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Hello! Welcome to Visual Arts at Global Arts Plus, Lower Campus!
My name is Elisabeth “Betsy” Wright, and I teach Visual Arts at Global Arts Plus. Students call me Ms. Wright. I am proud to say this is my thirteenth year with our school. Happy 2021-2022 School Year!
I am excited to see and work with student artists this year. Students are WHY I do what I do. We will have a variety of art experiences to construct and build our understanding of the world, and will use the Minnesota Standards in the Arts to guide our work. Create Perform Respond Connect are the areas of learning. We will also build social and emotional skills as we learn and work.
I believe that art is a response to the world. It is an individual representation of thinking. So outcomes may vary. We will use this as our framework, and use the question "What Do You Notice?" to help build our thinking, which is the first step in the Critical Response Protocol. We will use this protocol to develop critical thinking skills, and to build understanding in the material. I want my students to be able to "Own Their Learning", and build their independence in the learning process.
My goals are to teach children to develop art-making skills, learn to think, work collaboratively as a team, make connections, and to be lifelong learners. Being a team will be a priority in the classroom. We can collectively go farther than we can as individuals. It is important for us to share multiple perspectives and have equity in our learning. Thank you for your partnership in this team approach.
Thank you for being at Global Arts Plus!
Ms. Wright (she/her/hers)