Our lovely panel is the one in the middle of this photo. An authentic creation by the children of McLaren Vale Primary School. Just look at the busy road! So proud.😊
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Master of Teaching R-7
Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design
My name is Heidi Karo.
I am an Arts and primary teacher. I have outstanding skills in teamwork, communication and creative thinking, gained through dual qualifications in Art and Teaching, providing me with the tools necessary for excellence as a teacher. I have 20 years of extensive experience as a community artist, facilitator and volunteer. I am passionate about teaching and enjoy working collaboratively. As an Artist, creativity is a key element to my teaching success. I am able to support children in the development of creative thinking and problem solving strategies. Through the provision of inquiry based, integrated learning opportunities that allow creative expression, students gain confidence using their own voice. In my classroom diversity is celebrated, collaboration supported and learning is enjoyable. I am passionate about providing an inclusive, student-centred curriculum. My expectations of all students are high yet allow for individual needs and differences. I am driven by a joy of learning and a passion for life. My commitment to high quality performance in all areas of learning has led me to be presented the 2012 Credit Union SA Award for Academic Excellence for receiving the highest Grade Point Average of all teaching students at Flinders University in 2012.
I have two children, a daughter aged 16 and son who is 11. I love to surf with my family, kayak, snorkel, run, paint and sing. Teaching offers a wonderful opportunity for life long learning and I am excited to be in a position to continue to share my passion with others.
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Eco-Literacy, The Inquiry Continues…
Well, it is the end of week 2, Term 2 now. It has been a while since I last reflected here on my blog. I spent the whole of Term 3 with year 1/2 students in Eco-Literacy at Galilee Catholic School which was lovely.
Students ended up building a model for the garden space at the front of the school. The results were amazing but even more amazing was the process. The students engaged in Inquiry, it was authentic and driven by a genuine interest in the development of ideas and answering of questions. The students explored the past as archaeologists and then planned for the future. They developed designs collaboratively to create a space that would be welcoming, respectful and constructive.
Above are photos of students working on their designs.
With a whole school focus on Identity, students honored the design brief with integrity. What a great experience! I am loving learning about the Reggio Approach and Eco-Literacy. I can’t wait till next week!
Above is a picture of some of the finished models on display at the school.