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Tina McDermott

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

Students will expand on connections between the concepts and processes they are learning.
Students will engage in their classroom community by practicing the artistic skills of close observation, risk-taking, and reflection.

BIO

As an art teacher and teaching artist, I strive towards meaningful residencies that allow students to make connections. Connections between ideas, materials and processes, and with each other are valuable in the learning experience.

DISCIPLINES

2D Visual Arts,3D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

3-5,

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Science: Model-making
Students will work independently and collaboratively to create models about the topic they are learning using a range of materials.
Next Generation Science Practice: Developing and Using Models. 
ex. of NGSS standard (5th): 4-LS1-2.
Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.

 

 

English Language Arts: Looking at Characters
Students will explore a specific character from the class reading by using collage and clay. Students will investigate the different dimensions of this character to find different ways to relate to this character’s experience. Ex. of ELA standards (4th): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.9.A
Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions].”).


Drawing Mindfully
Students will expand on what it means to focus through breathwork practices and confidence building with drawing. Carol Dweck’s “Growth Mindset” will be integrated into this residency.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

The residency offerings integrate:
Science (Next Generation Science Standards)
English Language Arts (Common Core)
Mindfulness & the Growth Mindset (Carol Dweck)

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: Can move from classroom to classroom.

Travel: I drive and am available for residencies more than 15 miles outside of Portland.

Breaks longer than an hour will be charged at $1/minute.

Supplies: Specialized supplies are needed and will be provided at a cost. Typically I store materials on a cart. Projects will need to be stored in the classroom.

Technology: Classroom projector to plug in a laptop, Overhead projector to display images and examples

FEE INFO

$450/day up to 5 sessions a day
$250 materials cost per grade band
Travel rate 53 cents/mile
Planning/Reflection meetings $50

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x229

Email:

kstrelchun@therightbraininitiative.org

Website:

https://www.tmcd727.wix.com/arteducation

REFERENCES

Dylan Stafford

Teacher, 3rd grade

dstafford@pps.net

Markham Elementary School

Beth Bundy

Art teacher

bbundy@pps.net

Ockley Green School

4th - 8th

Andrew Butterfield

Art Teacher

abutterfield@pps.net

Wilson High School

9 - 12


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