(A&H) ALS&M D2 2011-12

Demonstrator 2. Time and Resources

School leadership will provide adequate resources, facilities, space and instructional time to support high quality Arts & Humanities instructional programs.  

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a)  Arts instruction is delivered by educators who are fully certified and highly qualified teachers.  All arts teachers have extensive knowledge,training and arts experiences that fully qualify them to teach every course they are assigned.

b) School leadership ensures Arts instruction in each arts discipline is regularly scheduled for all students as appropriate for grade span (level during the regular school day):

c) School leadership adopts policy and procedures that provide and protect adequate time for students to be actively involved in creating, performing and responding to the arts.

d) The school provides for annual maintenance and repair of equipment as needed.

e) Visual and performing arts classroom spaces are adequate to support the unique teaching and learning demands of each arts discipline.

f) The arts program has adequate materials, equipment and technology to teach the curriculum.

g) School leadership supports and provides additional learning opportunities in the arts e.g., field trips, artist residences, in-school performances) both within and beyond the school day including adjusting the school/student schedule as needed; and that these activities drive instruction.

h) School leadership at the middle/high school level, makes every effort to avoid scheduling single-section courses int eh arts against single-section courses in required subjects (e.g., the one band class scheduled against the one AP calculus class).

i) Arts teachers are part of planning the school's master schedule to ensure best practices in arts instruction (e.g., adequate instructional time, arts class offerings, provision for transition between classes).

j) School provides a variety of arts books and other print materials, audio and video materials, and technology resources in the school media center.

k) School leaders support and facilitate cross-curricular collaboration with school arts programs and ensure that the programs support cross curricular instruction.