Posts Tagged ‘ELA’

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Education Week Webinar

February 13, 2013

Art and the Common Core

This event takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, 2 to 3 p.m. ET. As educators work to help students meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics, many arts education advocates are making the case that the arts can be a valuable partner. For example, some teachers are seizing on works of art as “text” to be the subject of a close reading, much like a novel or essay, as called for in the new English standards. This Education Week webinar will feature two experts to discuss the potential of arts integration with the common core and to provide practical examples of how to put the concept into practice.

Presenters:
Susan M. Riley, expert in arts integration, curriculum innovation and resource development specialist, Anne Arundel County public schools, Md.

Lynne Munson, president and executive director, Common Core

Moderator:
Erik Robelen, assistant editor, Education Week

Registration is required to attend this event. Here is the link to the list of webinars, scroll down on the left to to get the clickable link to register for Art and the Common Core.   http://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

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Common Core and The Arts

January 3, 2013

More info on ELA and Math

I am seeing more information and resources being made available on the Common Core ELA and Math and the connections with Arts education. I have include two below.

This link is to an article published in November 2012 in Edutopia written by arts integration specialist Susan Riley. This is the first paragraph of the article: These days, integration in any area, be it STEM or the arts, seems to be the buzzword to curriculum designers everywhere. There are so many resources floating around out there with the claim of integrating content areas. Yet, true integration is often difficult to find. Indeed, integration is a rare yet seemingly “magical” approach that has the capacity to turn learning into meaningful practice. Please click here for the entire article. Also at this link you will find other related topic articles.

In December there was a webinar titled “The Common Core State Standards and Its Implications for the Arts” and the archive is now available via the U.S. Department of Education’s website. Click on Arts in Education – Model Development and Dissemination. Click on the word document found at 2012-2013 Arts in Education COP webinars. I have not had a chance to listen to this but do know that Scott Shuler was a participant. Please add a comment at the bottom of this post with your feedback on the webinar.

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Connections: Arts and Common Core Standards in ELA and Math

October 4, 2012

Let’s put this in perspective

Recently I have received emails asking about our role as arts educators and the Common Core Standards for ELA and Math. My colleague from Arizona, Lynn Tuttle, was asked to write a blog post for ARTSblog, Sept. 10, 2012. Lynn is not only the Director of Arts Education for the Arizona Department of Education but she is also the President of my national organization called SEADAE (State Education Agency Directors for Arts Education). Her post was so fabulous that we reprinted it on our SEADAE blog. The blog post is called Common Core is Here – Don’t Panic. It provides an overview and how and where the arts connect. Lynn also reminds us of the importance of the each states arts standards. Of course in Maine we have the 2007 document Maine Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction that are our responsibility to teach.

My colleague, Joyce Huser, the Fine Arts Education Consultant from Kansas conducted a webinar last year for SEADAE called The Arts, Common Core, and 21st Century Connections. She collaborated with her ELA and Math colleagues to develop the webinar that is available for you on the Maine Department of Education site.

Also underway are the re-writing the national arts standards. You can keep abreast of that work at the wiki National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. I will be traveling to Washington DC next week to meet with my colleagues from SEADAE and the chairs of each of the National Core Arts Standards writing teams. At this point the new standards are due out during the summer of 2013. I will provide a blog post on my return to share what I have learned.

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