HELLO #k12artchat fam! Taylor Beam here - HS Art in Merkel, TX. It has been a good bit since I've joined in - excited to be here and ready for this school year to get started. We start Monday! When do you start?!
A1. Our district cureiculum ia so vague that I have our put together a yearly outline of projects for each grade with lessons, COT routines , VTS, art history and culture from around the world and it usually ties into at least one core subject of not full STEAM #k12artchat
A1: I LOVE curriculum design/planning. Like, can totally nerd out. Want to talk about it, let’s get a cup of coffee and just brainstorm all of the things. PBL, Inquiry driven, student choice and technology are a few of my favorite things to keep in mind! #k12artchat
A1 i try to scaffold projects by medium, ie weaving, painting, clay and such with building on knowledge with more new info each year so Ss build on their skills, techniques and craftsmanship #k12artchat
A1: I have had the luxury (and sometimes panic) of planning my k12 curriculum. I start my year off with interest surveys to see what the kids want to explore most and try to hit those points during the year. Tying in standards and benchmarks fits in beautifully #K12ArtChat
A2. I like having my binders of lessons. It helps me organize and plan for supplies but being organized also allows for change within the lessons as needed so Ss can be creative. I can add and delete projects as needed too #k12artchat
A2: Planning is a key component to our classrooms - it ensures we are providing the best and most relevant experience for our students. I try to change things a bit each year - planning a responsive curriculum to meet my students needs is a huge priority for me! #k12artchat
A2: it gives my students and I the opportunity to explore our interests WHILE learning new techniques and skills. And being honest... it gives me a feeling of control over pacing and planning. At my first school it was intense to start from little, but now it is key #K12ArtChat
A2 It’s essential to make sure your curriculum is current & impactful because it’s the core element of education, you want to help students enter the real world prepared & aware of what’s out there! #K12ArtCHat
A2- Curriculum planning is important for Me so that I have a plan in place, although I typically ‘pencil things in/ erase things out’. I’m Always REFLECTING, REFLECTING, REFLECTING, trying to make more Memorable/ Engaging/ Real World Projects #K12ArtChat
#K12ArtChat A2 did anyone every read “the first days of school” in college? It’s still rings in my head! the phrase... if you fail to plan your planning to fail! Curriculum keeps us on task accountable for our learning!
A3: I know what standards and skills I want my Ss to master. Then I start thinking about student choice and how Ss could show me those things in different ways using different tools and what activities could help lead up to that. #k12artchat
A3: With a goal in mind, you can find multiple paths to get there! One size does not fit all - keeping the end in mind provides an avenue for individualizing the experience for each student. #K12ArtChat
A2 Our district curriculum looks at the grade level standards and needed knowledge and skills first, then explores how we will assess, and then ends with the actual learning plan. The end result must come first. #K12ArtChat
A3: i rely on Benchmark outlines and standards for my elementary kids to plan lessons and activities. I work hard to reflect and plan engaging (hopefully yes?!) lessons for my k-6 students. The destination becomes less important than the journey and processes. #K12ArtChat
A3-When I plan with the End in Mind, I always think of What I want my students to learn that will be Impactful to Them, To Our School and to Our Community #K12ArtChat getting my students Understand the End in Mind, which gives them ownership of their own learning
A4 I add new contemporary #artists & fresh art works by classic artists into my curriculum each year, I actively visits galleries, #creative events & museums in NY so I regularly see inspiring new #art that I think students might relate to & learn from! #K12ArtChat
A4: Well. Frankly I get tired of teaching about old dead dudes. I find contemporary influences through my students, community, this lovely website, conferences, gallery haunting, my PLC.. I work in a new district so I have all new influences ahead of me. #K12ArtChat
#k12artchat, I have been visiting Wausau, WI today w/ the family (where the @WIARTEDUASSOC conference is this year) & we went to the @WoodsonArt. I was introduced to Federico Uribe Artwork & will totally find a place in my curriculum for him to isnpire my students this year!
Q4/A4 I try to introduce both a Master and Modern artist with each lesson. Ss get to compare/contrast their work and discuss how techniques/methods vary. It's lead to some very provoking questions and statements #k12artchat
#K12artchat A4: I try to make connections to the real world by discussing the contemporary artworks and the artists. Discussing about the different perspective, provocative voice via visual art, and thinking outside box as an individual.
A4 my students love learning about contemporary artists, especially ones with technology based practices 3D printing, digital manipulations, animation etc #K12ArtChat I look forward to a @kehindewiley inspired self portrait every year! So many great resources on his work!
A4- When using a contemp. artist, we Always watch a clip of that artist on YouTube, research their website, then Combine half the Contemp. Artists idea w. half Student ideas, then come up with our Own idea with Contemp. Artists process #K12ArtChat ex. paper artist Peter Callesen
#K12ArtChat A5 #choiceart is student directed so the scaffolding is based on the students written and researched Artist Proposals. Artistic Targets assist me to elevate and change the students to achieve more.
We just finished writing our district's scope & sequence..and made sure to add contemporary & diverse(gender & race) artists to link to...we want to make sure our students see themselves in the artist's we look art! #k12artchat
#K12ArtChat A5 I start off with more non verbal critiques post it note activity. Then work towards getting them ready for a bigger class critique. They didn’t do much before he. Hs art Ts helped interview/hire a new ms art teacher that is in the same page so that will change.
A4: I use a “Happy Birthday...” format to highlight artists each week, I try to use ones relevant to my units, but also ones not directly related to add variety and teach artists I might not otherwise #K12ArtChat
A6: Kids are often at different places and sometimes it means some extending there learning by creating something innovative beyond the current product and sometimes it means working with a student one on one to master a skill #K12ArtChat
A5: vocab! I realized that my kids new the processes but didn’t recognize the words used. My goal this year is to have students keep sketchbooks and take down notes for important terms. Also critiques. Also word banks. Also I just love words and talking about art #k12artchat
A6 We work in small groups on some things, practicing first helps, and layering and repeating vocabulary and skills helps those that need time to learn it. Reteaching is constant and routine to keep misconceptions and understanding in check! #K12ArtChat
A6: Depends on the student and the goals. Mini workshops, one on one practice, peer teaching - I'm also a fan of pulling in another teacher to help explain/model that concept in a different way. #K12ArtChat
A6 if at first you don’t succeed... we all know that the same tips and tricks don’t always work from year to year much less from class to class sometimes! Asking students to show their thinking in sketchbooks is one of my fav ways to see where we got lost #K12ArtChat
A6. Try rewording the instructions, add a tip or step or even explain why you keep a step so Ss don't skip. Sometime a lesson just bombs and you have to decide to keep it, change it, move it to another age/grade lwvwk or just scrap it. Ts r all learnin too. #k12artchat
A5- To get my students talking about their Art, What I started doing This Year on my classroom Twitter is having students that discuss Why/ How they created a project, but without faces/ names, just voice. #K12ArtChat which is Less Daunting than talking in front of a whole class
The year is starting up! We took care of our own mental well-being over the summer. How do we take care of it during the yr? Join us next week as @epesART talks abt ways/ideas for taking care of you during the yr! #K12ArtChat
Here’s to a spectacular year! My kiddos come next Thursday....a mix up with ordering and I’m HOPING my supplies arrive about the same time! Thanks for the thought provoking questions @mcgeekelley G’night to another great @k12artchat#K12ArtChat
A6: i do SHORT Demos. Piecemeal for more complicated projects. First this then this - preserve the mystery 😂 I am constantly checking in with the kids, having them teach and encourage each other, and watching their interactions with media and the project #K12ArtChat 1/2
A6: I’m constantly seeking new ways to approach media/processes, scrapping lessons, and I even have kids be “guest teachers” to share a skill or interest. Last year it was henna and origami units. So cool. And gives me some time to reflect on voice and choice. #K12ArtChat