Marwen’s Summer Teaching Artist Retreat At Mana Contemporary: Part 2

Last week 40 Marwen Teaching Artists and staff members came together at Mana Contemporary Chicago for our Bi- Annual Teaching Artist Retreat. The format of the evening offered three artist's responses to the question:
How do you insure everyone has a voice?
Here's another response to the question. Teaching Artist Fellow Marta Garcia created this video of guest artist avery r young's offering:

http://vimeo.com/101735878
Here's some more feedback from our brilliant participants:

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August 1st, 2014 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Collaboration / Meeting our students where they are / Peer to Peer Activities / Professional Development

Marwen’s Summer Teaching Artist Retreat At Mana Contemporary: Part 1

Last week 40 Marwen Teaching Artists and staff members came together at Mana Contemporary Chicago for our Bi- Annual Teaching Artist Retreat. The format of the evening offered three artist's responses to the question:
How do you insure everyone has a voice?
Teaching Artist Fellow Marta Garcia created this video of guest artist Alex Chitty's offering:

http://vimeo.com/101755783
Here's some feedback from our brilliant participants:

I think using

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July 29th, 2014 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Collaboration / Professional Development / Reflection / Student Driven Classroom / Teaching Artistry

Balancing Skills & Techniques with Content   

Color photography students at certain art schools hate to learn Adobe Photoshop. Clicking and dragging on graphs in Photoshop does not hold the allure of a vintage film camera or the sleek qualities of $4000 digital optics. It’s just a program on their laptop, the device they use to watch videos while they eat ramen for dinner.

So in order to teach them a little

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July 16th, 2014 0 comments Meeting our students where they are / Student Driven Classroom / Teaching the conceptual / Teaching the technical

How Might You Use Inquiry Questions?

Many teachers and students find it helpful to frame or guide a course with questions.
Here's a list of questions, assembled from several websites, to get you thinking of some possibilities- how you use them is up to you and your students! You might also create questions with your students to help them guide the content of their work.

Some examples for beginning inquiry questions:

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July 2nd, 2014 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Reflection / Teaching the conceptual

Classroom Strategies and Cool Ideas From Marwen Teaching Artists

From a Pre-Term Professional Development Activity

Assistant teaching artists and teaching artists divided into 6 groups according to the session they were teaching. Each was presented with several topics to discuss and share strategies, solutions and cool ideas. Each group was asked to take notes. The topics they addressed were:

Icebreakers/getting to know each other
Demos
Showing artwork examples
Field trips
Fast summer pace- different

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June 20th, 2014 0 comments Best Practices / Peer to Peer Activities / Professional Development / Reflection / Student Driven Classroom / Student engagement

Ice Breakers and Energizers

The following ice breakers offer an array of ways for your students to get to know each other (and you) during your course. To be most successful, ice breakers should be designed to relate to your course content in some way. Many Marwen teaching artists use ice breaker activities to establish an atmosphere of participation and set a comfortable tone from the start of term.

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June 11th, 2014 0 comments Peer to Peer Activities / Student Driven Classroom / Student engagement

Spring Term at Marwen

Congratulations to all of our teaching artists and student artists on an incredible Spring 2014 term! Check out highlights from each course below. Special thanks to Bridget Kevin (Now Bridget Carney!) for the great photo documentation of the courses!

Abstract Painting: Teaching Artist- Brad Biancardi, Assistant Teaching Artist- Lee Kintner

 

Advanced Wheel Throwing: Teaching Artist- Christine DeVries, Assistant Teaching Artist- Daniel Sanchez

 

Animation

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May 26th, 2014 0 comments Spotlight: Marwen Course / Teaching the conceptual / Teaching the technical

Support for Working with Students with Disabilities

An abbreviated resource provided at Marwen's Winter 2013 Preterm Meeting taken from: Resource Guide for Teachers of Students with Disabilities - The Chicago Public School's guide to support the efforts of  teachers of students with disabilities. Use this information to provide opportunities for students with disabilities to perform at high levels of expectation and to have access to the general education curriculum. The guide contains practical strategies for teaching and learning

Different Types

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May 21st, 2014 0 comments Professional Development

Student Engagement

Three Step Process for Communicating Student Expectations During an Activity or Studio Work
 

STEP ONE: Communicate your expectations before the activity begins…

*Give clear, concise, and explicit instructions/directions by telling and asking the students what it will look and sound like to do the activity successfully

STEP TWO: Monitor

*Circulate and visually scan the classroom during the activity

Use the Least Invasive Form of

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May 16th, 2014 0 comments Professional Development / Student engagement

You Say You Want Evolution: Looking Backward and Forward with Portfolios

This content originally appeared in Art21 Magazine, by Joe Fusaro in the column "Teaching With Contemporary Art"
While I have used portfolios with students since my first year teaching, the way I use portfolios has changed. Teachers (and not just art teachers) know that they can be a valuable assessment tool, an engaging way for students to reflect on their work, and obviously a way

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May 13th, 2014 0 comments Critique / Reflection / Teaching the conceptual / Teaching the technical

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