ART500 ART CONCEPTS
– 2 semesters – 1 credit (11, 12)
Prerequisite: For the advanced student with the upper classmen having preference
This course is offered to both students enrolled in studio art classes and those with no specific interest in creating works of art, but who have a curiosity about the development of different periods of art. Grades will predominately be based on comprehensive slide exams. Students will participate in class discussions, small group discussions, debates, note taking, and occasional class art activities. Students will learn about various forms of art in the context of world cultures and historical periods. Students will develop an appreciation for art and art processes throughout the world. Students will develop an understanding of such disciplines as sociology, religion, politics, cultures, and psychology in reference to how they represent society from ancient to modern times. Students will develop a sense of taste and maturity in understanding art so that their knowledge may enrich their lives and personal perceptions of themselves.
I utilize the google classroom as a way to communicate effectively with my students and parents. If you would like to receive updates (either daily or weekly) from the google classroom please email me @ email@example.com . The subject of the email should be your add me, the body of the email should read with your name, your child’s name, and the class and block you would like to be added to. The awesome thing is that you only needed to be added once, ever, once you are in you stay in for ALL their classes forever. You will not be an active member of the class but you will see updates and due dates.
You can also check my google site that I linked all my class calendars:https://sites.google.com/riversideschools.net/jbillerarteacher/home
Another way to stay on top of your child’s progress is to have the Infinite Campus App on your phone. This will allow you to receive text alerts when grades are entered or messages are sent home. Your child can also download this to the phone. You must chose the option to receive the alerts.
Another way to help your child would be to encourage them to download the google calendar/classroom to their phone. When downloading, they should choose allow alerts. Allowing alerts insures they will get an alert on their phone when teachers post things and reminders when things are due. This will also allow them to see all their due dates for all their classes that use google classroom and they can add due date for the classes that do not use the classroom. Ask your child to share their log in so you you can also see their calendars, you can add things for them like clean their room :-)
Lastly, if your child does not want to utilize any of the above they can very easily check their email by opening their chromebook and hitting the preloaded mail box on the bottom of their screen. An email is sent to a student every single time a teacher posts anything to the classroom. Also, by having their log in your can log in from anywhere and check their email as well.