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The National Art Educational Association website ( www.naea-reston.org). As the
leading U.S. professional organization for art educators, NAEA offers a wealth
of professional materials, such as lesson plans and curriculum resources, as well
as information about committees and professional issues groups. The site has a
monthly blog featuring voices from art educators in the field, a space for the creation of individual professional digital e-portfolios, and a member directory, as
well as information on grants and advocacy resources. Arts educators can upload
their student work to a classroom gallery portal powered by Artsonia and access
important professional development resources. The NAEA website is the place to
start if you’re looking for the latest art education news, research materials, advocacy resources, legislation, conference information, or links to grant tools.
ISTE’s Special Interest Group for Arts Educators ( iste.org/SIGAE). This SIG, which
was created in 2009, aims to create a community of arts educators who regularly
make use of technology to enhance learning and teaching and therefore help
arts educators connect, collaborate, and share best practices. The SIG recruits
and welcomes educators who infuse arts through technology into their various
disciplines and help make explicit connections between arts and technology
standards. SIGAE is rapidly expanding as a professional network for tech-minded arts educators. Find resources and learn more on the SIGAE
wikispace ( http://sigae.iste.wikispaces.net).
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