•  Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

    We are in a unique place as we begin this school year virtually. Many of us are experiencing emotions unprecedented in our lives. Our artistic learning will be focused on the Responding and Connecting New York State Standards for the Arts (http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/curriculum-instruction/med-arts-process-anchor-eu-tables-8.5x11.pdfPlease refer to all asssignements on Google Classroom. Navigate to "Classroom" for all updated assignments and due dates. I will also be uploading supporting videos on a regular basis. All assignments must be submitted online by established due dates. Contact me immediately vie email at robert.wood@wcsdny.org if there are any questions, concerns, or need for personal communication.

    This will be a period in edcuation we will remember for the rest of our lives. I understand this is a difficult time for you. Keep in mind we are not alone and we are navigating the best we can. Here is a great video produced by a student of one of my Art colleagues in Buffalo. Although produced last spring, there are a number of statistics which are very valuable to know. A must see:

    https://youtu.be/xAM2BGcD70A

    Parents and Guardians: For quick reference, you may also access the scheduled assignments here on the Assignments page of my Teacher website. No surprises; clear communication is a two-way street. Please be as active as possible with your child during this time. It is extremely valuable.

    Students: Your active engagement is vital this year. Please communicate with me during active classroom time. Email me with any questions. My direct contact time will be from after 7th period until 2:30 Monday through Friday. Sending updates on project development will allow me to provide important feedback. 

    Remember, keep moving forward. Work each day. Balance online and offline time: review, sketch, think, write, journal, connect with other students from your class, and do the best you can. Stay healthy!

    Remember, through the Arts, we can document, think, feel, express, communicate, console, and most importantly, heal.

    All the best,

    Mr. Wood

    Robert Wood

    Teacher In Charge
    Fine & Performing Arts
    Roy C. Ketcham High School
     
    NYSED Content Advisory Panel for Media Arts
    NYSED IAAP Media Arts Chair
    NYSED Learning Standards for the Arts, Media Arts Writing Chair
    NYSATA Curriculum Committee Chair
    NYSATA Media Arts Chair
    NYSATA Past President

     

    Name: Robert Wood
    Subject: Secondary Fine Arts, RCK
    Email: robert.wood@wcsdny.org
    Course of instruction for 2020-2021:
     
    Studio in Art
    Photo II
    Photo III
    Media II
    Media III
    Broadcast Arts
    Portfolio Development
    AP Art
     
    All information relative to work in progress is updated on a regular basis. Immediate questions can be emailed to the address above.