My educational catch phrase this year is "I do, you do, we do". It's an instructional method, also known as the Gradual Release Model, that scaffolds responsibility and ownership from teacher to students in phases. I love it because it gives kids the skills and knowledge they need to be successful applying their own ideas - and using their own ideas to make original art is where we want kids of all skill levels to be.
Next comes the fun part; a summative assessment in the form of an open-ended project where students are asked to apply what they've learned during the unit. Students will be responsible for planning, selecting materials and applying concepts. This section will be supported by our Art of Apex Portal which is filled with resources to support independent learning.
See why I'm excited?!
I'm an high school art teacher who's really interested in student choice and creating opportunities for self expression. I'm also a writer for The Art of Education and co-author of The Open Art Room.