Visual And Preforming Arts In The 21st Century

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Visual and Preforming Arts are essential for learning in the 21st century. The adoption of the CCSS provides an avenue for teachers to integrate art into the standards. At the center of the CCSESA is eight guiding principles. All of the principals are interrelated and promote student success. Core principals are: Enriched and affirming learning environments, Empowering pedagogy, Challenging and relevant curriculum, High quality instructional resources, Valid and comprehensive assessment, High quality professional preparation and support, Powerful family and community engagement, Advocacy-oriented administrative and leadership systems.

The Common Core State Standards were developed to help prepare students for college and careers after high
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Integration also provides an enriched environment that is open to creativity and innovation, while building solution seekers and problem solvers. Student’s minds open to the diversity in learning styles and creates an underlying lesson of respect for others and themselves. But, this requires practice of the creation or preforming different arts. Taylor (2014) also suggest that teacher be proficient in the arts and the delivery of those arts. She suggest that teachers educate themselves through professional development and/or additional …show more content…
It creates a portal that presents their own history and culture to others and develops compassion and understanding of our diverse world.
When we think about integrating the arts into other curriculums, we must first look at other examples of interdisciplinary lessons that include art, then evaluate lesson plan designs that will support these lessons. Taylor (2014) suggest using the design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTigue. After we have found a lesson plan design that will allow for this integration we must become familiar with the arts content standards in the VAPA framework. As we develop this curriculum we must make sure that objectives are reachable and transparent.
Assessments such as quizzes, essays, periodic testing, gathering artifacts and homework are all still great ways to provide formative assessments. Alternate assessments can be added, such as open ended questions, written compositions, oral presentations, projects, experiments, and portfolios. These assessments will allow for more creative expressions of the students newly gained knowledge. These types of assessments also allow students to become responsible for their own self assessing and reflection of the information they have

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