Making Learning Visible: Art

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I was walking down our art hallway today and saw our art teacher, Lorrie Emin, putting up these great pieces of student work.
What struck me about these pieces of grade 7 student artwork (beyond the amazing quality) was how the focus was on the student learning – not just on the final product. Each piece demonstrated incredible growth and skill development – made public to the rest of the school.
This was done in a simple – yet effective way. Each of the samples had three components: a first draft, a final draft and a short blurb from the student explaining what they have learned about sketching and the challenges they faced.
One of the blurbs from the sample above reads: