l Art | Smart Jr. High School
  • Smart Jr. High School
    Principal: Chad Jones
    Associate Principal: Nicole Talbot
    1934 West 5th Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52802
    Phone: (563) 445-5100
    Fax: (563) 445-5957

  • Art

     

    Name of Course: Art 7
    Course #: M32711
    Course Length: 1 Quarter

     

    Course Description:

    Art 7 focuses on students building the 21st century skill of creativity.  During this course students will explore the creative process through observational drawing through POP art, mood using color theory, mixed media, sculpture, and perspective techniques.  Throughout the course students will engage in creating artwork using a variety of materials and techniques allowing them to communicate personal ideas and feelings.

     

    Standards

    • VA:Cr1.2.7a

    Develop criteria to guide making a work of art or design to meet an identified goal.

    • VA:Cr2.1.7a

    Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

    • VA:Cr3.1.7a

    Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or another format.

     

    Text/Materials/Resources

    Chromebook (supplied by district)

    Sketchbook, Sharpie, Pencil, Eraser

     

    Instructional Practices & Support

    Instructional practices will be aligned to the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) Framework.

    Teachers will maximize classroom time to provide instructional opportunities that are targeted and tailored to student needs. Students will experience high-quality instruction which includes: 

    • A classroom culture that adheres to productive classroom norms and relationships
    • High quality tasks that lend to authentic engagement
    • Productive discussions where students make sense, justify and generalize

     

    Classroom Management Procedures

    Classroom management procedures will be aligned to the multi-tiered system of support framework, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) to build an emotionally safe, positive and engaging environment. Teachers will understand, support and implement orchestration of the elements in the classroom:

    • Establish positive ongoing teacher-student relationships
    • Establish, post, and teach rules and procedures regularly
    • Implement proactive strategies and interventions
    • Use of acknowledgment system with specific immediate praise, and feedback 
    • Manage student behavior with a continuum of corrective strategies 

     

    Assessment Plan

    • Students will be given multiple opportunities to demonstrate proficiency following additional instruction and ongoing assessment, 
    • Multiple data points will be used to determine the reported grade (formative and/or summative)
    • Ongoing assessments may be given in a format different than the original and re-assessment will be given when students demonstrate new learning 
    • The time frame of ongoing assessments will be determined by the team and individual teachers based on student progress.
    • Late work will be accepted without penalty within the unit of study.
    • Extra credit will not be factored into grading.

     


     

    Name of Course: Art 8
    Course #: M32811
    Course Length: 1 Quarter

     

    Course Description:

    Art 8 focuses on students building the 21st century skill of creativity.   During this course students will explore the creative process through technology, sculpture, self portraiture, printmaking, and perspective techniques.  Throughout the course students will engage in creating artwork using a variety of materials and techniques allowing them to communicate personal ideas and feelings.

     

    Standards

    • VA:Cr1.1.8a 

    Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.

    • VA:Cr2.3.8a 

    Select, organize, and design images and words to make visually clear and compelling presentations.

    • VA:Re7.1.8a 

    Explain how a person’s aesthetic choices are influenced by culture and environment and impact the visual image that one conveys to others.

     

    Text/Materials/Resources

    Chromebook (supplied by district)

    Sketchbook, Sharpie, Pencil, Eraser

     

    Instructional Practices & Support

    Instructional practices will be aligned to the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) Framework.

    Teachers will maximize classroom time to provide instructional opportunities that are targeted and tailored to student needs. Students will experience high-quality instruction which includes: 

    • A classroom culture that adheres to productive classroom norms and relationships
    • High quality tasks that lend to authentic engagement
    • Productive discussions where students make sense, justify and generalize

     

    Classroom Management Procedures

    Classroom management procedures will be aligned to the multi-tiered system of support framework, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) to build an emotionally safe, positive and engaging environment. Teachers will understand, support and implement orchestration of the elements in the classroom:

    • Establish positive ongoing teacher-student relationships
    • Establish, post, and teach rules and procedures regularly
    • Implement proactive strategies and interventions
    • Use of acknowledgment system with specific immediate praise, and feedback 
    • Manage student behavior with a continuum of corrective strategies 

     

    Assessment Plan

    • Students will be given multiple opportunities to demonstrate proficiency following additional instruction and ongoing assessment, 
    • Multiple data points will be used to determine the reported grade (formative and/or summative)
    • Ongoing assessments may be given in a format different than the original and re-assessment will be given when students demonstrate new learning 
    • The time frame of ongoing assessments will be determined by the team and individual teachers based on student progress.
    • Late work will be accepted without penalty within the unit of study.
    • Extra credit will not be factored into grading.