For today’s free Friday, we’re bringing back an old resource and refreshing it for 2013: the Arts Integration Lesson Look-Fors. We first published a static PDF version of these look-fors back in December of 2010, when we first started EdCloset. Since then, times have changed but the content has not. These look-fors are critical to assessing whether or not you’re seeing or implementing a high-quality, authentic arts integration lesson.
But the old version needed a bit of dusting off. It’s static, you download it and need to print it in order to complete the look-for assessment. With so many things being digital and mobile, it was time to revamp this look-for into a tool that fits into your daily life! So, we’ve re-created the Look-Fors sheet to be an interactive checklist with the option to provide comments on each section. You can now download the PDF Form file to your computer or mobile and complete it right from your devise and then print it off or send via email. You can even save a blank copy of PDF form to your device to access for later, so you’ll always have a quality checklist handy for lesson design and implementation. Happy Friday!
Susan Riley is the founder and President of EducationCloset.com. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and Arts and the Common Core.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter.