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  • kenroar
    Received the following notice from Getty: Dear Teacher Art Exchange members, With the development of social media and other online communication tools in
    Message 1 of 9 , Feb 7 10:46 PM
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      Received the following notice from Getty:

      Dear Teacher Art Exchange members,
       
      With the development of social media and other online communication tools in recent years, the Getty has established new avenues for conversation with teachers. Thus, we have decided to discontinue the Teacher Art Exchange listserv.
       
      We thank you for your commitment to sharing and exchanging ideas about the value and practice of the arts in the teacher community. Please join us to continue the conversation:
      - Sign up for the Getty's teacher e-newsletter, Getty Teacher Update: http://www.getty.edu/subscribe/getty_teacher_update/index.html
      - Join our Facebook page for teachers: https://www.facebook.com/gettyteacherprograms
       
      This listserv will be discontinued on February 28, 2014. Archived listserv conversations will remain available online.
       
      Thank you for your understanding,
      The Getty

      For those of you who don't know, Getty probably had the first art education list group and at one time had numbers higher than other list groups. Recently the number of post have gone down to almost nil. The numbers have been down on this group too. Are most of you now using sites such as http://arted20.ning.com/

      Ken
    • Trisha
      I think it s more Pinterest that many teachers go to. Also there are so many blogs out there now. It s a shame to lose a resource that it more of a mentor to
      Message 2 of 9 , Feb 8 6:55 AM
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        I think it's more Pinterest that many teachers go to. Also there are so many blogs out there now.
        It's a shame to lose a resource that it more of a mentor to newer  teachers. The internet is not the same as Personal contact.  



        Trisha ackerman
        Artist & art educator
        Parker Colorado 
      • Grace LaForge
        Hi Ken I am old fashioned and like the listserves but don’t used them too much due to time constraints. This is the only Art Education one I belong to and,
        Message 3 of 9 , Feb 10 6:10 PM
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          Hi Ken
          I am old fashioned and like the listserves but don’t used them too much due to time constraints.  This is the only Art Education one I belong to and, yes, posts seem very sparse.
           
          This is the newest thing I have been involved in:  At our local Art teachers’ conference in NJ, I learned about the Jessica Balsley’s Art of Education website and  joined their “Winter Conference” which was live streamed.  After the conference, it was possible to chat with attendees and the presenters.   There were about 900 attendees online.  I can access their resources for 6 months.
           
          All of the presenters had blogs which seem to get a lot of use.  I take a glance at the resources on Facebook maybe once a week – maybe if I had a smartphone, I’d check out these other “venues” more often...As I said, I am old fashioned, but I try to keep current without getting overloaded.
           
          Thanks for keeping us posted about the Getty.
           
          Grace in NJ
        • kenroar
          Thanks for letting us know about the live streamed Winter conference in NJ. I ll have to look at that. Perhaps that is the future of technology for art
          Message 4 of 9 , Feb 10 8:46 PM
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            Thanks for letting us know about the live streamed "Winter conference" in NJ. I'll have to look at that. Perhaps that is the future of technology for art teachers.
          • tabchoiceteaching
            ... Yes many teachers are using these online PD sites (there is at least one other one) but they are not free--registration runs about $99. and their courses a
            Message 5 of 9 , Feb 11 4:41 AM
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              --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, <kenroar@...> wrote:
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              > Thanks for letting us know about the live streamed "Winter conference" in NJ. I'll have to look at that. Perhaps that is the future of technology for art teachers.
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              Yes many teachers are using these online PD sites (there is at least one other one) but they are not free--registration runs about $99. and their courses a few hundred (credits are one option). These are for profit entities.

              There is a growing number of MOOCs (online courses given by universities) and some of them are free. MIT hosted one a few months ago on creativity, but to get the benefit required an enormous amount of self discipline, and are different from the Q&A discussions formerly found on the Getty and here.

              The art education focused Facebook groups are very active and usually offer many responses within minutes of a posting.

              https://www.facebook.com/groups/448592898504941/722920454405516/?comment_id=722979871066241%c2%acif_t=like

              https://www.facebook.com/groups/178282718971259/

              https://www.facebook.com/groups/136900489846140/

              and one I administer: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teaching-for-Artistic-Behavior-TAB/144118082280049

              Art teaching changed forever when we began reaching out to others who did what we did (instead of being the only art person in a building)

              kathy douglas
              massachusetts
            • lora morgenstern
              Hi Group, My name is Lora Morgenstern and I teach graphic design classes at CCNY in NYC. I am leaving the corporate world as an accomplished Art Director
              Message 6 of 9 , Feb 11 6:48 AM
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                Hi Group,

                My name is Lora Morgenstern and I teach graphic design classes at CCNY in NYC. I am leaving the corporate world as an accomplished Art Director shortly and I plan look for work as an Art teachereither in NJ or NYC. (I currently live in West New York NJ.) My certification is pending with just one more exam to take this month (the ATS-W). I have over 10 years of experience providing jr. high and high school students with internships for school credit needed to graduate plus several years of college teaching. I am in need of any advice to pursue my dream of teaching art. Any hints on jobs leads, items to present in a portfolio, etc....is greatly appreciated!

                Thank you Lora


                On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 11:46 PM, <kenroar@...> wrote:
                 

                Thanks for letting us know about the live streamed "Winter conference" in NJ. I'll have to look at that. Perhaps that is the future of technology for art teachers.


              • Jewett, Andrea
                Dear Getty Teacher Exchange and Ken, I am one of those lurkers who have been reading all the many posts over the last 5 years or so. I want you to know, that
                Message 7 of 9 , Feb 11 9:35 AM
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                  Dear Getty Teacher Exchange and Ken,

                  I am one of those lurkers who have been reading all the many posts over the last 5 years or so.  I want you to know, that even though I have not posted anything, I have soooo appreciated all the great work and ideas you have all shared!  THANK YOU!!  It has been a wonderful source of inspiration!  I will miss the daily emails, but have found many of you at your blogs, so I suppose that this is less farewell and more see you around. 

                  Ken, I can't imagine how much work you have done as the "List Nanny" (love that!), but again, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!  I also appreciate all the reorganization you did with all the lesson and units for the Incredible Art Dept..  That must have been a monumental job. 

                  Best Regards to you all!

                  Sincerely, Andrea 

                   

                  Andrea Jewett
                  Visual Arts Specialist
                  Granby Elementary
                  Worthington Schools
                   
                   
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                • kenroar
                  Andrea, You may have misunderstood the previous post. This list group is not going away. The Getty Art Teacher Exchange list group is, however. The group that
                  Message 8 of 9 , Feb 11 4:10 PM
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                    Andrea,

                    You may have misunderstood the previous post. This list group is not going away. The Getty Art Teacher Exchange list group is, however. The group that is going away is located at http://www.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/. So you can continue to enjoy the group!

                    Thanks for all your comments too, by the way!

                    Ken


                  • kenroar
                    I think I can respond to that because I was once in your shoes. I was an art director and was tired of the rat race so i got my art teachers license. I was
                    Message 9 of 9 , Feb 12 9:57 PM
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                      I think I can respond to that because I was once in your shoes. I was an art director and was tired of the rat race so i got my art teachers license. I was able to get a job pretty quickly (although now it may be harder because of schools pulling their arts programs).

                      You may be thinking that you have less of a chance at getting a job than a fresh graduate from college in their early to mid-20's. This is not the case for you because you have no experience as an art teacher so they don't have to pay you more than a fresh graduate. Principals will like that you worked in the field and have more maturity. You also aren't completely inexperienced. All the experience you mentioned isn't experience that forces them to pay you more.

                      The key is making the principal (or whoever is interviewing you) believe that you will have a good command of classroom discipline, and show him or her how your experience in the arts in another vocation will be valuable. Bring along your portfolio of your graphic design work. This will make you stand out. Make sure you visit the art jobs page on IAD for a list of many areas to apply across the world.
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