Documenting Student Growth: Portfolio Development Through Student-Centered Art Education Practices



Documenting Student Growth: Portfolio Development Through Student-Centered Art Education Practices

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
FREE for NAEA members; $49 for nonmembers

Documentation and portfolios are multifaceted visual records that track, analyze, and represent student growth. The depth of documentation is strengthened through photography, audio recordings, transcriptions of their language, and dedicated time for reflection (for students and teachers). Visual arts portfolios capture the imagination, wonderings, and artmaking actions nurtured through student-centered art education practices and offer connections across grade levels and disciplines. Additionally, student portfolios are an advocacy tool providing insight into student thinking. The webinar presenters will share pre-primary, primary, and preK–12 strategies for organizing and sharing student progress with the broader community. Philosophical influences of Reggio Emilia, TAB, IB, and AP will also be discussed.

Wendy Robbins

Atelierista, Ashley Hall School, Charleston, SC

Wendy Robbins has worked in the early childhood field for over 20 years, serving as a teacher, program owner, and now atelierista at Ashley Hall School in Charleston, SC, where she works with children ages 2 through kindergarten. Wendy holds an Med in Fine Arts and the Regio Approach, and a BA in Children’s Fine Arts. She has a particular interest in music and movement as languages and incorporates these experiences as opportunities for creative expression and project work.

Tina Hirsig

K–6 Art Educator, Ashley Hall School, Charleston, SC

Tina Hirsig earned a BS in Education from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, and a MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College’s self-designed graduate program. Tina’s degree has combined education philosophy and practices with interdisciplinary art. Today her teaching studio is choice-based (TAB) with an emphasis on student growth for K–6.

Michelle Cobb

AP Studio Art Reader; Art Educator and Art Chair, Georgetown Day School, Washington, D.C.

Michelle Cobb began her career as a designer for Time Life and later became the first Black art director for Sports Illustrated. She holds an MFA from George Washington University and a BA from Skidmore College. Currently serving as the art chair at Georgetown Day School, she has been teaching art for over 25 years. Michelle’s graphic design work has also been acquired by Stanford University’s Black Graphic Design Artist Initiative.

Upon completion of this NAEA webinar, you may earn 1 hour of professional development credit as designated by NAEA. Once the webinar is completed, you may view/print a Certification of Participation under the "Contents" tab. You may also print a transcript of all webinars attended under the "Dashboard" link in the right sidebar section of the page.  

Clock hours provided upon completion of any NAEA professional learning program are granted for participation in an organized professional learning experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction, and can be used toward continuing education credit in most states. It is the responsibility of the participant to verify acceptance by professional governing authorities in their area.

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