Protocol Overview and Instructions:
Often times students come up with numerous ideas and solutions, and The Saturate and Group strategy will help you and your students begin to make sense and generate insights out of the fruits of the investigation and ideation stages.
Saturate and Group Protocol Instructions
Modified to work with pottery, students are asked to throw MANY pots before determining which ones are good or bad. In these last few weeks, I have asked students to arrange their work in order from least to most successful. (We are putting together slide presentations for this as well that will include Pluses and Deltas, but they are not due yet).
"Mrs. Rilley, I don’t think I should keep this pot, it’s terrible..I suck at throwing."
"Have you thrown 10,000 pots yet?"
"Then you can’t decide if you are a good potter or a bad potter yet. Make more!" (Saturate and sort!)
Meet the Educator:
I am Lisa Rilley and this is my 15th year teaching art, and my 5th year with Hamilton Community Schools. I have taught Y5 up to 12th grade in a sweeping variety of art courses! My first 7 years of teaching were in alternative ed, and I also worked for Holland Public School and The Art Institutes.
"My passion for PBL came from already teaching a project based course. PBL/Design Thinking gave me a foundation to use while helping my students unpack their creative destinations. The entire protocol guide gives structure to my tendency to be more abstract and random in my teaching style. This helps to honor my students who need and crave that structure."