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Re: BIG request for curriculum


From: Christine Besack (mrsbeeswax_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 18 2004 - 11:28:10 PDT

Hi All, and Julie,

This is an awful big request for someone to ask you to just "pop out, over" your Summer vacation !! An entire HS Art curriculum !!!!!!!!!
We get paid (workshop day pay) during the Summer, when curriculum has to be revised. If you absolutely can't be paid, at least get them to pay for any postage or extra books you will need to accomplish this large task.
Just a thought,
Christine Besack :)

Here are a few websites found through Google that should help !
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Soldotna, AK

Minnesota Perpich Center for Arts Education

New Canaan Public Schools , Connecticut

Deer Valley Unified School District , Arizona

USD 266, Maize, Kansas
  ----- Original Message -----
  To: ArtsEdNet Talk
  Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 6:24 PM
  Subject: BIG request for curriculum

  Hey everyone --

  I was wondering if I could get some guidance. Our school has NO written curriculum for High School -- I've been using national standards to go by, but now my department head wants an entire curriculum written this summer and I don't have a lot of time -- I'm working part time on the consulting stuff I do.

  Does anyone have a written curriculum (if you're like me, you invent your curriculum as you go, depending on the needs and interests of the students) that could serve as a guide and would satisfy the needs of the department head?

  Our "visual and performing arts department" is strange -- we have only one visual art teacher (me!) and two music teachers. I have 170 students/day (which will change with block scheduling, thank God!) and I'm required to do lots of exhibitions/year and then get the cold shoulder from colleagues when I take students with me to help hang the shows. I am often asked to be at NEASC meetings and department meetings at the same time, and therefore, can't seem to get anything administrative done in the way that I'd like. I'm sure a lot of you have similar or worse situations, so please forgive me for complaining.

  I'm happy to pay for postage for any copies any of you might want to send -- it would probably be too large for an email attachment?! Or is there a place online where I can download this sort of stuff?