David Marshall Hicks
IB LEARNER PROFILE ATTITUDE: “KNOWLEDGABLE”Student Mural "in progress" photoStudent Mural "in progress" photoStudent Mural "in progress" photoIB LEARNER PROFILE ATTITUDE: “OPEN MINDED”Student Mural "in progress" photoStudent Mural "in progress" photoIB LEARNER PROFILE ATTITUDE: “BALANCED”Student Mural "in progress" photoIB LEARNER PROFILE ATTITUDE: “CARING”Student Mural "in progress" photoStudent Mural "in progress" photoIB LEARNER PROFILE ATTITUDE: “RISK TAKER”Student Mural "in progress" photoStudent Mural "in progress" photoTHE 12 IB “LEARNER ATTITUDES”  
- Appreciation, commitment, confidence, creativity, curiosity, cooperation, independence, empathy, enthusiasm, tolerance, respect, integrity Student Mural "in progress" photoIB LEARNER PROFILE ATTITUDE: “PRINCIPLED”Student Mural "in progress" photoStudent Mural "in progress" photoStudent Mural "in progress" photoINTERPRETATION OF CENTER FOR INQUIRY’S “ACTION CYCLE”- reflect, choose, actStudent Mural "in progress" photoStudent Mural "in progress" photoIB LEARNER PROFILE ATTITUDE: “COMMUNICATORS”Student Mural "in progress" photoIB LEARNER PROFILE ATTITUDE: “REFLECTIVE”Student Mural "in progress" photoDESIGN CELEBRATING CHINESE AND SPANISH CULTURESStudent Mural "in progress" photoStudent Mural "in progress" photoIB LEARNER PROFILE ATTITUDE: “THINKER”Student Mural "in progress" photoIB LEARNER PROFILE ATTITUDE: “INQUIRER”Student Mural "in progress" photo
The Center for Inquiry Mural...
A public service project initiated and planned by myself. Students in my Narative Drawing class executed a series of 13 murals for a local Indianapolis Public School in spring 2014. Students were given the 10 learner profiles recognized by the International Baccalaureate program as “theme words” to start from, plus 3 additional values associated with the IB curriculum. They then selected a learner profile from which to create a figurative composition that powerfully and appropriately expressed the spirit of the profile (examples: thinker, open-minded, risk taker, reflective, etc). Currently underway, to be completed by early May 2014.

Through this unique opportunity, my students have used their knowledge of drawing and design to engage elementary—middle school students in the arts at a local Indianapolis Public School. This community experience has brought home the vital role of the visual arts in learning and education for both groups of students.
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