Why Teams Work
Having been a part of several successful athletic and academic teams, I've noticed that success is driven by strong team bonds and encouragement. Successful teams require leadership from each member, and accountability is ever-present. This year, I wanted to combine my passion for coaching my my knowledge of teaching creativity. I want to see what happens when Studio Art is taught from a team-based approach.
My classes have been broken down into six creative teams, each team having six members. The teams were arranged in a fair manner based on the final GPA in art from last school year. These teams were grouped together on the first day of school, were required to develop a team name, and worked together to critique the summer work of their teammates. From the first day, team identity and pride were encouraged, and a sense of competition was instilled.
Below are the categories that will be used to measure each team's overall performance and growth, as well as the prizes that will be awarded to the winning individual, team, and class.
This 1-7 rubric will be used to score each student at the interim and end of each marking period. Students may earn up to 14 points per marking period from the rubric, and may earn bonus points for entering the Artworks All Media exhibitions each month of the year. Additional bonus points will be given out for awards won at the Scholastics Art and Writing Competition.
Comprehension and Application of the Elements and Principles of Design
Personal Vision, Independence, Art Criticism, and Critical Thinking
Use of the Visual Journal for Idea Development and Research
Portfolio Development and Online Professional Presence
Bonus Points For the Following:
Scholastic Points Unlimited Number of Points Possible
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Award from Artworks Gallery All Media Show
1st place : 15 points
2nd Place: 10 points
3rd Place: 5 points
Honorable Mention: 2 points
Exhibited Work: 2 points
Highest Overall Individual Points: Original Guyer Artwork
Highest Overall Team Points: Dinner Made by Guyer
Highest Class Points Total: Pizza Party in May