Monthly Archives: May 2012

Add Some Art to Student Concept Maps

By Ashley Weinard, NCMA Educator and Project Director, The Big Picture

Use ArtNC’s Concept Explorer the next time you want your students to look closely at a work of art or explore classroom concepts.

Marylu Flowers, art teacher at Forest View Elementary School in Durham, created this map with her second graders. The teacher picked the work of art, three related concepts, and correlating essential standards. The students made the connections.

Let us know how you are using the Concept Explorer with your students!

Greenville Teachers Solving Problems

By Camille Tewell, Teacher Programs Manager, The Big Picture

Our statewide Educator Expos connect the disciplines through common concepts and art. More than 100 teachers gathered at our recent Expo in Greenville to muse on problem solving. Click below to hear their reflections and catch a glimpse of the event.