• Creativity & Design
    Mrs. Gaunt

     

     
     

    Creativity & Design 

    Grade 7 - Mrs. Gaunt 


    {required materials} 

    {materials to bring to class daily}

    2 pocket folder.  pencils.  charged chromebook. earbuds.

    Ruler. Good scissors. 

    colored pencils. crayons. markers.  school provided safety glasses

     

    {materials to keep at home until further notice}

    cardboard & materials from recycling at home

    watercolor paint. paint brush. plain white paper.

     

     

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    Students will engage in daily creative warm ups which will sharpen their thinking and ability to develop unique ideas.  Students will utilize creative thinking strategies while engaging in projects inspired by their individual interests and goals.  This type of creative exploration will be student-centered and teacher guided as students communicate their knowledge through art, technology and a variety of other mediums.  Use of collaborative meetings will allow students to see the value in each other as resources and critical thinkers as they work through their design process.  Students will assist in troubleshooting and enhancing one another’s knowledge base to produce and evolve ideas that can be successful.


    Goals for our class:

    1. Practice creative thinking strategies so we can develop ideas quickly...and a lot of them!
    2. Learn how to use design elements to modify and improve our ideas.
    3. Solve mini design challenges each week to practice creative thinking strategies and using design elements.
    4. Have fun and enjoy our time together

    Rules:

    1. Get your work turned in on time
    2. Always try your hardest
    3. Follow online etiquette (we are not posting anyone’s videos or work outside of our school platforms.  What happens on our platforms stays on our platforms.
    4. Be kind to one another as we share our work.

    Expectations:

    1. You are on time for class in person and digitally.  We have such short classes...let’s make the most of them!
    2. We can schedule a Google Meet between 1:15 and 2:40 if you have questions or need help. 
    3. Again, get your work completed as best as you can and try your hardest.
  • Requirements and Expectations

    Posted by Danielle Dagounis on 2/5/2018

    Creativity & Design

    Mrs. Gaunt

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    Required Materials

    Folder/notebook

    Pens/pencil

    Earbuds

    Charged Chromebook

    Expectations

    With use of the design process students will engage in the exploration of  7th grade cross curricular topics and skills based on individual interests and abilities.  This type of creative exploration will  be student centered and teacher guided.  Use of collaborative  meetings will allow students to see the value in each other as resources; while practicing critical thinking skills as they work through their design implementation.  Students will  assist in troubleshooting and enhancing one another’s knowledge base to develop designs that can be successful.

    Project

    Students will reflect on their interests, skills and current 7th grade studies to develop a unique project.  Each student will be responsible for imagining, planning and creating the framework they will use to reach their goals. Projects can be artistic, scientific, community based, literary works, etc.  The constraints will be materials and students are expected to problem solve and find alternatives.  Students will be guided by the teacher as needed and will be encouraged to expose themselves to new skills.  

    Grading

    Students will be assessed based on:

    - individual efforts and preparedness each day

    - ability to demonstrate grit and tolerance while troubleshooting problems

    - level at which understanding of cross curricular standards are represented in student designed project

    - student ability to design plans to help him/herself reach project goals

    - achievement of independently set goals and project outcomes

    - ability to work constructively within a larger group

     

     

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