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Lauren Ramich

Lecturer
School of Art
College of Art and Design
Graduate Director, Visual Arts-All Grades (Art Education)

585-475-7140
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Lauren Ramich

Lecturer
School of Art
College of Art and Design
Graduate Director, Visual Arts-All Grades (Art Education)

Education

BFA, MST, MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology

585-475-7140

Currently Teaching

ARED-705
3 Credits
This course explores the relationship between curriculum, instruction, and the assessment of learning. Students are introduced to process and procedures for developing curriculum, and assessing student learning in the art classroom, specifically at the secondary level. An emphasis is placed on a studio-thinking approach to teaching and learning. Students will explore innovative and creative approaches to curriculum design. Pedagogical knowledge is developed and extended through artistic practice and meaning making in lesson and unit development. This course compliments the course: Methods in Teaching and Learning. This course has a field experience component of 20 hours.
ARED-890
6 Credits
This course will explore a range of perspectives on contemporary theories in art and education, making connections with theory, meeting state and national standards, and reflecting on pedagogical experiences to address the overall goals of the program. Students focus on the following areas to meet New York State Education Department requirements and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Programs standards: content/subject matter knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, teaching skills, curriculum development, assessment and professional skills. The development of a teaching portfolio occurs in conjunction with a capstone project and exhibition. This course requires the student to complete 20 field experience hours, which will complete their required 100 hours.
ARED-790
9 Credits
The student teaching practicum is designed to provide the student teacher with in depth pedagogical experiences, real world challenges, and rich learning opportunities. Two student teaching placements are arranged for each student for the duration of 6-7 weeks each. Full-time involvement at the school site is required. The Student Teacher will be under the guidance of experienced mentor teachers and college supervisors. This experience includes observation, full-responsibility planning and teaching, and involvement in the culture of the school setting. Students are assigned a cooperating teacher and a college supervisor for each setting. A Student Teaching Handbook is provided. Students are required to meet state and national standards when teaching. Unit and work sample preparation, instruction and assessment are required. Online technology is utilized in addition to lectures, video and other forms of media.
ARED-704
3 Credits
This course will explore the process of teaching art in the public school classroom at the Elementary level. Theories and practices relevant to teaching and learning in visual art will be addressed. Projects will include: lesson-planning, unit planning, classroom management, investigating new technologies, urban education, and action research. In addition, students will focus on human development, teaching students with disabilities and multiple intelligences, and assessment processes. This course has a field experience component of 20 hours.
ARED-703
3 Credits
This course will explore a range of perspectives on multicultural issues in the visual arts and education fields. Course content will cover making connections with contemporary multicultural art, the implementation of lesson plans based on multicultural issues for the art education classroom, and an examination of curriculum and policy issues. Students are expected to write critical papers and essays, develop curriculum resources, and to participate in weekly discussions. This course has a field component of 20 hours.

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Invited Keynote/Presentation
Ramich, Lauren Maines. "Art Education Higher Education Roundtable." New York State Art Teachers Association Annual Conference. new York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA Region II). Binghamton, NY. 22 Nov. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Ramich, Lauren Maines and Melanie Martinek. "Engaging Student Lesson Planning With Contextual Meaning." New York State Art Teachers Association. Rochester Institute of Technology. Buffalo, New York. 17 Nov. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Ramich, Lauren and Melanie Martinek. "Creating Art Lessons with Contextual Meaning." NYSATA Annual Conference. NYSATA. Binghamton, NY. 11 Nov. 2017. Conference Presentation.