Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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The Art of  
A Workshop for High School Teachers
the Arts

In This Program


A dance teacher gives feedback to a student


A stagecraft teacher shows equipment to a student

Visual Art

Visual art teacher comments on a student's work


Students with microphones sing in a vocal jazz ensemble

Workshop 2 Developing Students as Artists

Watching the Program Activities and Discussion Support Materials
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Additional Resources

On the Web


The Collaborative Classroom
http://www.ncrel.org         Search for: collaborative classroom
Essay describing characteristics of collaborative classrooms, including teacher and student roles, interactions, challenges and conflicts, and relevant research

Constructing Knowledge In The Classroom
http://www.sedl.org        Search for: scimast constructing
An article that introduces teachers to constructivsm and how it can be employed in the classroom including six characteristics of the constructivist classroom

Instructional Grouping in the Classroom
http://www.nwrel.org         Search for: ward grouping
An article on reasons and strategies for creating learning groups in the classroom

Working Toward Student Self-Direction & Personal Efficacy as Educational Goals
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs         Search for: personal efficacy
Information and strategies enabling students to take charge of their own leaning


Boody Fine Arts, Inc.
http://www.boodyfinearts.com        Select: Artists, then 3-Dimentional Art
Photo gallery of Dale Zheutlin's ceramic artwork

Denver School of the Arts Performing Arts Department
http://dsa.dpsk12.org        Select: Majors, then Performing Arts Department
Department Web pages, including philosophy and course descriptions for Dance and Theatre

Denver School of the Arts Fine and Practical Arts Department
http://dsa.dpsk12.org        Select: Majors, then Fine and Practical Arts Department
Department Web pages, including philosophy and course descriptions for Stage Craft and Design, Video Cinema Arts, and Visual Art

East High School
East High School's school web site

Mamaroneck High School Art Department
http://www.mamkschools.org/education/dept/dept.php?sectiondetailid=3726&        Select: Departments and Class Web Pages, then Art Department
Web page with student art gallery and description of course offerings

In Print

Brooks, Jacqueline Grennon, & Brooks, Martin. In Search of Understanding: The Case for Constructivist Classrooms. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Revised edition, 1999. ISBN: 0871203588

Presents a case for the development of classrooms in which students are encouraged to construct deep understandings of important concepts

Eisner, Elliot. The Arts and the Creation of Mind. Yale University Press, 2002. ISBN: 0300095236

Examines different approaches to the teaching of the arts and the virtues each possesses when well taught

Hogan, Kathleen, & Pressley, Michael. Scaffolding Student Learning: Instructional Approaches and Issues. Brookline Books, 1997. ISBN: 1571290362

Addresses the how-tos of scaffolding students who need support to keep up, as well as those working to master difficult materials

Manning, Brenda H., & Payne, Beverly. Self-Talk for Teachers and Students: Metacognitive Strategies for Personal and Classroom Use. Allyn & Bacon, 1996. ISBN: 0205159486

Guides teachers to use metacognition to change the ways they think and learn so they will become more reflective, autonomous, proactive, and positive

Meichenbaum, Donald, & Biemiller, Andrew. Nurturing Independent Learners. Brookline Books, 1998. ISBN 1571290478

A framework for helping students acquire skills and strategies, and transfer them to increasingly complex, authentic tasks



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