Standard 1: Learner Development
1(b) The teacher creates developmentally appropriate instruction that takes into account individual learners’ strengths, interests, and needs and that enables each learner to advance and accelerate his/her learning.
1(f) The teacher identifies readiness for learning, and understands how development in any one area may affect performance in others.
1(i) The teacher is committed to using learners’ strengths as a basis for growth, and their misconceptions as opportunities for learning.
1(j) The teacher takes responsibility for promoting learners’ growth and development.
Link Final Assessment C
The Fine Arts standards identify what are essential to a balanced education program and help cultivate creative thinking skills and provide opportunities for interdisciplinary connections across the curriculum. These standards describe content and skills that will allow students to communicate ideas, values, and emotions through drawing, painting, singing, playing an instrument, acting, or dancing.
Experiences in the arts foster the acquisition of cultural literacy while enhancing language development, creativity, and communication skills. Through the arts the unique talents of every child are recognized, and an environment can be created for children to achieve their social, emotional, and aesthetic potential.
This artifact is connected to learner development because this lesson unit is designed to help students engage in the local community, each other, and complete a web design project from beginning to end.
I chose this artifact because it is a great way for students to learn about their community. Everyone has their own perspective, creative identity, and voice. With students recently spending the past year virtually learning and being independent there has been a decline in student voice and engagement. Students in the art classroom today are lacking creativity, motivation, and / or student voice. This isn’t covering 100% of the student’s but the vast majority seem to be reliant on examples, extra help, and partial answers to get them started.