Roots with Assessment Bring Wings of Growth
Session 2: Grades K-6
Explore the whys of assessment, use assessment strategies to improve teaching and student learning, and discover simple assessment strategies for visual art. What do you want students to learn? How will you know if they’ve learned it? What will you do if they don’t?
Cindy L. Clark loves teaching, creating, learning, reading, hiking, and being a gramma. She has been recognized as outstanding art educator for Utah, received the Arthur Watkins award as educator of the year, received a national endowment for the arts scholarship, and been selected for many other awards. She has been arts specialist for Alpine School District, where she worked with elementary schools, including their principals, to integrate dance, drama, music, and visual arts into classrooms.
A veteran teacher, she taught advanced placement art at Orem High for 23 years and junior high art as well. She has been an adjunct professor at UVU and BYU and also a student teaching supervisor. In addition, she works with the Beverly Taylor Sorenson arts program at BYU.
She has exhibited her own works of art in several juried shows including Utah Watercolor Society, BYU Museum, Woodbury Museum, Covey Center, Springville Museum, and Artist’s Magazine. Her work is published in Northlight Books. She has a Master's Degree in educational leadership and a BA degree in art/English.
Sarianne Sorenson is an adjunct faculty member in the art education department at Brigham Young University. Sarianne has supported the arts in public education as an art educator for 10 years and as a high school assistant principal for five years. Additionally, she has served as district content specialist for the visual arts, content day facilitator, collaboration team leader, and SWAP board member. Through these leadership opportunities, she has been able to observe and evaluate fine art teachers, facilitating their growth, development, and best practices. Sarianne has a bachelor’s degree in art education and a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Brigham Young University. She resides in Highland, Utah, with her husband, Erik, and their two children.