Know what is available. Start with exploring the NAEA website. You have access to everything there as a NAEA member.
Meet the current NAEA board of directors.
Find advocacy resources such as “Ten Lessons the Arts” Teach by Elliot Eisner.
Learn about the new National Coalition for Core Arts Standards and the National Standards for Visual Arts.
As a leader, you may be invited to be a Monthly Mentor online.
Post your students’ artwork online in Artsonia, the world’s largest kid’s art museum.
Join Artsonia (where you can pay your NAEA dues with your profits).
Attend regional summer conferences. The first NAEA National Leadership Conference was held in Santa Fe this past summer and will be repeated every other year.
NAEA Board of Directors meeting before the NAEA National Leadership Conference in Santa Fe.
NAEA Division Directors at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.
NAEA National Leadership Conference in Santa Fa this past summer. How many directors can you spot?
Nominate your fellow teachers for awards. They are usually due October 1.
Attend and present at NAEA National Conferences. Presenting will make it more likely to get support to come and will establish you as a leader. Shown here are the NAEA 2014 Elementary Art Educators of the Year in San Diego.
Take advantage of NAEA social networking.
Elementary Division Facebook Page: NAEA Directors are responsible for maintaining all the social media for their respective divisions.
NAEA Secondary Division Facebook page
NAEA Elementary Level Ning Site
NAEA Middle Level Ning site
National Art Honor Society/National Junior Honor Society
NAEA Research Commission Interactive Café Chat and The Conversation.
NAEA Lesson Design Challenge: Lessons pinned to the NAEA Design Challenge Pinterest Board become eligible for peer review and for possible inclusion in the curated NAEA Instructional Resources Gallery.