I started teaching Visual/Media Art at ISD 742in 2012. Information and updates for parents/guardians detailing each course's announcements, events, lessons, handouts, and other materials can be found online through my Schoology course pages.
Schoology is an electronic learning management system that ISD 742 has adopted to assist educators in managing their curriculum and coursework as part of the Inspire 1:1 technology initiative. Parents who would like access to this information need to acquire a parent access code for each of their students, which is provided at the beginning of the school year or when students enroll. If you do not already have a parent access code, but would like to get one, you may contact me via email or our Media Specialist.
The best way to contact me is via email at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org please allow 24-48 hours for a response.
I am also available by phone: (320) 370-7292
About the class:
Student-Led Art Lesson: To empower the student to self-direct in the creating process though voice, choice, competency, purpose, creativity, discovery, originality, independence, and engagement. Not to limit the student in their productivity, but to have an emotional experience as one explores the physical and thought process in the art classroom.
- Students will use a variety of materials and techniques to create a variety of art projects. The teacher will give several mini-demonstrations on how to use a wide variety of mediums and techniques. Students will work on completing the packet guiding them through the art course as a set of goals, questions, and writings about the learning experience. When a student completes a section/project in the packet, the student will show, discuss and explain the project with the teacher. The teacher will grade the project with the student and enter a score in the gradebook. The teacher will help facilitate the students during their process of art creation. Schoology will be used as a resource center for students to gather insight, information, and ideas. Students will work at their own pace but must finish all projects and the packet by a set date. The only exception is clay, and that must be the first project the student works on due to time restraints with the process.
- Students must represent in their projects the following: personal, social, cultural, and historical, either individually or as a combination in an art project(s) and be able to explain how each is incorporated.
Click the link below for a brief overview of my 6th Grade Visual/Media course at South: