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Franklin Arts Academy
Franklin Arts Academy
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Franklin Arts Academy

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This proposal was presented to the Franklin, MA School Committee meeting on 12/8/09. This is a teacher lead proposal for integrating arts and traditional curriculum to better meet student educational …

This proposal was presented to the Franklin, MA School Committee meeting on 12/8/09. This is a teacher lead proposal for integrating arts and traditional curriculum to better meet student educational requirements.

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  • 1. The Franklin Arts Academy Alec Marshall
  • 2. Mission Statement <ul><li>The Franklin Arts Academy will inspire students to learn through the Arts. As a nurturing community, the Academy will be a space where students can flourish within an academic and cultural climate that promotes creation, individuality, and critical thinking through an integrated, project-based curriculum. </li></ul>
  • 3. The Vision <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPiKCKPxWvY </li></ul>
  • 4. Overarching Goals <ul><li>To create a small learning community that provides students with the skills and opportunities that will foster artistic growth through active participation, engaging them in their own learning. </li></ul><ul><li>To connect with and provide culture for the community-at-large. </li></ul><ul><li>To teach the students 21st century skills for our ever-changing and interdependent world. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a learning environment that is heterogeneous, where students can demonstrate their abilities and growth through assessments that meet the levels of proficiency for college entrance. </li></ul><ul><li>To introduce work experience through the exploration of employment, internships, and graduate educational opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>To create a thriving art scene. </li></ul>
  • 5. The Franklin Arts Academy <ul><li>Teacher Driven </li></ul><ul><li>Small Learning Community </li></ul><ul><li>Student Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Budget Neutral </li></ul><ul><li>Same High Standards </li></ul><ul><li>2010 Start with 11 th grade(25-30 students) </li></ul><ul><li>2012 Fully up and running with Grades10-12 </li></ul>
  • 6. FAA Fall 2010 <ul><li>Start with 11 th Grade </li></ul><ul><li>25-30 Students </li></ul><ul><li>Cohort Model </li></ul><ul><li>Arts = ‘Creative Literacy’ </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous Curriculum integrating the arts with academics utilizing a common theme, content, and skills. </li></ul><ul><li>The Arts are Social commentary: Creative Literacy in the 20h Century. </li></ul>
  • 7. New Courses <ul><li>FAA Creative Literacy: This 11 th grade year long, integrated studio course is designed to build skills in each of the five arts areas (Music Production, Theater, Video Production, Visual Arts, and Architecture) while developing creative problem-solving, and risk-taking abilities. </li></ul><ul><li>FAA Humanities: This 11 th grade integrated Humanities course allows students to make connections focusing on culture and events in literature’s context or background as they relate to plot, theme, and character development. This integration furthers the progression of verbal, perceptual, imaginative, critical thinking , reading, and writing skills. </li></ul><ul><li>FAA Mathematics and Science III: This 11 th grade integrated math and physical science course will emphasize the relationship and application of mathematics and physical science principles to real-life situations encountered in the arts. </li></ul>
  • 8. Areas of Arts Integration <ul><li>Visual Art Into Humanities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Sun Also Rises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art as protest-Art of Post WWI and early 1920’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Late Cubism (Picasso) and German Expressionism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students identify 21 st Century topics of protest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students create a collage or print to embody their protest message in visual form </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Art Connections with Math/Science: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Production: Parabola, arch of a basketball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theater -Use logarithms to map the sound intensity of the auditorium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture : Understanding the physical science of load, structure, and force. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music : Using trigonometry to…? </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. FAA Student Profile <ul><li>Open to all students </li></ul><ul><li>Students apply for admission </li></ul><ul><li>Application procedure looks at the whole student: grades, arts ability, and passion </li></ul><ul><li>Panel of teachers and support personnel review applications </li></ul>
  • 10. Student Eligibility <ul><li>The application process is designed to give all students a sufficient opportunity to demonstrate their ability, commitment, and passion. All students with all levels of abilities, skill, and experience are encouraged to apply. </li></ul>
  • 11. Student Support <ul><li>Dedicated Guidance Counselor to the program </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated Special Education Liason </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be assigned to a teacher as mentor </li></ul>
  • 12. FAA…. a work in Progress

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