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Opening Day PowerPoint for Ceramics I at Victor Senior High School.

Opening Day PowerPoint for Ceramics I at Victor Senior High School.



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Ceramics - First Day Ceramics - First Day Presentation Transcript

  • What is Ceramics?
    The Syllabus
    Ceramics 1 ½ year, ½ credit course
  • In this course you will learn…
    various hand-building techniques with clay
  • In this course you will learn…
    terminology associated with three-dimensional design
  • In this course you will learn…
    the production of functional and non-functional pottery, as well as sculptural objects
  • In this course you will learn…
    technical, historical, aesthetic, cultural and contemporary concerns of clay workers
  • In this course you will learn…
    to develop their own personal and artistic ways of working
  • Materials
    Sketchbook Binder – 1”-1 ½” binder with 5 tabbed dividers
    Pencils – bring one to every class
    Erasers – pink, white or kneaded
    Plastic Bags – several, the heavier the better
  • Assignments
    Weekly process and participation grades
  • Assignments
    Daily warm-ups and reflections
  • Assignments
    Sketchbook assignments related to each individual project
  • Assignments
    4-6 large scale unit projects
  • Assessment
    Weekly Process & Participation:
    Given weekly based on your work ethic and activities during class time
    Worth 50% of overall grade
    20 possible points
    Includes daily warm-ups and reflections
    See weekly rubric for expectations and requirements
  • Weekly Process & Participation
    Because we do not have projects due each week, you will receive a weekly process and participation grade.
    At the end of each week you will receive a grade out of 20 points based on an assessment of your participation and work ethic in each class.
    In order for your skills to improve in this course, you must gain an understanding of the information provided and practice the techniques and processes introduced. Class time is provided to learn these skills and it is essential you use this time wisely.
    The weekly grade is meant to reflect the credit you have earned for the skills you demonstrate within your studio time.
  • Weekly Grade, 20 pts
    During class you have exceeded expectations and excelled in your effort. You complete your class assignments and begin research or preparations for upcoming projects, help your peers, thoroughly clean your area, etc. (19-20 pts)
    During class you have put forth your best effort. You complete the work assigned and clean your area fully, but do not go above and beyond what is required of you. (11-18 pts)
    During class time you socialize, play on the web, do your math homework… or anything that is not your class projects. You will receive an automatic 0 for skipping class. (0-10 pts)
  • Assessment
    Required to complete sketchbook assignments related to each unit project
    Part of individual project grades
    Must be submitted with final, completed project or points will be deducted from final project grade
  • Assessment
    Rubrics provided at the beginning of all projects outlining how they will be graded
    Graded on areas such as: creativity, craftsmanship, work ethic, function, and elements & principles of design
    Worth 50% of overall grade
    30-60 possible points
  • Late Work
    Due date given at the start of each assignment
    Expected that you will work both in class and outside of class
    Points deducted on work ethic for late projects
    Behind on a project?
    Sign-up to finish it during Advisory, Academic Study or Activity Period
    Plan ahead - this room is not always open to students
  • Late Work
    Won’t complete assignment on time?
    Your responsibility to communicate with me in advance of the due date with a valid explanation of why you need more time
    If you have not worked to your fullest potential or made full use of class time you will not be allowed extra time to complete the assignment
  • OVERALL Expectations
    Victor Central Schools Code of Conduct applies in all of my classes
    See Agendas for full rules and expectations
    My class rule: RESPECT
  • DAILY Expectations
    When the bell rings to START class:
    In seats, quiet and ready to begin class
    When the bell rings to END class:
    In seats, cleaned up, ready to tuck chairs in and leave
    Unexcused and repeated will result in contact home
    Must be excused and legitimate
    Attendance lists are checked daily
    You are responsible for making up class work and reviewing materials discussed in class
    Students found skipping are given a ‘0’ for their weekly grade
  • DAILY Expectations
    No cell phones in class at any time
    Using cell phone = taken away and given to the ISS teacher until the end of the day
    iPods OK only during work times and provided you can still hear me while using them
  • iPODS OK or not ok???
    Check daily agenda…
    No iPods today
    Today is OK, after initial instruction
  • Clean-up & Maintenance
    Clean-up own workspace 5-10 minutes prior to the end of the block
    picking up all materials and returning them to their proper locations (see safety & clean-up handouts)
    washing tables, chairs, tools, sinks, floor…
    logging off and returning computers (if used)
    tucking in chairs/stools
    Clean-up early = stay extra time to assist in additional clean-up tasks
  • Critical Clean-up
    In Ceramics clean-up is critical to a safe environment.
    Improper clean-up will result in a “0” effort grade for the week.
  • Maintenance
    No food or drink is to be consumed in the art room at any time during the day
    If you have food or drink with you when you enter the room you must leave them on the cabinets until the end of class
  • Computer Paths
    All projects & assignments are posted on Shared Files and my Blog
    Pathway to Course Files:
    Shared Files  High School  DuckworthS  Ceramics Current Project Name
  • Computer Paths
    Computer work completed in class saved to your student server space…NOT THE DESKTOP!
    Pathway to Drop Box for Submitting Projects:
    Shared Files  High School  DuckworthS  Drop Box Your Block Class  Your Last Name
  • Communication
    924-3252 x5401
  • Now What?
    Let’s explore the classroom
  • Homework: Assignment 1
    Bring home syllabus to review with parent/guardian – see this PowerPoint on Blog
    Cut out Student and Parent Reference Sheet and give to your parents to put in appropriate place for reference
    Get parent/guardian’s name, phone number and email address on Contact Information sheet and return to me
    Complete questionnaire and return to me
    Bring in binder, dividers and plastic bags
    Due: Start of next class…easy 10 points!