In early 2014, NCCAS plans to release new voluntary arts education standards. These standards will serve as a guide for what students should know and be able to execute as part of their arts education in a particular discipline. From now until October 21, you have the chance to review the dance standards for high school students and offer your own suggestions and edits. Anyone can review the standards; you don’t necessarily need to be a high school dance teacher. During the last review, which took place in June and July of this year, more than 160 dance educators from across the country gave their opinions about Pre-K through 8th-grade standards. NCCAS is hoping to dramatically increase that number this time around—according to the organization’s Facebook page, over 10,000 people have visited the high school standards review site.
Main goals for the new set of standards include emphasizing big ideas and philosophical foundations, as well as establishing performance standards.
Think you’ve got a few things to say? Hunker down and click here to participate in the review process.