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Christine Martell

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

Students and teachers will explore design thinking and the experiential nature of collaboration.

 

Students will begin with a problem then explore potential solutions, developing ways to test ideas.

 

Creativity will be a widely applicable approach to solving problems together.

 

We will use art and design as the process to explore learning.

 

Visual art is the method we use to deliver subject content.

 

Art is the method we use to deliver subject content.

BIO

I have a professional background in both art and education and work in a wide variety of mediums. Being fluent enough in every media so that I can choose the one that best suits my creative idea is important to me. My teaching style varies and adjusts to the age of the learners and what we are trying to achieve together. I use experiential learning and project based techniques. I am most interested in the creative process and helping students be less focused on the end product. I co-­create learning to spark creativity, growth, problem ­solving and positive change.

DISCIPLINES

2D Visual Arts,3D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,6-8,

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

A K – 6 residency with gelli printing allows each student to contribute to creating prints in different colors that are then used to create torn paper collage. This media easily adapts to a wide range of content in science, math, social science and language arts.

 

Found object (especially cardboard) sculpture with grades K-8. Students explore a range of tools and fastening methods to express things like plate tectonics or ecosystems in science, characters in language arts, shapes in math, or feelings and abstract ideas. Perseverance is a key part of successful projects. I emphasize exploration and process over a perfect product. I prefer to work with teachers before the residency to expose them to the chosen media and build strong content ties.

Students in 7th and 8th grade created recycled cardboard sculptures that could be experienced by blind people and reflected a particular character viewpoint in their language arts books.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

I design experiences to meet the curriculum needs of the desired subjects. I select materials and media that help students grasp learning in different ways. This uses Science: Engineering Design as a scaffold that can be applied to all subjects. I have integrated projects into science, math, social science and language arts including shifting subjects across grade bands.

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: Either one designated classroom where students come to me or can move from classroom to classroom.

 

Workshop: I prefer to do some kind of workshop with teachers before the residency where they get to experience the chosen media.

 

Travel: I drive and am available for residencies more than 15 miles outside of Portland.  I live in  Hillsboro so I do not charge mileage for HSD schools.

 

Session Logistics:  I can teach 4-5 sessions each day with a 10 minute break between sessions.  I prefer to schedule the same media each day.

Breaks:  Minimum time for lunch break is 30 minutes; maximum is 60 minutes.  Breaks longer than an hour will be charged.

 

Supplies: Common supplies, specialized supplies as well as found objects will be used. Common supplies include chipboard, tempera paint, masking tape, paper, colored pencils, markers, cardboard, LEDs, motors.

 

Technology: Classroom projector to plug in a laptop

FEE INFO

$70 per classroom session or planning, preparation and reflection hour.

Supplies range from $30 – $100 generally. May be able to use some materials already at the school.

$35 per hour for wait time more than lunch break.

IRS allowed mileage from Hillsboro, Oregon.  (No mileage fee for Hillsboro School District schools).

Fees are negotiable.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x229

Email:

kstrelchun@therightbraininitiative.org

Website:

https://christinemartell.com/project-portfolio/

REFERENCES

Dan Bosshardt

Music Teacher

bosshard@hsd.k12.or.us

(503) 844-1160

Lincoln Street Elementary School

Jessie Rohrig

Science Teacher

rohrigj@hsd.k12.or.us

503-844-1400

Evergreen Middle School

8th Grade

Gabriela Pinder

Kindergarten Teacher

gpinder@pps.net

(503) 916-6255

Chief Joseph Elementary


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