Fourth grade students in Chris Heller’s theater residency at PS 239q devise scenes based on The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts, Age 11, a text from the curriculum. Throughout the process students share their scenes and give each other feedback. Feedback is charted to help students remember and apply feedback. Follow one student, Noel, as […]
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In silence, Sarah Provost and her assistant, Kate Brehm, demonstrate the technique of making large-scale papier mâché puppets. Students observe, and then give voice to the artistic process.
Midway through their Theater Residency, Eric Mark Olson’s 5th grade students rehearse and perform scripted monologues. Each student receives feedback from a small group of peers, and is able to improve his or her monologue performance.
Erin Orr’s 3rd grade puppetry students are rehearsing a shadow puppet show in front of their classmates, who have been asked to observe and give feedback. One student suggests that the performers make their show more surprising. This inspires Erin Orr to ask each student to perform their line of narration in a new way.
Students in Carol and Colin’s class have begun to choreograph dance pieces, midway through their dance residency with teaching artists Kim Grier and Nami Kagami. In this video, one group shares and receives feedback for the first time from their peers and a teacher. We see the dance again two weeks later, influenced by the […]
Dance Artist Mei-Yin Ng is teaching a traditional Chinese ribbon dance, and at the same time lays the groundwork for practicing peer feedback. Ms. Hunt’s 4th grade students work in partners to observe each other and then give verbal feedback.
The students in Ms. Meza’s 5th grade class are working in small groups and applying papier mâché to create their parade puppets. Teaching Artist, Sarah Provost, guides the students to give each other feedback as part of the art-making process.
It is the first day of dance class, and many of Ms. Alvarado’s Dual Language students have never participated in formal dance training. Teaching Artist Jennifer Golonka clearly introduces her Toolbox of Dance Elements, allowing all of the students to participate in dance-making by the end of this first class.
Formative Assessment in the Arts Artistic creation in all art forms is an iterative process: collaboration, critique and revision are essential, especially in the performing arts. The fundamentals of teaching and learning made visible in the arts are mirrored in the procedural knowledge that is key to student achievement of the Common Core State Standards. […]