Re: elementary curriculum?
> ________________________________________________________________________Misty -
> 5a. elementary curriculum?
> Posted by: "mccauley_misty" mccauley_misty@... mccauley_misty
> Date: Mon Mar 2, 2009 5:08 pm ((PST))
> Hello, all. I have been asked to work with the high school art
> teachers in our district to create a curriculum that will extend from
> kindergarten up through 12th grade. we have never had any written
> curriculum to follow, and are at a loss as to how to even get started
> writing this thing up. We have searched for examples and have been
> having a hard time finding anything if value...Do any of you have an
> example of the curriculum you use throughout the elementary
> experience? Thank you for your time and help.
> Misty McCauley
> Kindergarten-6th Art Educator
> Juniata County School District
Several resources that I use:
from New Mexico's State Dept of Ed:
>From Albuquerque Public Schools:
>and, from Washington State:
>The Kennedy Center:
>The usefulness of all this depends, though, on exactly what your
district wants you to create. Are they seeking a broad curriculum that
professional teachers can use as a base for planning and delivering
lessons or (I've seen this more than I'd like to admit) are they looking
for a list of activities - a list that can be replicated in every school
across the district? You may have a great opportunity to educate about
best practices in art education! It's also a good idea to check by
NAEA's site and to run "curriculum" in their search window.
Good luck with the process -
Joyce (who recommends bringing lots of dark chocolate to curriculum
sessions for medicinal reasons...)
K-5 Art Specialist