Unified Arts CIA3 SY 2009-2010 Curriculum/Instruction/Access/ Assessment/Accountability
Curriculum • Mission & Goals • Visual Arts • Music • Scope & Sequence 1-5 • Course of Study Sequence
Content literacy – history, theory, past and current practice Skills – exploration, rudiments, acquisition, mastery Production – students as artists Critique/Reflection –self, peer, teacher, expert Redesign – developing pinball wizards Aesthetics – realization and meaning Instruction
Staffing Music Visual Arts Elementary 6.5 (7) 6.5 (7) Middle 5.6 (6) 3 High 4 4 Adjunct - parent supported: Band – 4 Strings – 2 (eight schools)
Access • Equity of instructional time • Course of study • Mass Core • New classes: Vocal Point, Digital Photography and Illustration and Intro to Film Making, MS guitar, jazz band, & composition • Memberships: MENC, NAEA, MMEA, MAEA, NESBA, SEMSBA • Colleges & Universities • Community, Partnerships & Beyond • Technology
Community • July 4th Parade • Veteran’s Day Parade • Memorial Day Parade • Kiwanis Parade/Event • Thanksgiving Day Parade • Holocaust Remembrance Service • Festival of Lights
Community • MLK Breakfast • Rotary Meetings • Arty Recognitions • Town Meetings • Plymouth Courthouse Law Day • School concerts, exhibits, show, football games, open houses, etc.
Assessment • Critique by Student, Peer, Teacher, Expert • Master Classes/Symposiums/Clinics • Public Exhibit and Performances: Central Office Exhibit, Youth Arts Month Exhibit, All Town Instrumental Festival, All Town Choral Festival, Guitar Symposium, School performances and exhibits • Development of elementary report card grading rubric • Competitions: NESBA, MICCA, Berklee Jazz Festival, Scholastic Art, Junior Art All-State, MMEA All District/All State, SEMSBA, and national competitions
Collaborations • Developing internal inventory of equipment and instructional materials • Develop internal recruitment plan between 4-12 music teachers • Elementary Instrumental Music Program • Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra – Plymouth Children’s Choir, High School Choral Consortium, PPS Music Immersion Program • Pinehills LLC Visual Arts Scholarship • Plymouth Guild for the Arts/Plymouth Center for the Arts
Accountability The Plymouth Public Schools Unified Arts Department mission is: To motivate student thought and intellectual curiosity; nurture student self-expression, cultural sensitivity, and artistic excellence; encourage and guide student collaboration and leadership for success in the 21st Century society.
Unified Arts Goals Staff members of the Plymouth Public Schools Unified Arts Department will: • meet individual student needs (from the beginner to the artistically and musically talented student); • provide a student forum for the development of artistic literacy, practice and refinement of artistic skills; • include world music and art throughout history to introduce students to world cultures and our pluralistic society; • provide a safe student environment for creative exploration, expression of ideas and aesthetic reflection; • deliver an instructional balance of both emerging technologies and traditional techniques; • facilitate authentic performance and exhibition experiences for all students; and • assist each student in developing and attaining sufficient competence for continued learning in at least one art form.
Coda Special thanks to the students, parents, teachers, conductors, artists, adjunct staff, workshop leaders, secretaries and partners that work behind the scenes and beyond the requirements to collaborate and create learning environments that inspire, engage and guide students to higher levels of academic, artistic, and social achievement and productivity.