Nominations for 2014 Awards are due June 1st

Nominations for this year’s outstanding art educator awards are due by June 1st. Information for nominating can be found below:


1.     By June 1st, email the following to Jessica Souchik at

a.     Completed NAEA nomination form and NAEA curriculum vita form:

2014_Awards_Nom_Form       2014_Awards_Std_Vita_Form

b.     Two letters of recommendation

c.     a 1-paragraph biography of the person being nominated

d.     a digital portrait image of the person being nominated

If you prefer, hard copies can be mailed by June 1st to:
Jess Souchik
109 Wilson Street
Franklin, PA 16323
If you have questions contact Jess Souchik:
phone: (814)598-7116



PAEA Sponsors SLO Workshop at UArts

WilkinOn April 5th, 2014 PAEA sponsored and facilitated a workshop for teachers and administrators held at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia aimed at furthering knowledge and discussion regarding student learning, teacher evaluation, and student learning objectives (SLOs). O. David Deitz (PDE) was keynote speaker and PAEA President-Elect Diane Wilkin provided valuable teacher perspective to the process of creating SLO’s.  Both presenters spoke to a packed audience of 55 art, music and family & consumer science teachers, administrators and librarians. This event was free to PAEA members, and all were eligible to receive Act 48 hours.

You can find O. David Deitz’s powerpoint below, as well as the updated SLO template and other useful documents:

PAEA Presentation 4.5.14

SLO Template 10.1-FEB 2014

Curriculum Framework for Visual Art by Grade

Help Desk 10.1 Update 2.28.14



Presented by The Pennsylvania Art Education Association and

The University of the Arts Professional Institute for Educators

Caplan Recital Hall

9:00 – 9:20 AM

Registration, coffee, meet & greet

9:20 – 9:40 AM

Welcome and introductions

Karyn Tufarolo, University of the Arts, PIE

David Miller & Ian Williams, PAEA Region 11 Representatives

9:40 – 10:00 AM

Stories of teacher experience with student learning objectives (SLO’s)

Diane Wilkin, Bristol Township School District

10:00 – 11:00 AM

The facts about Teacher Evaluation, SLOs, and resources for educators

David Deitz, Consultant to the Pennsylvania Department of Education

11:00 – 11:15 AM


11:15 – 11:45 AM

Question and Answer with David Deitz

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Experience SLO writing / Professional discussions in small groups

Facilitated by Diane Wilkin and David Deitz

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Lunch and conversation (collection of Act 48 forms)