|Course Description: MFTA incorporates STEAM into each project based learning workshop designed for implementation across the classroom curriculum, easily modified, easy to turn key, participants will be able to provide a diverse level of learning techniques to reach all modalities of learners in the classroom. In this studio art course, participants will experiment with numerous techniques found in cutting, folding, shaping and molding multiple weights and sizes of paper found in the MFTA warehouse. Participants use investigative thinking skills and problem-solving through a series of hands-on learning projects that promote higher cognitive learning skills. Days are divided into 1) Application of engineering skills to design small 3D models out of origami, kirigami and pop-ups, integrating project based learning into math, science, ELA and social studies curriculum. 2) Designing with drafting tools to create blueprints, graphs, stencils, templates and patterns, participants will use one design and fabricate it into a 3D model thematic to their classroom curriculum to be used as part of their final presentation. 3).Building aerodynamic and fluid dynamic designs"”airplanes, pinwheels, fans, cars and boats highlighting the study of motion of air and water, and it's interaction with the paper model designs. 4) Production of paper pulp as modeling "˜clay' to create an inanimate object informed by a culture, time period or literary reference to be used as a prop for final oral presentation. 5) Group work: peers work together in the morning to create mini paper furniture to use in a stop animation clip and afternoon to create a geodesic dome using triangles, pentagons and hexagons as team building math projects. 6). Bridge Building, using a variety of cardboard tubes, boxes, flat-file folders and papers of multiple weights, participants will apply scientific and mathematical concepts to collectively design a model bridge that can sustain weight and moving objects. Each day participants will be given articles to read and time for reflection pertaining to critical consciousness, creating brave classrooms and unpacking culturally responsive sustaining education practices. Participants will share in group discussion prior knowledge/newly gained information and how these practices can be integrated into their classroom curriculum. In the afternoon, participants share final lesson plans with an oral presentation using their 3D model and inanimate object. Emphasis will be placed on creating sustainable artwork: that which leaves no negative impact on the environment. Participants will develop two lesson plans for various subject areas, learning styles and ability levels relevant to their own classroom. Participants will utilize daily rubric self-assessment, journaling, instructor assessment, research and the sharing of best practices to acquire new knowledge and techniques that they will use in creating lesson plans from course material that use equitable practices in reaching the variety of learning styles and levels that are relevant to their own instructional setting. Participants will receive a course pack of documents outlining vocabulary and how-to instructions for the arts techniques learned.
||CTLE Area: Content