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    Dr. Motter  
    Jennifer Motter, Ph.D.
    Art-Tech Club adviser
    JH & SH Yearbook Club adviser
    Pennsylvania Art Education Association, Region 6 Representative
    National Art Education Association Women's Caucus, K-12 Liaison & 
    Visual Arts Making, Digital Art, Exploring Photography, Advanced Photography,
    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Accelerated College Education (ACE)
    Art Humanities
    814.487.7613, Ext. 6102
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     "Creativity takes courage." -Henri Matisse
    Course Description
    Students enrolled in my new media art program courses Art and Art I will engage in a Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards-aligned interdisciplinary approach to art education that emphasizes student attainment of 21st century skills, social justice, and empowerment via integration of new media technologies for art making. We will employ the elements of art, principles of design, and postmodern principles. During our time together, students will experience: contemporary art, art history, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, graphic design, and digital art. New media is effectively integrated into art curricula for artmaking in order to guide students' development of valuable marketable skills, make art more relevant to students' lives and 21st century education, and enable more students to feel confident in artmaking and identify as artists. Students will participate in project-based curricula that involve: researching, brainstorming, sketching, artmaking, critiquing, revising, and reflecting. See my Art I students' digital portfolios.
    In September 2012, I started the Art-Tech Club. I am currently the FHJH Yearbook Club and FHSH Yearbook Club adviser.
    Teaching Philosophy
    As a teacher/learner/artist/researcher, I value and practice socially-responsible and culturally-responsive art education that potentially leads to student development of an enhanced sense of agency and empowerment, as well as positive socio-cultural change. Creation, public display, and critique of meaningful art fosters 21st century learning opportunities, knowledge, and skills. Therefore, I believe that it is art educators' responsibility to not only keep students up-to-date with contemporary local and global issues, contemporary art, and the latest technological innovations, but also promote ethical, collaborative, creative, and critical uses of new media, i.e., digital technologies such as the Internet, for empowering and positive transformative learning purposes. This is a long-term goal that I continually strive for as a new media art educator who prepares students for the 21st century workforce, higher education, and lifelong learning.
    Principal Certification Program (15 credits), Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2015, GPA: 4.0
    Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate Program (24 credits), Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 2014, GPA: 4.0
    Ph.D. Art Education, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012, GPA: 4.0
    M. A. Education, Computers and Educational Technology with Distinction, California State University, Northridge, 2007,       
               GPA: 4.0
    B.S. Art Education, B.A. Art equivalency, concentration Graphic Design, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2004
    Selected Teaching Experience
    The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
       Art Education Instructor and Art Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2008 – 2012
    Kennedy-San Fernando Community Adult School, Granada Hills, CA
       Graphic Design Instructor,  2008
    Granada Hills Charter High School, Granada Hills, CA
       Intel Master Teacher, 2006 – 2008 
       Digital Art Instructor, 2004 – 2008 
    Westmont Hilltop School District, Johnstown, PA
       Substitute Teacher, 2004 

    Selected Scholarly Publications

    Motter, J. L. (Forthcoming). Feminist pedagogy: New media activism. In K. Keifer-Boyd, L. Hoeptner-Poling, S. Klein, W. Knight & A. Perez de Miles (Eds.), Lobby Activism. Alexandria, VA: National Art Education Association.

    Motter, J. L. (Forthcoming). Social Media as Sites for Feminist Activism: Facilitating Critical Digital Meaning-Making. In A. Knochel, C. Liao & R. Patton (Eds.), Critical Digital Making in Art Education. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

    Motter, J. (2018). Digital leadership in rural middle school: Preparing effective 21st century digital citizens via a mobile learning curriculum. In D. Herro, S. Arafeh, R. Ling & C. Holden (Eds.), Mobile learning: Perspectives on practice and policy (pp. 211-230). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
    Motter, J. (2018). Empowerment postcards. SchoolArts, 117(6), 17-19.
    Miller, L. B., Motter, J. L., & Sral, V. A. (2018). Lesson learned from international education: Three educators' perspectives on heutagogical practices in Pennsylvania public school teachers. Thresholds in Education, 41(1), Retrieved from https://academyedstudies.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/miller_motter_sral_final.pdf
    Liao, C., Motter, J., & Patton, R. (2016). Tech-savvy Girls: Learning 21st century skills through STEAM digital art making. Art Education: The Journal of the National Art Education Association, 69(4), 29-35. doi: 10.1080/00043125.2016.1176492

    Kabiito, R., Liao, C., Motter, J., & Keifer-Boyd, K. (2014). Transcultural dialogue mashup. Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, 6. Retrieved from http://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/transcultural-dialogue-mashup/

    Motter, J., Jung, Y., Lewis, L., Bloom, A., & Lin, Y. (2012). Post Silence: Visible markers of collective remembrance, awareness, and action toward systemic change. Cultural Studies<=>Critical Methodologies, 12(4), 347-351. doi:10.1177/1532708612446436

    Motter, J. L. (2011). Feminist virtual world activism: 16 days of activism against gender violence campaign, Guerrilla Girls BroadBand, and subRosa. Visual Culture & Gender, 6, 109-118.

    Motter, J. L. (2011). Public pedagogy via PostSecret: A transitional space where private and public coincide. Art Education: The Journal of the National Art Education Association, 64(5), 43-48.

    Motter, J. L. (2011). The PostSecret project. Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 52(4), 342-346.

    Motter, J. (2010). PostSecret: Disrupting gender stereotypes. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2010 (pp. 804-809). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

    Motter, J. L. (2010). Theresa M. Senft’s (2008) book, Camgirls: Celebrity & Community in the Age of Social Networks. Visual Culture & Gender, 5, 65-69.

    For more information, see Dr. Motter's Curriculum Vitae.
    Motter self-portrait