Artful LearningBlogBlog 01: Distance Learning and Photography
May 13, 2020
Distance Learning and Photography
Despite the learning adjustments from COVID-19, many Artful Learning teachers have found ways to continue their Units of Study in unconventional ways. Educators worldwide can agree that engaging with their students virtually has been a challenge. The Artful Learning methodology has proven to be an influential asset in persevering through the pandemic while completing the necessary objectives outlined in each classroom.
Jacki Bledsoe's first grade class at Meadow View Elementary School (Castle Rock, CO) studied the work of renowned photographer and environmentalist, Ansel Adams. Since Adams's primary focus was on the natural world and landscapes, students were challenged to create their own imagery - capturing different perspectives of natural objects around them. Here is an example of student work investigating our “connections with the natural world" titled Shadows on Rocks.