Designing Your Art Curriculum

Curriculum


Credits: 3 Credits
PD Hours: 120 Hours
Length: 5 Weeks

Designing your art curriculum is perhaps one of the most personal acts you will do as an art educator. It’s like putting together the pieces of a puzzle, hoping that each part will fit together perfectly. It can be very difficult to make sure you are designing a curriculum that is balanced and meets the needs of your students and your teaching style.

As we enter an era of the “canned” or “pre-done” curriculum, art teachers must empower themselves to become experts at curriculum writing to drive home the fact that curriculum is not one size fits all. Through this class you will research what some of the best districts and programs in the nation are using for their art curriculum, as well as observe different styles and types of art curriculums being used and marketed today.

Using this data as ammunition, you will design your own comprehensive toolkit with all of the necessary pieces to implement a curriculum that fits in best with your teaching, your students, and their needs. Don’t let someone else be in the driver’s seat when it comes to your art curriculum. Design your own today!

  • Gain exclusive access to curriculum samples from around the country
  • Research and discuss philosophies of art curriculum development
  • Get access to planning matrixes that help you form scope and sequence
  • Design a curriculum toolkit to put into place right away in your art room
  • Become an expert at writing quality art curriculum
  • Expand and improve your existing curriculum

No-Credit

$100/credit

  • Degree Level Graduate Credit
  • Morningside Grade Report
  • Morningside Transcript
  • Full HLC Degree-Level Accreditation
  • Letter Grade
  • 120+ PD Contact Hours
  • Full Access to Class Resources
  • Full Instructor Feedback
  • AOE Certificate of Course Completion
$300
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Credit

$250/credit

  • Degree Level Graduate Credit
  • Morningside Grade Report
  • Morningside Transcript
  • Full HLC Degree-Level Accreditation
  • Letter Grade
  • 120+ PD Contact Hours
  • Full Access to Class Resources
  • Full Instructor Feedback
  • AOE Certificate of Course Completion
$750
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Sample topics we’ll cover:

      • Philosophies of curriculum development
      • The curriculum review process
      • Analyzing curriculum samples
      • Critical thinking
      • Writing your standards and ‘I CAN’ statements
      • Planning the basics
      • Making connections and other considerations
      • Organizing your curriculum

 


Notes from past participants:

 

This class made a very complex task doable! I felt a huge sense of accomplishment upon completion of this class because I can repeat the process to map all nine levels that I teach. I have already shown the curriculum that I completed to my principal. He was so impressed that he may let me do the rest of the mapping during staff development next year. It made me look great and the program look great. It is also a huge gift of time back to me if this happens because I will be able to use paid school time to improve my program and teaching. YEAH!!!

- Catherine G.

 

I really enjoyed the collaborative aspect of this class. My group seemed really engaged and provided wonderful insight and suggestions to help strengthen my curriculum to be the best it could be. The facilitator was great at providing feedback in a timely manner and offered great suggestions for further reading, or resources. Most of all, this class was extremely applicable to my job and I can immediately use some of the work I created for this class in my own teaching. I look forward to taking more classes in the future.

- Jeremy B.

 

I learned that there are so many great ways to approach curriculum development. I’m a first year teacher and the only art teacher in my school so I’m on my own for the task. I enjoy reading about the other teachers and their experiences. It creates a great learning environment for teachers from across the country.

- Lauryn Y.

 


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