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AME 066: Five Questions to Ask to Help Set Your Art Curriculum Intentions

Have you ever wondered whether it is better to have a plethora of creative works at the end of a term so that students have a general working knowledge of many styles and techniques OR just a few projects that dive deep into just a few areas at a time?

When it comes to elementary students, we can frame our curriculum any number of ways. It all depends on what our admins expect us to do, what we feel is important to teach our students and what is in our wheelhouse.

Sometimes it’s just a matter of becoming crystal clear on your intentions for your art program.

Here are 5 questions to ask yourself that will help define your intentions so that you can create the best environment for your students.

In this episode you’ll learn

  • Why grade level matters when setting intentions on how you want your curriculum to work
  • How art is always open to interpretation and what this means for an art teacher
  • What will happen after you’ve been teaching art for a few years…
  • Why reflecting and documenting what you hope will happen in your art room compared to what actually happened will help you move forward
  • How I measured the success of my art program and how to define what success means to you
  • What I feel is the best way to engage your students in art
  • Why you should openly acknowledge what you’re good at (and not so good at) when it comes to teaching art!

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The K-8 Art Teacher’s Curriculum Workbook is a great guide to help you plan your best year. It includes worksheets to map out your dream list of art projects, a place to record what you actually did and plenty of pages of art project ideas, scope and sequence lists for each grade and tons more.

And it’s all fillable with pen or computer.

Preview of the Grade level Pages in the Curriculum Workbook

Map out your best year ever with the editable Art Teacher’s Curriculum Workbook

Updated K-8, fillable version now available in the SHOP


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