WELCOME COLLEGE REPS!

Thank you for giving up your free time to help connect with the talented and creative students in the state of Illinois! They are excited for this opportunity, but more than anything, they have NO IDEA where to begin. That’s where ArtConnectED comes in! We will do our best to market your schools and be the bridge that connects you to these amazing students. Also, feel free to DOWNLOAD THE SAVE THE DATE to share with your students, parents, admin, and post on your school/art social media.

REGISTER FOR OUR TRAINING SESSION ON SOCIO/ALL THE NEW ARTCONNECTED INFO

When: Monday, September 27th, 2021, 5:00pm CT

⇒ RSVP HERE FOR TRAINING SESSION / ArtConnectED Q& A ⇐

If you want to get a head start, here's the recording of Spring Mini Portfolio Day from Spring 2021

Recording of the Spring Socio meeting is HERE

Passcode: *Rv$U6Bb

Questions? Contact Deanna Sortino at d.sortino@ihsae.org

1. REGISTER & UPLOAD YOUR INFO

  1. REGISTER for the event via ArtconnectED. Once registered, you will get an email of SlideRoom access from Deanna Sortino.                                                                                                                                                                                                   

  2. Make sure these two things are accurate: 

2. SIGN UP FOR YOUR TIME SLOT - Everything is in central time!

VIRTUAL Mini Portfolio Day
Saturday October 23, 2021 Sessions (CT)

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These sessions should be focused on informative presentations with a  Q/A.

Do not sign up for a session until you get a confirmation email from Deanna Sortino. Once you receive a confirmation email, start by signing up for one session. These sessions are opened to

Diamond, Gold, and Silver Sponsors.

We will open up additional time slots as follows: 

DIAMOND/GOLD: Sept 1st-Sept 14th

SILVER: Sept 14th-Sept 19th

BRONZE (everyone else): Sept 19th-October 1st

Mini Portfolio Week (optional)
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

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Do not sign up for a session until you get a confirmation email from Deanna Sortino that we received your sponosorship. These sessions are opened to

Diamond, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsors. 

We will open up additional time slots as follows: 

DIAMOND/GOLD: Sept 1st-Sept 14th

SILVER: Sept 14th-Sept 19th

BRONZE (everyone else): Sept 19th-October 1st

These day are OPTIONAL and absolutely not required

  1. IDEAS FOR EXTRA SESSIONS:

    1. MAKE THIS FUN!! HANDS ON LEARNING IS BEST!

  2. EXAMPLES OF TYPES OF SESSIONS:

    1. Have (pre-recorded) sessions with professors

    2. Have (pre-recorded) sessions with alumni

    3. Have (pre-recorded) sessions with current students

    4. Parent-Focused sessions

    5. Teacher-Focused sessions

    6. Informative "art school" sessions (i.e. Portfolio 101, What does the 1st year of Art School look like, etc)

3. PRESENTATION PREP INFORMATION

  1. DIAMOND: Prepare a 30 min presentation & a 20 min live presentation

  2. GOLD: Prepare a 20 min live presentation

  3. SILVER: Prepare a 15 min live presentation

  4. BRONZE: Upload your pre-recorded video in the college google doc (above)

4. How Are students prepping their portfolios for review?

We are encouraging students to submit 5-25 pieces for portfolio reviews. We will encourage teachers to review their portfolios before with them before they submit. ArtconnectED will also be encouraging students to pre-submit their portfolios to you so you have it ready for their meeting as well as reach out to you via email to schedule a portfolio review. If a student schedules with you via Calendly, PLEASE confirm with them via email.

4. Set up your mini portfolio day portfolio review session

College reps will be responsible for scheduling their own portfolio reviews, but we will market the portfolio reviews and encourage students to sign up for them as part of the event. Some options for how to schedule appointments are to make a google doc or use Calendly. Here's an "example", but create whatever you want (please try to stay away from just "email college rep". Students might get overwhelmed by the ambiguity of that, and showing them more specific time slots will encourage them to sign up for an actual time slot)!

QUESTION: Will you allow students to sign up for "day of" portfolio reviews at Mini Portfolio Day? It's your call for how to do this.

 

5. How are you going to help me connect with students?

  1. We will have both students and teachers register for the event

    1. For the students/teachers that signed off on sharing their emails, we will allow you to access that after the event

  2. We will be sending teachers THIS WEBSITE LINK and an introductory video to the event encouraging their participation. We are encouraging teachers to help students prepare their portfolios, how to send an email to a college rep, and how to sign up for sessions throughout the day.

  3. We will be sending students/parents THIS WEBSITE LINK. We are encouraging students to register, attend, prepare their portfolios, send it to colleges beforehand, research the school, and beginning to build relationships with college reps.

6. Follow us ON INSTAGRAM AND TAG THIS EVENT 

Send events and social media promotional materials for Mini Portfolio Day to a.busch@ihsae.org. We will do our best to post on social media.

Feel free to use this on your social media