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Curriculum Constructs And Assessment: Visual Arts
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Parent, Teacher, and Community Collaboration
Examine how family and personal experiences shape teaching and learning perceptions in the visual arts classroom.
Explore strategies to utilize community resources in the visual arts classroom.
Identify opportunities for careers in art.
Analyze professional resources available to visual arts teachers.
Analyze how to stay current in visual arts education.
Review of Visual Arts Education Content Knowledge
Explain the components of quality arts programs or curriculum: criticism, history, production, and aesthetics.
Explain a rationale that supports visual arts in the single subject curriculum.
History and Trends in Visual Arts Education
Examine historical and cultural contributions in the role of developing past and current works of art.
Explain the contribution of art especially in California culture, society, and economy.
Instructional Design, Standards and Curricula
- Identify the national state standards in visual arts.
Analyze differentiating instruction for diverse students in the visual arts classroom.
- Make application and connections of the visual arts with other subject areas on a secondary level.
- Describe the importance of curriculum mapping in planning and preparation.
- Develop an instructional unit for visual arts.
- Describe the progression of P–12 state standards in visual arts.
Classroom Assessments and Rubrics
- Reflect on instruction to determine students are encouraged in creativity, meeting state standards, developing skills, and problem solving.
Evaluate the characteristics of effective visual arts assessment.
Analyze formative and summative visual arts assessments and rubrics.
Explain how to assess student’s intent, purpose, and skills to make informed critical judgment of student’s work.
Construct a variety of assessments.
Analyze ethical issues in assessment.
- Explain strategies for building students’ comprehension and vocabulary skills in visual arts including elements and principles of design.
- Analyze effective motivational techniques to engage visual arts students.
- Identify strategies to teach student how to translate thoughts, perceptions, and ideas into student’s original works of art.
- Propose innovative instructional strategies and materials used to teach visual arts to diverse students with various levels of training and skills.
- Develop strategies to help students assess the artist’s intent, purpose, and skills in making informed critical judgments of artwork.
- Identify ways in which classroom management techniques, including safety, can enhance the visual arts classroom.
Technology and Media
Analyze the legal and ethical issues regarding the use of technology in the classroom.
Explore various technologies and media that can be used to support visual arts instruction.
Demonstrate the use of technology for enhancing or creating visual arts.
Explore the influence of art in media.
- Use technology to integrate the arts with other disciplines.
- Analyze the components of a professional art portfolio.
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