You've got Chocolate in my Peanut Butter! Teaching Transliteracy
I write about teaching transliteracy with students where they are encouraged to combine their understanding of writing, visual art, music, drama, and media in their creations. I share a presentation from Carol Broos and my own thoughts as well. You can also take a peek at the old commercial for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. (Not just because it's an awesome commercial-it does relate to the topic-though who really walks down a sidewalk with an open jar of peanut butter?)
Allow us to Illustrate: Transliteracy in Action
In this blog post I describe the multi-disciplinary steps my students went through to create a fun, informative, and entertaining video to teach an audience of children the importance of Illustrations.
Transforming Student Learning with Technology in Art
In this blog post I share a specific example of using iPads with my 2nd graders that allowed me to teach content beyond anything I could teach before.
Educate to Innovate
If we can simply maintain the culture of creativity and innovation found in our elementary art classrooms throughout a child’s career in education, then we wouldn’t need to have this conversation about how to change education to create the innovators of our future. See what I learned from this Washington DC workshop.