Friday, October 16, 2020 at 6:00 PM EDT
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Maryland Art Education Association 

2020 MAEA Conference 

This annual event connects hundreds of visual arts educators from around the state. As a professional learning community, MAEA is committed to supporting art educators in all settings - public, private, elementary, secondary, higher education, preservice, museum, administration - in an effort to advance art education and shape human potential.


6:00 - 9:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Mario Rossero, NAEA Executive Director

Mix & Mingle Sessions:

  • Get Your Art Out There

  • WhatchamaDRAWit!

  • Be an ARTvocate!

  • Use Your Artist Eyes: A Virtual Scavenger Hunt

  • Mindful Making


8:30 - 5:00 pm


  • Conversations with Colleagues

  • Social Reform through Art Education: One Man's Artful Spirit 

  • Beyond Polite Reform: Art, Advocacy, and Direct Action

  • The Power of Art to Teach Writing: How Artists/Writers Organize Their Work (Organization Trait)

  • Up Cycled Illustration

  • Visualizing Untold Histories of Art Education

  • Learning to Teach in the Time of Corona

  • Mono-prints and Metacognition a Deep Dive into Artistic Thinking and Planning

  • Reaching Our Most Challenging Students -Connecting Students Who Have Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities To Art

  • ADAPTIVE ART: Suggestions for Learning Online

  • Wishes in the Wind


  • An Introduction to Anti-Racist Art Teaching

  • Paper Quilling

  • Contemporary Art in the Elementary Classroom

  • Creating a Safe Space: Our LGBTQ+ Students and Their Allies

  • Fostering Resilience During Turbulent Times Through Educator Self-Care 

  • Is It Art? Data Visualization: How Does Data Visualization Align With the National Core Art Standards?

  • Let's Talk: Engaging Social Action in the Art Room

  • Making Artists: Choice-Based Art Education

  • Self-Care for Art Teachers: The Visual Notes Project

  • Working with Contemporary Art


FLEXIBLE Conference Format and 1 CPD Available!

The schedule is flexible to meet your needs.  The virtual conference setting allows us to provide both synchronous and asynchronous sessions.  This allows you to learn at your own pace and determine the amount of time you spend online.  In order to earn MSDE approved CPD credit, MAEA members must attend 15 hours of sessions on Friday, Saturday, and submit a personal reflection.  Specific directions about the submission process will be emailed to registered MAEA members after the conference.