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I’ve been collaborating with Mihaela for a few years now. We work well together because we are both passionate about art education, and because Mihaela allows me to contribute to her students’ learning. The resourcing I do for Mihaela’s students and for the Visual Arts department is targeted and constantly changing to keep the curriculum dynamic and challenging.
Mihaela is always open to new possibilities using ICTs, and Pinterest is a good match for the ipad because it enables students (and teachers) to search for good quality images/websites and to save them to collections. Mihaela has empowered her students by handing over curation to them so that they follow their interests and specific art focus, and organise these resources themselves. Furthermore, the power of Pinterest is in finding and connecting to experts in a chosen field, and taking from their rich resources, then sharing with peers.
Here is the post I wrote after Mihaela and I presented to staff at the Curriculum Day.
First day back at school term 2 is a curriculum day for us at Melbourne High School. The theme is ‘knowing highly able students and ourselves’. Apart from set keynotes we have the choice of running sessions and also selecting to attend others’ sessions. Mihaela Brysha (Head of the Visual and Performing Arts faculty) and I will be running a workshop about Pinterest. I’m sharing the presentation slides here.