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Re: Time spent on elemenatry art projects

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Gary Bogus (gbogus)
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 18:49:02 -0800


Opinion runs strongly ( totally, actually) on doing more projects with less
time spent per project. I am currently working to rewrite district
standards and curriculum in art. We all know that state frameworks ask that
we cover an enormous amount of material. Realistically, how much do you
educators in the field cover in one school year? Perhaps I will make this
the survey:

"How many different projects do you complete per year? "
OR
"How many art concepts do you successfully address each year?"

Let's assume an 80% completion rate as a susccess; that is 80% of students
successfully completed the project or mastered an understanding of the
concept.

In response, note your grade levels and time, in minutes, you see each
class per week. Let's forget about all those hours lost to assemblies,
holidays, and fire drills!

I'll post the results in about two weeks.

A related topic: how do you approach a differing of opinion with a
colleague that you MUST work wit?. In this case the difference was pretty
broad: I felt that the colleague spent too much time on projects for lower
grade kids, limiting the amount of material the kids were exposed to each
year. ANy suggestions?

Jai in Berkeley