PRESENTATIONS

 

Sharing research, ideas, resources, and experiences with others is an important part of my role as an artist educator. Working with a range of organizations, from community non-profits to international professional conferences, I enjoy providing opportunities for arts advocates to gather and discuss contemporary topics and current trends relevant to the field. Visit ADVOCACY to learn about other community related events and CONTACT for information about how I can share my experiences with your group. 

 

NATIONAL CONFERENCES

 

Garth, T. B. (accepted; 2019). Understanding artistic processes through critical analysis. Paper submitted for presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Art Education Association, Boston, MA.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Learn interpretive and analytical strategies to foster theoretical discussions with students. Consider ways to promote responding and connecting in your classroom.

Garth, T. B. (2018, March 24). Artistic practices for the elementary generalist. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Art Education Association, Seattle, WA.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This session describes the development, implementation, and revision of courses designed to promote arts integration and studio exploration for pre-service elementary teachers. Discuss approaches and consider multiple strategies.  

Garth, T. B. (2018, March 23). The school art exhibition in context: Exploring professional expectations and presentation tensions. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Art Education Association, Seattle, WA.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Learn about research findings that reveal exhibition frictions. Discuss your experiences and consider ways to advocate for your program.

 

Garth, T. B. (2017, March 3). Can we change the subject? Discussing policy with arts educators. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Art Education Association, New York, NY.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Learn how one researcher elicited responses from disinterested participants and discuss strategies for conducting successful interviews.  Additionally, explore a gap in the changing landscape of arts policy research. 

Garth, T. B. (2017, March 2). When policy meets practice: Negotiating expectations in arts education. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Art Education Association, New York, NY.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Examine research about the ways art teachers interpret policies and negotiate their practice to meet professional norms. Then discuss challenges in the changing accountability cultures of public education.  

Garth, T. B. (2016, March 19). National Art Education Foundation featured grantee projects.  Paper invited for presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Art Education Association, Chicago, IL.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This panel session features two NAEF grantees sharing their NAEF funded grant projects.  Mary McMullan grantee Joni Boyd Acuff presents her project, "Reimagining the Curriculum: The Redevelopment of the Course 'Art Education for Children with Special Needs.'"  Research grantee Tim Garth presents his research entitled, "Art Education Policy: Interpretation and the Negotiation of Praxis."

 

Garth, T. B. (2014, March 31). Much ado about policy?  The past, present, and future of art education. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Art Education Association, San Diego, CA.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Confronting contemporary issues in national education policy, this presentation contextualizes the arts relationship to standards, standardization and the common core initiative. Discussion includes implications for national, state, and local policy. 

 

Garth, T. B. (2014, March 30). Interpreting arts policy: Making the common core work for you. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Art Education Association, San Diego, CA.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: How does educational policy influence your practice? Discuss how you interpret and implement policy within your classroom. Learn new ways of thinking about standards and the common core.

 

 

REGIONAL + STATE CONFERENCES

 

Garth, T. B. (2017, November 9). Critical considerations: Art theory for the classroom. Paper presented at the Arkansas Art Educators Fall Conference, North Little Rock, AR.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Explore diverse perspectives for art analysis and discuss applications for PK-12 classrooms.  

Garth, T. B. (2016, November 11). Reading images: Discussing art with students. Paper presented at the Arkansas Art Educators Fall Conference, North Little Rock, AR.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: In this interactive discussion, participants will engage in activities that encourage visual art interpretation and dialogue for a variety of settings. By participating in interpretive activities, session participants will gain techniques to promote student’s skills for responding to artifacts and making meaning. Teachers will leave the session with several different methods to promote discussion with their students.  

Garth, T. B. (2016, November 10). Standards in practice: Interpretation and empowerment. Paper presented at the Arkansas Art Educators Fall Conference, North Little Rock, AR.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This presentation and interactive discussion will encourage participants to develop strategies to adapt classroom planning and practice through empowered interpretation. Designed to produce measurable outcomes, student learning standards are only meaningful if teachers understand how to utilize them in their pedagogy. As local education agencies and educators implement state art standards and adapt/adopt the next generation national arts standards, teachers should critically examine how they interpret and negotiate standards-based policy expectations for their curricula. Art educators can harness the unique opportunities creative practices provide by planning authentic assessments throughout lessons to enable meaningful making while addressing performance standards. The goals of this session are to destigmatize standards-based education and assessment by providing context about national trends, while empowering arts advocates to embrace their role as a policy-maker within their classrooms and districts.

Garth, T. B. (2015, November 13). Standards Stigmas and Empowering Educators. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Convention of the Texas Art Education Association, Galveston, TX.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Develop strategies to adapt classroom planning and practice through empowered interpretation. Prepare your curriculum to address TEKS and new National Core Arts Standards.  Empower your approach to standards-based education in this interactive discussion.

 

Garth, T. B. (2015, November 12). Negotiating Expectations. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Convention of the Texas Art Education Association, Galveston, TX.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Do you want a sense of curricular ownership in our current culture of accountability and measurement? Join this interactive discussion to share the professional expectations for art educators in your district and discuss approaches for negotiating policy.

 

Garth, T. B. (2013, November 23). Critiquing the art of teaching. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Texas Art Education Association, Dallas, TX.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Assessment can be difficult—especially when it concerns your teaching. This interactive lecture will encourage you to discover ways to make time for reflection, develop strategies for self-assessment, and be an active interpreter of your own practice. 

 

Garth, T. B. (2012, November 16). What Influences Your Instruction? Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Texas Art Education Association, San Antonio, TX.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Recent research with K-16 art educators examines content delivery, important prior experiences, and resources utilized by current teachers to describe the contemporary art classroom.  This perspective includes existing and future implications at local, state, and national levels.

 

Garth, T. B. (2012, October 5). Get to know your neighbor: A current look at art educators. Paper presented at the Nebraska Art Teachers Association and Art Educators of Iowa Joint Fall Conference, Council Bluffs, IA.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Recent data collected from K-16 Nebraska teachers describes the contemporary status of our classrooms (including demographic, environmental, and methodological information) providing existing and future implications for our profession.

 

 

COMMUNITY

 

Garth, T. B. (2013, August). Connecting with the arts.  Professional development session for arts educators at the Greater Denton Arts Council.