Week One: What Worked and What Didn't
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by Ian Sands
4M ago
It's week one of Art Anytime/Anywhere. This was our first week with students and some things worked, somethings didn't, and somethings were sort of neutral. In this podcast, we'll discuss in order of the events as they unfolded, what worked, what didn't and, well, you get the idea ..read more
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Week Zero: The Details are in the Details
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by Ian Sands
4M ago
It's week zero! That first week before the students enter the classroom. At the end of last year, we planned all the big items but it turns out, there are many smalls things that need planning too. How do the day to day things run in an open art room? The details are in the details ..read more
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Ten New Things for a Revolutionary TAB Year
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by Ian Sands
4M ago
Today we will discuss the top 10 things we will be doing at South B that, when put together, should make for a revolutionary TAB year ..read more
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Project Matrix Update 2 and Grading
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by Ian Sands
4M ago
Today we will see how things are going week 5 at South Brunswick high School as we continue to roll out our next artistic process, the Project Matrix.  ..read more
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Project Matrix Update No. 1
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by Ian Sands
4M ago
After first introducing the Project Matrix this semester, this week we will give an update on just how well the Project Matrix is going. There are some issues that we are running into. some of these are in our control and many are issues we have no control of at all. Either way, we need to bob and weave and continue trying to make artists ..read more
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The Project Matrix
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by Ian Sands
4M ago
At South B we are about to role out "Art, Anytime, Anywhere". In order to do so, we needed a project-based, learning target centric method of teaching. What we developed is a new way of presenting the artistic process. We call it, The Project Matrix ..read more
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Make Artists: There Is No Finish Line
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by Ian Sands
4M ago
Online teaching has programmed our students to work on a project long enough to click the "done" button. This is not how TAB works. In this episode we will understand how our students are responding to tick tock education and consider some solutions for dealing with this issue ..read more
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Make Artists S1 E20: How I Became a Teacher
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by Ian Sands
4M ago
In this final episode of the 1st season of Make Artists I tell the story of how I went from a big city wanna be illustrator, to a small town art teacher, to a big corporation web designer, and back to an art teacher. I'll even throw in a few stories about playing hockey ..read more
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Make Artists S1 E19: A Vision for Art Education
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by Ian Sands
4M ago
Make Artists S1E19: A Vision for Art Education Today’s art classrooms aren’t much different than they were 20 or even 30 years ago. Furthermore, our art classrooms aren’t set up that much differently than the regular education classrooms. In this episode, we will imagine a world of art education without course names or numbers, classes with invisible borders, that are stocked with 21st century art supplies, and offer unique and different ways of displaying artwork. View our website: https://artofsouthb.weebly.com/ Making Artists available here: https://www.davisart.com/art-education-resources ..read more
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Make Artists S1 E18: Learning Targets Aligned with the Standards
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by Ian Sands
4M ago
Meeting the Standards with Learning Targets When working in a student-directed art program, there are many different projects happening at any one time. One student may be painting a landscape, while another is drawing a cartoon, and still another is learning how to animate. With all these different projects, some might conclude that it is difficult for the teacher to track what the students are learning. How do we know they are meeting the standards? The answer to this question can be found in the student-directed process of preselecting a Learning Target. View our website: https://artofsouth ..read more
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