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Defining Identity 0:46
Identity in the Classroom 0:50
Creating a Welcoming Space
Welcoming All Students 1:08
Using Inclusive Language 1:04
Setting Ground Rules 1:49
Identity in Art History
Choosing Artists and Artwork 1:24
Making Connections 1:00
Going Beyond Reproduction 1:47
Introducing the Idea of Identity 1:21
Instructional Strategies 0:49
Planning Curriculum Around Identity
Cultivating Authentic Art Experiences 0:46
Using a Theme to Create Work 1:03
Benefits and Drawbacks
Presenting Artwork 1:20
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
1 PD Hours
1 Learn how to use the theme of identity in your classroom.
2 Discover how to create a welcoming space where all students feel safe.
3 Help students create original, meaningful work through authentic art experiences.
It can be tough to help students develop personally meaningful work. Students may feel reluctant to share or have trouble going beyond trite ideas. In this PRO Learning Pack, learn how to leverage the theme of “identity” in your classroom to help your students break past their first ideas and create personal, original artwork of which they can feel proud.
3.5 Uses effective questioning techniques
3.12 Provides experiences to practice creative thinking strategies
3.13 Supports opportunities for students to learn from mistakes
5.12 Cultivates growth mindset/culture of learning
5.13 Works to build rapport and positive relationships with students
Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #5. Develop and refine artistic work for presentation.
High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Melissa Purtee teaches visual art at Apex High School outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. She is passionate about student choice, supporting diversity, and creating pathways for authentic self-expression. She is also the co-author of The Open Art Room and the blog Thoughts on Arting.