Common Core State Standards: A Crash Course for Arts Educators
Friday, April 5, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
New Orleans, LA
On Friday, April 5, 2013, Young Audiences will host a professional development event for teaching artists and arts educators from the Greater New Orleans area.
This all day event will give participants the tools to access and interpret Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and will outline the instructional shifts required to transition from the use of Grade Level Expectations (GLE) to CCSS. Participants will also attend discipline-based breakout sessions where they will generate ideas for their own arts-integrated lessons connected to CCSS.
Registration includes a networking and coffee reception and lunch.
Facilitators will include:
Pat Blanchard, Consultant with Jefferson Parish Public Schools
Anna Collura, Jefferson Parish Public Schools Support
Roscoe Reddix, Jr., Director of Arts-Integration, Young Audiences of Louisiana
Todd Shaffer, Curriculum Specialist, Young Audiences of Louisiana
Givonna Joseph, Master Teaching Artist, Young Audiences of Louisiana and Mezzo Soprano with New Orleans Opera Association
Eddy Villalta, Master Teaching Artist, Young Audiences of Louisiana and Director of D’Project Modern Dance Company
Q: What is "Common Core State Standards"?
A: The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort that established a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics that was adopted by the state of Louisiana in 2010 and have already begun to go into effect in lower grades. The standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter credit bearing entry courses in two or four year college programs or enter the workforce. The standards are clear and concise to ensure that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of the expectations in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school.
When & Where
Young Audiences of Louisiana
In 2013, Young Audiences will open the first arts-integrated charter school in Jefferson Parish. Young Audiences charter school will open in August 2013 at the Kate Middleton campus in Gretna with grades K-3, growing one grade per year until we are a full K-8 elementary/middle school. Young Audiences Charter School is proud to be a tuition-free public charter school open to every child in Jefferson Parish.
Young Audiences of Louisiana was founded in 1962 with the mission to inspire, empower, and connect children and communities through education, arts, and culture. Over the last 51 years the organization has grown from presenting school performances of chamber music to our current position as the states largest provider of arts-integrated and afterschool programs. In 2011 Young Audiences of Louisiana employed over 250 trained teaching artists and educators to provide afterschool programs for over 2,200 students free-of-charge in the Greater New Orleans area.