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The Department of Art Education prepares art educators as critical citizens who value cultural difference, democracy, visual culture, and social justice through a philosophy that emphasizes context and community, knowledge and experience, critical thought and reflection, and practice and evaluation.
I did my undergrad at SAIC where I received a BFAAE. I teach at Lyon Elementary school, in CPS. I have been teaching for 9 years and I’ve been at my school for 8 years. I completed my National Board Certification in 2012. I have been awarded several Oppenheimer Teacher Incentive Grants for the school sculpture garden I’ve been working on for several years. In addition to the Oppenheimer grants, I have partnered with the Intuit Teacher Fellowship program…Continue
This article tells us what issues teachers might face in raising a social justice discussion. Author used a very convincing way to give readers solutions to problems happening in social justice discussion through talking about different teacher’s experience in teaching social justice class. Also, author has addressed the value of having social justice discussion in class. Through reading this article I understood that having such discussion, student could learn about how to use different…Continue
According to this course assignment, I will list three teacher of mine who have greatly impacted my desire as a learner and my passion to become a teacher.
First one is my piano teacher Mr. Zhang. He taught me piano for seven years, starting from when I was seven years old. I really appreciate how patient he was when he was having class with me. I was not an easy girl to deal with. I didn't like to spend time to figure out the sheet music and I didn't like to practice. He told me a…Continue
Manhattan's tunnel dwellers-After looking at these photos in this article, I found Tunnel people live different than I imagined. Even though, I started reading the book Tunnel people and I do agree it is a wonderful book, but I think these photos show me more. Perhaps it is because that good visual image could give me more impressions than texts, based on my visual art background. Therefore, I did some little research and found some more interesting photos of tunnel people.…Continue
I have had several people who have influenced my desire to teach throughout my life. However, for the purpose of this assignment, I will pick three.
The first individual that comes to mind would have to be my first boss Pamela Waltz. She was the director of Casa Central After School program where I had my first teaching experience as a teen. I was placed in this particular setting by chance as a participant in the Mayor's Summer Job program many years ago. As a Group Leader Assistant,…Continue