Here is the Wisconsin DPI Fine Arts and Creativity Education Newsletter link for the current and past issues. Please distribute this resource to your colleagues. Your ideas for future newsletters are needed. This issue has a summary of the feedback gathered about the newsletter. Thank you for sharing your ideas on how we may be able to shape this resource for the field.
I know many of you are still working with SLOs. If you haven’t already submitted an SLO or shared as a “Critical Friend,” please check this site to learn more. We have a few people who shared so far. Remember the opportunity to share your SLO and as a Critical Friend is anonymous. This is a nice site which helps you get feedback from your colleagues about your SLO. You may also contact me directly to share your SLO ideas.
Here is the information about Student Learning Objectives – Arts Sharing Online –To participate:
- Simply click the link - Student Learning Objectives - Arts Sharing page
- Share your SLO on a new row.
- Share your feedback as a “Critical Friend” to someone else’s SLO.
- Come back later to the document to see what feedback you received for your SLO.
Forward news and classroom highlights to one of the links below:
- Kudos- news of honors, events, and special arts awards
- From the Field- classroom strategy sharing
- Creative Classrooms – Innovative strategies and/or resource use in teaching (Encouragement for any content to submit news.)
Additional learning opportunities for educators are available within the
WI DPI Fine Arts Professional Development website. Also check the site subpage, Professional Learning Community, which has multiple arts education topics to investigate individually or within a group.
If your district is seeking professional development options for arts educators, please share with them the face to face sessions or online networking available through the WI DPI. I am coordinating my winter and spring schedule now for visits and sessions. I have facilitated sessions for disciplinary literacy in the arts, arts assessment, WI DPI arts resource reviews, and student learning objectives writing workshops. Dates fill up fast, so please contact me with your questions and ideas for a visit and arts education sessions for 2016-17.
Have a wonderful fall season and, dare I say it, winter season. I have already started wearing my sweaters. I do not do well in cold weather, but it warms my heart knowing my arts education friends are doing fantastic things to support our children in the arts. Take care.
Julie A. Palkowski, Ph.D.
Education Consultant- Fine Arts and Creativity; SEADAE President
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction- Content and Learning Team
125 South Webster Street
PO Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
(608) 261-7494; Fax 608-266-1965