Art of Ed: Online Conference

I am so excited for the online conference tomorrow… Looking forward to seeing all the great presenters and answering Q and A after my session.

I just hope you won’t all be freaked out by my many silly expressions during the video.

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Want to read my past posts about the “Artistic Habits around the room?” here is the original post.

 

Do you want some resources? 

  • AH lesson plan This is the 1 pager lesson plan.
  • AH game table directions This is what I printed out and put on the tables, along with pictures of my tables.
  • AH notes This is the questions I asked kids to consider as they worked. We do school-wide cornell notes… hence the format.
  • AH_Answers These are the group answers we collected over a few days of sharing at the beginning or end of each period.
  • AH_modified This was my modified notes sheet for my special ed and english language learner students.
  • AH_quiz2 This was a quiz I gave at the end.Untitled

Do you want more? Tell me what you need in the comments below. I promise not to make this face when I read your comment!

…And now for some conference LIVE Q and A:

Q: I have 660 students in a week, how can you TAB that (& meet standards, get the grading done)?

A: I luckily only have 180 kids per week. but it is an endless job that I give over 10+ hours a day

Q: Are there any visuals of what this looks like?

A: there were images in the video, but you can also look at my first post on the unit here is the original post. AND stay tuned in a few weeks… I will be repeating this unit with my new semester and will post new images.

Q: What is the size of your room, seating, and typical number of students? We are in a VERY small space and wondering how this might work.

A: My room is pretty small compared to most art rooms I have seen. I have usually 30 students per period. I have 6 giant tables that fit between 4-8 kids. Since I don’t have enough room for these tables to be separate, they are in 2 L-shapes and the final 2 are separate making a big square that hugs the counters in the room. I will post a cool new “bubble” soon!

Q: what age groups do you teach?

A: grades 6-8 often mixed together in the same class.

Q: what were the list of words…they were great

A: They are from a “Cranium” brand mini game sold at Starbucks many years ago. It does not seem to be available anymore… but the are Pictionary type words.

Q: Do your table activities link to each other or build up skills from one table to the other?

A: the tables are usually stand alone and don’t build on each other, kids are each starting on different tables, so they can’t be sequential.

Q: with cards do you include translations for ELL?

A: good question! most of my ELL kids do have some reading skills. I haven’t done this with level 1 kids. I think I would make a special card stack if I knew I would have kids that low. I often do have to explain what some of the words are, because even the Native English speakers don’t seem to know what they are. (like Clawfoot Bathtub for example)

Q: Do you assign students to centers or let them choose?

A: students were allowed to pick a group of 5 kids to be their “team” for this unit.

Q: When or what time did it take for you transform your classroom into TAB centers?

A: it has been a constantly evolving process over the past 10 years!

Q; How did kids know when to switch stations? Do you use a timer? Do they have to go to the next station or do they have an option to stay?

A: For ALL of my “around the room” games we all switch at the same time. I do use a timer. after we have cycled thru the 5-6 centers I have a “go back” day that allows them to return to a center that they missed due to absences, or one that they just didn’t finish.

 

 

 

 

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