Writing what we do

Writing what we do: 
A guide to Standards Based curriculum mapping & Unit design 


Workshop Presenters 

Jake Sturtevant (Bonny Eagle High School Music & MAAI)
music.beband@gmail.com 

Brian McPherson (Visual Arts Educator (K-5) MSAD # 75 & MAAI) 
mcphersonb@link75.org

Writing what we do: A guide to Standards Based curriculum mapping & Unit design

Essential what? Enduring Understandings? Why is it important to write down what I do in my classroom? 

Many districts across the state are focused on curriculum mapping and Unit design using a variety of systems for tracking and organizing curriculum, units, and assessments. This session will focus on developing skills in navigating the Understanding by Design model of unit and curriculum design. Participants will learn how to organize their curriculum, develop essential questions and enduring understandings, and determine assessment types based on what they are already teaching in their arts classrooms. Examples and resources will be 

1. Workshop Overview & Introductions 
2. Understanding By Design Model
3. Templates- Maine Resource Bank 
4. How to write Enduring Understandings & Essential Questions 
5. Assessment types & Examples 
6. Lesson Plan templates (at a glance) 
7. Conclusion & Feedback 


• Maine Arts Assessment Initiative Resource Bank
http://www.maineartsassessment.com/ 
http://maairesourcebank.pbworks.com/w/page/82916230/MAAI%20Resource%20Bank

• Maine Learning Results - Visual and Performing Arts
http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/pei/vpa102207.pdf

• Maine Guiding Principals 
http://www.maine.gov/doe/proficiency/standards/guiding-principles.html

• National Core Arts Standards
http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/

• Great School’s Partnership 
http://www.greatschoolspartnership.org/proficiency/


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