Dash Kaur Swani
Artist | Educator
Family Status: Single, no dependents
Structure studio environment, ability to engage with learners. learner-centric, encourage exploration of media to develop independent thinking and risk-taking, investigation and art critiques integral to student's voice
Moreland University | Washington, DC, U.S.A - September 2020
Master's in Education with Teacher Preparation: Early Childhood Education
Asian College of Teachers | Bangkok, Thailand - June 2019
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification
School of the Art Insitute of Chicago (SAIC) | Chicago, IL, U.S.A - August 2016
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minor in Art History
BASIS International School Bangkok (BISB) - Subject Expert Teacher- Art Teacher | July 2021 - Current
Demonstrated strong collaboration skills within the department and across teams.
Contributed to the success of BASIS Got Talent by creating and managing a captivating background presentation for the Music and Theater departments.
Personalized the Middle School Got Talent presentation by involving National Junior Honor Society students.
Fostered student engagement and development by mentoring a student volunteer in slide transitions.
Collaborated with the Intervention Specialist and Librarian during Love of Reading Month to cultivate a passion for reading among students.
Created an Art and Poetry Collaboration with the Middle School English teacher, Ms. Renee, fostering interdisciplinary learning.
Produced a collaborative activity at the Art Exhibition, bringing together parents, teachers, and students.
Developed and implemented diverse instructional activities across various art mediums.
Curated and presented a highly anticipated Bi-Yearly Visual Arts Show that received acclaim from students and parents.
Cultivated student creativity through motivation, positive feedback, and constructive criticism.
The Art of Education University - NOW Conference Presenter - July 2021
At the global online conference for art educators, I spoke on self-care for teachers and provided strategies and digital resources to thrive during the school year for an audience of over 2000 educators.
Canadian International School of Thailand (CIST) - Early Years and Elementary Art Teacher | Bangkok, Thailand | August 2019 - July 2021
Established a positive classroom climate through efficient classroom management. Explained, demonstrated, and implemented Elements of Art and Principles of Design.
Built a PYP Visual Arts curriculum and collaborated with grade-level teachers to integrate transdisciplinary teaching.
Shrewsbury International School - Work Experience Teaching Assistant | Bangkok, Thailand | May 2019 - July 2019
Developing fine motor skills, knowledge and use of color, exploration of materials as well as fine-tuning & honing skills such as drawing, painting, three-dimensional understanding
Teach students to use the creative process and problem-solving skills, encourage independent investigation and decision in art-making
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) - Portfolio Reviewer | February 2017 - Current
Review high school students' portfolios and give them constructive feedback, encouragement, and guidance
Summer 2022 NOW Conference, The Art of Education University - July 2022 & 2023
An online professional development conference for Art Teachers
Making the PYP happen: Implementing agency Category 1 - November 2019
Teachers trained about the fundamentals of IB and implementing student agency
Emphasis on collaborative teaching and learning
Available upon request