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Exploring Ceramics Instruction in the Elementary Classroom Fall 2022

Ended Dec 9, 2022

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Full course description

Course Description

  • This 2 hour class is split into two sections, the first hour being a hands-on lesson at MVHS. This first session will be taught by our very own Whitney Heffelfinger who will guide participants on how to use the kiln, tools, and provide hands-on samples. Please bring any tools with you that you would like to ask questions about and please note that clay will be provided. Additional resources including PLOs, CAS, and handouts will be made available so each participant will have enough background knowledge to create their unit to fit their students’ needs. The second part of this course is time to create a unit plan for your own teaching practices. You can choose one grade to focus on or all of them, the choice is yours.
  • Lead Learner (Facilitator): Laurie LaComb | Whitney Heffelfinger
  • Credit(s) and Type: 2 Hours Relicensure


Target Audience

  • Elementary Certified Staff, Elementary Classified Staff
  • Open to Substitute Teachers = Yes
  • Open to Student Teachers = Yes
  • Open to Charter School Staff = Yes 


Date, Time, and Location

  • In-Person Meeting: November 7, 2022
    • 4:30 - 5:30 PM at Mountain Vista High School Ceramics Room (Lower Level)
  • Unit Creation Time: November 8 - December 9, 2022


Course Outcomes

Here are the outcomes for the course:

  • Understand how to operate the kiln
  • Understand the purpose of each tool
  • Know safety protocol
  • Leave with resources to plan unit