School of Art and Design
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Donna is a licensed teacher and principal with over 20 years of experience ranging all grade levels. However, it is the middle school art room and its occasionally baffling inhabitants that hold the strongest place in her teacher’s heart. In addition to her classroom and administrative experience, Donna is a strong arts advocate and is active in arts education policy. She has successful experience working in museum education and does independent consulting work for schools and arts organizations specifically in arts integration, the arts and sheltered instruction for emerging bilinguals, arts assessment, targeted professional development for diverse learners, curriculum writing, and program evaluation.She recently was the higher education representative for the Colorado Art Education Association (CAEA), serves as a member of the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) and represents Colorado as a voting member of the National Association of State Directors of Art Education (NASDAE).
Donna's research interests are in arts assessment and assessment of ‘non-tested’ subjects, diverse learners and the arts, transdisciplinary learning particularly where the arts intersect with science and mathematics, and in the work of British art educator Kurt Rowland.
Goodwin, D., Demetrius, A. & Uhrmacher, B. (2019). Responding and connecting: Visual literacy for today using the mid-20th century ideas of artist and educator Kurt Rowland. Art Education: The Journal of the National Art Education Association. (72) 3, pp. 39-44.
Goodwin, D., Marino, A., Erekson, N., Kittilson, K., Calderon, S., Martin, L., & Forman, K. (Winter, 2019). So you want to be an art teacher? Student teachers' practical guide to student teaching. Collage: A Magazine for Colorado’s Art Educators. pp. 72-83.
Goodwin, D., Uhrmacher, B. (2017). Engaging English language learners through the arts using the aesthetic overlay of CRISPA in Dell’Angelo, T., Ammentorp, L., & Madden, L. (Eds.). Using photography and other arts-based methods with English Language Learners. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Goodwin, D. (Fall, 2016). Art teacher ~ Action researcher. Collage: A Magazine for Colorado’s Art Educators. pp. 16-18.
Accepted for Publication:
Goodwin, D. (n.d.). Behind the art room door: Assessment in the age of educational accountability. NAEA Assessment White Paper (Section 5).
Facilitated and reviewed: Practical Ideas for Evaluating Teachers of the Arts - Visual Arts (2018).
Facilitated and reviewed: 2020 Colorado Academic Standards in visual art (2018).
Denver Art Museum Creativity Resource for Teachers curriculum and over 150 lesson plans (2011-2014).