Presenter Biography

Mary C. Nichols-Brondfield has taught Art Education for thirty-three years and is currently a Visual Arts Teacher at Cleveland Central Catholic High School. Mary graduated Cum Laude from Kent State University with a B.F.A. and earned a a M.Ed. from Cleveland State University. She was an adjunct at Baldwin Wallace University where she taught Art Education. Mary is also a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar, member of Phi Delta Kappa and was twice awarded Teacher of the Year by the Richmond Heights Local Schools. She is the recipient of multiple awards, honors, and grants and resides on the east side of Cleveland with her family. Matt Aber has taught American History and Government at North Olmsted High School, a suburb on Cleveland’s west side, for the past ten years. Matt graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Social Studies from Ohio University in 2005. He remained at Ohio to earn his Master’s in Cultural Studies in Education through a Teaching Fellows position he was awarded the following year. He is a member of the National Council for the Social Studies and lives with his wife and two children in Rocky River. He is currently writing a family history detailing the migration experience of his immigrant ancestors in Northeast Ohio.

Location

Student Center Ballroom, Cleveland State University

Event Type

Paper

Start Date

15-4-2016 9:31 AM

End Date

15-4-2016 10:10 AM

Description

This presentation is a collaborative effort by two educators from the disciplines of art and history. The PowerPoint presentation documents the the cross curricular migration themed event that explored migration in Slavic Village, Ohio. Historical speakers and visits to historical sites engaged students throughout the event. Through oral history and the visual arts students engaged in project based learning.

Comments

Mary C. Brondfield and Matt Aber will introduce the event. There will be photographs and text shown that documented the speakers and site visits of the event (approx. time is 10 min.). This will be a PowerPoint format.

Mary Brondfield will then present & discuss the project based learning assignment in the visual arts. Images of student personal migration narrative paintings will be shown. Some paintings will be displayed as additional evidence of student work. (10 minutes). This will be a PowerPoint format.

Matt Aber will discuss his project based learning assignment for his students using oral history projects 10 min). This will be a continuation of the PowerPoint format.

Both speaker will answer questions.

 
Apr 15th, 9:31 AM Apr 15th, 10:10 AM

Migration In Slavic Village, The History Behind the Cleveland Central Catholic Ironmen.

Student Center Ballroom, Cleveland State University

This presentation is a collaborative effort by two educators from the disciplines of art and history. The PowerPoint presentation documents the the cross curricular migration themed event that explored migration in Slavic Village, Ohio. Historical speakers and visits to historical sites engaged students throughout the event. Through oral history and the visual arts students engaged in project based learning.