Professional Development

Active Allies

Engaging With Youth As Active Participants and Accountable Community Allies
On June 11th, 2015, I had the pleasure of sharing my teaching practice with Marwen staff and teaching artists. I was able to discuss the people, resources, conferences, and approaches to teaching that have had the most impact on my own praxis. My biggest take away from that is that Marwen continues to be a

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July 7th, 2015 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Cool Resources / Meeting our students where they are / Professional Development / Reflection / Spotlight: Alumni / Student Driven Classroom

Adolescent Development: Creating Partnerships and Relationships

We recently held at our annual Summer Teaching Artist Retreat in our lovely summer term sculpture studios at UIC . Morning presentations on adolescent youth development were led by fantastic and engaging UIC Youth cialisgeneric-toped.com Development PhD candidates, Emilia Chico and Nicole Darcangelo.
Here is their very useful PowerPoint on Adolescent Development for MARWEN.
And please utilize these helpful resources they shared with us as

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June 12th, 2015 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Best Practices / Collaboration / Events / Meeting our students where they are / Peer to Peer Activities / Professional Development / Reflection / Student Driven Classroom

Cool Resource: Stages of Adolescent Development

Three stages of adolescence - early, middle, and late, are experienced by most teens, but the age at which each stage is reached varies greatly from child to child. These different rates of maturation are connected to physical development and hormone balance, neither of which the child can control. Adolescents should be treated as individuals and any guidelines should be adapted to the particular child.

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May 6th, 2015 0 comments Cool Resources / Meeting our students where they are / Professional Development / Student engagement

Learning To Ride The Wave

I was feeling first-day-of-school jittery. It had been about a month since my last workshop with Embarc. Embarc is a program that provides community-driven, experienced-based learning opportunities to low-income high school students to inspire and prepare them for college and career success. In fact, it had been a whole month since I’d led any workshop. I arrived at Spudnik Press  plenty early to set up.

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April 22nd, 2015 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Best Practices / Intuition / Printmaking / Professional Development / Student Driven Classroom

Cool Resource: 96 Acres Education Initiative- P is for Power Toolkits

96 Acres is a series of community-engaged, site-responsive art projects that address the impact of the Cook County Jail on Chicago’s West Side. We aim to generate alternative narratives reflecting on power, and to present creative projects that reflect the community’s vision of transformation.
Mission
96 Acres is a series of community-engaged, site-responsive art projects that involve community stakeholders’ ideas about social and restorative justice

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February 12th, 2015 0 comments Collaboration / Cool Resources / Peer to Peer Activities / Professional Development / Student Driven Classroom

Cool Resource: Time Management Strategies

TIME MANAGEMENT

At last week's Winter Pre Term Meeting, teaching artists practiced a strategy called "think- pair- square" and shared techniques and ideas regarding time management in the studio. Here is a resource that was shared and discussed:

Helpful ideas for planning pace and progression of the day and the term:

Explain to the students the exact learning intentions (outcomes) of the day, demo, exercise, activity

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January 16th, 2015 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Best Practices / Cool Resources / Meeting our students where they are / Peer to Peer Activities / Professional Development / Student Driven Classroom

Cool Resource: ArtsConnection- The Creative Learning Loop

This great resource comes from ArtsConnection in NYC.

The Creative Learning Loop
Check out these links! They include a simple yet brilliant articulation of artistic process in the classroom- The Creative Learning Loop

Establish Clear Criteria
Facilitate Peer Feedback
Provide Opportunities for Revision
Repeat!

From the ArtsConnection website:

Formative Assessment in the Arts
Artistic creation in all art forms is an iterative process:  collaboration, critique and

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November 20th, 2014 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Assessment / Best Practices / Cool Resources / Critique / Peer to Peer Activities / Professional Development / Student Driven Classroom / Teaching the conceptual / Teaching the technical

Please Describe the Purpose and Structure of Critiques in this Course:

After each course Marwen's teaching artists complete a reflection survey. The awesome range of uses and formats for critique are evident in the summer term responses to the prompt- Please describe the structure and purpose of critique in this course: como funciona el cialis Individual critique with the instructors, as well as repeated exposure to each others' works in progress. Periodically, I would have the

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October 17th, 2014 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Critique / Meeting our students where they are / Peer to Peer Activities / Professional Development / Teaching the conceptual / Teaching the technical

One-to-Ten: A Visual Arts Strategy for Collaboration

To really see, you need to allow yourself to be seen.
-Lida Winfield, dancer and educator

One of the greatest gifts that teaching artists can give each other is to share our favorite exercises that consistently bring us rewarding results. I have had the pleasure to learn from teaching artists in many different contexts, and I love to collect, adapt, and share some of the

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October 2nd, 2014 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Collaboration / Professional Development / Teaching Artistry

Looking and Talking About Art- Every Day at Marwen

We encourage our teaching artists to look at and talk about artwork every day with their students. We want to provide opportunities for students to practice talking and writing about what they see and- from the moment they walk in the door - work to create a safe space for them to share opinions.
Last night at the fall pre-term meeting we talked about the goal or purpose of

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September 17th, 2014 0 comments Best Practices / Critique / Peer to Peer Activities / Professional Development / Student Driven Classroom / Teaching the conceptual / Teaching the technical

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