As a youth art educator, I am self-motivated, dependable with extensive experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds including formal and informal: public schools, museums, community art centers, recreation centers, and camps. I have always had an interest in education and learning through art and in 2010, I pursued my Masters of Science in Art Education at Rochester Institute of Technology and certification to teach in New York State. This intense, lengthy process involved both the classroom and 12 weeks of student teaching. This expanded my philosophy of education and ideas about learning. I believe in curricular integration and lessons plans in art education relating to core subjects. Also, developing research strategies and curriculum planning focusing on projects is an asset of mine. Being an art educator I am always thinking creatively and adapting to new situations and have the ability to take the initiative.
Arts education is crucial to providing a complete and competitive education for all students in Illinois, and arts learning standards strengthen arts education by spelling out what students are expected to learn in each artistic discipline. In partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Arts Alliance Illinois is coordinating the Illinois Arts Learning Standards Initiative, a statewide process to update our state's arts learning standards to reflect best practices.
Before presenting these recommendations to the ISBE Board, the Steering Committee and Advisory Committee would like your feedback. Here's how YOU can make your voice heard in this process:
Step 1: Review the draft recommendations below for your particular artistic discipline(s).
Step 2: After reviewing the recommedations, share your feedback through this briefONLINE SURVEY.
Step 3: Attend a Community Engagement Forum:
Thursday, October 22, 5 - 7 pm Curie Metro High School for the Performing Arts, 4959 S. Archer Avenue Chicago, IL Perks: Receive professional development credit from ISBE; learn practical examples of how teachers can apply new standards in the classroom; meal provided Space is limited. To RSVP, click here