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Re: artsednet-digest V2 #613

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Pamela W. Lackey (pwl_smsd.pa.us)
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 08:25:03 -0500


artsednet-digest wrote:
>
> artsednet-digest Wednesday, February 25 1998 Volume 02 : Number 613
>
> This edition includes :
> Archibald Art prize in Aust?
> Re: Rubrics
> Re: This is now on my office door!!!!!.
> Re: M. Alexander's new artroom update
> Re: Re: Deadlines
> Re: A Really Good Art Teacher
> Role of Technology in Arts Education
> Re: Re: San D's Style
> CT. Art positions....
> Re: Art and Reading Scores
> Re: Re: Deadlines
> I need help
> RE: Birthdays
> A ? for New York State art teachers
> great newsletter/catalog
> Re: Re: Looking for encouragement
> Re: San D's Style
> Re: Re: Re: Deadlines
> Czech Culture
> Re: Re: Looking for encouragement
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 12:12:06 +0800
> From: denise.au (Denise)
> Subject: Archibald Art prize in Aust?
>
> Hi fellow arteder's,
>
> Can anyone please tell me when the Archibald Art prise competition closes,
> and where I can obtain an entry form for a student?
>
> Thanks in anticipation,
>
> Denise
>
> Denise Walker
> F.A B.Ed Art
>
> "Remember that the journey is just as important as the destination!"
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 22:23:38 -0600
> From: Katherine Giltinan <k.giltinan>
> Subject: Re: Rubrics
>
> I would like to know more about rubrics. How is a rubric different from a
> lesson plan which specifies grading criteria? Do you see this approach as
> relevant for museum educators? Are there any helpful texts you recommend?
> Kathie
>
> >X-Authentication-Warning: web.pub.getty.edu: majordom set sender to
> owner-newartsednet using -f
> >Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 19:16:13 -0500 (EST)
> >From: Fran Marze <fmaiu+@pitt.edu>
> >X-Sender: fmaiu.edu
> >To: dbryan <dbryan.us>
> >cc: artsednet.edu
> >Subject: Re: Rubrics
> >Sender: owner-newartsednet.edu
> >
> >Would you be willing to share your rubrics (samples) We have been writing
> >some evaluation sheets for projects and trying to come up with the right
> >mix. Making the students reflect on their process of art making as well as
> >their product. Fran
> >
> >On Mon, 23 Feb 1998, dbryan wrote:
> >
> >> Our school system in Virginia has been writing rubrics for about four
> >> years now. At first we had a very hard time, and then realized that
> >> if we had that much trouble defining what made a piece of art good,
> >> just think what the students were going through! Rubrics are
> >> wonderful in that the student knows up front what teachers are looking
> >> for, and as someone said, there is never an argument about a grade!
> >> We continue to change wording to make them clear, and are all getting
> >> two tons better at writing them. I would encourage all art and arts
> >> teachers to use rubrics, because there really isn't anything right or
> >> wrong in our areas, just good, bad, and ugly, and we all want the kids
> >> to know what is acceptable....before they start to work, not after.
> >>
> >
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 19:56:31 -0800
> From: "Griswold, Charlotte" <griswald>
> Subject: Re: This is now on my office door!!!!!.
>
> Wow, Marion, did you know you published to all of the artsed group? If
> so, too cool!
> Charlotte
> - --
> " Ars longa; vita brevis"
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 23:35:11 -0500
> From: Sandra Hildreth <shildret>
> Subject: Re: M. Alexander's new artroom update
>
> And people wonder why we need art education! With all the arguing and
> lack of collaboration and understanding that seems to exist in your
> school rennovation project, it clearly shows me why the arts are
> essential. We teach creative problem solving. We teach how to
> compromise, revise, remodel, restructure as part of the art process. We
> get people to collaborate and share resources. That's exactly what needs
> to happen within your community. Good luck. I too am about to embark on
> a school rennovation project, so I will know what to be prepared for.
> - --
> Sandra Hildreth
> C.L.A.S.S. (Cultural Literacy through Art & Social Studies)
> http://www.northnet.org/mwcsart/mwart.htm
> Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660
> Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 21:44:49 EST
> From: KChamb28
> Subject: Re: Re: Deadlines
>
> Our system had the policy of not passing in middle school on,, it didn't work.
> We ended up with a group of almost 16 year olds still in middle school,
> causing a lot of disruption and ending up being passed on in a block. What
> did it accomplish besides giving the teacher a lot of discipline problems and
> eventually 18 year old sophmore dropouts?
> On your sketchbooks.. have you tried having the students pass them in
> periodically, to be merely checked off for progress and just some encouraging
> comments? The positve always seems to work better for me than the punisment.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 23:24:14 -0600
> From: Scurfield <scurfield>
> Subject: Re: A Really Good Art Teacher
>
> Ann Wilschke wrote:
> >
> > I think a really good art teacher makes their students love art. I spend
> > so much time pondering projects etc. as I think we all do. But one of my
> > best things this year was a short talk about Wm. Wegman. I had an old
> > Scholastic poster and part of a calendar and his new puppy book. So I
> > told the kids about him and showed the images in all classes. The next
> > day two of my sixth graders came to art and said they had tried to photo
> > their pet dog ala Wegman. I have had students come in thrilled when they
> > received the puppy book they requested. I was so pleased. I think this
> > is what teaching art is all about.
> >
> > ANN W.
> >
> > On Tue, 24 Feb 1998 rlanders-lea.anderson.k12.tn.us wrote:
> >
> > > I have to agree entirely with all that has been previously
> > > stated by Rachel. However, I feel that there is just a little
> > > more to add. Art teachers should be willing to spend extra
> > > time with their students outside of school hours helping them
> > > improve their work and/or skills. They should definately keep
> > > ALL their yogurt containers but they also need to keep ALL
> > > their old trinkets like beads or old scraps of material.
> > >
> > > Above all, the best art teacher has to be a person who enjoys
> > > their job to the utmost; including the students and the work
> > > that they do.
> > >
> > > by: Greta Hofmann
> > > Robertsville Middle school
> > > Oak Ridge, TN
> > >
> Can you give us the title/ISBN of Wegman's new puppy book? Thanks!
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 01:08:56 -0800
> From: wkrueger (Walter Krueger)
> Subject: Role of Technology in Arts Education
>
> Sorry for a "duplicate" post here. My earlier message had so many typos
> that I don't think it was very clear! Please accept this "cleansed"
> version for your consideration... (Your comments welcome.)
>
> Dear Artsednet'ers: (original was a response to Melissa)
>
> We are...exploring the connection between the arts and technology.
> This has been called a "winning combination" by one writer.
>
> "Artstech" is our code-word for this process--the arts +plus+ technology.
> http://www.teleport.com/~pava/artstech.shtml
>
> It is a growing page of links. Artsednet readers are welcome
> to send in suggestions.
>
> At the very least you will see how others approach the subject.
> Some specific links are for what I call "Arts Advocacy."
>
> Hope this helps a little!
>
> - --Walter Krueger
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 05:31:04 EST
> From: JUDIEJ48
> Subject: Re: Re: San D's Style
>
> Count me in too!
>
> Judie J
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 05:31:28 EST
> From: Melissasmi
> Subject: CT. Art positions....
>
> Mark...don't know the milage you are from Manchester, but a full time high
> school art position was in this past Sunday's Hartford Courant. Good
> luck...if I see/hear anything else, will pass it on. Melissa Smith
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 06:04:18 EST
> From: Debi13
> Subject: Re: Art and Reading Scores
>
> Thanks to all who are recommending books about artists or by artists. Does
> any one out there have a reading program or curriculum base on the arts? Our
> school is working on this in our Title one program and I was wondering if
> others have done the same. This would be for any grade level K-12 but
> particularly K-5.
> Thanks
> Debi Barrett-Hayes
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 07:32:26 -0500
> From: (Mark Alexander) mamjam
> Subject: Re: Re: Deadlines
>
> KChamb28,
>
> Thanks for the reply. While passing on failing students makes the grades
> mean less-they have no reason to care about grades-keeping them back
> presents a whole other set of problems.
>
> I am currently working out a system of spot checks for sketchbooks, but I'm
> have a hard time with it. If I checked them in class I'd have to take time
> away from teaching and one-on-one help. Of course I could take them home,
> but since I meet each class only once per week (and I work off a cart)
> they would be without sketchbooks for a whole week. Hate to do that. Your
> suggestions are good, and some version of them will end up happening.
>
> By the way, what's your name and where are you from?
>
> Keep being positive! Thanks again,
>
> Mark
>
> Mark Alexander, 1-8 Art
> Lee H. Kellogg School
> 47 Main Street
> Falls Village, Connecticut 06031
> U.S.A.
>
> "The object of education is to
> prepare the young to
> educate themselves
> throughout their lives."
> Robert Hutch
>
> At 9:44 PM 2/24/98, KChamb28 wrote:
> >Our system had the policy of not passing in middle school on,, it didn't work.
> >We ended up with a group of almost 16 year olds still in middle school,
> >causing a lot of disruption and ending up being passed on in a block. What
> >did it accomplish besides giving the teacher a lot of discipline problems and
> >eventually 18 year old sophmore dropouts?
> >On your sketchbooks.. have you tried having the students pass them in
> >periodically, to be merely checked off for progress and just some encouraging
> >comments? The positve always seems to work better for me than the punisment.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 10:43:47 -0500 (EST)
> From: Natalie Jayne <njayne>
> Subject: I need help
>
> I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am a college student writing a
> paper on the effects of taking art out of school could anyone give me some
> ideas on where to look I have had some problems finding information
>
> thanks
>
> **************************************************************************
>
> Natalie Jayne Attempted Artist
> >From njayne
>
> **************************************************************************
> _________________________________________________________________________
>
> "The best visual communication does not require any words" Fukuda
>
> "Design pays. It is not a cost, but an investment." Ponce de Leon
>
> "Don't worry about not having done 'that kindof job' before--I don't
> recommend to any man that he impress his prospective lover with names
> and pictures of similar past lovers." Andrade
>
> _________________________________________________________________________
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 13:21:54 -0500
> From: "Fields, Linda" <fieldsl.us>
> Subject: RE: Birthdays
>
> As promised, here's what I found on my Artists' calendar:
> Michelangelo-March 6, 1475
> Mondrian-March 7, 1872
> VanGogh-March 30, 1853
>
> Hope this is helpful. let me know if you want April, May, etc. Linda
>
> > ----------
> > From: Cjo[SMTP:copfer]
> > Sent: Monday, February 23, 1998 3:26 PM
> > To: artsednet.edu
> > Subject: Birthdays
> >
> >
> > Birthdays of artists during the month of MARCH.
> > Is there an easy access to find these? If so, I would appreciate any
> > info. I seem to recall fellow "netters"talking about artists
> > birthdays before, but I could not find it in the archives. Thanks
> > for you time and input.
> >
> > Cathy Jo
> > ******************************************
> >
> > CJ Opfer
> > copfer
> > "Promoting Excellence in Art and Theater"
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 17:20:49 -0500
> From: "Sherry D'Elia" <DeliaS>
> Subject: A ? for New York State art teachers
>
> Hello all... My high school is adding computer graphics to the courses
> offered for next fall.
> The problem is that we would like to add a whole new 5 course sequence. We
> have a 5 course Fine Art sequence as well as a 5 course Technology
> sequence....but we would like one that falls somewhere in between for a
> more Graphics/ Technology skill based sequence.
> There are obvious overlaps between the two areas...
>
> The question is...where do I find out what courses can be used for more
> than one sequence..or even if we can do this??? Now I have already tried
> getting through to the State Ed Dept in Albany...this has been a joke. The
> # I have is (518)474-3817 this brings me to one of those menus such as "if
> you are about to throw the phone across the room...press 9..."
>
> Any info., phone #'s, names, e-mail addresses would be GREATLY appreciated.
>
> Thanks for not deleting me.
>
> Sherry D
> Chittenango NY
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 17:55:45 -0500
> From: bcarl28 (bob carl)
> Subject: great newsletter/catalog
>
> A great newsletter just arrived at my home from ARTS ED NET @ Getty. This
> is one
> of the wonerful benefits of being "connected" to the Getty and DBAE. I
> love the Multi-
> cultural print packets, I wish the "American Indian " area had more
> substance to it.
> I think we want more info than Indian blankets and Kachina dolls don't
> we?
> Thanks!
>
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 19:07:24 -0500 (EST)
> From: Stenger - Judith DiSalvo <jstenger>
> Subject: Re: Re: Looking for encouragement
>
> Hi Adryan, Jennifer, and all of you who are getting ready to student
> teach,
> Wow! You bring back memories. I student taught in 1964 at Horace
> Mann Elementary and then at Punxutawney High School. Yep, I'm an IUP
> alum. I was also terrified at the thought of going out to the real world.
> I was luck enough to have wonderful supervising teachers on the elementary
> level. The one in secondary was another story, but you know what they
> say-"-What doesn't kill you makes you strong."
> It didn't kill me--even though I sometimes wanted to cry. I hope all
> of you get encouraging, supportive teachers and have wonderful
> experiences. But if you don't--you just make up your mind to succeed in
> spite of them. BTW, I've agreed to take my first student teacher this
> month, and I'm thinking about how to be the kind of cooperating teacher
> who will give her a good start. I'd love ideas from all.
> Judy
>
>
>
> On Tue, 24 Feb 1998 zfgf wrote:
>
> > jennifer... i know how you feel...I am a student teaching
> > next semester and scared to death but i just keep in mind
> > the importance of what i am doing. I wish all the luck to
> > you!!
> > -Adryan
> > Indiana University of Pennsylvania
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 19:17:51 -0600
> From: Chaney <lchaney>
> Subject: Re: San D's Style
>
> OKAY I'm clueless. What is this treasure box stuff? How can I join?
>
> Melissa Chaney
> Midway R-1
> K-12
>
> JUDIEJ48 wrote:
>
> > Count me in too!
> >
> > Judie J
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 20:12:06 EST
> From: KChamb28
> Subject: Re: Re: Re: Deadlines
>
> I,m Kevin.. Teaching in Enfield, CT and am also El. Dept. Chair
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 19:13:47 -0600
> From: Kimberly Anne Herbert <kimberly>
> Subject: Czech Culture
>
> Hello,
> Each summer CAM focuses on different culture. This summer we are
> focusing on the Czech with an exhibit from the Waco Art Center. The
> exhibit will consist of 21 paintings done by children in the Czech
> Republic.
> Now we are looking for information about the Czech culture and for art
> projects that relate to the Czech culture. I need a variety of
> activities to for children K-6. The children will be working with their
> adults (parents, babysiter, sibling over 16, grandparent ect) with staff
> available to help. I want to advoid the read a fairy tale and illustrate
> it because that always seems to crop up during the summer exhibit. (We
> will be looking for picture books about the Czech culture to add to our
> collection).
> I have purchased the Institute of Texas Cultures book on Czech Texans,
> and I checked out TCA site. Any other sites you know about will be a
> help, as well as projects you might have done. Thanks for any help you
> can give.
>
> Kimberly Herbert
> CAM Administrator
> Art in our Lives not just on the walls
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 20:27:22 -0500
> From: (Mark Alexander) mamjam
> Subject: Re: Re: Looking for encouragement
>
> Judy,
>
> I took an around-about route to teaching. I did my student teaching only
> three years ago. I had two wonderful supervising teachers who offered many
> great suggestions, great freedom to try what I wanted, freedom to succeed
> or fail as necessary, and most importantly they were always frank, critical
> and supportive. Both school systems had well funded programs, although the
> high school was more arts oriented than the K-5 school system.
>
> I had an unusual coincidence with both of my student teaching experiences.
> First, my K-5 teacher was absent for more than a week right after I started
> in September. Then, my High School teacher was absent the second week I was
> there and again for two weeks near then end of my assignment. Each of my
> supervising teachers suffered family losses which required them to miss
> more than a week! Just having the classes dropped in my lap really proved
> to me I could teach. Sometimes I used the supervising teacher's lessons and
> sometimes I used my own, but I was learning I could teach by the seat of my
> pants, and the students still had fun and learned pretty much what I wanted
> them to! I also learned how to keep an aid busy because as an undergrad
> student, the state required the school to hire a sub; I had to keep the sub
> busy making copies, sorting and balling yarn, cutting paper to size, etc.
> How rewarding it was to actually be able to say "This is real and I'm
> pretty good at this!"
>
> Now, Judy, I pray you and your family are healthy and stay that way, but
> maybe the best thing you could do as a supervising teacher would be to use
> up a few of the sick days you have left. Probably best if you waited till
> after they got their feet wet a bit, I suppose!
>
> Mark
>
> Mark Alexander, 1-8 Art
> Lee H. Kellogg School
> 47 Main Street
> Falls Village, Connecticut 06031
> U.S.A.
>
> "The object of education is to
> prepare the young to
> educate themselves
> throughout their lives."
> Robert Hutch
>
> At 7:07 PM 2/25/98, Stenger - Judith DiSalvo wrote:
> >Hi Adryan, Jennifer, and all of you who are getting ready to student
> >teach,
> > Wow! You bring back memories. I student taught in 1964 at Horace
> >Mann Elementary and then at Punxutawney High School. Yep, I'm an IUP
> >alum. I was also terrified at the thought of going out to the real world.
> >I was luck enough to have wonderful supervising teachers on the elementary
> >level. The one in secondary was another story, but you know what they
> >say-"-What doesn't kill you makes you strong."
> > It didn't kill me--even though I sometimes wanted to cry. I hope all
> >of you get encouraging, supportive teachers and have wonderful
> >experiences. But if you don't--you just make up your mind to succeed in
> >spite of them. BTW, I've agreed to take my first student teacher this
> >month, and I'm thinking about how to be the kind of cooperating teacher
> >who will give her a good start. I'd love ideas from all.
> >Judy
> >
> >
> >
> >On Tue, 24 Feb 1998 zfgf wrote:
> >
> >> jennifer... i know how you feel...I am a student teaching
> >> next semester and scared to death but i just keep in mind
> >> the importance of what i am doing. I wish all the luck to
> >> you!!
> >> -Adryan
> >> Indiana University of Pennsylvania
> >>
>
> ------------------------------
>
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To Denise Walker: Just a comment on your remark about the journey being
as important as the destination. I agree with that principle as it
applies to art ed, but if you have ever been on a REAL journey, you know
that the journey itself is never as satisfying and fun as the
ARRIVING. As a matter of fact, the journey can be filled with
irritation, road blocks, stalls along the way, mechanical problems, and
disasters of all kinds. There is nothing like pulling in to the
driveway of your destination!
Pam Lackey. High School art in Pa. pwl_smsd.pa.us