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Making Elementary Sketchbooks Meaningful

Instructional Strategies

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Introduction

Introduction 0:38

Overview

Definition 2:11

Benefits 4:03

Types of Sketchbooks

Pre-Made Options 2:00

Special DIY Options 5:15

Management

Storage and Organization 7:36

Sketchbook Usage 6:31

Sketchbooks as a Brainstorming Tool

Philosophy 2:00

Prompts and Ideas 3:53

Projects 2:35

Sketchbook as a Skill-Building Tool

Philosophy 1:43

Prompts and Ideas 3:12

Projects 2:13

Sketchbooks as an Assessment Tool

Philosophy 1:27

Prompts and Ideas 2:37

Projects 1:57

Conclusion

Conclusion 0:32

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Making Elementary Sketchbooks Meaningful

3 PD Hours

  • 1 Explore the benefits of using sketchbooks at the elementary level.

  • 2 Discover tips for keeping sketchbooks organized for a large number of students.

  • 3 Walk away with specific ideas and activities for students to work on in their sketchbooks.

Art teachers understand the value of a solid sketchbook practice but sometimes wonder if sketchbooks can be meaningful at the elementary level. In this PRO Pack, Sarah will show you why the answer is yes! Learn why sketchbooks are a great tool to add to your elementary classroom and how to stay organized so you don’t feel overwhelmed.


Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies

ASSESSMENT
3. Assessment Design
B. Develops various assessment strategies for classroom use

4. Assessment Implementation
A. Monitors student learning and adjusts instruction as needed

STUDIO PRACTICES
7. Media and Techniques
B. Scaffolds media and technique skills for students according to age and ability level
C. Designs opportunities for students to experiment with materials and skills

8. Creativity
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

Sarah Krajewski

Sarah Krajewski

Elementary Art Teacher, AOEU Writer, and PRO Facilitator

Sarah Krajewski is an elementary art educator in Wisconsin. Her teaching philosophy is mirrored in her classroom mantra: "I am positive. I am creative. I am mindful. I am amazing. I am an artist.”

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Resources

https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.17BenefitsofUsingSketchbooksElementaryStudents.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.1MyMantra.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.14IdeasforSpecialDIYSketchbooks.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.112WaystoUseSketchbooksElementaryArtRoom.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.1ThumbnailBrainstorm.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.1MindMapping.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.1WhatIsIt.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.1Brainstorm.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.1100SillyDrawingPrompts.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.1100SketchbookPrompts.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.120SkillBuildingSketchbookPrompts.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.1MaterialTestingGrid.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.1SketchbookInserts.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.14321Reflection.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.1ReflectiveQuestionstoSpurSelfReflections.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/12/75.1LetsCutandGlue.pdf

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