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[teacherartexchange] Thanks--Online class for Art Ed recertification

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sharon_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Jun 28 2005 - 11:12:09 PDT


Thanks, Maggie and Judy! I have enough credits from other stuff
(workshops and curriculum writing for our school's self-study and
reaccreditation) to cover most of the recertification points, but in
Virginia (if you don't have your masters) you're required to take a
3-credit class every 5 years. I had one in mind but there was some
question on my part re: whether or not it would be considered within my
content area, due to it being a humanities course rather than
specificially art or art ed. Calls to the VA Dept of Education were
somewhat less than helpful (understatement). I knew I could take a
technology class, but I was more interested in taking something within
content area.

After half a dozen more phone calls, I finally found someone who was
willing to state that, yes, the class could be considered within my
content area. I'm actually kind of looking forward to taking it. It's
offered through BYU and it's called Arts in Western Culture, and if I'm
reading the info correctly, it's kind of an overview of how artists,
writers and musicians have responded to the major events of the 19th and
20th centuries. Since I usually introduce units (that lead to student
art production) with background info about the context within which
certain works of art were created, I thought this class would be a
pretty good fit.

I still need to talk with my "advisor" at school to verify a few more
pieces of this, but I'll do that tomorrow.

Thanks so much for the suggestions thus far. I've always joked that I
could be a "professional student" if time and money allowed. :-)

-- 
Sharon
www.art-rageous.net <http://www.art-rageous.net>
www.cafepress.com/artrageous <http://www.cafepress.com/artrageous>
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