CAEA Conference Supercharge your Power in Art Education November 4–7, 2020

CAEA 2020 Fall Conference Workshop Proposals Changes

Supercharge Your Superpower!

Call for 2020 CAEA VIRTUAL Conference Sessions

This fall, CAEA's state conference will be held VIRTUALLY Wednesday – Saturday, November 4–7, 2020, in the evenings W–F and all day Saturday.

As a result of this shift to an online format, proposals for virtual sessions will be a bit different than in the past. We invite members to share their knowledge, research, and ideas!

Please read through carefully before making your selections.

The CAEA 2020 Conference workshop proposal submission window in now closed.

Video or presentation links for accepted proposals MUST be emailed to the committee NO LATER THAN midnight Sunday, September 13, 2020 (earlier is even better!). This will allow the committee time to provide feedback in case revisions are needed before the conference.

  • By submitting a proposal, you are agreeing to register for the conference and abide by all deadlines. If we do not receive your registration and videos/links by the deadlines, your presentation may be placed on a waiting list.

  • Presenters and co-presenters must be current CAEA/NAEA members to submit proposals, so please check your membership status before applying. Students co-presenting with instructors must be current CAEA/NAEA Preservice members.

  • There are 4 types of presentation formats you may choose from - see descriptions below. Each format has its own specific criteria regarding length, so please be sure to review the information carefully.

  • There are 4 themes to help organize the virtual conference. If your proposal fits within one of the themes, please mark the appropriate theme. If it does not fit, that's fine, too - just mark "N/A". This will help us identify where to place your session during the conference.

  • Keep in mind the following:

    • There may be limited accessibility to materials, so please consider this when formatting your presentation. You may want to include a materials list so participants can prepare in advance or complete the artmaking portion (if there is one) at a later time.

    • Handouts and other resources may still be included/uploaded to the app so attendees can access them.

    • Full sessions may be recorded and links uploaded for paid conference attendees to view at a later date.

    • As a professional association, we want to present the highest quality materials. You must have clear video and audio recording capabilities to create your own pre-recorded session. We will have guidelines and tutorials for creating your video or slideshow presentations. Please note that some videos may need to be revised based on committee feedback. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.

    • Please be sure to only include original content in any session presentations - no third party material will be allowed.


Session Formats

Single or multiple presenters; choose from the following types of sessions:

  • 15-minute pre-recorded video or slide presentation/demo, with 30 minutes for live discussion

  • 30-minute pre-recorded video or slide presentation/demo, with 15 minutes for live discussion

  • 45-minute live panel of multiple speakers with participant discussion (no demonstrations)

  • 5-minute pre-recorded video or slide presentation in any of the following formats:

    • Pecha Kucha/Curriculum Slam (approx. 20 slides advancing automatically at 20 seconds each)

    • Teaching tips and tricks (for digital or traditional formats)

    • Short demonstrations - a condensed version of a lesson (accompanying lesson plan/resources could be provided as a PDF)



Choice-based Art Education:
"Choice-Art Educators seek to develop the artistic thinking of their students, through centers and choices, encouraging them and teaching them to come up with their own ideas for art-making. This approach facilitates differentiation, which easily meets the needs of a variety of types of learners." (from NAEA's Choice Art Educators)

CA Arts Framework:
"The California Department of Education (CDE) is developing the California Arts Education Framework for Public Schools, Transitional Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Arts Framework), to incorporate and support the California Arts Standards for Public Schools, Pre-kindergaretn Through Grade Twelve, which were adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) in January 2019 (from the CDE CA Arts Framework)

Universal Design for Learning (UDL):
"Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learnng for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn." (from CAST About Universal Design for Learning)

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL):
"Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions." (from CASEL What is SEL?)


If you are not a current NAEA/CAEA member, it is easy to join or renew by visiting the NAEA membership webpage:

Questions: Kristin Taylor, [email protected]