Susan Otte

Art / Computer Science

Room
Art Room

Phone
402.436.1169

Email
sotte@lps.org

Susan Otte

Art / Computer Science

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About Me

I am a mother of 3, an 8th grader and two 7th graders.  I love technology and art and love to inspire our students on how to be individual thinkers.

Schedules

8:20-9:10  5th grade

9:15-10:05 4th grade

10:10-11:00 3rd grade

11:05-11:55 2nd grade

1:05-1:55 Kindergarten

2:00-2:50 1st grade

I believe all students can develop as creative artists as well as individuals, by participating in art classes.  Within the art classroom every student can succeed and thrive because every child has the ability to start fresh on every project. 

Lee Iacoca said it best:

In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to become teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility any one can have.

Through art we learn:  How to make good judgements, problem solving, more then one solution is possible, different perspectives are ok, small things mean a lot. 

I love to inspire kids to find their own voice and find a love for art and their own talents.

 

1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.
Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it
is judgment rather than rules that prevail.

2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution
and that questions can have more than one answer.

3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.

4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving
purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity.
Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.

5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.

6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects.
The arts traffic in subtleties.

7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material.
All art forms employ some means through which images become real.

8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.
When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.

9. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source
and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.

10. The arts' position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young
what adults believe is important.


SOURCE: Eisner, E. (2002)

- See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/advocacy/10-lessons-the-arts-teach#sthash.WEfonXny.dpuf

1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.
Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it
is judgment rather than rules that prevail.

2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution
and that questions can have more than one answer.

3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.

4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving
purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity.
Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.

5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.

6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects.
The arts traffic in subtleties.

7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material.
All art forms employ some means through which images become real.

8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.
When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.

9. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source
and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.

10. The arts' position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young
what adults believe is important.


SOURCE: Eisner, E. (2002)

- See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/advocacy/10-lessons-the-arts-teach#sthash.WEfonXny.dpuf

Professional Experience

Bachelors of Science - Graphic Design, Emphasis in Fine Arts, Wayne State College, May 1996

Teachers Certification - Art Education, K-12, University of Nebraska, May 1999
Masters of Education - Emphasis in Technology, University of Nebraska, December 2003

Art teacher - West Lincoln, Eastridge, 1999 - 2004

Art teacher / Computer Science Specialist - Zeman Elementary 2004 - current