Planning Ahead2018-07-27T08:44:39+00:00

ISSUE #4 • JULY 2017

Planning Ahead

Even in the summer, teachers are busy with curriculum planning for the new school year. Finding the balance between reflecting on previous years and creating exciting new lessons is key. In this issue, we’re sharing ideas for building integration into your curriculum and honoring what you already have. Dig in!

 

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The Types of Assessment for Learning

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Assessment is certainly a hot topic in education.  Teachers everywhere are (rightfully) concerned that we've become overly preoccupied with assessing student knowledge. Instead, we should be flipping the switch and refocus on what really matters: student learning.  [...]

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Notans: Arts Integration Idea

Notans are perfect for symmetry, problem solving, critical thinking, Elements of Art, and can fit into any content area. You start with just a simple square of paper and it expands into an exciting work [...]

Algorithms and the Arts

  Monet, Van Gogh, Warhol… all of these names sound familiar, right? What about ‘The Next Rembrandt?’ Maybe not so familiar.   Each of these famous artists created pieces that were dubbed irreplaceable and ‘one [...]

How Do You Inspire Movement in Your Students?

For many teachers, integrating dance or movement can be intimidating and supporting students as they use movement can be challenging as well. My tip to you? Movement begets movement. If you want your students to [...]

Educator as Artist

“Oh, you are going to the Kusama Infinity Room at the Hirshorn this weekend?” “I wish I could go visit- I’ve been bringing up that art in my artful thinking routines all week but I’m [...]

Integrating Music with Sound Stories

Sound stories were some of my favorite activities for students in my days as an elementary general music teacher. A sound story occurs when children use music and instrumentation to create sound effects to accompany [...]

Carnival of the Animals in the ELA Classroom

Carnival of the Animals is a musical suite by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. It is comprised of fourteen short pieces of music, each one representing a different animal. Each piece is very distinct, providing a [...]

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