Other ways to get involved:
From Professor Northcutt:
As some of you may know, I am co-director of MAKETANK Inc., a non-profit based here in Oxford that has a mission to A) connect people who normally don't interact, B) create opportunities for the sharing of skills, and C) to develop people's confidence in their own creativity, and to do all of this while reaching out to underserved populations. One of our projects is Called STEAM into action, and it includes an after school STEAM club. Steam of course is science, technology, engineering and math that's taught through art creative processes...that is where you come in.
We need an art education student or two to work with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at the Talawanda middle school. We have a math education student who did it last year--he is the STEM, one of you hopefully will be the A. It requires meeting with Kate Currie (my co-director of MAKETANK) and myself to develop some of the programming, and then working after school for about two hours once a week with the students.
The set times for this activity are Thursdays, 3-5 p.m.
We teach them creative making as we facilitate their exploration of STEM subjects. We have done robotics (teaching electronics and coding) and kite making/flying (teaching aeronautical principles of flight). We have yet to determine a track for this term, but the students are looking forward to another great STEAM club year. I am happy to answer questions after we meet next week, but last year Elizabeth Hilgenberg was our art ed rep--if you know her you may want to ask her how it went.
Also, I can sign you up for an independent study for this work, so you can get credit (sign up for credit by September 11).
Volunteer with OMA (Opening Minds through Art)
REQUEST FOR ILLUSTRATOR FOR UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS PROJECT:
"I work in Admission handling the on-campus visits and events. I often have requests from young student groups who are looking to visit campus for a field trip option, that's not really what admission focuses on so I needed to find another alternative. That's why I wrote the attached story [BELOW] that creates a self guided tour of campus for younger visitors, all based on Swoops adventures on campus.
The reason I am telling you all of this is I'd like to see if you have any students that would be interested in doing illustrations for it. Initially I was planning on just using it for these group requests but I have seen other universities with similar books sold in the book store. I appreciate any help you can offer trying to find an ambitious student who likes drawing cartoon revisions of Swoop.
Associate Director - Campus Visits and Events
Miami University Office of Admission
301 S. Campus Avenue - 41 CAB
Oxford, OH 45056
Be an art education student representative on a department/college committee. See Dr. Baer or Dr. Danker if you're interested.
Springfield Township is looking for volunteers/interns to teach an art class. If you're interested, you can apply by speaking to Kim Flamm: email@example.com
From Amy Pace concerning an opportunity at The Knolls:
I just wanted to remind you of an opportunity for an Art Ed student to observe/teach. I teach an art class at the Knolls nursing center in Oxford 2 times a month. Classes are 10:30-11:30 2 Mondays a month.
The student could observe August 31, then teach 6 classes throughout the semester. The student would write lesson plans for each class (with prior approval from me to make sure lessons are appropriate) and send a supply list at the beginning of each month (Knolls pays for supplies) OR student may buy supplies and be reimbursed at the end of the semester. The student would teach the class. I would be in attendance to assist. The student must attend a brief orientation required by all volunteers at the Knolls, (20 minutes) which they can do before or after the observation or 1st class, or at their convenience.
I did this in the past and students who participated really enjoyed the experience. This class gives students experience with special needs. I would talk with the student beforehand to let her know the needs of the residents and appropriate accommodations. The student must have transportation as the Knolls is just out of town on Fairfield Rd. The Activities Director at the Knolls loves to have the students teach.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.