Jun 24, 2015

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A Vision for Art Education Part Two:...

A Vision for Art Education Part Two: Student Learning Outcomes

    I recently took part in a discussion about the merits of...

Jun 5, 2015

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Why Rubrics Deserve a Second Look

Why Rubrics Deserve a Second Look

  Today we welcome a guest post by AOE’s Educational Director...

Apr 29, 2015

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A Fun Formative Assessment Tool for ...

A Fun Formative Assessment Tool for All Grade Levels

I am often looking for fun and quick ways to use formative assessments in my...

Apr 22, 2015

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20 Practical SLO Ideas for Busy Art ...

20 Practical SLO Ideas for Busy Art Teachers

As I sat down to read one of our favorite books, The Berenstain Bears and Too...

Apr 8, 2015

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How to Write a High-Quality Art Asse...

How to Write a High-Quality Art Assessment

If you want to call me an assessment snob, go ahead. You see, in my mind, a...

Feb 25, 2015

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The Key to Helping Your Students Tal...

The Key to Helping Your Students Talk About Art

    How do your students respond to and talk about art?   A...

Sep 24, 2014

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What You Need to Know About Standard...

What You Need to Know About Standards-Referenced Grading in Art

If you’ve heard anything about grading in any subject lately, it is...

Sep 15, 2014

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Use Socrative for Easy Formative Ass...

Use Socrative for Easy Formative Assessments in the Art Room

One of the best things about formative assessment is that it delivers instant...

Jun 30, 2014

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Can a TAB Classroom Coexist in a Wor...

Can a TAB Classroom Coexist in a World with Report Cards?

Assessing art is subjective, personal and can be difficult for many art...

Jun 12, 2014

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9 Steps to Efficiently Rewrite Your ...

9 Steps to Efficiently Rewrite Your Student Learning Expectations

Student Learning Expectations (SLE’s) also known as Student Learning...

May 22, 2014

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3 Keys to Effective Art Room Feedbac...

3 Keys to Effective Art Room Feedback

If you are an education nerd like me, the Grant Wiggins article “Seven...

May 8, 2014

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Making SLO’s in the Art Room M...

Making SLO’s in the Art Room Manageable

If you implemented a growth goal this year only to find the outcome...

May 8, 2014

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A Sample SLO for Art Teachers

A Sample SLO for Art Teachers

Art-specific growth samples are hard to come by. In fact, many schools simply...

Dec 23, 2013

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3 Simple Tips to Make Tracking Stude...

3 Simple Tips to Make Tracking Student Growth Manageable

I just got off the phone with a dedicated teacher of 20 plus years from Ohio....

Oct 25, 2013

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3 Great Graphic Organizers for the A...

3 Great Graphic Organizers for the Art Room

The visual arts are such a broad and encompassing discipline that even...

Oct 7, 2013

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Skeletons Can Improve Student Growth...

Skeletons Can Improve Student Growth in Drawing 348%

With Halloween right around the corner, skeletons will be out in full force....

Sep 16, 2013

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Motivate Students With The Great Ame...

Motivate Students With The Great American Sketchbook Game

It would seem art teachers tend to understand the value of the sketchbook...

Sep 11, 2013

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Using Artsonia Artist Statements to ...

Using Artsonia Artist Statements to Promote Literacy in the Art Room

Are you looking for a new way to assess students in the art room, implement...

Aug 16, 2013

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A Winning Lesson for the First Day o...

A Winning Lesson for the First Day of Kindergarten Art

You may think I am crazy, but I jump right into an art project on the first...

Jul 11, 2013

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Let’s Debate: Assessment Ancho...

Let’s Debate: Assessment Anchors

In a recent Assessment in Art Education class, we had a wonderful debate...

Mar 29, 2013

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Dealing with Failure: When Achieveme...

Dealing with Failure: When Achievement Data Comes up Short

In an ideal world full of unicorns and perfect students, post-test data would...

Mar 20, 2013

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8 Ways to Collect Data in the Art Ro...

8 Ways to Collect Data in the Art Room

Data!  Data!  Data!  That word is everywhere these days!  Administrators...

Mar 14, 2013

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Using Exit Slips in the Art Room

Using Exit Slips in the Art Room

Art teachers use multiple forms of formative assessment on a daily basis....

Jan 29, 2013

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Using Pre & Post Tests to Measur...

Using Pre & Post Tests to Measure Student Growth in Art: Part 1

As art teachers, often we feel like square pegs forced into round holes. That...