IMG_1848.JPGIowa Teaching Standard 2
Demonstrates competence in content knowledge appropriate to the teaching position.

Criteria

The teacher:

a. Understands and uses key concepts, underlying themes, relationships, and different perspectives related to the content area.

b. Uses knowledge of student development to make learning experiences in the content area meaningful and accessible for every student.
  • I believe that ANYONE can learn to draw. Often, students & parents mistakenly imagine that only a select, gifted few are even capable of drawing, but I assure them that just like speech, reading, writing, and kinesthetic skills, drawing is something that is natural and universal. I teach, coach, hone, and facilitate the development and improvement of inherent perceptions and activities.
  • http://drawing-and-seeing.wikispaces.com/DRSB+005-+Ch.5+Development

c. Relates ideas and information within and across content areas.
  • Stay Awhile: Poetic Narratives About Multiculturalism and Diversity
    I contributed a poem about civil right (Social Studies) to this 2014 anthology and the painting used on the cover (Visual Arts). Stay Awhile: Poetic Narratives on Multiculturalism and Diversity.

  • The Artist's Statement Project; Part 2

d. Understands and uses instructional strategies that are appropriate to the content area.