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Lesson Plans

Department Chair stuff

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Sat, 5 Dec 1998 21:33:46 EST

Laurie, I agree with the discussion on this.
Get copies of your State curriculum guides.
You should have written curriculum for your district too. It should emphasize
techniques, materials and methods. Ours includes art print references
(suggested, not required), as well as the other aspects of DBAE (criticism,
aesthetics, history).
I chair 10 teachers (K-12) and I check lesson plans, course outlines,
supervise writing new curriculum, observe teachers, plan and regulate the
dept. budget, select candidates to interview, etc...
My school district has a job description for the Dept. Chair position. Check
to see if yours does.
If you do not have a written curriculum, I'd suggest you organize dept.
meetings to write one. Have your teachers bring everything they have in the
way of outlines, plans, DBAE stuff, etc... and put one together. The
discussions you'll all have as a result of writing it will encourage the new
teacher to move in new directions, especially if the other high school teacher
is on your side.
We revise our curriculum guides and course outlines every couple of years. We
keep what works, add what's new, throw out the stuff that isn't needed or
doesn't work.
Hope this helps, feel free to contact me if you want more detailed info :)
Becca @ Art Department Chair, Indian River Central, Philadelphia, NY