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Curriculum Const & Assmnt: Secondary Visual & Performing Art
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Standards and Curricula
Describe the progression of P–12 state standards in visual and performing arts.
Describe the importance of curriculum mapping in planning and preparation.
Identify the national standards and state standards in visual arts, dance/movement, music, and drama.
Review of Visual and Performing Arts Education Content Knowledge
Apply appropriate vocabulary to identify and describe visual and performing arts.
Explain the components of quality arts programs or curriculum: criticism, history, production, and aesthetics.
Explain the elements and principles of design as they apply to visual and performing arts.
Examine your state’s teacher licensure examinations for visual and performing arts education.
Classroom Assessments and Rubrics
Analyze formative and summative visual and performing arts assessments and rubrics.
Construct an open-ended assessment.
Evaluate the characteristics of effective visual and performing arts assessment.
Instructional Approaches and Strategies
Apply approaches to unit and lesson planning in teaching visual and performing arts.
Propose innovative instructional strategies and materials used to teach visual and performing arts to adolescents.
Analyze ways in which differentiating instruction occurs in the visual and performing arts classroom.
Identify ways in which classroom management techniques can enhance the visual and performing arts classroom.
Analyze effective motivational techniques to engage visual and performing arts students.
Develop an instructional unit for visual and performing arts.
Integrating Literature, Technology, and Media
Analyze the legal and ethical issues regarding the use of technology in the classroom.
Compile a list of fiction and nonfiction literature to enhance the teaching of visual and performing arts.
Explore various technologies and media that can be used to support visual and performing arts instruction.
Evaluate visual and performing arts materials and equipment appropriate for integrating art into classroom instruction.
Integrate literature into a visual and performing arts lesson.
Reading and Writing Strategies
Describe methods to incorporate reading and writing strategies into visual and performing arts lessons.
Explain strategies for building students’ comprehension and vocabulary skills in visual and performing arts.
Incorporate reading and writing strategies in a visual and performing arts lesson.
Evaluate current visual and performing arts texts.
Parent, Teacher, and Community Collaboration
Explore strategies to utilize community resources in the visual and performing arts classroom.
Explore the range of social, health, educational, and language-related service agencies and other resources that are available at school and off campus.
Examine how family and personal experiences shape teaching/learning perceptions in the visual and performing arts classroom.
Explain the importance of parent/teacher communication and collaboration.
Determine strategies for increasing the level of parental involvement.
Review the roles of visual and performing arts professional organizations.
Analyze professional resources available to visual and performing arts teachers.
Identify professional development opportunities in visual and performing arts available in your state.
Analyze the importance of staying current in visual and performing arts education.
History and Trends in Visual and Performing Arts Education
Explain a rationale that supports visual and performing arts in the secondary curriculum.
Explain historical perspectives and trends in visual and performing arts.
Examine current themes and trends in the teaching of visual and performing arts.
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