Art 2nd graders and CC Cubes When did you learn the "magic trick" to drawing a cube? I'm pretty sure it was one of my 5th grade teachers who taught me. I've shown students before if it happened to come up and they asked, but never any students younger than 4th grade. Apparently the new Common Core math standards say that 2nd grade students need to be able to draw a cube! The 2nd grade teachers asked if I could help with this and I was very happy to assist. In the students' first "real" Art class after handling all of the first-day-of-Art-class-business, we talked about cubes. I passed out blocks so that each student had a cube to observe and do their best to draw. After about 5-10 minutes of the students trying on their own, I finally showed them the "magic trick". I mentioned in my last post, almost 2 weeks ago (it has been SUPER busy around here!)
home | centerforcreativity.netcenterforcreativity.net CC Art, Music and Film Curriculum Maps Because Common Core promotes the importance of all students studying the arts, we have highlighted places where ELA instruction could be enhanced by connecting a genre or particular text, or a theme of a unit, to works of art, music, or film. We suggest, for example, that students study self-portraiture when they are encountering memoirs. Students might compare a novel, story, or play to its film or musical rendition. ELA teachers who choose to use this material may do so on their own, by team teaching with an art or music teacher, or perhaps by sharing the material with the art or music teacher, who could reinforce what students are learning during the ELA block in their classroom. In order to facilitate lesson-planning that utilizes these arts resources and collaboration with art and music teachers, we have created a single document (see below) containing all of the suggested art works and art-based activities in our Maps. Art Guide
STEM to STEAM: Art in K-12 is Key to Building a Strong Economy As the nation embarks on a new school year, education leaders from President Obama on down are facing a renewed commitment to the STEM subjects -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics -- as a driver of innovation. And what better advertisement of the power of STEM education than the recent landing of the Mars Rover? Like the original Apollo missions to the Moon, they powerfully reveal the magic of science and engineering. Just this summer, the Obama administration announced a laudable new "teacher corps" dedicated to excellence in the STEM subjects, and as far and wide as Estonia, a new policy is spurring debate about the value of teaching programming to elementary school students. Innovation, Ingenuity and . . . Elmo? I applaud the growing and necessary focus on spurring innovation worldwide, and as a lifelong STEM student myself, I've seen firsthand the innovation that STEM education can produce. What does it mean to turn STEM to STEAM? Art and Science Reunite
Common Core Standards: Let Arts Educators Lead the Way Jeanne Hoel Though I’m typically standards-adverse (yet dutiful), I’m looking forward to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), specifically to their potential to de-isolate subject areas, including art. I feel the CCSS reflect the work progressive educators have been doing for years and frame that work elegantly. In my tenure as a program manager at MOCA , I’ve witnessed several phases of what I’ll call Standards Service. It was important to do so in order to help teachers advocate for art education by showing how their work met Visual and Performing Art Standards (VAPA), as well as those of English, Social Studies, and Science. I feel differently about the CCSS. Looking specifically at the English Language Arts (ELA) of CCSS, there are elegant and immediate connections to be made. The Anchor Standards for and are also intended to be applied to History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Studies. Click here to view the original post.
Program | Make-to-Learn March 13, 2013, 9am-9pm @ the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers On March 13, 2013 educators, researchers, and members of the community joined together in this invigorating one-day symposium dedicated to placing making, creating and designing at the core of educational practice. Activities included hands-on making sessions, engaging panels, renowned guest speakers, a cocktail reception and more. **Images were posted to Instagram and Flickr - or visit our gallery. MakerStations 9:00am to 12:00pm During the morning, the Make-to-Learn Symposium offered 20 tables of hands-on activities, ranging from 3D printing to crafting to hacking. Research Meeting (by invitation only) (Illinois Boardroom) 9:00am to 1:30pm Lunch Break 12:00pm to 1:30pm Opening Keynote 6:30pm The opening keynote session introduced the Make-to-Learn thematic, which featured Dale Dougherty of Make Media as the keynote speaker, and invited submissions to the Instructables Make-to-Learn Contest for youth 18 years of age and under!
NCCAS - Common Core Alignment A Review of Connections betweenThe Common Core State Standards andThe Next Generation Arts StandardsPrepared by the College BoardforThe National Coalition for Core Arts Standardsdownload the full reportDr. Nancy Rubino (College Board), Amy Charleroy (College Board) and Scott Jones (Arts Education Partnership) present on Common Core and Alignment to the Core Arts Standards at the Arts Schools Network Conference - October 2013 IntroductionDrawing from the strongest models of state standards nationwide, The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics were released in mid-2010, and have been quickly adopted by almost all 50 states. The stated mission of this initiative is to provide a “consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.
Digitally Interfaced Book: Paper, Graphite, Makey Makey, Scratch, and Imagination | BPS Makes As a professional artist, deepening the ways in which seemingly disparate objects and processes are interconnected through locating, and mapping their intersections has been one of the main elements of my studio practice. The Fab Lab tools and working processes create an environment that is well suited to investigating those types of intersections. In an effort to integrate Fab Lab tools centered on craft, and studio-based processes into the classroom, I have been working to implement a Mobile MakerCart at a project-based K-8 charter school. In addition to introducing craft-based physical computing projects to the children, a guiding principle behind the MakerCart is to give teachers the opportunity to develop familiarity with the MakerCart’s tools and processes in order to be able to envision the ways in which they might be able to develop their own curriculum for use in the classroom. Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig.3 Fig. 4 Below is a video documenting an initial test of the book-making process. Fig. 5
Arts%20and%20Common%20Core%20-%20final%20report1 Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration Dance in science, pop art in Spanish, or photography in math -- there’s no end to the ways arts can be integrated into other curricula. Educators from Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, Maryland, share arts-integrated lessons and resources that you can use in your school. All teachers at Bates Middle School are expected to use arts integration in their classrooms. Science teacher Stacey Burke (right) and her colleagues share some of their arts-integrated lessons below. Credit: Zachary Fink Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program. Lesson Plans Sample arts-integration presentations, lesson plans, quizzes, and other documents from various teachers and classes at Bates Middle School. Back to Top Professional-Development Presentations Arts-Integration Templates Blank templates for arts-integration documents used at Bates Middle School