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. […]