Proficiency Based Learning: An Advocacy Story
Rob Westerberg, York High School Music
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
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.
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?
5. Research around assessment
7. Looking at standards
b. standards/indicators for INDIVIDUALS
c. program = academic