Lydia J. GatesProfessional Portfolio
Summary ofQualifications
I am an Art Teacher that provides     quality, uncommon techniques, instructional strategies with traditionaland computer ...
I seek to foster students achievement in high-order thinking and problem-solving skills through age-appropriate           ...
Education:Wichita Business College, Wichita, KS             April 1980   Friends University, Wichita, KS  Bachelor of Arts...
Professional Licensure:     K-12 Art TeacherState of Kansas since 2004Boundary Awareness TrainingCertified April 2012 thru...
Work Experience:        Visual Artist since 1997.   Chase County Art Guild member.Commissioned graphic design projects in ...
K-6 Volunteer Bible-Art Sunday School               Teacher            June 2011-2012Developed own curriculum and instruct...
Temporary Special Education          Paraprofessional        August-September 2011Multiple instructional methods used to m...
KIX After-School Program Art Instructor/Teacher August 2011-April 2012
Action Research Project             for Masters program        with KIX After-school program         (Completed Feb-April ...
Examples of         Student Workfrom the Action Research Project:
Students individually expressed the word,joyful using warm and cool colors.
Students created their ownsandwiches. They drew and thenwater-colored their drawings.
Students learned sharing by cutting theircompleted sandwiches in half and combining themwith other students sandwich halve...
Students viewed and listened to a story and thendrew parts of the story in a sequential mannerusing colored pencils.
Students hard at work writing thank you Jesusletters. They decorated their letter andenvelope with images and colored them...
L to R: Best performing student, me.Background: L to R: Pastor, 2nd grader, twokindergarteners.
Substitute Teacher          2009-12All levels of public schools
YCAT (Youth Creating Art Together)          Art Instructor      March-November 2010Developed, organized andinstructed week...
K-5 Art Instructor         USD 259, Wichita, KS      August 2006-December 2008 My third grade students collaborative artpr...
Private Tutor  November 2004-June 2005Prepared reading test preparation          curriculum.
Computer Project/Office Assistant             Secretary   Social & Rehabilitation Services         Wichita/Topeka, KS     ...
Personal Artwork I specialize in 2-D: cut-out/torn papercollage and 3-D art made from recycledmaterials. I also like to us...
Cut and torn paper collage   2011 copyright LJGates
Cut and torn paper 2011copyright LJGates
Cut paper 2007 copyrightLJGates
Tempera copyright 2009 LJGates
Tempera copyright 2009 LJ Gates
Graphite 2011copyright LJGates
handmade & painted paper bowl 2006 copyright LJGates
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  1. 1. Lydia J. GatesProfessional Portfolio
  2. 2. Summary ofQualifications
  3. 3. I am an Art Teacher that provides quality, uncommon techniques, instructional strategies with traditionaland computer technology connections in order to meet the needs of all learners.
  4. 4. I seek to foster students achievement in high-order thinking and problem-solving skills through age-appropriate instruction. Sparking students to find the joy inlearning, discovering and excelling in education is my goal.
  5. 5. Education:Wichita Business College, Wichita, KS April 1980 Friends University, Wichita, KS Bachelor of Arts in Art Education December 2003Master of Arts in Teaching (March 2013)
  6. 6. Professional Licensure: K-12 Art TeacherState of Kansas since 2004Boundary Awareness TrainingCertified April 2012 thru 2017
  7. 7. Work Experience: Visual Artist since 1997. Chase County Art Guild member.Commissioned graphic design projects in 2011. Participate in local art shows.
  8. 8. K-6 Volunteer Bible-Art Sunday School Teacher June 2011-2012Developed own curriculum and instructed biblical-themed art activities
  9. 9. Temporary Special Education Paraprofessional August-September 2011Multiple instructional methods used to meet needs of special education high school students.
  10. 10. KIX After-School Program Art Instructor/Teacher August 2011-April 2012
  11. 11. Action Research Project for Masters program with KIX After-school program (Completed Feb-April 2012)Integrating Language Arts and Visual Arts: The Effects on Retention of Vocabulary (2nd - 4th graders)
  12. 12. Examples of Student Workfrom the Action Research Project:
  13. 13. Students individually expressed the word,joyful using warm and cool colors.
  14. 14. Students created their ownsandwiches. They drew and thenwater-colored their drawings.
  15. 15. Students learned sharing by cutting theircompleted sandwiches in half and combining themwith other students sandwich halves to make twolarge sandwiches.
  16. 16. Students viewed and listened to a story and thendrew parts of the story in a sequential mannerusing colored pencils.
  17. 17. Students hard at work writing thank you Jesusletters. They decorated their letter andenvelope with images and colored them withcrayons.
  18. 18. L to R: Best performing student, me.Background: L to R: Pastor, 2nd grader, twokindergarteners.
  19. 19. Substitute Teacher 2009-12All levels of public schools
  20. 20. YCAT (Youth Creating Art Together) Art Instructor March-November 2010Developed, organized andinstructed weekly after-school artprogram for ages 7-14
  21. 21. K-5 Art Instructor USD 259, Wichita, KS August 2006-December 2008 My third grade students collaborative artproject was published in Crayola 2008-09 exhibition book. Party City New-York Style by Mrs. Gates 3rd graders
  22. 22. Private Tutor November 2004-June 2005Prepared reading test preparation curriculum.
  23. 23. Computer Project/Office Assistant Secretary Social & Rehabilitation Services Wichita/Topeka, KS November 1984-April 1994KsCares computer system trainer, user support staff, tester, staff member. Data entry, accounting clerk, staffing secretary.
  24. 24. Personal Artwork I specialize in 2-D: cut-out/torn papercollage and 3-D art made from recycledmaterials. I also like to use tempera, oil pastels and graphite and watercolor.
  25. 25. Cut and torn paper collage 2011 copyright LJGates
  26. 26. Cut and torn paper 2011copyright LJGates
  27. 27. Cut paper 2007 copyrightLJGates
  28. 28. Tempera copyright 2009 LJGates
  29. 29. Tempera copyright 2009 LJ Gates
  30. 30. Graphite 2011copyright LJGates
  31. 31. handmade & painted paper bowl 2006 copyright LJGates

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