Category Archives: Curriculum

  • After the Review

    Posted on February 24, 2014 by in Curriculum, mused, Uncategorized

    Edit: The NCCAS review, once submitted, cannot be updated (and I’ve already done mine). If anyone wants to borrow my structure below and submit it, you are welcome to steal! There is one week left to review the new National Core Arts Standards. If you haven’t yet taken the time, please do the review today! […]

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  • Vision for Music Education Part II

    Posted on July 5, 2013 by in Curriculum, mused, Orff, Uncategorized

    In my previous post Vision for Music Education I laid out my argument for what I see as the purpose of music education, and did so in the context of the new draft national music standards. After reading other blogs, comments here, and the ongoing facebook and twitter conversations surrounding the drafts, I feel the […]

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  • Organizational Change in the 21st Century

    Posted on July 5, 2013 by in Curriculum, mused

    I am involved right now in two meaningful and somewhat parallel discussions online. The first is the discussion over the new draft National Standards for Music Education, sponsored by NAfME but organized through the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. The second is a discussion about another organization of which I am an active member, […]

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  • Vision for Music Education

    Posted on July 2, 2013 by in Curriculum

    I have spent the past two days reading, discussing, and writing about the new draft music standards from the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. What strikes me most as missing from these standards, unlike the specific list in my previous post, is understanding, experience, and vision. The core writing team that developed this draft […]

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  • New NCCAS National Core Music Standards

    Posted on July 1, 2013 by in Curriculum

    UPDATE: Creative Sequence Alignment post is now available for more info on national draft standards. The new National Core Arts Standards have been released today for a public review process that will last until July 15. The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards, comprised of representatives from various Arts Education organizations, including the National Association […]

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  • Fine Arts & the Iowa Core

    Posted on June 25, 2013 by in Curriculum, Uncategorized

    This month I have had the opportunity to travel the state and visit several Area Education Agencies (branches of the DOE). Rosanne Malek at the Dept. of Ed. has organized these meetings to share information about Fine Arts and the Iowa Core Curriculum. Members of the Fine Arts curriculum-writing teams, including myself, were invited to […]

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