title clearly reflect the content of the proposal?

Clarity
Is the proposal clearly written in 3rd person point of view? Does the proposal clearly describe the session?

Content
Is the content/topic of the proposal clear? Will the presentation include a demonstration of a technique, lesson or strategy, or is it focused on presenting research? Will the content be presented in a video or slideshow format?

Relevance
Is the proposal reflective of 21st century art education? (i.e. connections to the new CA VA Standards/ Framework, Supporting ED+I in the field of Art Education, contemporary artistic practice, online teaching and learning, digital or visual literacy, collaboration, community engagement, service learning, etc.)

Engagement
How will the proposed session engage the audience with collaborative conversation, active involvement in learning, individual processing and reflection opportunities, and/or hands-on art making?

Goals
Does the proposal clearly state the intended outcomes/goals indicating how participants will be able to use the information from the session? What tangible resources or actionable strategies will participants leave with?

Equity & Inclusion
Does the conference proposal support the advancement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the field of Art Education? Does it help prepare Art Educators to better serve culturally and/or intellectually diverse learners? Does the proposal show evidence of culturally responsive teaching methods, inclusive classroom practices, differentiation for special populations, etc?

Submission Link

Please click on the link below to submit your proposal http://tinyurl.com/CAEA2021.

Questions
Dustin Garnet: [email protected]