Today’s Guest post comes from Paige, who blogs over at Art Says That and teaches art in Washington DC. Paige took the AOE Assessment and Blogging classes this summer and as you can see from her post below, is using some ideas from her classmates to enhance her teaching! I’m so glad you are keeping up with your blogging and trying new assessment ideas- thanks for sharing, Paige!
Assessment and Critique Strategy: The Analyzing Art Wall
This summer, I was fortunate to meet colleagues across the country in the online class on Assessment in Art. In one of our discussions about students in their Self-Assessment using rubrics and check-lists, this idea of an Analyze Art Wall was shared by classmate Allison. I was so inspired to make it happen with the old blackboard in my room. In the past I would simply hold up work, dripping and all and students took 10 steps back. Now, students will have a space to view their artwork from a distance and within a frame! The questions Analyze Art Wall to promote reflection frame the cork board that is anchored to black board (thank you Mr. Bellamy!).
I hope this inspires you to engage your students in the process of evaluating their work using Self-Assessment!