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[teacherartexchange] Fw: Online Art Class


From: Joe & Vickie Magee (jvmagee_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Aug 24 2006 - 18:41:47 PDT

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe & Vickie Magee" <>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 8:28 PM
Subject: Online Art Class

> Hello,
> I have read some great words of wisdom since I joined this list
> was hoping maybe someone could give me some advice as well?
> I have been asked to develop and teach an online course regarding Graphic
> Arts. There are several reasons I would like to do this. I think it is a
> great opportunity to benefit students in/outside of our district who can
> fit such courses into their schedule. Our district is small and I "AM"
> department (like many of you out there). Therefore, the hours I can teach
> high school course are limited and many times my schedule does not fit the
> schedules of students. The result, my course was dropped due to only 4
> students who were interested. This also makes me concerned regarding my
> full time contract. Our district is facing some budgeting problems and
> possibility of my contract beign reduced is a reality (although admin
> me I have nothing to worry about). Yeah right! I also am pursuing my
> Masters in Integrating Technology in the Curriculum. I find this an
> interesting but exciting challenge to include in my teaching.
> The TRITON organization who sponsors/owns the online and
> courses in northeast Wisconsin would pay me $500 for course development.
> The course is going to be totally online but could be blended with face to
> face contact (no more than 20%). Our school would receive $210 per
> from TRITON. In addition, TRITON would own the course.
> Now this class does not have to be up and running this year, but the goal
> for next fall. I have taught Electronic Imaging (which is an Introductory
> course to PhotoShop and Digital Art) and Graphic Art classes. My goal is
> begin with Electronic Imaging or something similar. The curriculum I have
> is very vague and needs revamping. I was curious if anyone wouldn't mind
> sharing their curriculums and outcomes? This would help me to see what
> other Art Educators are doing as well, so that I am on the same page. The
> hard part is documenting the curriculum to present to Northeast Wisconsin
> Technical College (NWTC) who will be guiding me through the online
> development. So I will not be on my own with this as far as putting
> everything together online.
> I have taken courses online and love the flexibility of this type of
> But I have only been on the receiving end, never the instructor. I would
> greatly appreciate any opinions, advice, comments, or suggestions anyone
> could share with me.
> Thanks,
> Vickie - WI
> Victoria L Magee
> Art K-12
> Lena School District
>, WI

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