Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Five Year Arts by mzg34842

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									  Visual and Performing Arts
           (VAPA)
Five Year Arts Education Plan

        Presentation to the
        Board of Education
          June 24, 2008
Background
 2006-07-committee comprised of teachers,
 administrators, parents, and community
 arts representatives developed a VAPA
 five year arts education plan
 Committee developed an arts education
 resolution to promote K-12 arts education
 The plan included four focus areas and
 eight goals
 Board approved both resolution and plan
VAPA 5-year arts education plan

 Focus Area #1: Teaching and Learning
   Goal #1: Ensure equitable access to VAPA
   education for all students in all schools
   everyday
   Goal #2: Develop and implement a
   comprehensive K-12 standards-based VAPA
   curriculum that is cohesive and inclusive
   Goal #3: Ensure highly qualified VAPA
   professionals who are passionate about
   teaching and the arts
VAPA-5-year arts education plan

 Focus Area #2: Communication for
 Motivating Change-Advocacy
   Goal #4: Provide ongoing
   communication about the power of arts
   learning
VAPA 5-year arts education plan

 Focus Area #3: Resources
   Goal #5: Support and develop VAPA
   programming through community/school
   partnerships
   Goal #6: Ensure that all schools have
   adequate supplies/equipment and
   dedicated, exemplary facilities designed
   to support VAPA programs
   Goal #7: Fund a sustainable and
   equitable VAPA budget within AUSD
VAPA 5-year arts education plan

 Focus Area #4: Policy
   Goal #8: Ensure qualified leadership that
   advocates for the needs of the VAPA
   program
2007-08 Prioritized Action Steps
 Hire visual arts teachers for
 elementary schools
    Focus on grades 4 & 5
    Board approved job description
    Art & Music Block Grant: $100,000 for
    salaries + $20,000 for one time
    instructional materials
   Action: postponed due to unknowns in
    the budget; may revise approach to
    visual arts instruction
2007-08 Prioritized Action Steps
 Institutionalize cross grade level and
 department teacher articulation to
 develop coherent standards-based
 course pathways
    Art & Music Block Grant: $5,000

Action: teachers participated in two
 articulation meetings after school;
 ongoing regular articulation meetings
2007-08 Prioritized Action Steps

 Institutionalize an annual “Day of the
 Arts” to showcase student culminating
 accomplishments
   Art and Music Block Grant: $6,000


Action: March 1, 2008 1st Annual Day
 of the Arts and annually thereafter
2007-08 Prioritized Action Steps

 Provide standards-based content
 area arts integration to support
 student achievement
    Art and Music Block Grant: $5,000


Action: Half day staff development on
 August 27, 2008 – “Differentiating
 Instruction Through Arts Integration”
Art & Music Block Grant: 2007-2008

 $157k per year ongoing for prioritized arts
 plan implementation
   2-Grades 4/5 visual arts teachers-delayed
   VAPA teacher extra duty stipends

 Carryover
   2 teacher articulation meetings/year
   Day of the Arts-March 1st
   VAPA coach/coordination and committee
   meetings
   August Staff Development Day
   Instructional materials for grades 4/5
Impact on the Governor’s Budget to
the Art & Music Block Grant
 Spending reduction-Grades 1-3 Music
   Measure H will be used to fund positions
   for 4 years
   If Measure H does not pass, PTA
   fundraising efforts will fund positions for
   1 year
   If there is not enough PTA funds, use
   the block grant to fill in the shortage for
   one year
Art & Music Block Grant: carryover
for 2008-09
   4.0 FTE Music positions-1 year only (if
   needed)
   Instructional materials for new 4/5 visual
   arts teachers
   Day of the Arts annual event
   Supplemental instructional materials to
   support instruction in the schools
   Cross grade/department articulation
   VAPA Committee meetings
   District coach/coordinator
2008-09 priorities that won’t get funded
from carryover if we spend it on other
priorities

  New programs, i.e., offer west end
  afterschool band program, develop a
  District orchestra
  VAPA standards-based staff development
  Standards-based curriculum development,
  including new courses of study
  Reserve funding for west end performing
  arts center
Art & Music Block Grant: new
allocation for 2008-09
 2-Grade 4/5 Visual Arts Teachers-
 wait until State budget is passed
 VAPA teacher extra hour stipends
2008-09 Year 2 Prioritized Action Steps
  Develop west end after school instrumental band
  program- need new revenue sources
     Modeled after East end program
     Solicit foundation and grant funding
  Staff Development support- no cost
  Develop networking articulation- need new revenue sources
     Share calendar of events
     Explore website access (list serve, shared lessons)
  Create advocacy messages- need new revenue sources
  Secure sponsors and patrons for the arts- revenue
  enhancement
  Prioritize purchase of supplemental instructional
  materials- need new revenue sources
  Expand the VAPA Committee membership- no cost
     Include more from the arts community
     Include more from the parent community

								
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