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K12ArtChat the podcast

Laura and Matt Grundler

What do you get when two groups of mission-driven creatives band together? A new podcast from The Creativity Department and Davis Publications! Listen to K12ArtChat the podcast and learn from experts in the field during in-depth conversations filled with education innovations, resources, tips, tools, and inspiration to keep you connected and moving forward!

Check out new episodes every Thursday!

Laura and Matt Grundler strive to help connect the dots for educators by building a professional learning network infused with art.

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Create Art in AR
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Create Art in AR

Jaime Donally

Coming 12/3. AR - Augmented Reality (not Arkansas) can easily be included in today’s classroom. Matt and Laura speak with Jaime Donally, author and Instructional Technology Consultant, about practical ways of adding AR and VR to the tools you use with your students. Discover apps, programs, and ideas for using this exciting technology easily and for FREE.

Gratitude
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Gratitude

Matt and Laura Grundler

A special Thanksgiving episode from Matt and Laura. Listen in as they chat about ideas for using gratitude with students and teams, share things to be thankful for in 2020, and relay a message of gratitude to all of you listening in each week.

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Leadership and Clarity
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Leadership and Clarity

Andrew Surloff

Hear an administrative perspective of education in the time of COVID. Laura and Matt speak with Andrew Surloff, Assistant Superintendent of Quaker Valley School District in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Listen in to get an admin’s take on the importance of communication, working collaboratively with teachers, and navigating the different classroom models necessary during COVID.

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Creating Safe Zones for ALL Students
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Creating Safe Zones for ALL Students

Paul Kretchmer

This week, team Grundler is joined by Paul Kretchmer, Visual Arts Instructional Coordinator for Austin ISD, in Austin, TX. Listen in for information and inspiration about how to create safe spaces for all students in the classroom. Discover a host of resources for crafting environments that are safe, inclusive, joyful, and predictable for our students, virtually and in-person.

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Teaching Art in 2020
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Teaching Art in 2020

Frank Juarez

In this episode, Matt and Laura speak with Frank Juarez, head of the art department at Sheboygan North High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Learn about Frank’s experience as art educator, artist, contributing editor of SchoolArts magazine, and founder of four projects focused on contemporary art and art education (The Midwest Artist Studios, 365 Artists 365 Days Project, Artdose Magazine, and FRANK & Company art e-newsletter). His accomplishments also include winning National Art Educator of the Year, founding Sheboygan Visual Artists, opening Frank Juarez Gallery, and Artdose Magazine.

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Introducing K12ArtChat the podcast
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Introducing K12ArtChat the podcast

Kristi Oliver

The Creativity Department is joined by Kristi Oliver, Professional Development Manager for Davis Publications. Enjoy the conversation about our new partnership, the importance of art education, and the many resources available from Davis Publications.

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