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Teacher of the Year

2020-2021
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
REGION FINALIST
Mark Rosenkrantz- Art Teacher

Education

 

2020 Doctoral Student, ABD; Dissertation Defense: Tentative December

Curriculum and Instruction; Specialization: Evaluation and Research,

Barry University, Miami, Florida

1998 Master of Science, Art Education

Florida International University, Miami, Florida

1983 Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics

Edinboro State University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania

1980 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics

Florida International University, Miami, Florida

1976 Bachelor of Science, Sociology

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

 

Professional Experience

 

1997-2020 Art Educator, Miami Dade County Public Schools

2006-present at David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center, North Miami, FL

1997-2006 at Charles D. Wyche Jr. Elementary, Miami Lakes, FL

 

Learning: As a National Board-Certified Art Teacher, I seek to understand accomplished teaching. I research, write, prepare instructional materials, and teach art curriculum that is appropriate to children with diverse cognitive, social, and educational backgrounds. I have developed innovative, interdisciplinary art curriculum that integrates art with social studies, language arts, mathematics, and science. As a life-long learner, I keep abreast of current issues on art and education through action research and professional development.

 

Program: Art is about visual communication. I seek to develop for my students a context for the art learning process through art history, critical thinking, and experience. I have developed a K-8 art program that seeks out resources from the community, including grants, museums, and guest speakers. Understanding that family support is essential, I institute annual parent- child art workshops at my school. I facilitate opportunities for my students to publicize their achievements.

 

Collaboration: As a public-school teacher, I am a member of a learning community whose members consist of administrators, clerical, teacher colleagues, parents, and approximately 1500 students. I collaborate with all of these people in implementing an effective and successful K-8 art education program. Additionally, I have extended my collaboration beyond the school to the museum education, university, and grant organization community. I have planned, organized and developed these relationships in order to support the art education program. Currently I have served as the Chairperson for the Special Area elective faculty for the past four years.

 

Advocacy: The visual arts is a way of experiencing and knowing about the world that is accessible to all students while being culturally marginalized in the educational community. I advocate for the inclusion of the visual arts as a form of social justice in education for students who prefer visual art or are challenged by other modalities of communication and learning.

 

2009-2014 Adjunct Lecturer

Barry University, Miami Shores, FL

Professional Development

 

2020 Educational Researcher: “Portraits of Art Teachers: Teaching for Developing Student Creativity”

2018 Facilitator Creativity Workshop

David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center, North Miami

2012-2015 Standardized assessment developer for Visual Art

Florida Department of Education

2011 Facilitator: Environmental Interdisciplinary Workshop

David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center, North Miami

2010 Coordinator: Teacher Network Leadership Institute (TNLI) Action Research Cohort,

The Education Fund

2010 National Board Recertification, Early and Middle School Childhood Art

National Board of Professional Teaching Standards

2009 Coordinator: Teacher Network Leadership Institute (TNLI) Action Research Cohort,

The Education Fund

Facilitator: Arts Advocacy Workshop, Florida Art Education Conference

Dade Art Educators Association

2008 Facilitator: Visual Thinking Strategies, Teacher Professional Learning Community

David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center, North Miami

Coordinator: Teacher Network Leadership Institute (TNLI) Action Research Cohort

The Education Fund

Presenter: Action Research Paper, American Educational Research Association, New York

Mentor: Ed Hickam Mentoring Program, Florida Department of Education

Facilitator Arts Advocacy Workshop, Florida Art Education Conference

2007 Presenter, Action Research Paper, American Educational Research Association Conference,

Chicago

Facilitator: New Teacher Support Team, David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center.

Facilitator: Educational Research and Dissemination, Instructional Strategies That Work,

American Federation of Teachers

Mentor: Ed Hickam Mentoring Program, Florida Department of Education

2006 Facilitator: Educational Research and Dissemination, Instructional Strategies That Work,

American Federation of Teachers

Mentor: Ed Hickam Mentoring Program, Florida Department of Education

2005 Chair, Decorations Committee, Florida State Art Education Conference

Mentor, Arts For Learning, Get SmArt Training

Mentor: Ed Hickam Mentoring Program, Florida Department of Education

2004 Mentor: Ed Hickam Mentoring Program, Florida Department of Education

2001 National Board Certification, Early and Middle School Childhood Art

National Board of Professional Teaching Standards

1998 Chair, Decorations Committee, Florida State Art Education Conference

 

Grant Recipient

 

2019 David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center PTA Grant

2017 David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center PTA Grant

2009 Citi Success Fund Grant, Dade Public Education Fund

Impact II Adapter Grant, Dade Public Education Fund

2008 Citibank Success Fund Grant, Dade Public Education Fund

David Lawrence Jr. K- 8 Center PTA Grant

National Endowment of Humanities Grant

2007 David Lawrence Jr. K- 8 Center PTA Grant

TNLI Action Research Grant, Dade Public Education Fund

2006 Arts For Learning Get Smart Grant

2005 TNLI Action Research Grant, Dade Public Education Fund

2004 Citibank Success Fund Grant Recipient, Dade Public Education Fund

Action Research Grant Recipient, Dade Public Education Fund,

2002 Wolfsonian-FIU Page At A Time Interdisciplinary Grant

Teacher Disseminator Grant, Dade Public Education Fund

2001 Citibank Success Fund Grant, Dade Public Education Fund

1999 Teacher Incentive Grant

Arts for a Complete Education/ Florida Alliance forArts Education

Citibank Success Fund Grant, Dade Public Education Fund

1998 Teacher Incentive Grant

Arts for a Complete Education/ Florida Alliance for Arts Education

Citibank Success Fund Grant, Dade Public Education Fund

Chair, Decorations Committee, Florida State Art Education Conference

1997 Teacher Mini-grant, Dade Public Education Fund

 

Student Acheivement:

 

2006-2019: David Lawrence Jr. Office Gallery Exhibition

2010-2019: Annual Countywide Exhibition

2010-2012: Annual Countywide Exhibition

Museum Education Exhibition

2009-2010: Annual Countywide Exhibition

Museum Education Exhibition

2008-2009: Impressions in Watercolor, Miami Dade County Public Schools (3 students)

Parent Resource Room Exhibition, David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center

2007-2008: PTSA Reflections, Miami Dade County, Two District Finalists

Impressions in Watercolor, Miami Dade County Public Schools, Group Award

Museum Education Exhibition, Jewish Museum, Miami Beach

2006-2007: PTSA Reflections, Miami Dade County, One District Finalist

Impressions in Watercolor, Miami Dade County Public Schools

Museum Education Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami,

It’s All About Design Exhibition, Miami International Airport

 

Awards

 

2013 Barry University Outstanding PhD Student of the Year, Curriculum and Instruction

2010 Florida Art Educator of the Year, Florida Art Education Association

2008 Middle School Art Educator of the Year, Florida Art Education Association

Jackie Hinchey-Sipes Advocate of the Arts Education Award, Dade Art Education Association

2005 Teacher of the Year, Charles D. Wyche Jr. Elementary

1997 Recipient, Sallie Mae Beginning Teacher of the Year Award

 

Publications

 

Farrell, J., Winkle, C. A., & Rosenkrantz, M. (2013). Looking in, looking out: Reflection, refraction, and transformation through three-dimensional self-study. Paper presentation in the paper session titled, “Self-Study as a conduit to creative programing” at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)/Self-study SIG, April 30, 2013, San Francisco.

Farrell, J. B., Rosenkrantz, M., & Schaffzin, L. J. (2012) Professional learning through rhizoactivity: Creating collaborative spaces with self-study and arts informed research. In Meeting of the American Educational Research Association annual conference, (AERA), Vancouver.

Farrell, Jill and Rosenkrantz, M. (2008) Cultivating Collaborative Self-study Living Theory: Laying a Foundation for Teacher Learning. The Seventh International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices Pathways to Change in Teacher Education: Dialogue, Diversity and Self-Study. Rosenkrantz, M. L. (2009) (Book Review) Childhood Education. Learning With a Visual Brain in an Auditory World: Visual Language Strategies for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Farrell, Jill; Vos, Robert. (2007) Growing Together In Community Through Action Research. Rosenkrantz, Mark L. Developing Research and Critical Thinking Skills Through The Study of African Art Forms. Pgs. 75-108. Florida International University Center for Urban Education and Innovation. 2007

Rosenkrantz, Mark L. Looking in the Mirror, The Status of Art Education in Miami-Dade County. Fresh Paint. Florida Art Education Association. February, 2007.

 

Organization Memberships

 

National Art Education Association

Florida Art Education Association

Dade Art Educator's Association

 

References

 

Ms. Mabel Morales, Art Supervisor

Miami Dade County Public Schools

1500 Biscayne Blvd., # 317

Miami, FL

 

Dr. Jill Farrell

Dean, Adrian Dominican School, of Education, Barry University

11300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33161