BVSW Visual Arts, 9th Grade Presentation

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BVSW Visual Arts, 9th Grade Presentation

  1. 1. BVSW Visual Arts: Shawn Stelter Enrollment Information
  2. 2. How the Arts contribute to student achievement… SAT Scores of Students Who Study the Arts: What We Can and Cannot Conclude about the Association, Kathryn Vaughn and Ellen Winner (Fall 2000). “ students who took four years of arts coursework outperformed their peers who had one half-year or less of arts coursework by 58 points on the verbal portion and 38 points on the math portion of the SAT.” 2005 College-Bound Seniors: Total Group Profile Report, The College Board, 2005
  3. 3. <ul><li>“… (21st-century) skills include the ability to think critically and creatively…” </li></ul>Microsoft, Intel, and Cisco at the Learning and Technology Forum London, January, 2009
  4. 4. BVSW Visual Arts Department Mission <ul><li>Provide a hands-on approach to engage students in refining their artistic skills and techniques, challenging their creative and global thinking abilities, and igniting their passion for the creative process. </li></ul>
  5. 5. BVSW Visual Arts Course Options for Freshmen <ul><li>Design Fundamentals* </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Photography 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Imaging </li></ul><ul><li>Ceramics 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Sculpture 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Jewelry/Metalsmithing </li></ul><ul><li>Textile Design and Fibers </li></ul>www.bluevalleyk12.org/bvsw/enrollment
  6. 6. Art Department Course Suggestions… www.bluevalleyk12.org/bvsw/enrollment
  7. 7. A Final Thought… <ul><li>“ The Arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.” </li></ul>Ten Lessons the Arts Teach The Arts and the Creation of Mind Elliot Eisner, 2002
  8. 8. Questions??? <ul><li>Please contact Shawn Stelter… </li></ul>Email: [email_address] Phone: 913.624.2255 www.bluevalleyk12.org/bvsw/enrollment

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