Any Given Child: Warren City Schools K-12 Art and Music Teacher Professional Development / Conversation





Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Warren G. Harding High School
K-12 Art and Music Teacher Professional Development / Conversation
Facilitator: William Mullane


Purpose: The Warren City Schools Art and Music professional development session on November 8, 2016 seeks to engage arts educators in exploring through discussion and a review of resources and perspectives how the current art and music program in grades K-12 in the Warren City Schools deploys Ohio’s art and music standards and integrates with the district’s larger curricular program.

Art and Music Teachers will begin the process of comparing how their programs are aligned horizontally by grade level and vertically between grade levels for the purpose of creating a comprehensive art and music program that builds students skills each year and relates to grade level content and standards from the academic curriculum.

Art and Music Teachers will review how assessment takes place within the Warren City Schools arts program.

We will explore new resource for Measuring Student Growth in the Arts for Ohio’s K-12 Students.

  • What is currently being done in Warren’s art and music program? Review resources and ways to enhance arts assessment.

High-quality assessments are an integral part of measuring and monitoring student growth. Currently, there is a critical need for solid growth measures in the arts. And, as high-quality vendor assessments are not available, arts educators across Ohio are left to develop measures, often in isolation and without adequate assessment literacy.

The Ohio Arts Collaborative

This session is grounded in the following beliefs:

  • The Arts are an essential part of public education and the educational program in the Warren City Schools. The arts provide our students an avenue for expression and challenge them to explore new ideas, subject matter, and cultures
  • Arts education enhances students’ understanding of the world around them and broadens their perspective and understanding of the concepts and focus of the core academic program.
  • The arts foster literacy both cultural and academic.
  • The arts program has the potential to help students understand and meet behavioral and academic targets.
  • Art educators must be given the time and space within the professional development program in the Warren Schools to focus on the district’s arts program by exploring relevant research and creating a structure and context for teaching art and music.
  • Assessment in the arts classroom is an integral part of measuring student growth and informing classroom instruction.

AGENDA / Structure / Process

  • Review of Ohio’s Art and Music Standards
  • Review of available research
  • Overview of Any Given Child Program / Discuss how art and music teachers view this program and suggestions for moving forward
  • Discussion between art and music teachers about how current Warren City Schools’ art and music program is aligned horizontally and vertically
  • Discussion about current level of arts program alignment with grade level academic goals and needs in math, science, social studies and science.
  • What can be done to enhance this process
  • Discuss perspectives on arts integration and how arts educators can assist classroom teachers in making this a reality

Context / Glossary /Resources:

Arts Integration:

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts defines arts integration as “an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject and meets evolving objectives.”

Arts Assessment

Any Given Child

Arts Standards


Visual Art:

Standards Overview – Understanding the standards format:

Ohio: The K-12 Fine Arts Model Curriculum lines up with and expands on Ohio’s Fine Arts Learning Standards for dance, drama/theatre, music and visual art. The Model Curriculum along with the standards is intended to guide arts educators and school districts as they design instructional lessons and local courses of study.


Visual Art

National Coalition for Core Arts Standards-

The National Visual Arts Standards

Core Music Standards

Guiding Principles for Inclusion in Arts

Guiding Principles for Inclusion in Arts

Support and Resources for Arts Education

The Kennedy Center – ARTSEDGE

Americans for the Arts envisions a country where everyone has access to—and takes part in—high quality and lifelong learning experiences in the arts, both in school and in the community.


The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education


Designing and Scoring Performance Assessments

Performance Assessment Facilitation Guide


Student Performance Example Videos:
•  Theatre – Middle School
•  Music – High School
•  Dance – Grade 6
•  Dance – Grade 2

Assessment Literacy for Arts Educators

Arts Assessment Overview PPT

Activities and Handouts
•  HO1 Pre- and Post-Assessment
•  HO2 Ohio Standards – Teachers
•  HO3 Deconstruction Template (DOK)
•  HO4 Bicycle Activity Learning Priorities
•  HO5 OAAC Reflection Sheet
•  HO6 4th Grade Visual Arts Assessment
•  HO7 Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrix (Chart Only)
•  HO8 Blueprint Sample
•  HO9 Blueprint Template
•  HO10 Rubrics Format
•  HO11 Session Evaluation