AET Awards

TYPES OF AET AWARDS

There are currently three (3) types of awards hosted by the AET:

  1. AET Outstanding Community Service Award
  2. AET Outstanding Research Award
  3. AET Outstanding Teaching

1. AET OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

This Award is given annually to honor an individual in the field of art education who has made noteworthy service contributions to AET and/or the field of art education technology. The individual is an advocate of digital technology and/or new media in connection to visual art education.

Criteria:

  1. Leadership to the field of art education technology
  2. Dedication to the field of art education technology
  3. Impact to the field of art education technology
  4. Advocacy of art education technology

2. AET OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AWARD

This Award is given annually to honor an individual in the field of art education who has made noteworthy research contributions to the field of art education technology. The individual has made a significant contribution to research journals and/or books in the specific field of technology/new media in connection to visual art education. (An exceptional and continuous record of achievement in scholarly writing and research.)

Criteria:

  1. Outstanding Emergent Research in art education technology
  2. Innovative Research in art education technology
  3. Facilitating Dialogical Process of Theory and Practice

3. AET OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD

This is an award in which AET honors an art educator who applies exceptional instructional applications in K-12 classrooms, museum education, higher education, or alternative settings. An outstanding art educator/teacher is honored who is recognized by students, colleagues, and/or supervisors as someone who consistently inspires and mentors students in a cooperative, collegial, collaborative and nurturing manner or who has made a special effort to apply innovative pedagogy and technology integration into his/her art teaching.

Criteria:

  1. Leadership in art education technology instructional applications
  2. Dedication to art education technology instructional applications
  3. Impact to art education technology instructional applications
  4. Advocacy of art education technology instructional applications

NOMINATION PROCESS

The Art Education Technology Awards are designed to honor people who have dedicated their art education career to excellence in service, teaching, and/or researching the mergence of art education with technology. Recipients of this award will have been recognized by peers, students, educators, and administrators in the field of art education technology. The Art Education Technology issues group of the National Art Education Association invites nominations for the awards listed above for highly respected and professionally active art educators involved with technologies, who exemplifies the characteristics listed below specific to each award. All people nominated must be members of AET issues group of the NAEA.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

The nominee should be an art educator who has demonstrated outstanding services, teaching, or research in the area of art education technology. The current Executive Board of the NAEA Art Education Technology may not be nominated.

NOMINATOR:

Nominations may be submitted by any NAEA member.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & DEADLINE:

  1. State the current membership of the nominee in NAEA and in AET.
  2. State the current curriculum vita of the nominee for the award.
  3. Include two to three supporting letters of recommendation.
  4. Submit the completed nomination form.

Send the nomination packet in digital form (e.g., pdf) to the AET Awards Committee Chair by December 15th preceding the NAEA Annual Convention. Please submit the following full AET Award Application digitally to the AET Award Committee Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the deadline date.

SELECTION PROCESS:

  1. AET Award Committee from the AET Executive Board will select the recipients.
  2. The AET Award Committee will make its recommendation to the Chair of the AET Executive Board for affirmation.
  3. The announcement of the recipients and the time and place of the award may be announced in the NAEA AET column in NAEA News and AET website.
  4. If there is no recipient for the year pertaining to the specific AET award the award will not be presented.

AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The AET Awards will be announced and celebrated at the annual AET Awards Event during the annual NAEA conference. Each recipient will be asked to give a short presentation (2 to 3 minutes in length) during the Awards Ceremony. During this time the nominators may be invited to introduce the award recipient (optional).