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Lesson Plans


Educating teachers, parents and the local community about Art Education

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PAUL J DILLON (ARTTREK)
Sun, 2 Aug 1998 19:51:07 -0000


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I am lucky to teach in a school where most of the staff, students, =
parents, and community have begun to see the value of the Arts. Our =
curriculum is very art history focused and so the cutsy stuff happens =
basically in the classrooms and not in my room. When I display work =
inspired by the study of an artist, I usually hang up a poster or color =
xerox of the artist's work along with some biographical information =
(about the artist), a written explanation of how we were inspired - our =
objective and techniques used. Recently I have started to include =
digital camera photos of the students working in the display of work. I =
print the photos on regular printer paper - 4 per page to keep costs =
down and then I can take pictures for each display. Since adding the =
bio info and activity info, I am finding that people are spending a =
little more time looking at the work
Another thing I do to educate the "community" is to put out many =
teaching materials, visuals, sample work, and books on tables by grade =
level at Open house in Sept. These displays also list a simple overview =
of the upcoming year. this helps bring the topic of discussion (with =
parents) to what and who we will be studying rather than " how is my kid =
doing in Art class?".

Sally ARTTREK

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Sally   ARTTREK
 
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