#WHSoc20 and #Feedback from the #SchoolYear

Taylor Gray
Taylor Gray – What a GREAT view of your community. Thanks Taylor for doing your part in making my school year one of the BEST ones yet! Mr. Korb!

Sunday night and I sit in the family room eating my popcorn, sitting back and watching the Tony Awards with my daughter. She’s beginning her first day of summer vacation with rehearsals for her show choir and I begin my first days of summer vacation in 3 days… oh well. My blog may take a hit as the summer begins, fewer posts yes, but more specific to educational topics versus the “Day to Day” stuff that happens in my classroom

It was a great year (give or take 5.5% of it) and I begin by thanking my students. Now that is not some trite comment that “every teacher says to their classes,” but is TRULY who I owe my thanks to. Yes, many great things have happened that were not necessarily on behalf of the direct actions of my students: ASCD Presentation in Los Angeles (via this website and my good friend and collaborator Janie Pollock), University of Melbourne, Australia Presentation (again… this website and Janie Pollock), EXCITING trip to Washington D.C. for National Teacher’s Appreciation Social (Thank you to Dr. Jill Biden and her staff), development of #WHSoc20 with the other 20 teachers from the Washington D.C. trip, new construction of a gallery space in our school to highlight the  the importance and elevate the standing of the visual arts in our society… and I could REALLY go on.

With all that I have been able to accomplish, all the highlights, it is the writing of my students (and the artwork) that really makes me proud. I provide a survey at the end of the year for kids to offer me feedback about my courses, lessons, classroom practices, and the like. I was surprised by a few of the responses and not surprised by others. The ones that REALLY stood out were less about me and more about what the kids took away from the courses. Those are what I share with you below. Please… if you have read this far, take the time to read even further… offer me YOUR feedback and I will share it with them.

Lastly, Wednesday, June 11 at 8:00pm CST on Twitter using #WHSoc20 you can join the conversation about the BEST ASPECTS of THIS year from a number of educators from across the country. We all met at the White House this spring and are doing what we can to spread the great news and practices in education… I hope you can join us…

Students Comments:

Q: Is there anything about this class that frustrates you?

  • The only thing that frustrates me is that I can’t be in art class all day.
  • It doesn’t have anything to do with Mr. Korb but it does with some of the students. Some of them are so disrespectful to each other and to the supplies they are given. It’s ridiculous.
  • That it is over.
  • there can be conflicts in what he see and i see and we
  • can butt heads on somethings
  • Only that I won’t be in class anymore [Insert Tears here.
  • Sometimes it feels like there is a lot of work put on me for projects.
  • Nothing really frustrates me, I like the fact that Mr. Korb gave us the opportunity to pick what we wanted to do for the projects.
  • that I can’t really take your great class (This one struck me with a 🙂 because I think she [Kira Baird – contact me at my email address, I’d love to talk!] is from NYC.

I wanted to go through more of the questions but… I will be saving them for the next post – Q: What do you like best about this class and / or teacher?

Thank you ALL for taking my classes and allowing me the BEST JOB IN THE WORLD for another year… Please send me your comments and thoughts! Subscribe and share the idea to subscribe. I have plans to share a lot this summer as I work on two articles on education and all that I have done and what can be done in the classroom… any classroom.

Frank

#Friday in the #Art Room! RESOLUTION!

TODAY’S Schedule

  • 1 – 7:25-8:06
  • 2 – 8:11-8:52
  • 3 – 8:57-9:38
  • 4 – 9:43-10:24
  • 6 – 10:29-11:10
  • 5A lunch – 11:15-11:51 (36 minutes)
  • 5B lunch – 11:56-12:33 (37 minutes)
  • 5C lunch – 12:38-1:14 (36 minutes)
  • 5AB class – 11:15-12:33
  • 5BC class – 11:56-1:14
  • 5AC class – 11:15-11:51 & 12:38-1:14
  • 7 – 1:19-2:00
  • 8 – 2:05-2:46

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.” —Norman Vincent Peal

Art Foundations: What does your collage MEAN? COLLABORATIVE PRESENTATION – HERE!

One More BEARDEN – GREAT SENSE OF SPACE! http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/i/partypictures/02_21_10/jk/IMG_7362.jpg

GOALS:

  1. How does your collage reflect the challenges our society has with Bullying? Reflect and Explain today…

How has taking the time to reflect on the tasks of creating the collage and discussing the MEANING of the collage helped you to better understand the larger meaning and ideas behind your work?

Drawing: How are you part of your COMMUNITY?

Hale Woodruff and a Lithograph – Are you SIMPLIFYING your work? http://www.a-r-t.com/kelley/web/thumbnails/_06N1023.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Continue to create the COMMUNITY based artworks that describe your place and time in your community. A: Reflect for 3 minutes with your current work – WRITE OUT what is working and what is NOT working right now… TAKE 3 MINUTES.

What was the most successful aspect of the work today? What is holding you back? How can you realize the image you have in your head on the paper in front of you? If you are NOT PLANNED you are not going to have as a successful work that you could.

AP Studio Art: How are you a part of the COLLABORATION?

Marshmallow Art – http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/02/17/article-2561205-1B9287D800000578-714_634x314.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Look at the qualities of art from the Renaissance and what was happening then (in the church because of your choice in painting) and analyze the current work of art in regard to similarities and differences in meaning. What was Michelangelo trying to say and what are you trying to say?

What’s the best thing about the work you are producing here? What is holding you back?

#Art in the #Classroom – What are you taking away?

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.” —Norman Vincent Peal

Art Foundations: COLLAGE – RESOLVE YOUR IDEAS

Romare Bearden and Collage: http://michaeldcommunications.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/75-collage-FAther.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Resolve visual compositions to explain your views on the ideas of Bullying.

What are you needing to do TONIGHT to be DONE? How does your work look from ARMS LENGTH? Is it readable? Does it make sense? Can you add anything?

Drawing: COMMUNITY and YOU

Whose work is THIS? Benton? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/People-of-Chilmark-Benton-1920-lrg.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply ____________ (What’s your media?), using the_______________ (What’s your STYLE like? Thomas Hart Benton? Andrew Wyeth? Other?), and __________________ (What’s your compositional approach – Straight on view? Bird’s Eye View?) with skill confidence and awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What did Thomas Hart Benton and the other American Regionalists teach you about society, community, and Composition? How did they reflect their communities? How are you?

AP Studio Art: Collaboration

Collaboration on HUGE projects! http://www.warhol.org/uploadedImages/Warhol_Site/Warhol/Content/Education/Resources_and_Lessons/Aesthetics_Unit(1)/Images/07062012_EDU_sfaireymural_collab_large.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Solve the ideas of your COLLABORATIVE work using the SKILLS you have developed to continue this composition.

How are you feeling about your contribution to the larger group project? Seriously – how are you feeling? What HAVE you contributed? Do you feel a part of the process? How can you add more, step up?

#WHSoc20 TONIGHT! #EE and #Feedback – 8:00CST!

Join the White House Social 20 TONIGHT at #WHSoc20 on Twitter to discuss the ideas of Educator Effectiveness and Feedback in the classroom!

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Sorry things didn’t work in OUR classroom yesterday – let’s get things back to the way we have always had it!

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May 28 Schedule for assembly

  • 1 hour: 7:25-7:57
  • 2 hour: 8:02 – 8:34
  • 3 hour: 8:39 – 9:11 
  • 4 hour: 9:16-9:48
  • Assembly: 10:01 – 10:48
  • 5A Lunch: 10:53 – 11:16
  • 5B Lunch: 11:16- 11:43 
  • 5C Lunch: 11:43 – 12:10  
  • 6 hour: 12:15 – 1:02  
  • 7 hour: 1:07 – 1:54  
  • 8 hour: 1:59 – 2:46

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“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.”
—Norman Vincent Peal

What problems you may bear can be the seeds to larger learning and growth in your days! http://cdn2.simplyflynow.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/4/files/2013/03/inspirational-motivational-image-quotes-quotations-roxanajonescom-the-seed-that-became-a-tree.jpg

Art Foundations: What’s your message? What’s your collage about? How are your images working?

Romare BEarden – What’s the message you see? What might this be about? what are the techniques he used> http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,839580,00.html

Goals:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects of BULLYING, symbols you have gathered, and ideas about how you are thinking in art and use skill to solve visual challenges (and REAL challenges).

What is the social topic that you feel is important enough to make an artwork about? How are you using the abstract ideas of collage to create your image and successfully express your ideas?

Drawing: COMMUNITY! What are you contributing? What are your plans? How much time have we got?

John Steuart Curry – Our Good Earth – https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/17486-19442bjohn2bsteuart2bcurry2b2528american2bregionalist2bpainter252c2b189725e225802593194625292bback2bhome2bat2bthe2bfarm2b1944.jpg

Goals:

  1. apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill 1.1.2 confidence 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well. What media, process and techniques are you using? What sense of confidence is helping you approach this work?

How have you been able to improve your drawing and idea skills more in the past year? What do you know about COMMUNITY? How can you use it and alter it to develop a unique and intriguing composition. What did Thomas Hart Benton and Other Regionalists teach you about society, community, and Composition? How did they reflect their communities?

AP Studio Art: Final Group Work – What are you contributing? Do I need to nag?

GROUP WORK! What are you contributing? Are you in the mix? Are you on the outskirts? http://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/greece2-e1349220621814.jpg

Goals:

  1. Compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of works form the past. What is YOUR message about creation and the ideas Michelangelo put forward similar and different – Compare and contrast!

How are you feeling about your contribution to the larger group project? Seriously – how are you feeling? What HAVE you contributed?

What can you do with IMAGINATION outside of the ARTS?

“Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

Creative Industries out there that WILL REQUIRE Imaginative and Creative individuals: HERE

Art Foundations: Final Day to Paint Color Wheel – Getting into the GRID

What challenges are you going to have with the grid? http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/07/06/arts/06fig600.1.jpg

Goals:

  1. The GRID and POP Art are our major focus… are you able to apply media (acrylic paint), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well?

What was the biggest challenge of using the grid – beyond Mr. Korb’s initial math issues? How is the DRAWING One Square at a TIME going? EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWER!

Drawing: Ears – FUN!

You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose but you can’t pick your friends nose… GROSS! http://amhnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/child-pick-nose.jpg

Goals:

  1. How have you used BASIC shapes to draw the nose from yesterday? Are you able to use 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)?

What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to EARS? Next week we begin to assemble it all together – First FAUVISM and HIP HOP!

AP Studio Art: The STATEMENTS are DUE! How’s your website?

What QUALIFIES THIS as a QUALITY WORK? Have that 1 minute conversation with your classmate?

Goals:

  1. Write out your PLANS for the 2 newest CONCENTRATION works and think about how you are… 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.

Which works are you most proud of and why? What is working with the pieces that you would choose as your “quality” works? Why do the other ones NOT work? Share your answers to the 2 questions online with a classmate!

IMAGINE all you can accomplish with your skills! Set your goals and DO IT!

“Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

Art Foundations: Color Wheel and GRID (only if you are done with the color wheel)

How is Jim Dine using the grid AND color? http://search.it.online.fr/covers/wp-content/Jim_Dine,_Self-Portrait_Next_to_A_Colored_Window,_1964.jpg

GOALS:

  1. What colors have you struggled with as you mixed colors to fill your color wheel?  1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 acrylic paint, 1.2.2 mixing colors, 1.2.3 and applying the paint CAREFULLY!

What was the easiest portion of the color wheel? What do you enjoy / dislike about acrylic paints? What MIGHT be something that would keep you from doing more in the painting arena?

Drawing: Noses and Reflection on the drawings from yesterday.

Mouth and Teeth – Let’s SHARE how you did yesterday? http://www.bubblews.com/assets/images/news/141117164_1361110181.jpg

GOALS:

  1. WHY is the idea of being able to draw your facial features important in the process of becoming a stronger drawer? 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value.
  2. How are you breaking the facial features up into smaller parts so it is easier to draw the WHOLE feature? 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements.

What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to NOSE today?

AP studio Art: How are you doing?

How are you working out your images and getting your work done? http://www.riverdell.org/cms/lib05/NJ01001380/Centricity/Domain/71/AP_Studio_Art_Emily_hand.jpg

GOALS:

  1. What do you STILL need to do (considering all the stuff on your plates?) 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.

Which works are you most proud of and why? What is working with the pieces that you would choose as your “quality” works? Why do the other ones NOT work?

What are you ADVANCING on in the ARTS TODAY? Self – Directed Learning?

“Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

Special thanks to @capechicago and @RAG_artist for the great work.

What Classes Should I STILL sign up for? Try these! CLICK HERE.

Art Foundations: COLOR WHEEL is your topic for the day!

How are you going to mix your color wheel? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/887c0-colorwheel.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Apply media (acrylic paint), techniques (mixing), and processes (one color shape at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas (the color wheel) are executed well.

Drawing: MOUTHS and EYES!

EYE am watching YOU! http://www.statuaryplace.com/store/images/12%20mm%20yellow%20animal%20eyes.jpg

wpid-IMG_20130417_110513_974.jpg

 

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value – WHY IS IT VALUABLE TO DRAW THE FACE?
  2. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements) What shapes do you find when you break the images up?

What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to eyes and the MOUTH?

 

AP Studio Art: WORKING on LOTS of SOLUTIONS!

How are your concentration images working? http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/2D-Con-Kwon-1-s.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 4.4 evaluate and interpret your art for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context.
  2. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.

How does your art compare with the work of “professionals” and how can you work to create a better understanding of your approach / intent / ideas?

 

FIND YOUR VOICE and EXPRESS YOURSELF!

“Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

Special thanks to @capechicago and @RAG_artist for the great work.

What Classes Should I STILL sign up for? Try these! CLICK HERE.

Art Foundations: Grid the Drawing UP (or DOWN) TODAY!

Chuck Close signing a book! I’d LOVE his autograph! http://blog.cleveland.com/ent_impact_arts/2009/09/medium_chuck-close1.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 Know about the creation of images and explain why they are of value.

Self – evaluation Share image with your classmate and explain the process of measuring and transferring images.

Drawing: Figure and Proportions

EYES and EARS and MOUTHS and NOSES… Yuck! http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3060/2605312538_01f09a2356.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value
  2. 3.4 evaluate and defend the validity of sources for ideas.
Christ and Jean Claude – Wrapped Air! http://search.it.online.fr/covers/wp-content/Christo,_Air_Package,_Project_for_the_Garden_of_the_Museum_o.jpg

What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to eyes?

Homework: Collect images from the newspaper or magazines that represent you or that you feel are important to you in today’s social environment

AP Studio Art: CONCENTRATION

How about the QUALITY of your work? http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/2D-Quality-Wilkinson-4-s.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Create multiple solutions to your CONCENTRATION visual challenges.
  2. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1 .1 skill 1.1.2 confidence 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well

What were the biggest impressions you had from the classmate’s works? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam. How does this work relate to your concentration? DO NOT FORGET ABOUT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS AND UPLOADS! FRIDAY of NEXT WEEK – 10 – 12 works on BOTH the BREADTH and CONCENTRATION SITES with the updated QUESTIONS ANSWERED! We are going to be talking about UPLOADING to the AP SITE THIS WEEK!

What does ARTS EDUCATION bring to YOU?

“Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

Special thanks to @capechicago and @RAG_artist for the great work.

What Classes Should I STILL sign up for? Try these! CLICK HERE.

Art Foundations: Grid – a simpler approach. THANK GOODNESS

Why the Portrait? Why the Grid? Click to see Chuck Close speak about the choices he has made. http://www.tfaoi.com/cm/3cm/3cm488.jpg

GOALS:

  1. LET’S SIMPLIFY THIS AND 6.1 Work on mathematical rations in art as other disciplines might use math. SQUARES and VIEWFINDERS… Ratios are important, but let’s start a bit simpler.

How was this EASIER than the past two days – YIKES! Self – evaluation Share image with your classmate and explain the process of measuring and transferring images.

Drawing: FIGURES he’s make us draw figures.

Even PICASSO dealt with the figure! How about you? http://www.designboom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/picasso02.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 5.3 describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques and 5.3.2 how they relate to history and culture – PRESENTATIONS DAY 2 OR…
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of images and explain why they are of value.

What was the most CHALLENGING Part of this week? What would you do differently? What would you suggest be DONE differently? Hang Work in MATT and DISPLAY on Back Wall With Paragraph / RESEARCH AND Where were you close to accurate in your drawing, where were you really off in the drawing of the human figure?

AP Studio Art: Let’s CONCENTRATe(ION)

Wave to the sculpture! What are you doing to ADVANCE your Art?

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 PEER-evaluate the effectiveness of artworks – How are you dealing with your concentration – Lay them out and TALK TO YOUR CLASSMATES! What’s Next?
  2. 3.5 Evaluate and defend the manner in which subject matter, symbols, and images are used. (Fits hand in hand with the above).

What were the biggest impressions you had from the classmate’s works? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam. How does this work relate to your concentration?

InterActive 2013 Learning Conference Ends… Workshop begins.

My webpage has been ranked on Teach 100… Thanks for the badge! Let’s work to move the rating up the list!

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A HUGE word of thanks to all those who attended my sessions over the past two days at InterActive Learning Conference at UW-Whitewater. The sessions I had were well attended and had a lot of great feedback. Links to ALL of my sessions are available to the RIGHT of this post under PAGES: IntertActiv 2013.

Thanks to Scott Christensen and the entire InterActive Learning Team, all the vendors, the presenters, and UW-Whitewater’s Tech crew for a fantastic couple of days.

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Comments from Survey: Thanks All!

  • Enjoyed your energy. All your communication with parents. I need to get my staff to do that more. I will share all your tools.
  • Putting goals out there for my students. Right now, they just have to guess… and most of them don’t try, oddly 🙂
  • I’ve enjoyed it a lot. Learned a lot. It’s been great to have some time to work and experiment with WordPress.
  • I liked that it setting up a blog is easy and free.

And Even…

  • I think you over-explained and I grew bored.
  • It seemed sort of self-promotional.

I appreciate ALL the comments. I enjoyed working with each group and learning form other experts in their own fields. Criticism in essential in the learning process and I appreciate all the work and reflections from everyone. Your thoughts about my sessions… HERE.