Students in the IB Art classes are focused on the artistic process. In Maria Ambre’s classes, they focused on art as a form of activism. Students researched societal issues and solutions for change. They then designed their own linocut prints to bring awareness to these issues. Then they researched schools abroad, looking for schools they could contact to form an international print exchange. Classes agreed upon the message of their emails and sent them out, hoping for a response. They got it! Uskudar American High School, an IB school in Turkey responded! Senn art students have completed their prints and are getting ready to cut mats for their work before sending them to Uskudar. Once the prints from Uskudar students arrive at Senn, a student led group will hang the show in Senn’s gallery. Both schools will display the student prints in an art showing. In addition, both schools are discussing the possibility of communicating via Skype.
Experience Inquiry as a Student, Reflect as an Educator & Service-Learning--Elizabeth Bogart-- WE Schools
The Story of Nonviolence--Pam Smith--Addie Wyatt Center for Kingian Non-violence Training
Approaches to Resistance: Learning from the Past to Shape the Future--Illinois Holocaust Museum-Amanda Friedeman & Jessica Hulten
Maria Ambre, IB Art, Nicholas Senn High School
Unit: Artists as Activists
In the summer of 2018, The Center for College Access and Success brought together 32 teachers of various subjects to participate and work through ideas around Inquiry-based Connected Learning. Teachers participated in workshops facilitated by several different community based partners. A cohort of 16 GEAR UP teachers was selected to create an Inquiry-based Connected Learning Unit. These teachers and their curricular units are highlighted here.