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Planning For Choice at the High School Level

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Introduction

Introduction 1:22

Understanding Choice

The Choice Continuum 4:35

Benefits and Challenges of a Teacher Driven Curriculum 4:31

Benefits and Challenges of a Choice-Based Curriculum 9:04

Starting With Self-Reflection

Personal Teaching Practice Inventory 3:38

Knowing Your Students and Teaching Environment 5:11

Planning For Choice

Rethinking Current Practice 3:00

Delivering Curriculum 5:59

Supporting Students 3:45

Building Choice-Based Curriculum

Toolbox Challenges 14:56

Artistic Thinking 4:21

Growth Portfolios 6:26

Unit Examples

Drawing 5:40

Photography 4:15

Ceramics 7:17

Metal Work 9:01

Conclusion

Conclusion 1:32

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Planning For Choice at the High School Level

4 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn how to organize curriculum and supplies in a choice-based classroom.

  • 2 Explore the role of digital tools in choice-based curriculum delivery.

  • 3 Discover a variety of strategies for scaffolding choice, teaching art techniques, and developing student independence.

Offering more choice within an art curriculum can increase student engagement and promote a more authentic student-driven artmaking process, but how can an art teacher provide choice and still maintain high-level technique development? Join high school art educator Janet Taylor as she helps you navigate the possibilities and challenges of running a successful choice-based classroom at the high school level.


Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies

STUDIO PRACTICES
7. Media and Techniques
A. Selects best practices when teaching media and techniques to students
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

9. Connections
A. Develops instruction that incorporates historical and contemporary artwork
B. Develops instruction that incorporates artwork from a variety of cultures, communities, times, and places
C. Values how the arts connect with other disciplines and provides opportunities to experience those connections
D. Develops instruction that incorporates current issues and themes in education

Janet Taylor

Janet Taylor

High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator

Janet Taylor is a high school art teacher in the western suburbs of Chicago. She geeks out on developing choice-based curriculum and believes that by guiding students through their own creative process, they are empowered to create unique and meaningful artworks.

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Resources

https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2020/02/60.1ChoiceSpectrum.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2020/02/60.1ComparingTeacherAndStudentDirectedClassrooms.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2020/02/60.114QuestionsToAskWhenTransitioningToChoice.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2020/02/60.1PlanningForChoiceinHighSchool_06.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2020/02/60.12DProjectProposal.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2020/02/60.13DProjectProposal.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2020/02/60.1WeeklyArtworkGoals.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2020/02/60.14StepsforTeachingToolboxSkillsinChoiceBased.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2020/02/60.1TheCreativeProcess.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2020/02/60.1SampleGrowthPortfolioAssessment.pdf

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