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What is a Body of Work? 2:40
The Role of the Art Teacher 3:15
Key Components in a Successful Body of Work
Key Components 1:52
Building the Body of Work 6:26
How to Get Students Started
Scaffolding and Background Knowledge 7:27
Moving to the Next Step 0:47
Creating a Mini Body of Work 7:04
Helping Students Work Through the Process
Potential Topics and Themes 4:05
Feedback Strategies 5:18
Assessment and Student Self-Reflection 5:03
What Does a Successful Body of Work Look Like?
Student Examples 4:31
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 Evaluate your role as a facilitator in your classroom.
2 Construct challenges for students to help express their authentic thoughts and feelings.
3 Recognize how your introduction of artistic processes can develop artistic voice.
Creating a body of work is no easy task. The high-level critical thinking skills required take time and effort to develop. It’s essential to understand how to take students through the process, as it can lead to incredibly meaningful work. In this PRO Pack, Lena Rodriguez shows how you can serve as a guide for students. Understand how to help students research, plan, reflect and become self-aware enough to create in-depth bodies of work.
Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies
A. Develops lessons, units, and/or centers that connect with student interests and backgrounds
B. Designs scaffolded instruction to facilitate student learning
C. Develops questioning techniques to encourage higher-order thinking skills
D. Constructs opportunities for student choice and authentic learning
A. Designs experiences to practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills
B. Designs instruction to allow for freedom of expression and independent thought within student work
Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.
High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Lena Rodriguez is the High School Painting and Drawing Director at the Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her teaching focuses on creating a positive culture within her studio, conducive to exploration and conceptualism.