Module 3 – Common Core: Implementing Arts through Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity (Grades K-12)

Overview

module-3Welcome to Creativity at the Core Module 3 – Common Core: Implementing Arts through Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity (Grades K-12) brought to you by Sacramento County Office of Education, California Musical Theatre, and Crocker Art Museum.

The Presentation Chart will give you an entire overview of the module (available under Downloads).

Tutorial:  Click here to view the Module 3 Common Core: Implementing Arts through Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity tutorial.

Planning your Professional Learning (Content Outlines)

The following outlines can be used to break down your training. These are all available under Downloads.

  1. Module Introduction
  2. Text Complexity in the Common Core
  3. Studying the Standards
  4. Close Reading
  5. Instructor Model of  a Close Read
  6. Model Debrief
  7. Connect to the Classroom

Handouts & Resources

Use the following handouts and resources to help with professional learning.

  • Handout 1: CCSS for ELA/Literacy, Appendix C, p. 6
  • Handout 2: CCSS for ELA/Literacy – Reading Standards
  • Handout 3: VAPA Standards 1.0 Artistic Strand
  • Handout 4: Text-Dependent Questions
  • Handout 5: “Defying Gravity” Lyrics
  • Handout 6: Script Exceprt from “Wicked”
  • Handout 7: Planning Guide for Close Reading – “Wicked” Sample
  • Handout 8: Planning Guide for Close Reading – Blank
  • Powerpoint: The 4 C’s
  • Powerpoint: Close Reading in Musical Theater

Another Component of the Module is devoted to Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking in the Arts

  1. Explore the importance of arts integration
  2. Examine the power of an artful discussion  to support student engagement and  deepen learning
  3. Make connections across standards
  4. Practice planning an artful discussion

Handouts & Resources

  • Powerpoint: Artful Discussions- Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking in the Arts
  • Video:  Why the Arts?
  • Powerpoint:  About Common Core (Crocker Art Museum)
  • Resource:  Artful Discussions – Flipbook Version 1
  • Resource:  Artful Discussions – Flipbook Version 2

Research

In the Research document you will find web resources.

Standards

Read about the Common Core Plus standards in the Standards document under Downloads.

Credits

Gina Smith, Director of Education, California Musical Theatre, 1510 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814

Becky Sullivan, Director of Professional Development, Sacramento County Office of Education, 10474 Mather Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95655

Mallorie Marsh, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Other Education and Arts Contributors

Dr. Steven WinlockExecutive Director, Sacramento County Office of Education

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