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Re: [teacherartexchange] Elementary Portfolios


From: Deb (surreal70_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 06 2005 - 13:16:44 PDT

Michael. Me too. I got alot more interest from the other staff when they found out I have used this as a teaching tool for several years which has had an indirect payoff for our art department. I now have teachers that come to my classroom on their plan periods to do art projects with the kids and have them come and share what they did on their own as a result of the experience. How cool is thet and alot of fun for us as a learning community. Deb/.Kent

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From: M. Austin [mailto:]


Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2005 09:52:41 -0500

Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Elementary Portfolios

I agree. I find it amazing that, considering how the arts are viewed as <br>"fluff" by several of the educational community, they are just now realizing <br>the value of using portfolios as a tool in the classroom. A couple years ago <br>my elementary principal instructed the teachers to keep a portfolio on each <br>child, and what needed to be put in it. She informed the "specials" that we <br>did not need to participate. Of course I had to inform her that I had been <br>using portfolios for years. I think this is when she really started paying <br>attention to what I do in my classroom, and became a true supporter.<br>~Michal<br>K-12 Kansas Art Teacher<br>><br>> Portfolios are a way to send things home is a format that prevents them <br>> from getting damaged or lost, portfolios are a way to examine a body of <br>> work and see progress , portfolios are not a product in the k-12 years <br>> but a concrete affirmation of process and
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