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Executive Director, Quick Center for the Arts
It's a Matter of CHOICE
The Colorful 8th-Grade Minds: An Exhibition Development Project
Dr. Corrie B. Burdick, Alfred University
11:40 AM - 12:35 PM
Athletics Hall of Fame, Reilly Center
12:45 - 1:45 PM
Making Good Choices
This session will discuss how to transform your curriculum to a Choice-Based Art Lesson aligned to the new NYS Visual Arts Learning Standards. Participants are encouraged to bring lessons of their own to understand how to convert them to a choice-based classroom that teaches artistic behaviors for makers. Participants will leave with resources and lesson plans to implement in their classrooms upon return to their respective schools.
Artistic Identity Project
This session will guide participants through a hands-on, step-by-step STEM to STEAM process. Participants will learn how to help students visualize DNA, the self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms, via an extraction from fruit turned into wearable art. Add-ons will be demonstrated including how to develop art from a student’s unique fingerprints and how to build a one-of-a-kind dangling DNA masterpiece, all of which can be used as jumping off points for discussions concerning interpersonal relationships and identity politics.
Wrap-up & Raffle
Dr. Corrie B. Burdick
Dr. Burdick, assistant professor of education at Alfred University and director of the Art Education Program, will explore how art functions as communication for makers who are identified with autism spectrum disorder.
Dr. Burdick will present the stories of adolescents with autism who use art as a way to communicate about themselves, their lives and lived experience. Resources include tips for including students with disabilities in your classroom and curriculum.
A veteran classroom teacher, Dr. Burdick teaches special education courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at AU. Her focus is on supporting art educators to work in a choice-based paradigm that is fully inclusive to diverse learners (language, culture and ability).
Her research includes paraprofessional support in the art classroom, universally designed art curriculum, and adolescents with autism and their art making.
Dr. Burdick is an active participant in local, state and national organizations for professional development for art educators.
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