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My name is Jeannie Goecke Nicol and I have been teaching Visual Arts at DECA since 2011 when the Fine Arts program was started here. I am a native to the area and went to both Fernbank Elementary and Druid Hills High Schools. My 13 year-old daughter goes to DHMS and 16 year-old son goes to DHHS. A cool fact is that my Gram was one of the first graduating classes from Druid Hills high school as well. 

My undergraduate studies were in Fine Arts/Drawing and Painting at Georgia State University. In 2013 I got my Master of Arts in Teaching Degree. I now attend GSU again as a Doctorate student in Education/Curriculum & Instruction in Art. Another cool fact is that I see our DECA scholars on campus a lot and even have a former scholar taking the same Drawing classes from my old teacher, ...cool, huh?

       My teaching philosophy is quite simple. I'm passionate about the Arts and bringing beauty and knowledge about this passion to my scholars. I also build my teaching/personal philosophy on reciprocal respect, respect for each other and ourselves. We must always be open to each other’s history and background to collaborate and move forward. I aspire to constantly learn more about my craft so as to share with my young scholars. 

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Welcome scholars to a wonderful world of Art at DECA.
I am Professor Nicol and I am the proud Visual Arts Instructor at Dekalb Early College Academy,
There are many challenges ahead of you here, and in our classroom. I look forward to meeting you all, and experiencing the Visual Arts as we evolve creatively together. 
 
Syllabus

                                                                                             

                                                                                              

Course Name

VISUAL ARTS COMP I & II

Course Code

50.02110 & 50.02120

School Name

DeKalb Early College Academy

Teacher Name

Professor Jeannie Goecke Nicol

School Phone Number

678-875-2402(main office)

678-875-2437(teacher classroom)

Tutorial

t/b/a

School Website

http://www.deca.dekalb.k12.ga.us/ 

Teacher Email/Website

http:// jeannie_g_nicol@dekalbschoolsga.org

DEKALB EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY

VISUAL ARTS COMP I & II – FALL SEMESTER 2018

PROF. JEANNIE GOECKE NICOL

jeannie_g_nicol@dekalbschoolsga.org

(678) 875-2437

Course Description: The study of Art, this class in particular, is designed to provide experiences that contribute to development in the four content areas of Art, which will enable the student to attain higher levels of performance, critical thinking, contextual understanding and aesthetic judgment. These four content areas are:

Art Production~ Creating Art (drawing, painting, ceramics, crafts, printmaking, sculpture and design)

Art Criticism, Meaning and Creative Thinking~ Analyzing, Interpreting & Making Judgments about Art.

Art History & Contextual Understanding~ Researching & Writing about Art History.

Aesthetics, Assessment and Reflection~ Discussing and Synthesizing Ideas about Art.

Department Philosophy: The overall mission of the Arts Department is to stimulate the imagination and encourage students to utilize their creative potential in learning about and producing original works of art. Visual Arts promote the development of personal and cultural identity for scholars, and provide them the opportunity to demonstrate learning at higher levels. Art improves self-confidence and personal awareness.

Curriculum Overview: The objectives and pace of the curriculum are to ensure scholars a comprehensive understanding of State and National Core Arts Standards. Upon mastery of these standards, the Arts, when taught through a reflective pedagogy of care and responsibility, promote self-esteem and positive relationships.

The following academic concepts will be covered. THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Curriculum-At-A-Glance

Intro VISUAL ARTS COMP I&II

VISUAL ARTS

Block- Weeks 1-9

Block-Weeks 10-18

Unit

 

Model Lesson Plans

1

2

3

4

5

6

Timeline

3 Weeks

3 Weeks

3 Weeks

3 Weeks

3 Weeks

3 Weeks

Content Standards /Domains

 

Production

VAHSVAPR.6 VAHSVAPR.7

VAHSVAPR.1 (b-d) VAHSVAPR.5 VAHSVAPR.6 VAHSVAPR.8

VAHSVAPR.1 (a,b,c) VAHSVAPR.2 VAHSVAPR.5 VAHSVAPR.6 VAHSVAPR.8

VAHSVAPR.1 (a-d) VAHSVAPR.3 VAHSVAPR.5 VAHSVAPR.6 VAHSVAPR.8

VAHSVAPR.1 (b-d) VAHSVAPR.5 VAHSVAPR.6 VAHSVAPR.8

VAHSVAPR.1 (a-d) VAHSVAPR.4 VAHSVAPR.5 VAHSVAPR.6 VAHSVAPR.8

Themes

 

Assessment and Reflection

Introduction to Art/Design

VAHSVAAR.1 VAHSVAAR.2 VAHSVAAR.3

2D Design/Drawing

VAHSVAAR.1 VAHSVAAR.2 VAHSVAAR.3

2D Design/Color Theory and Painting

VAHSVAAR.1 VAHSVAAR.2 VAHSVAAR.3

Alternate 2D (printmaking/photography/ mixed media)

 VAHSVAAR.1 VAHSVAAR.2 VAHSVAAR.3

Ceramics, Sculpture and Crafts

VAHSVAAR.1 VAHSVAAR.2 VAHSVAAR.3

Explorations and Connections

VAHSVAAR.1 VAHSVAAR.2 VAHSVAAR.3

Meaning and Creative Thinking

VAHSVAMC.1(af) VAHSVAMC.3

VAHSVAMC.1(af)

VAHSVAMC.1(f) VAHSVAMC.2(a,b VAHSVAMC.3 (c,d,e)

VAHSVAMC.1(a-f) VAHSVAMC.2 (a-f) VAHSVAMC.3 (a-e) VAHSVAMC.4

VAHSVAMC.1(af) VAHSVAMC.2 (a-c,e,f) VAHSVAMC.3 (a-e) VAHSVAMC.4

VAHSVAMC.1(af) VAHSVAMC.2 (ac,e,f) VAHSVAMC.3 (ae) VAHSVAMC.4

Contextual Understanding

VAHSVACU.1 VAHSVACU.2

VAHSVACU.1 VAHSVACU.2

VAHSVACU.1 VAHSVACU.2

VAHSVACU.1

VAHSVACU.2

VAHSVACU.1 VAHSVACU.2

VAHSVACU.1 VAHSVACU.2

Model Lesson Plans

There is flexibility built into the timeline for the units in order to accommodate for school-wide testing as well as performance-based activities and assessments.  However, by the end of the year all themes, units and standards will have been covered.

GRADING 

“The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of student learning shall be conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver educational services and to maximize each student’s opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student progress, report grades that represent the student’s academic achievement, and communicate official academic progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic grading portal.” (See Board Policy IHA

*GRADE PROTOCOL 

A 90 – 100               B 80 – 89               C 71 – 79                   D 70                         F Below 70 

DCSD Grading: 

Grading Category 

Typical assignments and point values 

Formative Assessment (0%) 

Pre-tests, MAP testing, non-graded benchmarks 

Assessment During Learning (25%) 

Quizzes, Notebook check, etc.

Guided, Independent, or Group Practice (45%) 

Daily work (classwork, homework, etc.) 

Weekly work (bellringers, journals, etc.) 

Summative Assessments (30%) 

Tests, Projects, etc.

Late work 

Late work will be accepted AT 10 points OFF FOR EACH DAY LATE. Place holders of “0’s” may be plugged in until scholar turns in work.

Late work and excused absences (from District guidelines): If the student has an excused absence, the number of days out equal number of days to turn in missed assignments. If an assignment has a preannounced due date the student will receive a zero if the work is not turned in on the due date. 

DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS 

STUDENT PROGRESS 

Semester progress reports shall be issued four and a half, nine and thirteen and a half weeks into each semester.? The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently and plans shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered.?Plans shall include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the students. See Board Policy IH. 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY 

Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, plagiarizing, providing false information, falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized computer user ID or password. See the Code of Student Conduct - Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook. 

HOMEWORK 

Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of a classroom experience.? Homework is at all times an extension of the teaching/learning experience.? It should be considered the possession of the student and should be collected, evaluated and returned to the students. See Board Policy IHB. 

MAKE-UP WORK  

DUE TO ABSENCES 

When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted. See Board Policy IHEA. 

MAKE-UP FOR EXCUSED SICK ABSENCES, PREANNOUNCED ASSIGNMENTS, MISSED WORK 

If the student has an excused absence, the number of days out equal number of days to turn in missed assignments. If an assignment has a preannounced due date, for example a research rough or final draft, the student will receive a zero if the work is not turned in on the due date. No late work accepted. If a student simply does not turn in an assignment, the student may not submit and receives a zero. 

SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS 

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS 

 1.     Be seated in your assigned seat when the tardy bell rings, NOT IN RESTROOM, prepared with your required materials and assignments. No bathroom breaks for 1st and last 10 minutes of class. Remain in your seat until your teacher has dismissed you.

2.     Honor the rights of others to speak, to listen, and to learn.  Be positive and respectful to class members & teacher and encourage others to do the same.  Respect the property of others.

3.     Assume the responsibility for your own learning by attending class regularly, being actively involved with class activities, and completing all assignments. If you misplace your work, it is your responsibility to replace it.

4.     If you know ahead of time that you will be missing a class, see your teacher for assignments so you won’t fall behind.

5.     Practice SAFETY/CLEANLINESS at all times.

6.     Students will not leave the class without permission.

7.     There will be NO EATING, DRINKING OR CHEWING GUM IN CLASS.

8.    Scholars must come to class daily with a pencil and willingness to look at things in a new way!

CONSEQUENCES:

1st  Offense –  Warning
       2nd Offense –Parent  Phone Call/ Counselor Contact
       3rd  Offense – ISS Detention
       4th  Offense – Referral

MATERIALS &SUPPLIES 

1.    Pencils

2.    Wet Glue (2)

3.    Hand held sharpeners

4.    Clorox wipes for daily cleaning up of own space.

EXTRA HELP 

If any student feels he/she needs extra help, they are encouraged to reach out to teacher to make appropriate arrangements for extra help.

PARENTS AS PARTNERS 

Keep in contact, check Infinite Campus, check Remind, check in with your student, check progress reports, and attend Parent/Teacher conference nights & requested meetings. 

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