2017 MAEA Conference sponsored by:



  Maryland Conference @ MICA



The 2017 Maryland Art Education Association Conference will be sponsored and hosted again by the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Call for proposals and conference theme details below

Post-conference events will continue through the evening, so please plan ahead and join us for the full day and evening in Baltimore!

Maryland Institute College of Art

1300 W. Mt. Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

Questions? Conference Contacts:
Sarah Neubold, MAEA President-Elect: Sarah_D_Neubold@mcpsmd.org
Nan Park, MAEA Conference Coordinator: nparksohn01@mica.edu

2017 MAEA Conference Proposal

LOCATION: Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

DATE: Friday, October 20, 2017, 8:00am-5:00pm

THEME: makeCHANGE / MAKEchange

Art transforms the world around us. As artist-educators, we "make CHANGE" by innovating for positive change in a changing world.

Art cultivates presence. As artist-educators, we "MAKE change" through engaging in making to elicit change in self and others.

The 2017 MAEA Conference theme brings attention to art as a catalyst for change outward, in the world around us, and inward, as a powerful force for effecting change and nurturing presence within ourselves and our students.

Art education talks, innovative teaching practice, hands-on workshops, and demonstration lessons that show the power of art to bring about positive change—in classrooms, schools, museums, local communities, and beyond—are the central focus of this year's conference.

How have you and your colleagues used art to effect positive change?

How have you used art to respond to change in light of today's social/cultural concerns, educational and political climate, environmental concerns, and global issues?

How has artistic practice—either your own or the practice you nurture in your students—opened doors to greater self-awareness, presence, and reflection?

We invite you to share your expertise with the MAEA community by submitting a conference proposal.

NOTE: To encourage MICA community members to share their expertise with the MAEA, MICA will be sponsoring a select number of MICA community members to present at this conference. The sponsorship program is intended for MICA faculty and/or graduate students who have not typically attended this state conference, but feel they can contribute through sharing their expertise via a conference presentation.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 11:59pm on July 15

PRESENTATION FORMATS: The Maryland Art Education Association Fall Conference is committed to providing learning experiences that include hands-on interaction and generate thought-provoking dialogue. To allow for maximum participation by attendees in several sessions throughout the day, the format this year will be in 60-minute sessions only.

Please consider the most appropriate format for your session:

60-minute session--Flash Learning: Fast-paced sessions that introduce varying viewpoints and experiences related to a general topic. Two to five speakers will present on the same topic.

60-minute session--Round Space: Generative dialogue about timely issues that encourages critical thinking, collaboration, and community building in a highly interactive setting. Presenter/s pose a broad-themed question and participants
identify topics relevant to the themed question.

60-minute session--Instructional Practice: Demonstrates student-centered pedagogy, project, or challenge-based instruction supported by research and/or practice-based evidence.

60-minute session--Art/Ed Talk: Presentation of a professional paper about questions and findings from timely research studies followed by Q & A

60-minute workshop--Hands-On Demonstration: Demonstrate and explain a particular technique or activity. The process and product must clearly be described in the proposal.

60-minute session--Skills Toolbox: Show and apply techniques, materials, methods, and media for developing and enhancing skills through application of the effective use of tools and apps to professional learning and management tasks.

60-minute session--Studio Workshop: Exploration of ideas, forms, and processes in the creation of studio work. Proposal must include a description of what participants will create.

LCD projectors or smartboards will be available in all rooms, but presenters will need to bring their own computers. (If using a mac, bring your own mac-to-VGA adaptor.) You may also opt to bring your own projector.

WiFi access will be available on the MICA campus.

All proposals submitted will be scored using the following NAEA scoring rubric:

Statement of Purpose and Outcomes
Is the purpose clearly stated and are the anticipated outcomes well-defined?

4 Precise statement of purpose and detailed description of anticipated outcomes.
3 Good statement of purpose and with some mention of anticipated outcomes.
2 Adequate description of purpose but little indication of outcomes.
1 Vague description of purpose and no reference to outcomes.

Organization of Content
Is the topic well-organized with a clear outline of the content to be presented using examples as supporting evidence?

4 Coherent organization of content with well- documented examples used as supporting evidence
3 Good organization of content with helpful examples used as supporting evidence.
2 Adequate organization of content but lacking sound supporting examples.
1 Poor organization of content with no supporting examples.

Relevance of Topic
Does the topic make a relevant and timely contribution to issues and trends in visual arts education?

4 Highly relevant and timely contribution with potential to create widespread interest.
3 Reasonably relevant and somewhat timely contribution with potential to create good interest.
2 Low relevance, lacking currency, and likely to only generate marginal interest.
1 Lacks relevance and unlikely to attract interest.

Impact on Practice
Does the proposal promote best practices and provide enriching opportunities for professional development?

4 Excellent model of best practices and highly likely to influence professional development.
3 Good example of best practices and likely to encourage professional development.
2 Acceptable contribution to best practices and a marginal impact on professional growth.
1 Poor description of best practices and unlikely to have an impact on professional growth.



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