VATN at Urban Promise Academy: Crystal Barr’s Classroom:

May 9, 2018 Location: Urban Promise Academy, Crystal Barr’s classroom (Art and STEAM Maker- Space) Teachers Present: Donna Salonga (Skyline), Lauren Litwin (Skyline), Jamie Treacy (Skyline), Deborah Gordon (OUSD), Roxanne Padgett (MOCHA), Vanessa Guererro (Oakland High), Amber Theme: Open Studio with Critique Discussion Teaching artists all brought one of their own artworks to work on... Continue Reading →

VATN at Castlemont: Rosemary Marr’s Classroom

Workshop Leader: Rosemary Marr Participants: Shanti Provasoli (Prospective teacher), Vanessa Guerrero (Oakland High), Kristen Vetterlein (Grass Valley), Amber Miller (Chabot), Lisa  Perkins (Edna Brewer), Crystal Barr (Urban Promise Academy), Deborah Gordon (Central Office), Jamie Treacy (Skyline), Ana Ponce (Skyline). "How to Teach Art Without Art Supplies" School bling made out of cardboard. Necklace made with... Continue Reading →

Digital Wood Carving: Carl Barone’s Design Lab at Roosevelt Middle School

Teachers Present: Donna Salonga, Jamie Treacy, Carl Barone, Shanti Provasoli, Carissa Moline, Tiffany Allen, Roxanne Padgett, Vanessa Guererro, Michelle Lewis, Deborah Green and Debora Gordon. Background: Carl Barone teaches design to grades 6-8 at Roosevelt Middle School.  He teaches a large IEP and English Learner population. Most classes are 32 students.  His classroom is set... Continue Reading →

VATN Professional Development 1/26/18

Thanks everyone who came out for our second all-day professional development.  We've embedded our slides from the the day that have the facilitator indicated for each activity.  If you're looking for a resource from one of the workshops, we'll attach them here. Also, feel free to email the facilitator directly to consult. If you haven't... Continue Reading →

East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse

 5/10/17  Enjoyed our last meet up of the year at the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse.  Big thanks to the Depot's and  Education Coordinator, Natasha Stillman for making this possible! Participants: James Treacy, Skyline; Amber Miller, Chabot; Deborah Gordon, OUSD; Kristin Vetterlein, Grass Valley; Michelle Lewis, Glenview; Aracely Sifuentes-Ordaz, Melrose Leadership Academy; Ann Wettrich,... Continue Reading →

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