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Hello I am Mrs. Jamie Steffl
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Have a great summer! I look forward to the 2017-18 school year.
Things to look for in the visual arts next year...
Students will begin to be assessed using the new National Core Arts Standards using standards based grading.
Here are the 11 anchor standards to be assessed in the Visual Arts:
1. Creating: Investigate/Plan/Make- Generate & conceptualize artistic ideas & work.
2. Creating: Investigate: Organize & develop artistic ideas & work.
3. Creating: Reflect/Refine/Continue- Refine & complete artistic work.
4. Presenting: Relate- Select, analyze & interpret artistic work for presentation.
5. Presenting: Select- Develop & refine artistic techniques & work for presentation.
6. Presenting: Analyze- Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
7. Responding: Share- Perceive & analyze artistic work.
8. Responding: Perceive- Interpret intent & meaning in artistic work.
9. Responding: Analyze- Apply Criteria to evaluate artistic work
10. Connecting: Interpret- Synthesize & relate knowledge & personal experiences to make art.
11. Connecting: Synthesize- Relate artistic ideas & works with societal, cultural & historical context to deepen understanding.
Mrs. Steffl's Art Education Philosophy
Art surrounds each of us, every day. It is a connection to the past, to other cultures, to each other...We all have an intrinsic need to create and leave our mark on the world. It is my pleasure to teach the students at Redwood Area Schools to find personal meaning through their art and help them to interpret and understand the purpose, function, and meaning in the visual images and objects that surround them throughout their life. It is also my hope to foster a respect for life long learning in each of my students and instill in them a positive attitude with hopes that each student will find happiness, success, and meaning in their future lives.
“All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving toward excellence.” - Dennis Waitley