Proficiency Based Learning: An Advocacy Story 

Rob Westerberg, York High School Music

 

Workshop Details 

This session will present strategies for continued implementation of PBL in your own classroom, and highlight the powerful corollary advocacy points that go along with each. If our advocacy efforts have been so useful for the past 20 years, why are we still so much in need of more? Come find out how our most recent PBL work has the potential to finally push arts education to the forefront of our school's academic agenda while providing the richest, most relevant curriculum possible for our students. Grades PK-12 All Educators 

 

Presenter Bio

Rob is the choral director at York High School and a founding member of the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative. He has worked extensively with arts educators and school districts across the northeast developing customized assessment strategies and proficiency based models of instruction. 

 

link to overview video

 

Outline & linked resources

 

1. Who is Cliff Young?

   a. Why was he successful?

   b. What are takeaways for us?

 

2. Advocacy History

   a. music is important     

   b. Mozart effect to peripheral reasons     

   c. where are we now?

 

3. What’s the difference between co curricular and academic?

    what my kids said... honors choir students

 

4. Which are we?

 

5. Research around assessment     

   a. Katrina Faulstich's Measurement and Evaluation paper

   b. Boston Arts Academy

 

6. The Interconnected Circles

 

7. Looking at standards     

   a. I can statements art/dance/drama/music

   b. standards/indicators for INDIVIDUALS     

   c. program = academic

 

8. Stories

 

Session #1 opening survey

 

Session #2 opening survey

 

Summer institute 2015 resources

 

pdf of the session keynote presentation

 

Call us:

207.287.2713

Write us: 

Maine Arts Commission

Attn: Argy Nestor

193 State Street, 25 SHS

Augusta, Maine 04333-0025

E-mail us: 

Argy Nestor: argy.nestor@maine.gov

Catherine Ring: ms.catherinering@gmail.com

Rob Westerberg: mainellama4@gmail.com

~ The Maine Arts Leadership Initiative is a program of the Maine Arts Commission ~