OLCHS Goes Above and Beyond at the Illinois Art Education Association State Conference


Senior, DaVionta Morgan, along with Art Teacher, Jennifer Wargin and Technology Instruction Coach, Janet Meyers presented on “Spheros in the Arts” at the 2017 Illinois Art Education Association State Conference in St. Charles on December 1. The presentation focused on applying basic coding techniques in the art classroom. The big idea, however, focused on teachers getting comfortable taking risks with technologies that they may not understand, yet students are willing to try. Morgan began by sharing his experience regarding a special coding challenge put upon him by his teacher and how this encouraged him to find unknown direction and motivation. Though he was not able to solve the code, the point was being encouraged to take the risk. The session continued with the student instructing participants through painting with Spheros. Wargin also offered a second session on creating a Living Art Gallery using Adobe Voice, iMovie and QR Codes. 


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