ART 343 - Instructional Methods for Teaching Secondary Art I (3)

This course starts with an introduction to the curriculum for 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes, moves into an exploration of classroom management techniques and cooperative learning strategies for middle school students. It will conclude with an examination of the curriculum and effective teaching strategies for high school students.  Topics covered throughout course include 1) Characteristics of the middle school and high school student; 2) Classroom management; 3) Applying and sequentially building on the elements and principles of art; 4) The development of a curriculum for foundation classes; 5) Integration of technology and multicultural lessons; 6) Developing rubrics to analyze student work; 7) Safety issues in the classroom.  Students will complete lesson plans for each grade level to include a demonstration project and a rubric.

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