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EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY
IN THE 21ST
CENTURY
““The arts are among the six basic academic subjects. TheThe arts are among the six...
Advocacy with a Common Voice in the 21st
Century—Professional Learning
Communities
 Focus is on student learning, not on ...
Advocacy with a Common Voice in the 21st
Century—Professional Learning
Communities
In Denton ISD, elementary art specialis...
Advocacy with a Common Voice in the 21st
Century—Professional Learning
Communities
At the district level, elementary art s...
Advocacy with a Common Voice in the 21st
Century—Professional Learning
Communities
What the experts are saying about the n...
Advocacy with a Common Voice in the 21st
Century—Professional Learning
Communities
What the experts are saying about the n...
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  1. 1. EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY IN THE 21ST CENTURY ““The arts are among the six basic academic subjects. TheThe arts are among the six basic academic subjects. The arts are valuable in all areas of study because they engagearts are valuable in all areas of study because they engage the imagination, foster flexible ways of thinking, developthe imagination, foster flexible ways of thinking, develop disciplined effort, and build self-confidence.”disciplined effort, and build self-confidence.” --The College Board--The College Board David McCullar Fine Arts Director, Denton Independent School District, Denton, Texas
  2. 2. Advocacy with a Common Voice in the 21st Century—Professional Learning Communities  Focus is on student learning, not on teachingFocus is on student learning, not on teaching  Collaborative in nature and structureCollaborative in nature and structure  Provides a strong forum for innovative ideas andProvides a strong forum for innovative ideas and advocacy strategiesadvocacy strategies  Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals lead toMission, Vision, Values, and Goals lead to development of commonalities in curriculum anddevelopment of commonalities in curriculum and assessmentassessment
  3. 3. Advocacy with a Common Voice in the 21st Century—Professional Learning Communities In Denton ISD, elementary art specialists have:In Denton ISD, elementary art specialists have:  Established common meeting times (spring, 2010/fall-spring 2010-11Established common meeting times (spring, 2010/fall-spring 2010-11  Developed their Mission, Vision, Values, and GoalsDeveloped their Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals  Sequenced the elements and principles of art by six weeks gradingSequenced the elements and principles of art by six weeks grading periodperiod  Developed a common lesson plan template with model lessons byDeveloped a common lesson plan template with model lessons by grade level and six weeksgrade level and six weeks  Posted lesson plans (district share drive) for use by all art teachers—Posted lesson plans (district share drive) for use by all art teachers— contain interdisciplinary connections and suggested assessmentscontain interdisciplinary connections and suggested assessments  Modeled exemplary lesson plans/lessons during district staffModeled exemplary lesson plans/lessons during district staff development training—teachers learned how to implement thesedevelopment training—teachers learned how to implement these lessons effectivelylessons effectively
  4. 4. Advocacy with a Common Voice in the 21st Century—Professional Learning Communities At the district level, elementary art specialists have:At the district level, elementary art specialists have:  Presented exemplary art program curriculum strategies to the district’sPresented exemplary art program curriculum strategies to the district’s elementary principals—what art can do to support learning at theelementary principals—what art can do to support learning at the campus levelcampus level  Presented exemplary art/technology ideas to the district’s STEAMPresented exemplary art/technology ideas to the district’s STEAM committee (Denton ISDs version of the STEM initiative that includescommittee (Denton ISDs version of the STEM initiative that includes the arts)—what art can do to support the curriculum from a districtthe arts)—what art can do to support the curriculum from a district perspectiveperspective  Presented the use of art and technology for the district’s TechnologyPresented the use of art and technology for the district’s Technology Integration Academy (TIA) for all teachers—what art can do toIntegration Academy (TIA) for all teachers—what art can do to support quality learning approaches and teaching strategies for allsupport quality learning approaches and teaching strategies for all teachersteachers
  5. 5. Advocacy with a Common Voice in the 21st Century—Professional Learning Communities What the experts are saying about the necessaryWhat the experts are saying about the necessary skills required for 21skills required for 21stst century learners:century learners:  Howard Gardner—Howard Gardner—Five Minds for the FutureFive Minds for the Future (2007)(2007) The Disciplined Mind; The Synthesizing Mind, The CreativeThe Disciplined Mind; The Synthesizing Mind, The Creative Mind; The Respectful Mind; The Ethical MindMind; The Respectful Mind; The Ethical Mind  John Eger—”Future Leaders Need Art Education” fromJohn Eger—”Future Leaders Need Art Education” from the San Diego Business Journal, 2010the San Diego Business Journal, 2010
  6. 6. Advocacy with a Common Voice in the 21st Century—Professional Learning Communities What the experts are saying about the necessaryWhat the experts are saying about the necessary skills required for 21skills required for 21stst century learners:century learners:  Howard Gardner—Howard Gardner—Five Minds for the FutureFive Minds for the Future (2007)(2007) The Disciplined Mind; The Synthesizing Mind, The CreativeThe Disciplined Mind; The Synthesizing Mind, The Creative Mind; The Respectful Mind; The Ethical MindMind; The Respectful Mind; The Ethical Mind  John Eger—”Future Leaders Need Art Education” fromJohn Eger—”Future Leaders Need Art Education” from the San Diego Business Journal, 2010the San Diego Business Journal, 2010

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