Teacher Presents at National Art Conference

Teacher Presents at National Art Conference
P.J. Gelinas Junior High School art teacher Mike Sacco was one of several educators chosen to present at this year’s National Art Educator Association Conference, held in New York City in March.

Out of the 2,200 art teachers who applied to present, Mr. Sacco was selected to not only share one but two of his exemplar lessons before some of the more than 7,000 art educators in attendance. His session introduced two Photoshop design projects featured in School Arts Magazine: “The Selfie Project” and “Altered To Kill a Mockingbird.”  These projects showcase student creativity, contain clear learning objectives and yield impressive results. Lesson introduction, procedure, and assessment were all also covered.
 
The NAEA National Convention is an annual event providing substantive professional development services that include the advancement of knowledge in all sessions, events, and activities for the purpose of improving visual arts instruction in American schools. As such, it is the world’s largest art education convention.