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A SAMPLE STARTER UNIT IN YEAR 1This Unit Plan is based on the teaching material in A Sense of Place. A version for students can be found in my textbook Visual Arts for the IB Diploma, (Cambridge University Press).It is especially designed for students starting IB Art . You can find other suggestions for year 1 teaching ideas in Starting Strategies Download Sample Unit plan place and culture Skills,...
Are you loosing sleep over unit planning?Planning the course with the required teaching and learning outcomes can be time consuming, especially when you'd rather be printmaking or taking students to see shows.... Formalizing course content is required now by most schools, and teachers have requested a unit planner based on the IBDP teaching and learning goals for all subject areas, but specific...
Chart your CourseYou are the captain of your very particular IB Visual Arts ship, whatever kind of vessel that is. There is no one size fits all model, but there are outlines and planners to help steer your course. These planners are to help you meet neccessary assessment goals and course requirements, while charting your own route across the IB ocean. Enjoy the journey!In workshops we usually do...
This page presents an annotated version of a resource originally created by Tate Education called Ways of Looking. After trying this out resource with both students and teachers we realized that it is a bit too long for use during a museum visit. Some teachers requested a streamlined version so I have modified the Tate's pedagogical approach, tailoring it more specifically to address key visual...
On this page you will find a general overview of the criteriaassessment rubric with mark bands for each criteria ( for teachers) student friendly rubric with examples of each criteria " in action".There are 5 assessment criteria for the PP, for a total of 34 marks A Skills, techniques and processes: 12 marksB Critical investigation: 6 marksC Communicating ideas and intentions: 6 marksD Reviewing,...
Looking for a framework? for students who need that extra bit of structure...In response to teacher requests I have created a basic power point template for the digital presentation of the Comparative Study. The slideshow has instructions for content on each screen addressing specific aspects of the assessment criteria, but the design and visual content is entirely up to the student. This is only...
This activity helps year 1 students to investigate a topic or theme through looking at images from art history. See Finding a Focus for more about developing individual directions.Different artist's takes on a subjectThis is a fun way to explore how different artists approach the same topic, and how history and culture play a role in this.What this exercise teachesintroduces a range of new artistsreinforces...
Design & layout of Process Portfolio screens by Guest Teacher Rachel Swinburne Rachel's Bio After gaining my first class honors in BA Textiles at Goldsmiths College, University of London, I coordinated Art gallery education programs and creative partnership projects with a number of Primary and Secondary schools in the UK. I currently teach across Visual Arts and Design Technology, which...
Looking ( and sounding) Good! Presentation and Subject Specific Language is an assessed criteria for both The Comparative Study - (see CS Assessment Criteria) and the Process Portfolio- (see PP Assessment Criteria) so lets make sure we understand what examiners are looking for here.... 1.Presentation refers to a well planned, thoughtfully laid out, and easily legible document. Graphically pleasing...
For the exhibition students present a set of rigorously selected artworks that clearly communicate their artistic intentions. This doesn't mean that the all the works need to address the same subject or theme. A body of work can be related through exploration of visual qualities or through exploration of ideas and concepts. See E submission for Exhibition or Exhibition Assessment Criteria They...
The IBDP Art site is brilliant. I use it all the time. Being new the to IBDP and having only 3 students it has been a lifeline
I love this web site. It's helping me greatly in my classes . Heather is a huge guide. I'm very grateful.
InThinking is a great resource for breaking down the information in the new guide. It provides visuals, examples and and facilitates understanding through comprehensive language. It does what we as educators strive to do in our classroom to help our...
25 February 2018
At this time of year you are probably focused on getting your students to successfully complete their work, document it, hang a spectacular... more
9 February 2018
Each year, about 8 months after exams, a subject report is published by IBO, compiled from examiner comments and feedback and recorded in a... more
18 Aug Heather McReynolds
The Comparative StudyHi Susan, the specification is differing cultural contexts, which can be cultural or temporal, as long as context is addressed. i.e. They may all be contemporary if from different cultures.
18 Aug Heather McReynolds
The ExhibitionHi Dale, videos are certainly an accepted art form, ( column 3 art making forms table) - just make sure file sizes and length meet upload specifications - info on e submission page).
17 Aug Susan Walton
The Comparative StudyHi, Heather! Do the artists chosen need to be from different time periods, or just different backgrounds? Thank you!
15 Aug Dale Meier
The ExhibitionHi Heather, What are your thoughts on students making videos? Is this allowed by the IB? If so how would we submit it to the IB? I am afraid the files may be too large.
9 Aug Heather McReynolds
CS Assessment CriteriaHi Susan, they can scan hand made pages if they prefer- VERY legible and well laid out.. I have seen a few successful "handmade" CSs. Another option is to mix hand made and digital pages.
9 Aug Susan Walton
CS Assessment CriteriaHi, Heather! Thanks so much for all your work on this invaluable resource! Quick question: does the CS have to be completely digital, or can the students scan (legible) hand-made pages like they do in the PP?
6 Aug Rae Reyes
E Submission GuidelinesThank you very much!
1 Aug Ben Watt
Curriculum PlanningMany thanks
1 Aug Heather McReynolds
Curriculum PlanningHi Ben, I will post a sample unit plan here before that date, and FYI it is in the works to create a series of unit planners that teachers can pick and choose from to create their own course plan....:)
1 Aug Heather McReynolds
E Submission GuidelinesSame as 2018, usually it doesnt change
31 Jul Rae Reyes
E Submission GuidelinesHello, Heather. Do you know the deadlines for those submitting in April 2019? Thank you.
25 Jul Heather McReynolds
E Submission Guidelinesyou need to verify that with your school- it will be for all subject exams, not just art.