Lecture: Mothering Artist Teachers, Friday, October 20, 2017, Big Sky High School room 12, 1:00 - 1:50  /  2017 MEA-MFT Educators' Conference, Missoula, MT

Attendees will learn about current research regarding working mothers in the U.S. and have the opportunity to discuss issues and solutions regarding work-life fit. This sectional will present the argument that the roles of mother, artist, and teacher reinforce one another making us stronger in each area.  It will also present current research on working women in the U.S., addressing challenges that dual-income families with children face today.  http://mea-mft.org/educators_conference.aspx

Lecture: Changing Personally and Professionally: Mothering and the Tenure Track  /  2017 National Art Education Conference, New York, NY

Struggling with juggling tenure-track and family life? Join us to investigate how teaching, research, and service have changed as babies keep being born and mothers continue to build their careers. Presented with Dr. Meagan Brady Nelson, Middle Tennessee State University. 

Lecture: Enacting Social Theory: CSTAE Online Curriculum Portfolio  /  2017 National Art Education Conference, New York, NY

This panel, made up of preK-16 educators, highlights piloted lessons featured on CSTAE’s Online Curriculum Portfolio. Panelists will share their published submissions and a discussion will follow. This resource is for educators to browse, borrow, and submit lessons, slideshows, student examples, syllabi, and links aligned with the caucus's vision for art education. The resource bridges theory and practice, giving preK-16 educators access to visualized, pilot-run curricular resources that embody social theory.

 The CSTAE supports curricula that are interdisciplinary, push the boundaries of what counts as art, contain research components, are relevant to student interest, and are rooted in social justice. Circulating curricula that meet our mission is actualized through our online curriculum portfolio for educators in preK-16, lifelong learning, and community settings. The collaborative nature of this panel strengthens our learning community by providing a face-to-face, experiential, interactive discussion. Organized by Jennifer Combe.  https://naea.digication.com/cstae/Welcome/published

Workshop: Overwhelmed Mother Workshop, October 8, 2016, 9am - 12pm  /  Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

Join us for a morning of discussion and art making using data we generate as a way to manage the whirl of daily life. In this workshop we will use to-do lists, calendars, journal entries, rants, etc. to create art pieces. We will share stories, write, and transform our data into art objects with paint washes, stitchery, and other materials. Please bring calendars, datebooks, etc. to the workshop for use. If you do not have these items you will have the opportunity to write and use a copy machine to make duplicates for volume. Childcare will be provided for children ages 3 and up .  

 

Artist Talk: Shift, Shift: October 1, 10:30 am, 2016  / Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

Join me as I share my research on language and imagery we use to define ourselves, our families, and our communities. Drawing from abstraction, children's drawings, and my experiences as a mother, my exhibition, Shift, Shift, takes a deeply personal look at the ever-changing identities and often overwhelming nature of motherhood. The exhibition will be up from September 6 - December 31, 2016. https://www.holtermuseum.org

   

 

 

Lecture + Workshop: Enchanted Play: Saturday, October 22, The University of Montana Fine Art Building, room 102, 10:15am - 12:15pm  /  2016 Montana Association for the Education of Young Children Conference

In this art workshop participants will be asked to consider various modes of play as they design model proposals for an all-abilities playground. The theme of the workshop, “Enchanted Play," speaks to children who might engage with a quiet, narrative space as well as gross-motor activities. The unit can be adapted for any grade level.  http://www.mtaeyc.org

2016 Women's Caucus Juried Art Exhibition Artist Lecture: Leading by Visual Voice,  Saturday, March 19th, 11-11:50 am, McCormick Place/Lakeside Center/E253ab/Level 2  / National Art Education Association Conference, Chicago, IL

I'll lecture on my work with the other artists selected for the 2016 Women's Caucus exhibition and catalogue. 

Panel: Interdisciplinary, Social Justice Art Curricula: CSTAE Digication Portfolio Educator Panel  /  2016 National Art Education Association Conference, Chicago, IL

The panel,, made up of PK16 teachers, highlights piloted lessons featured on The Caucus of Social Theory in Art Education (CSTAE’s) NAEA Digication e-Portfolio. Panelists will share their published submissions and a discussion will follow. This resource is for educators to browse, borrow, and submit lessons, slideshows, student examples, syllabi, and links aligned with the caucus's vision for art education. The resource bridges theory and practice, giving PK12 educators access to visualized, pilot-run curricular resources that embody social theory. Organized by Jennifer Combe. 

Lecture: Enchanted Play, October 19-20, 2016,  Helena High School,   /  2016 MEA-MFT Educators' Conference, Helena, MT

This sculpture unit asks students to consider various modes of play as they design model proposals for an all-abilities playground. The theme “Enchanted Play” speaks to children who might engage with a quiet, narrative space rather than gross-motor activities. The unit can be adapted for any grade level. 

The CSTAE supports curricula that are interdisciplinary, push the boundaries of what counts as art, contain research components, are relevant to student interest, and are rooted in social justice. Circulating curricula that meet our mission is actualized through our collaborative open-source web hub for educators in PK-16 lifelong learning and community settings. The collaborative nature of this panel strengthens our learning community by providing a face-to-face, experiential, interactive discussion.  http://mea-mft.org/educators_conference.aspx

Panel: CSTAE's Digication e-Portfolio: A Panel of Teachers Share Their LessonsThursday, March 26, Convention Center, 4:00 – 4:50, Room 225, New Orleans Morial Convention Center  /  2015 National Art Education Association Conference, New Orleans, LA

Learn about CSTAE’S Digication e-Portfolio from a panel of K-16 teachers who have implemented interdisciplinary, contextualized, socially just projects for kids, youth, and college students. Organized by Jennifer Combe. 

Panel: Share and collect lesson plans on the CSTAE Digication e-portfolio - a resource for teachers!  Saturday, March 29, 9am - 9:50am, Convention Center/Meeting Room 7B, upper level  /  2014 National Art Education Association Conference, San Diego, CA

Want fresh, thematic curricula, rooted in contemporary and historical contexts and student interest? Have you written curricula that mirror this vision? Learn about an open-source hub for PK-16 and lifelong teaching.  https://naea.digication.com/cstae/Welcome/published

Panel: Share lesson plans and syllabi on CSTAE’S Digication e-Portfolio, 2013 National Art Education Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX

Accessing and circulating curricula that address social contexts, thematic knowledge and student engagement is actualized through our new, collaborative open-source web hub for educators in PK-12, community, and university settings.  https://naea.digication.com/cstae/Welcome/published

Workshop: Exploring Social Media and The Art Assignment, Skyview High School, Billings, MT, October 16, 11:00am - 12: 50pm, room 131/  2015 MEA-MFT Educators' Conference

In this workshop participants will create an art piece and upload it to a social media platform in conjunction with PBS's The Art Assignment. Digital cameras will be provided. Please bring a smart phone if you have one.   

Lecture: Text Message for Campus and Other Contemporary Stuff, October 16, 2pm - 2:50 pm, Sentinel High School, room 186  /  2014 MEA-MFT Educators' Conference

Are you interested in fresh, contextualized lessons rooted in a social context with student interest paramount? Have you written curricula that mirror this vision? In this session participants will lean about a new open source curriculum hub.