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Fauvism Movement "If the trees look yellow to the artist then painted a bright yellow they must be." Synopsis Fauvism was the first twentieth-century movement in modern art. Simple Patterns: Foundation Level Indicator of progress The ability to recognise patterns is an important aspect of students’ mathematical progress. At this level patterns are made with objects such as attribute blocks as well as pictures. Objects used to develop patterns can have various attributes such as shape, colour, size and texture (smooth or rough). information - 2014-04-15 Google in Education Sydney Summit Key Information The EdTechTeam Sydney Summit featuring Google for Education will be held at the PLC Sydney in Croydon, New South Wales on April 15 & 16, 2014. Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney is a day and boarding school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, offering a broad curriculum to students from a diverse range of backgrounds. Founded in 1888 and situated at Croydon, the College is set within 4.4 hectares of landscaped grounds and retains its 19th century heritage buildings and gardens alongside modern state-of-the-art facilities. PLC Sydney educates young women from the basis of a Christian world view to make a difference in a rapidly changing global society. Its graduates are confident, caring, accomplished young women who make a fine contribution to society and who carry a genuine concern for the welfare of others.

Visible Thinking Purpose and Goals Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. An extensive and adaptable collection of practices, Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning. By thinking dispositions, we mean curiosity, concern for truth and understanding, a creative mindset, not just being skilled but also alert to thinking and learning opportunities and eager to take them Who is it for? Visible Thinking is for teachers, school leaders and administrators in K - 12 schools who want to encourage the development of a culture of thinking in their classrooms and schools.

Inspiring Australia About Us Inspiring Australia is the national strategy for engagement with the sciences, working across all levels of government and industry to promote science and science literacy in Australia. Expert Working Groups Inspiring Australia has commissioned six expert working groups to report on specific areas of science engagement in Australia. Their subsequent reports include key recommendations on how the science community can work together to improve science engagement. Your Science Engagement Toolkit Visual Arts - Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW Syllabus 2010 HSC and beyond Visual Arts Syllabus (content unchanged) Updated August 2013 Also available in Word format

Oxford Owl from Oxford University Press Welcome to our free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3 - 11 years old. Help your young child learn to read with The Oxford Reading Tree (featuring our much-loved Biff, Chip and Kipper characters), watch your child develop their love of reading with Project X, or simply browse our range of eBooks for inspiration. All our free eBooks are tablet-friendly. About TIMSS 2011 (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) TIMSS 2011 is the fifth in IEA’s series of international assessments of student achievement dedicated to improving teaching and learning in mathematics and science. First conducted in 1995, TIMSS reports every four years on the achievement of fourth and eighth grade students. A number of countries participating in TIMSS 2011 will have trend data across assessments from 1995 to 2011. A globally cooperative enterprise, TIMSS conducts comprehensive state-of the-art assessments of student achievement supported with extensive data about country, school, and classroom learning environments.

10 Things You Should Know About Mark Rothko Individual experience is key Rothko strongly believed in the importance of individual, personal experience in relation to his paintings. In his vision, the viewer would be drawn into a deep, quasi-religious relationship when faced with the canvas, a state of emotional vulnerability and total receptiveness, analogous to Rothko’s own emotional state as he painted the canvas in his studio.The Gemeentemuseum has put this conviction into practice ingeniously, hanging several paintings individually inside small, private alcoves that allow for quiet contemplation, and create microcosms of personal experience. The master of colour ‘[wasn’t] interested in colour’ Since his untimely death, Rothko’s pioneering of the Color Field movement has been described by many critics as indisputable, and groundbreaking.

More downloads - Phil Race Please note that all downloads on my website are free. If anyone tries to charge you for them, don’t pay, but let me know by emailing me (email address under the photo on all pages). This page contains the further download materials which I normally leave on the site permanently, and update from time to time. Please go to the Home page (containing new posts), and ‘archive of older posts’ for individual materials from particular events at individual universities or colleges, which I normally leave up only for a limited time. About downloading my materialsIt’s interesting that many more people seem to download my slides from workshops, and handout materials, than were actually at the relevant sessions I ran.

Interviews, news and articles related to ART! Leah Anketell’s paintings originate with childhood visions; the Australian outback culture is a strong influence with the bovine often featured. Recently chosen as the winner of the People’s Choice award at the 2014 Byron Arts Classic, Leah’s new series of paintings also features dogs and their relationship to nature. AC: What inspires you? Writing skills and resources Essays, case studies, lab reports and literature reviews are all part of studying at uni. Luckily for you, there are plenty of opportunities to improve your writing skills. It's important to improve your writing skills regardless of your course. Whether you're writing business reports, lab reports, critical essays or literature reviews, most assignments involve writing in one form or another. Each of these specific writing forms can be mastered, as can more generic skills including writing introductions and conclusions, and proofreading. Strong writing skills allow you to communicate your ideas with clarity, as well as be more persuasive in your arguments.

foerstel : creative + results » fashionably dressed animal portraits When first encountering this body of photographs by Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas it’s easy to view it as a familiar “animals dressed as people” project. However, as you look closer you realize it’s a bit more than the usual. Aside from the solid retouching, lighting and overall execution, Vallinas took this anthropomorphic project a bit further and imagined what the fully-realized wardrobe of each animal might look like if it were wearing human clothes. This project, titled Segundas Pieles (Second Skins), is an ongoing series that includes some 50+ animals whose personalities seem to be perfectly amplified by their pitch-perfect attire, making the portraits more like human nature facing your inner animal.

2 Compelling Reasons for Using the Studio Habits of Mind in Your Art Room Magazine / 2 Compelling Reasons for Using the Studio Habits of Mind in Your Art Room Over a decade ago, researchers with Harvard’s Project Zero identified The Studio Habits of Mind. Through research, Lois Hetland and her team classified and named eight Studio Habits which include: Develop Craft, Engage & Persist, Envision, Express, Observe, Reflect, Stretch & Explore and Understand Art Worlds.