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  • Rachel Stafford
    Cabarrus County art teachers are meeting monthly in our core groups. We are studying the new essential standards. Can t tell you much right now, but I think
    Message 1 of 8 , Nov 7, 2011
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      Cabarrus County art teachers are meeting monthly in our "core" groups. We are studying the new essential standards. Can't tell you much right now, but I think in the long run, there really isn't that much difference from the current standards, except that I think we might have a little more leeway in what we teach and at what levels. I think the powers that be are just reinventing the wheel (AGAIN). In five years, they'll do something else!

    • Diane Gregory
      Typically,  when a school is expecting integration, all subjects are required to integrate relevant content into their discipline.  So Math teachers
      Message 2 of 8 , Nov 7, 2011
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        Typically,  when a school is expecting integration, all subjects are required to integrate relevant content into their discipline.  So Math teachers integrate art and art teachers integrate Math, for example.  Sounds like what you are talking about is a different paradigm and represents the way integration started many years ago, but is no longer supported in general.  Is this the case? 

        I agree it is a different way of teaching.  But it may be the best way to help students make connections with all disciplines so that students are not learning subjects in isolation from other disciplines.  But it sounds like this is not what is practiced or intended in your area.  Did I misunderstand?
         

        From: Kathleen Maledon <kmaledon@...>
        To: art_education@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Monday, November 7, 2011 12:40 PM
        Subject: Re: [art_education] Core Curriculum

         
        It affects art ed greatly.  Art is supposed to support the spiral curriculum of
        culture, math, etc.  Core gives art masterpieces to be taught (by you or homerm).
        Core teaches appreciation and knowledge of images.  your job is to interweave
        your mandatory curriculum into theirs, i.e. Egyptian culture or crossing the Delaware with line
        or media. It is a different way of teaching.  k
        On Nov 6, 2011, at 2:50 PM, mariannaD wrote:

        Hi-- You may have all discussed this new change in teaching and I have missed it. How will this affect the Fine Arts?




      • aliteachesart
        It is my understanding that (in NY anyway)non-tested subject areas need to teach two core lessons. I have interpreted this as teaching matting work as a math
        Message 3 of 8 , Nov 18, 2011
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          It is my understanding that (in NY anyway)non-tested subject areas need to teach two core lessons. I have interpreted this as teaching matting work as a math lesson, which it is. I am also having students do more "freewrites" in order to grow their comfort level in writing about art. We will do a more formal written art criticism latter in the year and present it for ELA. I had students do an art history presentation, but didn't spend enough time on the social studies to use that (in my opinion). It is my understanding that core is the basic, tested subjects students need to be proficient in to graduate with a diploma. My state is a race to the top state, so many things are changing in order to assess student progress and achievement. We are trying to do this without adding more standardized tests. My county art teachers are trying to work together to develop these assessments.
          Ali NNY

          --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, Rachel Stafford <rachel.stafford@...> wrote:
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          > Cabarrus County art teachers are meeting monthly in our "core" groups. We are studying the new essential standards. Can't tell you much right now, but I think in the long run, there really isn't that much difference from the current standards, except that I think we might have a little more leeway in what we teach and at what levels. I think the powers that be are just reinventing the wheel (AGAIN). In five years, they'll do something else!
          >
        • Barbara
          I teach in GA, in a county which is also a Race to the Top district. I really don t know much about how the Common Core Curriculum and our Race to the Top
          Message 4 of 8 , Nov 20, 2011
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            I teach in GA, in a county which is also a Race to the Top district. I really don't know much about how the Common Core Curriculum and our Race to the Top grant will affect fine arts and other non-tested areas. My admin only shares info with grade levels, not meeting with art, music, and p.e. teachers yet. Either he doesn't know much about it yet, or he feels it's not necessary to roll it out with us yet, focusing on homeroom teachers who teach the core subjects. It's interesting to hear art teachers from other states describe how their program is changing due to the new educational directives for student achievement and teacher accountability. Please continue to share.

            --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, "aliteachesart" <alexandrabenton.art@...> wrote:
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            > It is my understanding that (in NY anyway)non-tested subject areas need to teach two core lessons. I have interpreted this as teaching matting work as a math lesson, which it is. I am also having students do more "freewrites" in order to grow their comfort level in writing about art. We will do a more formal written art criticism latter in the year and present it for ELA. I had students do an art history presentation, but didn't spend enough time on the social studies to use that (in my opinion). It is my understanding that core is the basic, tested subjects students need to be proficient in to graduate with a diploma. My state is a race to the top state, so many things are changing in order to assess student progress and achievement. We are trying to do this without adding more standardized tests. My county art teachers are trying to work together to develop these assessments.
            > Ali NNY
            >
            > --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, Rachel Stafford <rachel.stafford@> wrote:
            > >
            > > Cabarrus County art teachers are meeting monthly in our "core" groups. We are studying the new essential standards. Can't tell you much right now, but I think in the long run, there really isn't that much difference from the current standards, except that I think we might have a little more leeway in what we teach and at what levels. I think the powers that be are just reinventing the wheel (AGAIN). In five years, they'll do something else!
            > >
            >
          • Kathy Maloney Johnson
            Can anyone suggest books about it? I am working on a Masters of Liberal Studies. We started by reading ancient Homer s Illiad and Greek Philosophy, then Roman,
            Message 5 of 8 , Nov 20, 2011
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              Can anyone suggest books about it? 

              I am working on a Masters of Liberal Studies. We started by reading ancient Homer's Illiad and Greek Philosophy, then Roman, pre-Christian, Christian writing... philosophy, literature and political theory. I think it's great for my sense as an artist to shore up a sense of the history of western culture.

              Is that the kind of connectedness this new way of teaching is supposed to include? It sounds like a very old way of teaching. 

              On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 1:40 PM, Kathleen Maledon <kmaledon@...> wrote:
               

              It affects art ed greatly.  Art is supposed to support the spiral curriculum of

              culture, math, etc.  Core gives art masterpieces to be taught (by you or homerm).
              Core teaches appreciation and knowledge of images.  your job is to interweave
              your mandatory curriculum into theirs, i.e. Egyptian culture or crossing the Delaware with line
              or media. It is a different way of teaching.  k

              On Nov 6, 2011, at 2:50 PM, mariannaD wrote:

              Hi-- You may have all discussed this new change in teaching and I have missed it. How will this affect the Fine Arts?





              --
              Kathy Maloney Johnson
              Art Teacher
              Painter
              Dressmaker
            • Kathleen Maledon
              Hirsh s Cultural Literacy book is kind of like a backbone of core. k
              Message 6 of 8 , Nov 20, 2011
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                Hirsh's Cultural Literacy book is kind of like a backbone of core. k
                On Nov 20, 2011, at 7:39 PM, Kathy Maloney Johnson wrote:

                Can anyone suggest books about it? 


                I am working on a Masters of Liberal Studies. We started by reading ancient Homer's Illiad and Greek Philosophy, then Roman, pre-Christian, Christian writing... philosophy, literature and political theory. I think it's great for my sense as an artist to shore up a sense of the history of western culture.

                Is that the kind of connectedness this new way of teaching is supposed to include? It sounds like a very old way of teaching. 

                On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 1:40 PM, Kathleen Maledon <kmaledon@...> wrote:
                 

                It affects art ed greatly.  Art is supposed to support the spiral curriculum of

                culture, math, etc.  Core gives art masterpieces to be taught (by you or homerm).
                Core teaches appreciation and knowledge of images.  your job is to interweave
                your mandatory curriculum into theirs, i.e. Egyptian culture or crossing the Delaware with line
                or media. It is a different way of teaching.  k

                On Nov 6, 2011, at 2:50 PM, mariannaD wrote:

                Hi-- You may have all discussed this new change in teaching and I have missed it. How will this affect the Fine Arts?






                -- 
                Kathy Maloney Johnson
                Art Teacher
                Painter 
                Dressmaker


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