It is important before moving on with new ideas to take a minute to reflect on what a moment it has been for art education today.
Hundreds of art educators from around the world came together to discuss matters close to our hearts. This was the most democratic of events, free discussion, the price allowed for everyone to attend, and technology made the barriers of distance disappear. Often we feel like second class citizens in the current education model, one art teacher's title actually referred to her as a prep period class. I kid you not. The arts are the future of education and it's was so refreshing to be recognized with amazing content and community.
Thank you Jessica and every participant for making today awesome and professional.
There is ONE presentation that fell short for me! It was my own. There was so much more to explore in Peace Building through the Arts. I wanted to give concrete lessons in the 10 minutes so you would have ideas to implement, but that left us with little time to explore the topic more deeply. If you felt this too, and want to continue the discussion please log back in to the after conference page.
I want to dedicate the summer on my blog to addressing peace building in the art room.