Calculating Success: Writing and Using Rubrics in the Art Room


Calculating Success: Writing and Using Rubrics in the Art Room  
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 7-8 pm ET
FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

Confused by the complexity of rubric design? Don’t know how to maximize rubric use to enhance student outcomes? Then this webinar is for you. We'll tackle rubric design by examining how project criterion is written and used by teachers and students in the art room. Did you know that many assessments classified as rubrics are merely checklists? Did students include this? Check. Did students cover that? Check. Sure, checklists and rubrics provide guidance on assessment, but rubrics do much more. A good rubric helps to shape student learning by clearly articulating the differences between levels of growth and performance. Students need this for a clearer understanding of what they need to do to move beyond initial responses and create work that pushes them to higher performance levels. Designing such a rubric takes time and requires feedback from colleagues and students. After participating in this webinar, you will be equipped to:

  • Recognize characteristics of effective rubric design
  • Use rubrics for making and talking about works of art
  • Create norms of understanding among your colleagues
  • Align criterion with the National Core Visual Arts Standards 
  • Write rubrics for assessment of learning and for grading

Cam McComb, PhD

Dr. Cam McComb brings the sensibility of the practitioner to her roles of artist, researcher, and teacher. She has 25+ years teaching art in the K-12 public schools and received National Board Certification (NBC) in early and middle childhood art (2006-2026). McComb credits the NBC process for highlighting the symbiotic relationship that exists between assessment and learning. Her doctoral research found that preadolescents value different aspects of the art making process and that they are capable of identifying and expressing their artistic needs. More recently, she coauthored “ Visualizing Cancer: A Transdisciplinary Art & Biology Collaborative,” which was published in the Journal of Teaching and Learning (2018). McComb is currently building strong relationships between teacher-candidates, licensed practicing art educators, and the university.

Upon completion of this NAEA webinar, you may earn 1 hour of professional development credit as designated by NAEA. Once the webinar is completed, you may view/print a Certification of Participation under the "Contents" tab. You may also print a transcript of all webinars attended under the "Dashboard" link in the right sidebar section of the page.  

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