Tag archive for curriculum

10 Questions Every Art Teacher Should Ask

One of my goals this coming school year is to infuse more contemporary artists and artworks into my classes for both graduate and undergraduate art education students.  While I’ve long included artists both past and present in my curriculum, I’ve had a renewed sense of…

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What determines what you teach in your classroom?

Art teachers were asked to respond to the question, “What’s the most important factor in determining what your teach?” There were 10 options to choose from: Art History, Contemporary Art & Culture, Themes and Big Ideas, State or National Art Standards, Media Skills, Art Elements…

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Eleven Art Education Resources for the Classroom

In honor of the start of 2011, here are eleven art education resources for the classroom: Art Through Time: A Global View is a thirteen-part series from Annenberg Media that takes a thematic approach to art history and appreciation. Each program focuses on a particular…

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Web Sightings for June 2010

June is going to be a busy month for me so I decided to post my monthly Web sightings a day early. Let’s start with this 10-minute video featuring Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA that illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us…

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What’s Worth Teaching in Art? Poll Results

Back in February, I invited art teachers to respond to an online poll that asked “What’s the most important factor in determining what you teach in your classroom?” Since then, the poll has elicited 100 responses, which seemed to be a good number to close…

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Check out The Art Machine

What happens when two art teachers connect their classrooms via technology and combine their teaching, curriculum, and resources in an innovative way? Two Utah middle school art teachers have created one possible answer: The Art Machine. The Art Machine is a collaborative effort between Christian…

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What’s worth teaching in art?

With spring semester underway here in Gainesville, I’m starting to look ahead to the NAEA conference in Baltimore in April. One of my sessions there is a group panel in which five art educators will be responding to the question “What’s worth teaching in art?”…

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Join The Student Creative

On Sunday, I chatted (via Skype) with Matt Cauthron who teaches digital imaging, media arts, and animation in the Digital Arts Technology Academy (DATA) at Cathedral City High School in Cathedral City , CA. While our conversation covered a host of topics, much of it…

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Exploring Point of View

Photo by Burning Image. CC Attribution License Of all the concepts or topics that we might teach about in the art classroom, “point of view” has always been a favorite of mine. In a world becoming splintered by opposing cultural, political, and religious points of…

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Pausing for a post-digital moment . . .

I made a subtle change in the sub-heading of this blog a while back that probably went unnoticed by the causal reader: I inserted “post-digital age” where is once read “digital age.” At the time, I didn’t consider it to be a radical enough change…

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