Debi West

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Debi West
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By Debi West
Students will learn to think spatially by understanding the importance of measurement, line, pattern, movement and contrast in a non-representational art work, specifically op art (optical illusions) as inspired by Bridget Riley. Students will
Subjects:
Geometry, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Assessment
$3.00
2 ratings
3.8
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By Debi West
This lesson is part of a 14-series curricula guide created for the intro visual art student. Teaching our students how to utilize the media and elements successfully will take them to the AP level in no time! Students learn that line, shape and
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$5.00
3 ratings
3.8
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By Debi West
This lesson is a wonderful visual art project to help assess the learning that your students have mastered all semester in an introductory visual art course. Students will be asked to create an 8 page accordion style book that showcases the lessons
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Assessment
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.42 MB)
By Debi West
This lesson is a wonderful visual art project to help assess the learning that your students have mastered all semester in an introductory visual art course. Students will be asked to create an 8 page accordion style book that showcases the lessons
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Assessment
$5.00
2 ratings
3.3
Digital Download PDF (0.42 MB)
By Debi West
This is a lesson plan that is part of a 14 series curricula guide created for the intro visual art student. These lessons are geared to take the beginning secondary art student to the AP level. This lesson generates highly successful art that can
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

24 years as a visual art educator in the public school arena. 20 years owner and educator of the Crystal Collage Children's Art Studio. Curricula Guide / Lesson Plan Writer ... Public Speaker ... Believer in an ARTS Education for every learner!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Love Children! Love Your Discipline! Model specific techniques and then step out of the way and let our children's divergent, creative, critical thinking skills take over! Watching children learn is magical!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2017 Southeastern Secondary Art Educator of the Year ArtWorks! Gwinnett Fusion Award Recipient – Art Educator of the Year, 2013 National NAHS Sponsor of the Year, 2012 State Youth Art Month Honorary Art Educator of the Year, 2011 Woodruff Arts Leadership Honoree, 2009 Georgia Art Educator of the Year, 2009 11Alive “Class Act” Teacher Award with NGHS Visual Art Team, winter 2008 NAEA Marion Quin Dix Leadership Award Recipient, 2006 Nominated Disney Teacher of the Year 2003, 2004 and 2006; selected as Disney Top 100 semi-finalist, 2006. Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers Recipient, spring, 2005, winter, 2006 NAEA National Elementary Art Educator of the Year, 2005 Georgia Teacher of the Year Top 10 Finalist, winter 2005. Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year, fall 2004. Gwinnett County Elementary Teacher of the Year, fall 2004. Level Creek Elementary School, 1st Teacher of the Year, 2004 Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Honor Teacher Awardee, Elementary Zone Honoree 2001, Gwinnett County Georgia Youth Art Month Award of Excellence, 2000 and 2001 NAEA Southeastern Elementary Art Educator of the Year, 2000 Pi Lambda Theta Janyce Yoshiwaza Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award, 2000 National Youth Art Month Award of Excellence, 1999 Georgia Elementary Art Educator of the Year, 1999 Clare Flanagan National Grand Youth Art Month Award, 1997 and 1998 Sallie Mae First Year Teacher Nominee and Finalist, 1995.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Ph.D, University of Georgia, expected May 2018 (ABD) Ed.S, University of Georgia, August 2004 M.A.Ed, University of Georgia, May 1999 Art Certification, Moore College of Art and Design, May 1992 B.A, University of South Carolina, May 1989 National Board Certification, Early / Middle Childhood Art, AP Institute Certification, July 2009

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Art Education is my PASSION! I am excited to share successful teaching strategies with educators - together, we all "ART" better!

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