National Core Arts Standards - for information about the work of the new national voluntary core arts standards project including timeline and public reviews, visit http://nccas.wikispaces.com/Frequently+Asked+Questions
New Music Standards and Assessment Resource Available
MakeMusic is proud to announce musicstandards.org, its new music standards and assessment website! This resource provides a quick and convenient way to see what other states are doing in the area of music education assessment in one consolidated location. Access to comprehensive information about state standards as well as valuable details about how the standards are assessed is now at your fingertips.Through the collaboration with researchers, educators and administrators, this website was designed to be a one-stop shop resource for up-to-date information from around the country.
New Study: The Arts and the Common Core
Download a PDF of The Arts and the Common Core: A Review of Connections Between the Common Core State Standards and the National Core Arts Standards Conceptual Framework
Arts and the Common Core State Standards in ELA and Mathematics
Other good resources:
Smarter-Balanced Assessment Consortium (S-BAC), New Hampshire's statewide assessment for English/language arts and mathematics beginning in 2014: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/
New Hampshire, Resources
New Hampshire website for elementary art, Lincoln Street School, Exeter, NH (Deb Wheeler-Bean) http://lssvisualartsprogram.weebly.com/
The Lincoln Street School Visual Arts Program is a fine arts program with an emphasis on art history. A holistic approach to learning is employed, honoring multiple intelligences and varied learning styles. Students are submerged in the stories that surround the art - in the hopes that they will come to understand the importance of historical context.
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, Resources
Focusing on visual literacy, critical thinking, and cross-curricular connections, we have built a site based on the themes of Portraiture, Landscape, New Hampshire Artists and New Hampshire Artists’ Colonies. Linked to the Currier’s on-line collections database and designed to meet both New Hampshire and national education standards, we hope that this site allows you to analyze and evaluate works of art from structural, historical and cultural perspectives.
Online curriculum: http://curriculum.currier.org/
State of New Jersey, Dept. of Education, Core Curriculum Content Standards, Visual and Performing Arts Learning Progressions
Note: Use the zip files to access documents. Also click on the box in the right corner to access more resources.
If you would like to share your arts curriculum in dance, music, theatre, visual arts, media arts, or course competencies from your school, contact Marcia McCaffrey by using the Contact Us page. A direct link to your school’s curriculum or competencies can be added to this page. Let’s start sharing and build off each other’s good work.
Key West Literary Seminar
Our archives contain hundreds of unique presentations by some of the world's most influential writers. The best of these recordings are now being released online for use by educators, students, and readers worldwide. Our audio archives contain hundreds of unique presentations by some of the world's most influential writers. The best of these recordings are now being released online for use by educators, students, and readers worldwide. Check out the full audio archives here.
Teachers & Writers Collaborative Digital Resource Center
Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) seeks to educate the imagination by offering innovative creative writing programs for students and teachers, and by providing a variety of publications and resources to support learning through the literary arts.
The Digital Resource Center makes it easy for you to search T&W's archives of magazines and books, along with material from other members of the Writers in the Schools Alliance; and to find lessons and exercises for the writing classroom, how-to pieces on teaching the work of particular writers, essays about teaching creative writing, profiles of creative writing programs, and more!
makes it easy for you to search T&W's archives of magazines and books, along with material from other members of the Writers in the Schools Alliance; and to find lessons and exercises for the writing classroom, how-to pieces on teaching the work of particular writers, essays about teaching creative writing, profiles of creative writing programs, and more!