2016 Schedule

Breakfast begins at 9:15 a.m.  in 210B Patterson Building. For participants unfamiliar with the Penn State campus, there are three parking decks you can use: (1) near the Nittany Lion Inn, (2) next to Eisenhower Auditorium, and (3) next to the Creamery. Each deck is within a 5–10 minute walk of Patterson. You can find parking maps here:  http://www.transportation.psu.edu/tran…/maps/parking-maps/

We are looking forward to meeting you all!

Assessing Learning in and Through Art

June 21–24, 2016

Homework for Tuesday (to be completed before Tuesday June 21):

Write a reflection on the following questions and submit to meg5569@psu.edu: What does learning look like? How do you define assessment and evaluation? How are your understandings different than or the same as those of your institutions?

Tuesday (6/21)

  • 9:15 a.m.—BREAKFAST (210B Patterson Building). Distribute sketch books.
  • 10:00 a.m.—Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of SICA (Print Study Room) with Dr. Dana Carlisle Kletchka and Dr. B. Stephen Carpenter, II
  • 11:00 a.m.—Prime Time: Assessment (Print Study Room)
  • noon—LUNCH (210B Patterson Building)
  • 1:00—3:00 p.m.—Introduction to the Pincus Gallery of Contemporary Art & activity (Palmer Museum galleries)
  • 3:00—4:00 p.m.—View Harvest Song and Night of the Poor murals by John Biggers in Burrowes Building/discuss drawing (or YOUR representation of learning) for digital fabrication.

Homework for Wednesday: 

Taylor, P. G. (2015). What Does Learning Look Like? Data Visualization of Art Teaching and Learning.

Complete the form from Pamela Taylor

Write a reflection on the following questions and submit to meg5569@psu.edu:

In this chapter, Dr. Taylor states, “Put another way, one finished work of art does not represent or make apparent all the valued learning in the art class. There are multiple indicators/artifacts of learning that are equally as valuable” (p. 502). In what ways do you ask your students to represent what they have learned? What indicators or artifacts of learning do you consider valuable?

Wednesday (6/22)

  • 9:15 a.m.—BREAKFAST  (210B Patterson Building)
  • 10:00 a.m.—Review/Orientation (201 Patterson)
  • 10:30 a.m.—Presentation by Dr. Pamela G. Taylor,  Professor of Art Education, Virginia Commonwealth University (201 Patterson)
  • noon—LUNCH  (201 Patterson Building)
  • 1:00–3:00 p.m. —Activity (201 Patterson)
  • 3:00–4:00 p.m.—Wrap up  (201 Patterson)

Homework for Thursday: Finish the drawing/design for your digital fabrication.

Read: Taylor, P. G. (2914). eLASTIC: Pulling and Stretching What it Means to Learn, Know, and Assess Art and Educational Progress.

Write a reflection on the following questions and submit to meg5569@psu.edu:

What is the role of personal meaning-making and connective thinking in your current forms of assessment? How do you employ technology in your evaluation practices?

Thursday (6/23)

  • 9:00 a.m.—BREAKFAST  (201 Patterson Building)
  • 10:00 a.m.—Discussion (Print Study Room)
  • 11:00 a.m.—Presentation by Chris Millet, Assistant Director, Education and Technology Services (Print Study Room)
  • noon—LUNCH  (210B Patterson Building)
  • 1:00–3:00 p.m.—Prime Time: Three Course “Meal” (2nd Floor Galleries)
  • 3:00–4:00 p.m.—Wrap up (Print Study Room)

Homework for Friday: 

Read: Knochel, A. (2013). Social Media, Everyday Imaging, and Critical Thinking in Digital Visual CultureVisual Arts Research, 39 (2), 13-27.

Write a reflection on the following questions and submit to meg5569@psu.edu:

In what ways do you encourage critical thinking and everyday seeing with your students? How might these change with the use of social media or digital technologies?

Friday (6/26)

  • 9:15 a.m. —BREAKFAST  (210B Patterson Building)
  • 10:00 a.m.—Discussion (Print Study Room)
  • 11:00 am—Presentation by Dr. Aaron Knochel,  Assistant Professor of Art Education, Penn State (Print Study Room)
  • Noon–1:00 p.m—LUNCH  (210B Patterson Building)
  • 1:00–3:00 p.m.—Digital Fabrication Lab (School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture)
  • 3:00–4:00 p.m.—Group Reflection and SICA close (Print Study Room)


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