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Amy Sallen

BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS/ LYNDON SCHOOL
ViSUAL ARTS SPECIALIST K1-8
Lyndon Elementary School
I have been teaching Art in BPS for 25 years. I am also a painter and received a Fund For Excellence Grant in 2006. For two years, I have been taking Level one and two of a Visual Thinking Strategies Professional Development at the Gardner Museum. I was very excited to finally find a method of introducing Art to my students where they would discuss the work and in the process make personal connections. During that first year, I discovered my students reacting in a biased way to images provided by the Gardner for VTS. As a response, I developed over the next two years the curriculum "Media and Bias" . The unit names/addresses the negative effects of social media/gaming on Digital Natives and how we can counteract them in Art, Science and all classrooms.