INTERACTIVE CURRICULUM


In 2002, curriculum designers at the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts (NTIEVA) began to experiment with creating interactive instructional materials. In the spring of 2006 the Institute was invited to become a participant in the Edward and Betty Marcus Digital Education Project for Texas Art Museums.  This project is focused on using Pachyderm, an open-source computer software, to create educational materials.  The project is managed by the New Media Consortium, an international group of nearly 250 learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies.   In 2007-2008 the Institute staff created six interactive Pachyderm presentations, three for teachers and three for students. The units focus on early Texas art – work that was produced by artists who lived and/or worked in Texas from 1820 until forty (40) years from the present date.  In 2008-2009, an additional curriculum resource was developed based upon an unrealized WPA Post Office Mural Project. Examples of the early experiments and the completed curriculum projects and resources can be viewed by clicking on the following links.


Experimental Efforts
  Logo Design
  Image Comparison
  Star Patterns
  Islamic Star Design Demo
  Archimboldo Portrait Game: Chef Game
  Archimboldo Portrait Game: Artist Game
  Archimboldo Portrait Game: Construction Worker Game
  Quilt Game
  Ancient Egyptian and Mayan Art Styles
 

Complete Curriculum Units

 

Dignity of Work, Teacher Version

 

Dignity of Work, Student Version

 

Texas Skies, Teacher Version

 

Texas Skies, Student Version

 

Visions of Texas, Teacher Version

 

Visions of Texas, Student Version

 

Curriculum Resources

  No Deal in the New Deal
  Hispanic Art in Texas