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Escaping the
Cave
Worcester
Art Educators
Fall 2013
Laura Johnson
www.artroomonline.com
The “Cave” Plato’s Allegory of The Cave
Art Room
How Might We
Escape the Cave?
Isolation…
Stagnation…
Repetition…
Reinventing the Wheel…
Budget Restraints…
How Might We…
Reinvigorate our teaching practice?
Continually learn and improve?
Best prepare our students for the unknown...
PLC
(Personal Learning
Community)
Learn! Collaborate!
Share! Teach! Grow!
Solutions
Tech
Wordpress/ Weebly
Slideshare/ Issuu
Twitter
Pinterest/ Instagram
Kickstarter
Animoto
Dropbox
Solutions
Collab
Student Art Show at MGH
Japan Tsunami Relief
E-luminate.org
Collaborative Art Initiative
Civic Engagement Workshop
...
Creativity
Austin Kleon
Mind Maps
S.C.A.M.P.E.R
Ted Videos
Solutions
Free $
Free Resources
Grant Opportunities for:
Arts
Field Trips
Technology
And more…
Solutions
Asia Region Art Educators
http://ararte.ning.com PLC
Asia Region Art Educators
http://ararte.ning.com PLC
Asia Region Art Educators
http://ararte.ning.com PLC
Asia Region Art Educators
Kendra Farrell PLC
Using Lesson Plans from Colleagues Abroad
Videography9 Squares Project
PLC
“Portrait Party” Student Collaborations
Students from Lynnfield and Beijing PLC
PLC“Portrait Party” Student Collaborations
Students from Lynnfield and Beijing
Art Ed 2.0
http://arted20.ning.com PLC
Art Ed 2.0
http://arted20.ning.com PLC
Art Ed 2.0
http://arted20.ning.com PLC
Art Ed 2.0
http://arted20.ning.com PLC
Art Ed 2.0
http://arted20.ning.com PLC
Deep Space Sparkle
www.deepspacesparkle.com PLC
The Art of Ed
Frank Curkovic
Edutopia
The Carrot Revolution
TED
The Teaching
Palette
PLC
Collaborative Art Initiative
University of The Middle East Project
www.ume.org
PLC
PLCCivic Engagement Workshop,
2010 in Cairo, Egypt
University of The Middle East
Edcamps
EdCamp conferences are a truly unique "unconference" designed by
and for educators and are completely FREE!  
Some...
TechTwitter
www.twitter.com
#arted, #artsed, #designthinking
Tech
EdWeek
Craig Roland
John Maeda
Ian Sands
Tricia Fuglestad
Melinda Gates
Ipadartroom
Patrick Larkin
MoMA
Nat’l End.for...
TechInstagram (phone app)
Follow Your Favorite Contemporary Artists!
Vik Muniz
Ai Wei Wei
JR
Julia Rothman
Kate Bingaman B...
TechPinterest
Mine is: www.pinterest.com/caravella
What’s yours?
TechBlog with Wordpress
www.wordpress.com
www.artroomonline.com
TechMake a Website (Easy!)
www.weebly.com
TechMake a Website (Easy!)
www.weebly.com
TechEmbed power points on your blog
www.slideshare.net
TechEmbed handouts on your blog
www.issuu.com
TechKickstarter- 88 Temples
www.kickstarter.com
TechDropbox
www.dropbox.com
“Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your
photos, docs, and videos anywhere and shar...
CollabInternational Charity
Japan Tsunami Relief
CollabService Learning For Your Classroom
www.e-luminate.org
CollabCollaborative Poetry & Art
Lynnfield, USA and Tiznit, Morocco
                                                      ...
CollabAlternative Typography ABC Book
For local kindergarteners
CollabAlternative Typography ABC Book
For local kindergarteners
How Might We…
re-imagine an ABC
book for kindergartens?
CollabAlternative Typography ABC Book
For local kindergarteners
How Might We…?
Assumes there
are solutions
out there
Says ...
CollabAlternative Typography ABC Book
For local kindergarteners
Teams of 3 students
The Design Process
Open-ended problem
CollabRecycling Project
How Might We…
get our school
community to reduce,
reuse and recycle
more?
CollabRecycling Project
How Might We…
get our school community to reduce, reuse and recycle more?
•Wasteland Movie
•Teams ...
CollabFRAMING QUESTIONS
How Might We…get our
school community to
reduce, reuse and recycle
more?
Project: Create a poster ...
CollabDESIGN THINKING=
POSSIBILTY!!!
Students learn
•How to identify a problem
•How to solve a problem
•Collaboration
•Inn...
CreateSome Thoughts on Creativity…
CreateAustin Kleon
www.austinkleon.com
CreateAustin Kleon
www.austinkleon.com
CreateMind Maps
CreateS.C.A.M.P.E.R
CreateTED
Talks on Creativity
www.ted.com/topics/creativity
“Need a burst of inspiration?
Wildly creative thinkers share
i...
Donors Choose
www.donorschoose.org $
$Box Tops for Education
www.bettycrocker.com/products/box-tops-for-education
The school gets 10 cents for
each box top col...
$Shoparoo.com
“Buy the products you
want, wherever and
however you want.
Then, just snap a pic
of your receipt to
make an ...
$Target Grants
Field trips https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants
Arts https://cor...
$Free Art Books for Libraries and Schools
www.ducprogram.org/index.php
Contact
info@ducprogram.org
DUC Library Program
Art...
$Lowes Toolbox for Education Grants
www.toolboxforeducation.com
($2000-$5000 per school)
$19 Technology Grants for Schools
http://www.technologygrantnews.com/pages/grant-index-by-type/school-grants.html
$Free $ Ideas from Wantaugh Elementary
http://www.wantaghschools.org/Page/5860
$My Coke Rewards, Ink Cartridge Recycling
www.gilchrist.leon.k12.fl.us/pto/freemoney.html
$“Operation Free Money”
https://sites.google.com/a/chccs.k12.nc.us/mes-pta/mes-pta/operation-free-money
$“Real Classroom Ideas”- Grant Opportunities
www.realclassroomideas.com/17.html
$Educational Grants
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/52098
$Worcester Arts Council- Grants
http://www.mass-culture.org/worcester
$Worcester Arts Council
2012 Grants
$Worcester Arts Council
2013 Grants
We can do it !
Personal Learning
Communities
Technology
Collaboration
Creativity
Free Resources ($)
Thank you!
Let’s Collaborate!
Please feel free to
contact me with
questions, comments or
ideas.
Laura Johnson
www.artroomo...
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  1. 1. Escaping the Cave Worcester Art Educators Fall 2013 Laura Johnson www.artroomonline.com
  2. 2. The “Cave” Plato’s Allegory of The Cave Art Room
  3. 3. How Might We Escape the Cave? Isolation… Stagnation… Repetition… Reinventing the Wheel… Budget Restraints…
  4. 4. How Might We… Reinvigorate our teaching practice? Continually learn and improve? Best prepare our students for the unknown future? Decrease xenophobia? Move our profession forward? Stay relevant? PLC Technology Collaboration Creativity Free Resources ($) Solutions:
  5. 5. PLC (Personal Learning Community) Learn! Collaborate! Share! Teach! Grow! Solutions
  6. 6. Tech Wordpress/ Weebly Slideshare/ Issuu Twitter Pinterest/ Instagram Kickstarter Animoto Dropbox Solutions
  7. 7. Collab Student Art Show at MGH Japan Tsunami Relief E-luminate.org Collaborative Art Initiative Civic Engagement Workshop Design Thinking for Students Solutions
  8. 8. Creativity Austin Kleon Mind Maps S.C.A.M.P.E.R Ted Videos Solutions
  9. 9. Free $ Free Resources Grant Opportunities for: Arts Field Trips Technology And more… Solutions
  10. 10. Asia Region Art Educators http://ararte.ning.com PLC
  11. 11. Asia Region Art Educators http://ararte.ning.com PLC
  12. 12. Asia Region Art Educators http://ararte.ning.com PLC
  13. 13. Asia Region Art Educators Kendra Farrell PLC
  14. 14. Using Lesson Plans from Colleagues Abroad Videography9 Squares Project PLC
  15. 15. “Portrait Party” Student Collaborations Students from Lynnfield and Beijing PLC
  16. 16. PLC“Portrait Party” Student Collaborations Students from Lynnfield and Beijing
  17. 17. Art Ed 2.0 http://arted20.ning.com PLC
  18. 18. Art Ed 2.0 http://arted20.ning.com PLC
  19. 19. Art Ed 2.0 http://arted20.ning.com PLC
  20. 20. Art Ed 2.0 http://arted20.ning.com PLC
  21. 21. Art Ed 2.0 http://arted20.ning.com PLC
  22. 22. Deep Space Sparkle www.deepspacesparkle.com PLC
  23. 23. The Art of Ed Frank Curkovic Edutopia The Carrot Revolution TED The Teaching Palette PLC
  24. 24. Collaborative Art Initiative University of The Middle East Project www.ume.org PLC
  25. 25. PLCCivic Engagement Workshop, 2010 in Cairo, Egypt University of The Middle East
  26. 26. Edcamps EdCamp conferences are a truly unique "unconference" designed by and for educators and are completely FREE!   Some upcomming EdCamp opportunities: October 19th - EdCamp Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH.  To register, go to  http://edcamp.wikispaces.com/edcamp+Seacoast  November 2nd - EdCamp Lesley  Boston, MA.  To register, go to http://www.lesleyelis.com/edcamplesley/  EdCamp Image the Possibilities, Plymouth, MA.  To register, go to http://edcamp.wikispaces.com/edcamp+Imagine+the+Possibilities  PLC
  27. 27. TechTwitter www.twitter.com #arted, #artsed, #designthinking
  28. 28. Tech EdWeek Craig Roland John Maeda Ian Sands Tricia Fuglestad Melinda Gates Ipadartroom Patrick Larkin MoMA Nat’l End.for the Arts Worcester Art Museum Design Milk NY Times Arts Brain Pickings Edutopia Art 21 GOOD Nancy Walkup Met Museum RISD Twitter Phone app or www.twitter.com
  29. 29. TechInstagram (phone app) Follow Your Favorite Contemporary Artists! Vik Muniz Ai Wei Wei JR Julia Rothman Kate Bingaman Burt
  30. 30. TechPinterest Mine is: www.pinterest.com/caravella What’s yours?
  31. 31. TechBlog with Wordpress www.wordpress.com www.artroomonline.com
  32. 32. TechMake a Website (Easy!) www.weebly.com
  33. 33. TechMake a Website (Easy!) www.weebly.com
  34. 34. TechEmbed power points on your blog www.slideshare.net
  35. 35. TechEmbed handouts on your blog www.issuu.com
  36. 36. TechKickstarter- 88 Temples www.kickstarter.com
  37. 37. TechDropbox www.dropbox.com “Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!”
  38. 38. CollabInternational Charity Japan Tsunami Relief
  39. 39. CollabService Learning For Your Classroom www.e-luminate.org
  40. 40. CollabCollaborative Poetry & Art Lynnfield, USA and Tiznit, Morocco                                                                                            One World  The world and the body are the same, The world of a lot of countries,  The body with all its parts, A little ache somewhere And then you have a cough Or even life might stop   So let’s take care Of all and one another, To have peace every where And a healthy body forever  This is the world of my dreams. Written by Zakaria Amraoui (Tiznit) Illustrated By Arianna L. (Lynnfield)
  41. 41. CollabAlternative Typography ABC Book For local kindergarteners
  42. 42. CollabAlternative Typography ABC Book For local kindergarteners How Might We… re-imagine an ABC book for kindergartens?
  43. 43. CollabAlternative Typography ABC Book For local kindergarteners How Might We…? Assumes there are solutions out there Says we can put ideas out there that might work or might not- either way it’s OK. Says we’re going to do it together and build on each others ideas. From Warren Berger’s Harvard Business Review article “The Secret Phrase Top Business Innovators Use”
  44. 44. CollabAlternative Typography ABC Book For local kindergarteners Teams of 3 students The Design Process Open-ended problem
  45. 45. CollabRecycling Project How Might We… get our school community to reduce, reuse and recycle more?
  46. 46. CollabRecycling Project How Might We… get our school community to reduce, reuse and recycle more? •Wasteland Movie •Teams of 3 max •Research, photos, interview students, faculty, custodians, walk around the school, write down observations •Create a proposal •Make final design
  47. 47. CollabFRAMING QUESTIONS How Might We…get our school community to reduce, reuse and recycle more? Project: Create a poster to encourage more recycling in the cafe. Vs.
  48. 48. CollabDESIGN THINKING= POSSIBILTY!!! Students learn •How to identify a problem •How to solve a problem •Collaboration •Innovation •Creativity •To improve their communities •To create social change •Engagement •Empowerment
  49. 49. CreateSome Thoughts on Creativity…
  50. 50. CreateAustin Kleon www.austinkleon.com
  51. 51. CreateAustin Kleon www.austinkleon.com
  52. 52. CreateMind Maps
  53. 53. CreateS.C.A.M.P.E.R
  54. 54. CreateTED Talks on Creativity www.ted.com/topics/creativity “Need a burst of inspiration? Wildly creative thinkers share ideas, strategies and warmhearted encouragement to let your genius out.”
  55. 55. Donors Choose www.donorschoose.org $
  56. 56. $Box Tops for Education www.bettycrocker.com/products/box-tops-for-education The school gets 10 cents for each box top collected.
  57. 57. $Shoparoo.com “Buy the products you want, wherever and however you want. Then, just snap a pic of your receipt to make an instant donation to your child's school. Plus, we'll even digitize your receipts for you “
  58. 58. $Target Grants Field trips https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants Arts https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/arts-culture-design-in-schools-grants
  59. 59. $Free Art Books for Libraries and Schools www.ducprogram.org/index.php Contact info@ducprogram.org DUC Library Program Art Resources Transfer 526 West 26th Street, #614 New York, NY 10001 T: 1 212 255 2919 F: 1 212 352 8448
  60. 60. $Lowes Toolbox for Education Grants www.toolboxforeducation.com ($2000-$5000 per school)
  61. 61. $19 Technology Grants for Schools http://www.technologygrantnews.com/pages/grant-index-by-type/school-grants.html
  62. 62. $Free $ Ideas from Wantaugh Elementary http://www.wantaghschools.org/Page/5860
  63. 63. $My Coke Rewards, Ink Cartridge Recycling www.gilchrist.leon.k12.fl.us/pto/freemoney.html
  64. 64. $“Operation Free Money” https://sites.google.com/a/chccs.k12.nc.us/mes-pta/mes-pta/operation-free-money
  65. 65. $“Real Classroom Ideas”- Grant Opportunities www.realclassroomideas.com/17.html
  66. 66. $Educational Grants http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/52098
  67. 67. $Worcester Arts Council- Grants http://www.mass-culture.org/worcester
  68. 68. $Worcester Arts Council 2012 Grants
  69. 69. $Worcester Arts Council 2013 Grants
  70. 70. We can do it ! Personal Learning Communities Technology Collaboration Creativity Free Resources ($)
  71. 71. Thank you! Let’s Collaborate! Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments or ideas. Laura Johnson www.artroomonline.com twitter @artedlab
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