East Providence K-12 Fine Arts Curriculum
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East Providence Public Schools Fine Arts Curriculum
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Vision Statement
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Through active participation in the Fine Arts all East Providence students will be able to express artistic ideas with competence and tenacity. Students will understand the role of the Fine Arts in their individual lives, and how it contributes not only to the East Providence community, but also to cultures around the world.
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A well-rounded Kindergarten to Grade 12 education prepares all students to succeed in education beyond high school. The study of Fine Arts develops skills, attitudes, and content knowledge applicable to a comprehensive education. These include creativity and flexibility; the pursuit of excellence; focus and concentration; working collaboratively; cultural and historical knowledge; discipline; and respect for people with varied backgrounds, abilities, and perspectives.
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A well-rounded Kindergarten to grade 12 education looks ahead to students’ employability and adaptability to careers that are likely to evolve throughout their lives. The Fine Arts nurture creativity and flexibility, which are required 21st century skills. Students who participate in the Fine Arts play a part in the civic life of their communities with artistic contributions, presentations and performances, but they also become adult supporters of the arts. Students who receive meaningful Fine Arts education tend to continue to participate in the arts as adults – as performers, creators, designers, and audience members, thereby ensuring the legacy of the Fine Arts in the community.
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Guiding Principles
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Principle 1: A Unified Vision of the Fine Arts
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In writing collectively as a K-12 team, it became apparent that a defined thread of knowledge was needed to create a core foundation for Fine Art learning. Developing a Fine Art curriculum that is unified across grade spans provides an inclusive and valuable resource for administration, fellow teachers, and new teachers. It allows for everyone to have a clear understanding of the expectations for student learning in the Fine Arts.
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Principle 2: Teacher Professional Responsibilities
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The National Core Arts Standards define what all students should know and be able to do, but not how teachers should teach. A quality curriculum keeps a consistent and high level of art expectations for district arts educators, but does not dictate individual teacher's approach to teaching and learning. This curriculum intentionally leaves some lesson planning, project design, and assessment to the discretion of teachers while also providing guidance with quality examples.
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Several resources were used in the creation of this East Providence School District Fine Arts Curriculum. These include the National Core Arts Standards, the reference of curriculums around the country, and the National Core Arts Standard workshop that was sponsored by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. In addition to this, we'd like to acknowledge the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development standards that are a precursor to this curriculum and are currently used in the Pre-K program in the East Providence School District.
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