The OAEA is a statewide service organization operated by an executive committee and board of directors, consisting of elected representatives from nine regions and eight divisions. These volunteers serve in a variety of capacities on the local, regional and state levels. Other members represent the Distinguished Fellows, Ohio Art Education Foundation, and Committee Chairs.
Art Education Professional Development is the very best when designed by art teachers, for art teachers, and this year's OAEA Edition was spectacular! Thank you to everyone, from the attendees to the presenters, to every volunteer who helped along the way. Your thoughtful approach to delving into topics and serving as role models for your colleagues underscores your commitment to art education both in the classroom and out. You are truly each an inspiration to the profession.
OAEA State Conference Chair 2015
Photos and more from conference coming soon!
The OAEA is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant award from the Ohio Arts Council in the amount of $1322.This critical funding is being used to support strategic planning currently in process. The OAEA Strategic Planning Team comprised of the Executive Committee and representatives from the Board of Directors met August 4 for a day-long retreat to launch the planning process. The goal of this project is to strengthen our organization and plan for the future. Consultant Julie Graber of "Brains for Business" is assisting us with this effort and a report will be unveiled at the 2015 OAEA Professional Development Conference in Dayton.The OAEA greatly appreciates the support of the Ohio Arts Council who helped fund this project with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
Craftsummer registration at Miami University is now open. Classes can be taken for credit or non credit. Please see the link for more info on courses.
In accordance with the OAEA Bylaws and Policy & Procedures, two qualified candidates have stepped forward to run for the office of 1st VP. They are Matt Young of Pickerington Local School District and Chris Bergert from Canton Local School District. Voting will commence immediately and continue thru midnight, Dec. 1st. Please take a moment to read each candidate's info and after thoughtful consideration, vote your choice.
The OAEA would like to remind everyone to refrain from "campaigning" for any specific individual and to review our "anti-campaigning" policy (pg. 8 Policy & Procedure). Any "get out the vote" initiatives must include ALL candidates equally and be sent or made available to ALL eligible voting members.
The OAEA wishes to thank both candidates for their service, time and talents and wishes both the very best.
CLICK HERE to access the information on the qualified candidates and access the online voting ballot.
Click Here to view OAEA's Positions Statement relating to all grade levels
Click Here to view OAEA's Position Statement relating to the Visual Art Standards
Click Here to read the letter to members regarding the proposed changes to the Ohio Revised Code school operating standards by the Ohio Board of Education.
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