Curriculum Design for the ARTS

Building Standards-Based Units and Lessons in Grades 6-12

The Southern Indiana Education Center is offering a 2-day professional learning opportunity for teachers of the arts: music, art, dance, and theater. The focus of these 2 days will be the new Indiana Fine Arts academic standards and developing solid units of instruction, including assessments, based on them.

Highlights for participants include:

  • Digging deep into the new standards
  • Prioritizing and unwrapping standards
  • Mapping your school year
  • Creating units of study that fit your needs (performances, etc.)
  • Building quality assessments
  • Content literacy in your classroom

This is a tremendous opportunity to learn as well as meet other directors, teachers, and arts leaders from the southwest Indiana region. DeAnne Taggart, a 21-year veteran fine arts educator and the SIEC Director of Professional Learning, is leading this interactive and current 2-day series for fine arts teachers in grades 6 through 12. Plan on joining us at the Southern Indiana Education Center and register today!

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January 9 & February 13, 2018

*This workshop series is for grades 6 through 12 teachers.

*Workshop times are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern) each day.

*Lunch is included in the registration.

*Each participant will receive a certificate for 12 Professional Growth Points.

*All participants should bring a laptop to use during the session.

*Registration fee is $150 per person for ESC members and $210 per person for nonmembers.

*See registration link below.