Art Education Resources
Shakopee Art Curriculum Resources - Meeting on 2/16/15
Below you will see a variety of links to content that we discussed. Anything that appears to be a title in darker/larger font is a direct link to the content we discussed. Any text that is light blue and underlined is a hyperlink to additional content that I felt would be helpful as well.
If I missed anything, feel free to let me know and I can update or add content to this microsite at any time as it updates in real time with no need to resend the link.
If your district is interested in additional curriculum/standards/assessment/arts program development, please let me know and I will gladly add you to my schedule! Have a great spring!
New National Core Arts Standards
Some of the most valuable attributes of the new standards include:
-Understanding by Design Framework: A backwards planning framework that allows for flexibility and unification all arts areas to consistently focus on "big ideas" that prepare students for the 21st century. UbD is a commonly used curriculum/assessment process that focuses on a flexible framework that anchors the work in big ideas, and then backwards planning toward the instructional and assessment level incremental steps.
-21st Century Skills: Connections which prioritize the arts and their inherent innovation and learning skills seen in their "4Cs'" of critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.
-Common Core Connections: Which value and prioritize deep analysis of subject matter, often times specifically including and naming the visual and media arts. I believe there are especially strong opportunities to expand the definitions of "literacies" in this work as there are specific values placed on visual and media literacies. Literacy will no longer be relegated to simply textual literacy.
-Cornerstone Assessments: National models of arts education assessment tools
-Current Educational Paradigm: Focus on Philosophical Foundations, Lifelong Goals, Enduring Understandings, Essential Questions, and Model Cornerstone Assessments.
-Grade Level Standards: PK-12th grade instead of grade bands for increased specificity for state and local adoption. High School will have three levels of proficient, accomplished, and advanced.
-Anchor Standards: for various components - centered in the artistic processes of creating, presenting, responding and connecting (new across all art forms).
For all of the nationally released Core Arts Standards documents, please see this link.
For additional detail, please see my Prezi below and view the supportive material within it.
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Facebook is a great way to share professional and curricular ideas. I've opened my new professional Facebook page in order to keep you up-to-date on all of the great art education opportunities around the state.
Follow updates, developments, and curriculum/professional development frameworks that are used in many of the collaborating schools with whom I am working. Great resources and models are available under "School Collaborations".