2020 FALL CONFERENCES/PRESENTATIONS Virtually conducted due to COVID-19
PAEA Pennsylvania Art Education Association. Virtual Conference. October 2020. Keynote Address. Black Lives/Black Artists: White Teachers and Racial Literacy
PAEA Pennsylvania Art Education Association. Virtual Conference. October 2020. Invited Panelist. Behind the Screen: Cultivating Classroom Conversations in Challenging Times
AENJ Art Educators of New Jersey. Virtual Conference. October 2020. Invited Session Black Lives/Black Artists: White Teachers and Racial Literacy
Western Massachusetts Writing Project. Virtual Conference. October 2020. Keynote Address. Racial Literacy in Culturally Sustaining Classrooms
2020 SPRING CONFERENCES/PRESENTATIONS *Canceled due to COVID-19
*NAEA National Art Education Association Convention
March 26-28, 2020 in Minneapolis I am presenting 2 solo sessions, and I am a panelist on a session:
--Counter the negative narratives about immigrant and refugee communities through photo-text stories.
Reviewed and sponsored by Caucus of Social Theory in Art Education (CSTAE).
-- Panelist: Spirituality: Why it matters for art education.
Reviewed and sponsored by the Caucus on the Spiritual in Art Education.
-- Countering Islamophobia in K-12 Art Curriculum.
Reviewed and sponsored by United States Society for Education through Art (USSEA).
-- Award Recipient: National Ziegfeld Award from USSEA/United States Society Education through Art.
*AERA American Educational Research Association
I am sorry to miss being a panelist in a symposium titled "Lessons from the field: Examples of bold social justice leadership," with my paper through Division A: Administration/Division - Section 1: Leadership. My paper is titled: “Power of Immigration Stories, Possibilities of Immigration Rights through Innovative School Leadership Practices,” in which I address these research questions from a case study of collaborative work with teachers and superintendent when I was a school principal:
· How can school leadership facilitate teachers’ engagement of transformative curriculum?
· How can school leadership facilitate self-determination of families?
Location: InterContinental San Francisco. 4th floor. Telegraph Hill.
NAME. 2016. National Association for Multicultural Education Association Cleveland, OH. November 10-12, 2016
"Urban Young Women Raise Voices Against Violence through Art Education that Magnifies the Lens of Equity."
This case study of curriculum illustrated how an art teacher and high school students explored inequities in society to demonstrate how discrimination can drive violence against women. Intersections of institutional and environmental racism, and sexism were investigated in student artwork and expanded beyond classroom walls into social action in communities.
NAEA. 2016. National Art Education Association Chicago. March 17-19, 2016.
2016 NAEA Pictures (please click images for details and slide show)
NAME. 2015. National Association for Multicultural Education Association
Returned to New Orleans for annual conference of The 25th Anniversary of National Association for Multicultural Education Association/NAME
October 1-3, 2015. I co-presented with Kathy McDonough and Vera Stenhouse on a session titled: "Cultivating Critical Consciousness: Teacher Education with Sociopolitical Perspectives." Also participated in the annual gathering of "Nietoistas" - the national and international community of scholars inspired by Sonia Nieto.
NAEA. 2015. National Art Education Association
March 26-28, 2015. NAEA: National Art Education Association Convention in New Orleans. I was a panelist on a panel facilitated by John Ploof and Lisa Hochtritt titled: "DO OVER: Using Design Thinking Strategies to Remake Traditional Curriculum." It was a lively Interactive Discussion: Presenters engaged participants in a discussion related to current topics such as effective practice, art education issues, and instructional or curriculum topics.
The 2015 NAEA Convention marked the end of my 6 years in leadership for the Caucus of Theory in Art Education http://cstae.org/; I am deeply grateful to have worked with such critical thinkers, brilliant minds and radical perspectives. From left with CSTAE Board members: Clayton Funk, Melanie Buffington, Sharif Bey, Kryssi Staikidis - me - Aaron Knochel, Alice Pennisi, Ryan Patton (peeking from behind), Lisa Hochtritt, Ross Schlemmer, Cala Coats. Whata team!
Nov 6-8, 2014. OAEA: Ohio Art Education Association Conference in Columbus, Ohio.
I returned to Columbus to participate in this enriching conference by presenting a session titled "Senegalese Art in USA art rooms: Decolonized curriculum" and I was also a panelist on the "Ignite Panel" about "What Ignites Your Passion." Moreover I was thrilled to serve as chair of keynote speakers; our slate was brimming with inspirational guest artists and educators! I am excited to say we were honored to have a full slate of brilliant inspirational speakers, including Olivia Gude on Nov 6, and Kerry James Marshall on Nov 7!
Summer 2014 Keynotes and Plenary Sessions:
July 31 & August 1, 2014. New Hampshire Summer Summit for Educators. Keene State College. Keene, NH. I delivered talk for the Strand Leaders Opening Session & also extended workshop sessions on “Arts Education with Multicultural, Anti-bas perspectives: Turn Around with Meaningful Engagement.”
July 18, 2014. Connecticut Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools Institute. Wesleyan, University in Middletown, CT. I gave a keynote on Collaborative Planning and Integrated Arts. The Connecticut Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools Program is a community of practice that networks and develops entities interested in teaching and learning in, about, and through the arts using the HOT Approach. http://www.ct.gov/cct/cwp/view.asp?a=2212&q=293712
June 27, 2014. The REACH Center & Center for Education, Equity and Diversity (CEED). Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington. I gave a keynote presentation about the role of arts education in "Building Cross-Cultural Relationships for Social Justice: Empowering Multiple Perspectives" at the Summer Institute of The REACH Center & Center for Education, Equity and Diversity (CEED) "Building Capacity for Educational Equity & Organizational Change: Multicultural Education in the 21st Century"
Spring 2014 Conference Presentations:
NAEA National Art Education Association Convention.
ALSO at NAEA in San Diego:
CSTAE/Caucus on Social Theory and Art Education:
Business Sessions at NAEA. San Diego, CA March 29-31, 2014. I serve as the Past-Coordinator of the CSTAE and I warmly welcome you to join this vibrant group of thinkers at http://cstae.org/
NAME National Association for Multicultural Education
Oakland, CA. Nov 6-10, 2013
I co-led a half-day institute at the NAME conference:
- WEDNESDAY, NOV 6. 4:00 PM-6:50 PM. Intensive institute: School To Prison Pipeline (STPP), The Role of Teaching and the Transformative Role of Arts-Based Engagement. Co-presenters: Christine Clark and Derek Fenner