To do our part to reach the whole
• Gold Standard Students
• Gold Standard Teachers
• Gold Standard Leaders
Gold Standard Students
Looks like…. Plans to get there…
Experiences education as an exploration Through the concerted efforts of parents,
& lifetime adventure.
teachers, and administrators, provide a safe
Recognizes excellence, i.e., self-assesses. and rich learning environment to bloom
Willing to trust and to take risks. that:
Works with ease in teams/community. Employs a pedagogy that builds what the
Displays empathy, desires, joys, ethics. GS* “looks like” for each child.
Understands it is okay to say, “I don’t Sustains a balanced, complete
know”. curriculum for every child.
Thinks creatively, divergently in solving Guides the development of Life Skills in
problems each child.
Accepts the differences in our needs and
Develops understanding and skills as
measured by Life Skills and the Core
Blooms so he/she can plant the seeds of
tomorrow in the soil of society and culture.
Gold Standard Teachers
Looks like… Plans to get there…
Vision – helps student reach potential through Develop relationships with others to
effective Life Skills development and core strengthen ability and desire to work
instruction. together in a mutually beneficial way.
Motivation – (intrinsic) “joy” reward, new Fine tune mechanisms for disseminating
ideas; personal creative growth; new information from USOE to DACs to
knowledge; collaborative excitement;
(extrinsic) job security, fair and adequate SACs and back: in person, via E-mails,
compensation. website, meetings.
Capacity – understands responsibilities, Be accountable for teaching the Core by
develops capabilities, pedagogically current, reporting back on student work to
develops school & community resources. parents, colleagues, admin., etc.
Resources – time/plan, PD opportunities, Increase quantity of teachers who receive
materials & facilities, community & quality PD and build personal passion
professional organization connections and
contributions, grant savvy. for the artform and Life Skill
development through INFINITY
Expand opportunities for core subject and
grade level collaboration.
Improve availability of instructional resources.
Gold Standard Leaders
Looks like… Plans to get there…
Vision – Includes experienced, able, and Set up a communication network among DACs with
informed arts educ. & admin. when decisions emphasis on current critical decisions.
are made; e.g., a voice in policy and decision Set up a network of SACs; plan for meeting regularly.
making mtgs., hiring, budgeting; curric.
decisions; new bldg. & remodel plans; PD; Develop a supportive rapport with our superintendent,
whole child advocacy; SIP colleagues, and parents.
Capacity – Supports DACs in mtgs. with SACs Get DAC on agenda in principals’ mtgs. at least
from each school and DAC contact with supts; quarterly and as needed.
e.g., are willing to share expertise, Get DAC invited to Distr. Curric. Mtgs.
knowledgeable on issues affecting our arts
programs and ways to find out more through Meet with human relations admin to discuss how we
USOE Fine Arts Dept.; correlation structure is can help with hiring qualified arts personnel.
already in place. Tell family, colleagues, supervisors, parents, friends,
Resources – Uses USOE, UAC, POPS, PTA, neighbors the story of projects in process, student
Networking, UMEA, UTA, UDEO, UAEA, successes and encourage students to do the same.
Community, City, Regional Arts Councils Implement a simple plan for tracking progress on all of
Motivation – Allows teachers and students to these Plans.
reach their GS.
Ongoing Short Term Plan
* parents, neighbors, friends, family
* district staff
* school board members
B. Involve all stakeholders when making decisions,
including able, informed, and experienced arts
educators and administrators.
Long Term Plan
Assign a task force to establish policies and
guidelines to ensure a stable and strong arts
INVEST IN GOLD!
Join us in the DAC
Credo . . .
“We will take the MAKE A PERSONAL
responsibility for our COMMITMENT TO
own needs and teach our THE GOLD
students to do likewise.”
STANDARD . . . describe
“We will be problem at least 1 specific thing
solvers and teach our you will do.
students to be creative