Teaching Standard 1: Demonstrates mastery of and pedagogical expertise in content
I am proficient in demonstrating expertise in my content area. I received a score of 176 on the art praxis test when the required score to pass is 158. I have also taken all intro studio art classes as well as advanced printmaking classes and four art history courses.
I have included my lesson about low key lighting that I taught to Mr. Chisholm's high school class. This lesson plan shows that I am knowledgable about the subject by choosing different examples to show the students. I also went into depth about how to set up lights in a low key setting. In my lesson plan I came up with beneficial questions that would help student understanding of low key photography.
My second lesson plan is an exceptional example that shows that I exhibit knowledge and understanding in my content area. Mr. Chisholm gave me the creative freedom to teach anything that is photo related. I chose to teach about a technique that he hasn't taught in his classes. Creating cyanotypes requires knowledge of materials and how to expose photos through a step by step process. In this lesson, I demonstrated expertise in my content area by being able to show the students how to create a cyanotype print.