OATK12 Summer Conference - Day One Sessions
2 days, 12 presenters, 22 sessions all designed for art teachers and planning for fall instruction! Don't sink when you can FLOAT with OAT! Don't get caught upstream without a paddle! It is FREE and it is FOR YOU right here in the OAT website!
Keynote, Being a Champion for Visual Art & Design Education
Thom Knab, NAEA President
Thom Knab is the National Art Education Association President. He has been an Elementary Art Educator (K-4) at Dodge Elementary, East Amherst, NY since 1990. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Art Education from Buffalo State College in 1987 and 1992 respectively. Thom began a 1000 sq. ft. art gallery, called BRAG, at Dodge Elementary which, at times, has displayed over 200 student artworks. Previously he served as the NAEA Elementary Division Director from 2015-2017. He received both the National Elementary Art Educator and the Eastern Region Elementary Art Educator honors at the 2018 NAEA convention. Thom has been published several times in School Arts magazine. Thom is an exhibiting artist and has exhibited his work in three solo shows over the past three years. Thom has also served as NYSATA President-elect, President and Past President from 2012-2016. He was honored as NYS Art Educator of the Year in 2018 and NYSATA Region One Art Educator in 2008. He is a 2020 National Teacher Hall of Fame finalist.
The Student Led Tutorial Assignment
Choice Boards & Canva
Holly Bess Kincaid
Planning for Instruction Models: Independent, Collaborative, or a Hybrid – Interview with Melissa Mastrolia (EL) and Jeff Piride (ML)
Camp Taps & The Great Epic Pandemic Journal Project
Dr. Trina Harlow