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As part of our year-long commitment to thinking about ways to document student work, we kicked off the initial Lower Division faculty meeting by creating a piece of art using materials that are commonly found in any Lower Division classroom. The objective of this exercise was to allow teachers time to reflect as they created. During their work time teachers were asked to think about about the following questions: How did this activity help you to reflect? Process? What in this activity can you bring back to your classroom? What were the skills you used to complete the activity? How could you prompt more thinking and reflection into your classroom routines?

Once teachers completed their piece of art they were asked to partner with a colleague and find a way to connect their two pieces. Teachers had thoughtful conversations with colleagues, problem solved with one another and in the process found meaning in each other’s art. Thanks to Megan Haddadi, Head of Academic Technology, we even learned about a new tool to document our work! Click the image below to check out our Storify timeline: