Jo Thompson

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United States - California - Riverside
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Your students will love playing art history detective with the interactive game included after they view 30 slides full of art work, self portraits and life stories of women artists. Internet links and extension activity ideas will allow you to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Homeschool Curricula, Internet Activities
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By Jo Thompson
Just in time for Women's History Month! Your students will love this brief look at four women artists from two centuries and they will be hooked on history. An interactive game assessment at the end will let them try out what they learned. A
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European History, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Homeschool Curricula
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By Jo Thompson
Make every month Women's History Month! Your students will love this look at women artists from the 18th Century and they will be hooked on history. This 30 slide Power Point presentation is easy to integrate into your classroom and curricula. An
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European History, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Homeschool Curricula
$4.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My professional life has always been about art and teaching. I had a 15 year career as a professional fine artist and then in 1990 I began teaching High School Art and ESL in California. When I saw the power of computers in my classroom I went for my Master’s in Instructional Technology. I have designed standards-based curricula for both art and technology for all grades K-12 and taught College Graduate Courses on integrating technology into the classroom for pre-service teachers. I have provided professional development for teachers in each district where I worked and most recently trained with Smartboard Technologies and provided ongoing support for all teachers in my District on the integration of the boards into their classrooms. I have written several self-published books and workbooks, and designed most of the materials used in my classrooms and tech labs since both art and technology did not have textbooks. I am so excited at this opportunity to share what I have created with other teachers!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Wherever I am teaching I try to create a sanctuary where students feel free to seek their own answers to the big questions. I use project-based, student centered curricula and incorporate strategies to take advantage of different learning styles and multiple intelligences. My experience, both teaching and learning, is that whether we are 5 or 50 all students want to have a positive experience and feel a connection the their teacher. I use humor and stories to create the classroom “weather” where we can all work together as a learning community.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was honored to write, win and administer several Grants. At CSUSB I won two Community University Partnership grants to expand university/community connections: one to train High School Teachers creating an Online High School and the second to work with PAL Center, an urban neighborhood educational center serving minority communities, to donate computers, set up a lab and train staff. At Sea View/ West Shores K-12 School I won a GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment)Al Gore sponsored grant: a computer, Internet time, equipment to gather/enter data online to NOAA and the GLOBE website.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned and M.A. in Education, Instructional Technology, California State University, San Bernardino after completing their Teacher Credentialing Program. I did Graduate studies in Art History at the University of Arizona, Tucson and earned a Bachelor of Fine Art, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington including studies in Spain, France and England. I hold in California:Single Subject Credential in Art, Multiple Subject Credential for Elementary and in Arizona: Secondary Education, English, Elementary Education K-8 Approved Areas: NCLB/English and Structured English Immersion, K-12

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I moved back to California in 2010 where I am busy not retiring! I had fun teaching a Summer ESL program for Korean college students at CSUSB and I am currently teaching children's art classes at the Redlands Art Association and a "Historical Survey of Women Artists" at University of California, Riverside.

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