National Art Education Association
Founded in 1947, the National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts, design, and media arts education professionals.
University credits are accepted by most school districts as evidence of high quality professional development for the purpose of licensure, assessment, and compensation. NAEA professional development activities (see the chart below) allow you to earn university credits through California State University, Chico. The credits are posted to a permanent transcript that can be documented any time you need it.
To earn university credit, you must accrue your 15, 30, or 45 hours of NAEA learning within the same twelve-month period. Then submit your NAEA Virtual Art Educators record of participation to Regional and Continuing Education at CSU, Chico along with the required application fee; enroll in EDUC 831E.
EDUC 831E: Current Issues in Art Education (accrue 15, 30, or 45 hours from the webinars, virtual conferences). Registration open now through May 1 for spring. Cost: $85 for 15 hours, $170 for 30 hours, or $255 for 45 hours.
EDUC 812C: Art Education (1 unit for attending and participating in the NAEA Convention). Registration opens February 1 and closes March 10. Cost: $85
Keywords searching tool
To be successful in search engine optimization or SEO, you need to know the long tail keywords. Long-tail keywords get less traffic than generic terms.
However, more intentional users and more qualified traffic follow. In order to increase the probability of your website or blog being searched on the Internet, you should use keywords that are suitable for search and have a high search probability.
Below are effective free representative keyword research tools that can quickly and easily identify powerful long-tail keywords for search engine optimization.
Google Trends is a free keyword related tool for search engines provided by Google. You can enter multiple keywords and filter by location, search history and category. As you enter information, it shows the web's interest in a particular keyword, the cause of that interest, and where the traffic is coming from.
The biggest advantage of Google Trends is that unlike most keyword research tools, it does not provide only static numbers. Instead, it creates colorful, interactive graphs that you can apply with, download, and share on your website. It also provides dynamic insights into keywords by suggesting the relative popularity of search terms over time.
Also, as shown above, you can look at keywords that have become trending by country, month, and year. Of course, it is also possible to view real-time keywords.
Keyword tool io is a very basic level keyword research tool. However, it is a very useful tool if you have long-tail keywords in mind and you only want to check the risks of related keywords. You need to create an account to create the tool, but if you don't want to use the advanced features and just want to check the list, you can use it for free.
If you want to use the pro version, that is, pay a certain fee, you can extract keywords, create content, and receive analysis results that can be used for search engine optimization and other marketing.
Term Explorer is a tool that provides research reports among the currently available keyword search tools. You can get over 10,000 derived keywords from one keyword. It also provides a variety of indicators to help keep your results as relevant and relevant as possible. If you plan to use the keyword tool only a few times a day, try the free version first.
The latest status of guinea pigs
Our two guinea pigs, Pinky and Squash, still live separately on the lower and upper floors. The cage I bought is a wooden cage with a two-story structure. I put a liner on the drawer-shaped floor and clean it every day. Since the two of us are living separately, I am concerned that the two of us will feel lonely or depressed.
I miss being in the cage with each other, but they don't seem to miss them at all. Currently, it is divided into two spaces by blocking the ladder between the cages, but I hope that they will live together in one space in the future. However, if you put the two of them in a wide playpen and let them meet, as soon as they see each other, they become wary of each other and run to bite them. I don't think it's time yet.
And recently, I found a part where the hair is missing under Pinky's chin as shown below.
When I looked around, there were no lumps, lashes, or signs of mold, and my skin was pink and clean, so I left it for a few weeks instead I bring him to the animal hospital. Of course, we keep the cage more clean.
Among guinea pigs, long-haired pigs's hair falls out often than short-haired ones. And especially in the case of Pinky, he has a habit of biting the wire in the cage. He grabs the cage wall and shakes it to make a sound. I think this habit probably caused hair loss in certain areas. So I decided to leave the door open for a while and observe. After a few weeks, I could see new hairs growing on the empty skin.
One of the things I learned while raising guinea pigs is that they both have different personalities and habit. Pinky drinks more water than squash. Wet the surroundings and enjoy jumping over them. However, squash likes to drink relatively little water and keep the surroundings dry. I think these two are too different to live together.
Pinky, who likes to be open in a wide space, is always out and does not run away or hide in surprise whenever people pass by. But squash likes remote, nook and dark places. We made a small studio for squash.
Freelance Art Job Sites
Freelance artists are contractors that you hire in the arts. You can work in any medium, but most freelancers work in graphic fields such as illustration, design, or photography.
Rather than hiring a single company or organization, freelance artists employ their talents to a wide variety of clients. Some work with agencies or small groups of regular customers, but are self-employed.
The freelance arts field can be more challenging and fulfilling than a standard-paying job. A freelance artist must be self-motivated as he not only handles artistic tasks, but also needs to run a business effectively.
Like all artists, freelancers should have innate talent with knowledge of popular artistic trends and styles. A freelance artist should have a very flexible style that can be adapted to a variety of assignments.
Patience and communication skills are also assets, as some customers may not know exactly what they want or may not articulate their desires clearly.
Below are some of the more well-known freelance artist hiring websites.
Finding beauty in everyday life!
If you look at the dictionary meaning of "beauty", it is a characteristic of an object that gives sensual pleasure, and it is said that it is a state of harmony that attracts the heart.
Although it is difficult to uniquely define beauty, it has a variety of meanings and interpretations ranging from a simple impression of nature and objects sensibly to an emotional feeling for a work of art or an evaluation of the ethical value of human behavior.
Above all, finding and enjoying this beauty in the trivial daily life is essential to achieving happiness.
Happiness can be said to be the result of long-term influences from various factors, such as genetic factors, human relationships, and religion. On the other hand, pleasure is a simple and instinctive reaction felt in a very short moment lasting from 30 seconds to an hour or two. It's hard to find reasons for happiness, but things that make you happy are easy to spot.
Finding a happiness the little things in life means that we have to focus our attention on what nurtures and sustains us in life. On everything that brings us even the smallest amount of pleasure. It also means practicing gratitude by noticing these everyday things that we take for granted so easily.
Then, what is the little happiness in everyday life for me? It's always drawing.
Sometimes it is difficult to have time to draw, and there are fears that I will not be able to make a living through painting, but when it comes to painting, I am the happiest than anyone else.
Myungja Anna Koh