Prepared for the ArtsNOW Teacher Resource Project, the following Modules
guide volunteer teachers to collaboratively develop and implement carefully selected 'extensions' to existing ArtsNOW
The extensions provided here primarily involve arts-based accommodatations for 1-Students With
Disabilities, 2-English Language Learners, and 3-Gifted Students.
Arts Integrated strategies have proven
wonderfully effective for these 'special populations' since the strategies open new windows for receiving input, processing,
connecting and understanding, and for expressing or demonstrating mastery.
These materials offer specific activities
related to key academic standards as well as tools for use by teachers in developing their own Arts Integrated accommodations
in the future - providing both 'fish' for today, and fishing lessons for going forward into the future.
each 'extension' is based on an existing ArtsNOW Ignite Guide, each addresses a new set of academic standards, demonstrating
how to build on the existing Ignite Guides to serve a broader curriculum. Each also demonstrates a critical skill in
Quality Teaching - providing for timely formative 'performance' assessment - assessment FOR learning, to guide
adjustments at the time, as opposed for testing OF learning when instructional adjustments are no longer possible.