Art Education Doctoral Student Helps Regional High School

Teri Giobbia with NIU Art Students

 Teri Giobbia, a doctoral candidate in Art + Design Education in the NIU School of Art, recently served as a consultant with the fine arts faculty of Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Teri's work resulted in the redesign of several of the school's courses to incorporate the use of more technology.

Saint Viator's goal is to encourage students to acquire the 21st Century skills of collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving. Keeping those in mind, the new curriculum includes a course entitled "iPad Media Arts," in which students will learn to use the iMovie program to hone their skills in video production, animation, and digital photography. "Advanced 2D," another new course, will have students prepare works with traditional media on paper, while also teaching them to create a digital portfolio.The new "Advanced 3D" course will enable students to utilize contemporary technologies through the use of 3D printing.

Thank you, Teri, for helping create an exciting curriculum for these students!

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