Comprehensive Arts Education Professional Development Series- Preview

Hey there. Good morning! (Good Morning!) We’re wondering what you think arts education means? What does it mean to you? (Well, arts education is the reason I went to school every day in high school). Oh
wow (I was a musician and that was my ultimate reason for getting up in the
morning going to school – looking forward to it every day.) So can you tell us a
little bit about what the arts mean to you? (Arts means creativity, innovative… And a lot of artists are weird people.) Laughter (But we need artists, because they make the world go around, according to me.) (I think everybody should learn the basics to it because you, you might have never tried arts and then want to pick it up and be
like, “oh I like this,” and then try to pursue your education in arts and get a
degree or something). Hello, I am Jeremy Tucker and I would like to tell you about the
Comprehensive Arts Education Professional Development Series. The Arts Education professional development series is geared towards teachers,
administrators, teaching artists, or anyone who wants to better understand
Arts Education Essential Standards, Arts integration strategies, or how to
effectively work with teaching artists in schools to support student
understanding. There are up to 10 contact hours available for CEU credit with
prior approval from the LEA/charter. Participants will receive certificates
for one hour of participation for each episode by completing an evaluation
which includes answering reflective questions from the episode. The series is
created in partnership between the North Carolina Department of Public
Instruction, A+ Schools of North Carolina, and the North Carolina Arts Council. Consequently it will focus on the three aspects of Comprehensive Arts Education including, Arts Education, Arts Integration, and Arts Exposure. People
throughout the country and the world have different ideas about what art
education is and what it is not. In North Carolina, we have a common language,
definitions, and understanding of arts education that we call Comprehensive
Arts Education. In the Comprehensive Arts Education professional development
series we will explore the what, the why, and the how of Comprehensive Arts Education and how that impacts your school and your
community. The series is set up of ten modules about Arts Education, Arts
Integration, and Arts Exposure. These modules will be released at different
dates throughout the year and be housed online. You can take any combination of
these modules and receive a certificate of one contact hour for each module that
you complete in the series. You will need to turn in these certificates into your
Local Education Agency or school and receive prior approval to receive CEU
credit for this professional learning opportunity. These modules are created
for any interested parties and each module will focus on different topics
associated with Comprehensive Arts Education. Arts educators, classroom
educators, elementary educators, secondary educators, administrators, professors, and teaching artists could all benefit from parts of the series or the entire series.
But what exactly is Comprehensive Arts Education and where did it come from? To help answer these questions I would like to introduce Christie Lynch Ebert, Section
Chief of K-12 Program Areas from the North Carolina Department of Public
Instruction. North Carolina’s vision and definition
for Comprehensive Arts Education really began some time ago with the passage of
the Basic Education Program in 1985. The BEP defined the arts as part of a
fundamentally complete program of education. And since that time, a series
of committees, task forces, and proposed legislation have made their way through
the North Carolina General Assembly up until the year 2010, when Senate Bill
66 formed the Arts Education Task Force. This was a joint committee comprised of
many individuals with many voices and hats that they wore – including
legislators, administrators, arts education discipline representatives, the
community college, college and university system, parent representation, and many
others who were charged with the task of defining what Comprehensive Arts
education means in North Carolina’s Public Schools. The task force created a
vision and shared definition of Comprehensive Arts Education. Listen now to some voices from our community who will read that shared vision for you. (In today’s competitive world, innovative thinking and creativity are essential
for school, for all school children) (High quality standards-based
instruction in the arts develops these skills and effectively engages, retains,
and prepares future ready students for graduation and success in an
entrepreneurial economy). Dance, Music Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts, taught by licensed art educators and integrated throughout the curriculum, are critical
to North Carolina’s 21st Century Education). North Carolina’s definition of Comprehensive Arts Education includes the following three components: Arts Education, which is the arts as core academic subjects, taught during the school day by licensed
arts educators. Arts Integration, which speaks to the power of the Arts as a
catalyst for learning across the curriculum – that can occur in many ways – both in the arts education classroom, integrated throughout the curriculum
with many subject areas, or with teaching artists coming into the schools and
integrating the Arts to enhance student learning and understanding of the
standards. And the third component is Arts Exposure, which is exactly what it
sounds like – exposure to authentic, real arts
experiences, which helps to showcase how the arts exist in our lives. These three
components are interdependent – no one component is more important to another –
and if you look at the graphic visual of Comprehensive Arts education and imagine a child at the center, you can see how all three components surround a child
with North Carolina’s Comprehensive Arts Education. Now, let’s learn more about the
modules themselves. Hi, I’m Sharon Hill from theNorth Carolina Arts Council and I’m here to tell you a bit about the arts exposure portion of this
professional development. The first session, called Mission
Possible, will help you explore that it is possible to effectively partner with
teaching artists in the schools to support the standards. This session will
cover strategies and pointers for successful partnerships with teaching
artists to occur – and that includes arts educators, teaching artists, classroom
teachers – all working together to support student learning. Again,
the standards can be arts and non-arts. You will leave this session inspired and
realizing that, yes, it is possible. The second session, called Double Exposure, will continue this conversation by effectively partnering with teaching
artists in the schools to support the standards. We will have special guests in
the field to give examples of strategies and pointers for successful partnerships
with teaching artists to occur that again will include arts educators,
teaching artists, classroom teachers – all working together to support student
learning. Again, as we said before, the standards
can be arts or non-arts standards. You will leave this session with the tools
to strengthen arts exposure experiences as parts of Comprehensive Arts Education for all. Hey there! I’m Michelle Burrows, Director of A+ schools of North Carolina, and we’re excited to be part of this series. We’re going to be working to build your knowledge about arts integration with four modules – one for
each art form. First, we’ll “Get You On Your Feet “as we consider how to
integrate using dance and creative movement. Then, we’ll create some
“Fascinating Rhythms” as we think about how to integrate music into your
standards. We’ll “Pull the Curtain Up and Light the Lights” in a session all about
drama integration. And finally, we’ll take a look at “Adding Colors to Your Palette,”
wrapping up our 4-part arts integration series with some visual arts integration.
Whether you’re a classroom teacher, an arts educator, a teaching artist, or an
administrator, we hope you’ll join us for some exciting fun and practical tools
and strategies for integrating the Arts into practice. I look forward to seeing
you soon! “Double Standards” – join us in better
understanding the Arts Education Essential Standards as we discover the organization, purpose, intended outcomes, and how to navigate
the standards. Your understanding will ultimately inform student outcomes and
opportunities to strengthen your content curriculum. We hope you will leave ready
to double your standards! “Raise the Roof” – raise your understanding as you blow the roof off of your standards-based lesson planning and become confident in
implementing standards strengthen your lessons as you raise the level of
instruction your students receive. Participants will explore RBT in more
depth, discuss student growth, and look at standards articulation. “Arts Cab
Confessions” – we will look more deeply at the Arts Education Essential Standards
and explore the opportunities that the North Carolina Educator Evaluation
System can create an opportunity to strengthen your instruction and support
an open dialogue between you and your administrator about how you are
implementing standards. If you want to create opportunity for your students,
don’t miss this episode “Walking the Walk” – arts educators will give meaningful
examples of how the standards have strengthened their arts programs we will
spend time exploring the impact teachers can have on their students, administrators, schools, and communities by implementing the standards in lesson
planning and instruction. This episode will include exemplars of standards in
action. Thanks for tuning in for our preview of the Comprehensive Arts
Education development series. Remember, you do not have to sign up for this
series. The first module to be released on October 10th will focus on arts
education and is called “Double Standards”. See you in October! (…and it was another
one, ah, it was a Glenn Close and she was shooting close yeah. (Sunset Boulevard). Yeah, Sunset Boulevard. Okay, see some of these plays you wouldn’t expect me to go to you I was like I
don’t want to see this You’re sort of wearing art. (Yes, I am). I think you’re expressing yourself through your shirt. (What would the world be like if we didn’t have arts?) None of this stuff would be here. (None of it?) None of it. This is all art. That’s it, we got everything – we got a
tractor in Raleigh.

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