New Media

Last year, I taught high school drawing and painting for the first time in my 21 year long career. This year (number 22), I’m tackling new media, by taking my first group of students to the computer lab yesterday to get them started on our year long blog assignment! It was so exciting. I have nearly 60 students in my Creative Arts classes and they are all required to keep a blog. We’re still in the process of building them, but so far so good! I was very proud of how they handled this and how serious about it some of them are already becoming. They may be “digital natives” being taught by a “digital immigrant” but we’re speaking the same language…and I like it!

About Karen

Karen Kiick began her teaching career in 1990 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Since 1996, she has taught at Haddon Township High School in Westmont, New Jersey. She is her District's K-12 Visual and Performing Arts Facilitator and currently teaches 9th through 12th grades. Karen is a five-time recipient (2005, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017) of the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Excellence in Art Education. She is also the 2017 National Secondary Art Teacher of the Year and the 2015 NJ Art Educator of the Year.
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