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Thank you Visioneer Design Coaches for the tremendous job you did for the Visioneer Design Challenge by preparing your students, bringing them to UWM, getting them all set up and organized, assisting with overseeing that things ran well, continually supporting and encouraging students............the list could go on and on. You are providing your students with aesthetic, creative and imaginative understandings in design and having them use technology as a tool for change. They not only know art but they also know better the field of design related to the business world. These students will be grateful to you for doing this for them as they get older. The 21st world of technology is their world and you are helping them better understand and use it. A big thank you!!!
You are the best.
Visioneer Design Challenge Event Chair
I know some of the students have been returning for five years. What a great background they have already through this experience.
To advocate for your art program I would love for you to do one of the following:
1. Put together a VDC video that can be shared with your school board and administrators at a board meeting.
2. Have your students do a presentation of their participation in the VDC for this event.
3. Make a school display of the students work - the challenges, how they were solved, and the on-site process...including the awards and t-shirt sample.
4. Have the students display their journal or other documents that shows the LEARNING PROCESS they went through.
5. If you have an end of the year show, a NAHS function at the end of the year or other function, invite parents and community members and show the VDC video with students talking about their participation and learning from this program.
6. If your school has an award assembly at the end of the year, ask to make presentations to your students at this event using the awards they won at the VDC. (I always did this because art students are often overlooked as "other" academics are recognized..........and I need my students to get their recognition in front of the student body.)
7. TODAY or TOMORROW send a couple images with an article to your local paper. Call them first and tell them how important this event is to your program.
WHY DO THIS? It is extra work but it is something we must do to let people know how VERY IMPORTANT ART IS TO THE EDUCATION OF ALL STUDENTS.
Programs are being cut but hopefully we can save them by showing how important this learning is for the 21st century. CREATIVITY, IMAGINATION, AND DESIGN ARE
GOOD LUCK and THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO FOR ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION!!!!!!!!
What is the Visioneer Design Challenge?The Visioneer Design Challenge is a statewide learning program and competition for high school and middle school students interested in design arts connecting with professional designers in each field. Eleven Challenges have been developed by professional designers. These challenges cover design in everyday things, design of spaces and places, design for communication and information and design for human interaction.
What is the approach to this competition?
Teachers may take varied approaches to this competition, such as: 1. Use the twelve Design Challenges as the design curriculum for the year for all students and let the students decide who will compete at the state level. 2. Create a team comprised of 12 students plus 6 alternates. Have one student per each of the twelve Design Challenge choices or have students select their own even if other students in your group are also choosing the same one. The alternates are used in case a student/s would be unable to go to the state event. 3. Have small teams of two or three in areas such as Game Design, Videography, or challenges that a student would feel more comfortable competing in, especially younger students. 4. Have students participate in some of the events, but not all. 5. Bring students to observe this event as a learning experience for the first year.
Note: A student may compete in only one design area.
Register NOW to participate in the 2014 Visioneer Design Challenge!