> I finally have the opportunity to let you know about
> published lessons. I had major computer issues. If
> the information was sent on from another list as
> requested I apologize for repeating it. If not, I
> now have the chance to let everyone know about this
> The state of Ohio has posted units for the Visual
> Arts for grades K through High School.
http://ims.ode.state.oh.us/ode/ims/Default.asp?bhcp=1 > They are Standards based. They are not quickie
> lessons nor are they meant to be used as a dictated
> State curriculum. The state recognizes that each
> teacher and district is unique in funding as well as
> pedagogy. They are model lessons/units built on Big
> Ideas complete with pre and post assessments,
> resources, worksheets, differentiation ideas,
> checklists and rubrics. They are tried and true and
> have been field tested by educators across the
> state. They are meant to be adapted to your
> situation. For example, I am in the middle of one
> lesson that I adapted for another grade level.
> Standards were adjusted. My kids weren't ready for
> the concept at the level suggested. I also use
> centers in my room and the resources provided helped
> me create my technology center.
> Search the IMS dropdown menu for your grade level.
> The lessons are better printed in the pdf form but
> if you download them in Word you can change items to
> suit your situation. (The attachment only button
> does not work.) Keep checking back. This is only the
> first set.
> This November there will be a workshop on
> implementing this type of lesson at the OAEA
> conference in Cleveland. There will be handouts on
> curriculum planning, record keeping and assessment
> as related to Standards based units.
> I apologize that it has taken me so long to post to
> this site.
> I hope they help someone.
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