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Art education is all about celebrating uniqueness. Every teacher is different, every learner is different, and every school district is different. Addressing the goals of all participants requires meaningful and intentional balance. When you achieve balance, you are honoring district and school initiatives. You are honoring learners’ goals. You are honoring your own philosophies as the art teacher in the room.
Finding this balance is what choice-based art education is all about. Explore the power of the learner-centered classroom, and reflect on how you are currently using choice in the studio. Explore different choice-based approaches to instruction. Envision integration into your own classroom setting. Look at assessment, advocacy, and management strategies. Revise curriculum and approaches for your students.
Participants in this course will need to purchase a copy of the book The Open Art Room, by Melissa Purtee and Ian Sands (2018).
A sample assignment from Week 2 of the class “Choice-Based Art Education.”
"This class was a huge eye opener to me; I would recommend to anyone in art education. I had no previous knowledge of choice based art ed; it truly is the best approach to teaching students to think like artists."
"This class has really helped me develop a new philosophy and teaching style that brings creativity, media, and curriculum together into a very student-centered structure."
"Love the 'realness' of the class - we actually created things we can use in our own classroom. Whenever I can get something to use in my own life, it makes the time spent so much more valuable and appreciated!"
Hundreds of art teachers have taken the course “Choice-Based Art Education”. Here’s what they actually think — without cherry-picking.
(12 month rolling average from all post-course survey respondents – Updated 2/27/2020)
"THE COURSE CONTENT WAS RELEVANT AND UP-TO-DATE"
"MY INSTRUCTOR PROVIDED VALUE-ADDED CONTRIBUTIONS TO ENHANCE DISCUSSIONS AND ENGAGE STUDENTS."
"I ACHIEVED THE GOALS I SET AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS COURSE."
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