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									                                                                                           21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                          MUSIC DEPARTMENT: Advanced Music

                  DEFINITION                                                                      DESCRIPTION                                                               FREQUENCY                                       ASSESSMENT

                                                                     WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                   HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                              HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                   (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                       (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?   (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
Global Awareness
•Using 21st century skills to understand and
address global issues
• Learning from and working collaboratively
with individuals representing diverse cultures,
religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual
respect and open dialogue in personal, work
and community contexts


•Understanding other nations and cultures,                         We study historic music from the last 1200 years from many European cultures and                                                          There are periodic listening assignments, in-class
                                                                                                                                                                           1-2 times per week
including the use of non-English languages                                              discuss the social context of that music.                                                                                discussions, and a final research paper.

Financial, Economic, Business and
Entrepreneurial Literacy
•Knowing how to make appropriate personal
economic choices
•Understanding the role of the economy in
society
•Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance
workplace productivity and career options

Civic Literacy

•Participating effectively in civic life through
knowing how to stay informed and
understanding governmental processes


•Exercising the rights and obligations of
citizenship at local, state, national and global
levels
•Understanding the local and global
implications of civic decisions

Health Literacy
•Obtaining, interpreting and understanding
basic health information and services and
using such information and services in ways
that enhance health




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                                                                                              21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                            MUSIC DEPARTMENT: Advanced Music

                  DEFINITION                                                                        DESCRIPTION                                                                   FREQUENCY                                         ASSESSMENT

                                                                     WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                        HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                               HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                   (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                            (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?    (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Understanding preventive physical and
mental health measures, including proper
diet, nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and
stress reduction

•Using available information to make
appropriate health-related decisions

•Establishing and monitoring personal and
family health goals

•Understanding national and international
public health and safety issues

LEARNING AND INNOVATION                                            This course is based around creativity. We learn the skills needed and apply them                                                             Small composition assignments, in-class drill, and a large
                                                                                                                                                                                       Daily
SKILLS                                                                                 on a regular basis in musical composition.                                                                                                   scale final project
Creativity and Innovation                                          Very few courses at MHS have the level of both creativity and innovation needed to
                                                                    succeed in this course. Music is by nature a creative process, but also requires a
                                                                                      large degree of analysis and logic to complete.
•Create, interpret, or present something in a                        We learn to compose new themes on existing chord progressions and use other
new an original way                                                                                                                                                          Several times per semester                             Assignment grades
                                                                              people's melodies as a basis for countermelody composition.
•Think Creatively - Elaborate, refine, analyze
and evaluate their own ideas in order to                            The final composition project requires a student to refine and analyze continuously
                                                                                                                                                                           1 major project, 1 month's work       In class presentation and discussion, formal assessment
improve and maximize creative efforts                                                                as they compose.

• Work creatively with others                                                              Some compositions are collaborative                                                  3 times per semester                                Assignment grades
• Implement Innovations
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

•Reason Effectively                                                   The creation of a correct chord progression is first. They must take the correct
•Use systems thinking: Analyze how parts of                                chord progression and create a viable 16-measure melody from that.
a whole interact with each other to produce                             We do several compsitions that require students to start with a given chord
overall outcomes in complex systems                                   progression and create from that a viable 16-measure melody. Every note they                              8 times per semester             In class presentation and discussion, formal assessment
                                                                             compose interacts with the ones around it in a very complex way.

•Make judgments and decisions
•Solve problems                                                       Many of the compositions involve logical problem solving and creative creation                         Several times per semester          In class presentation and discussion, formal assessment
Communication and Collaboration                                                                      simultaneously.


•Communicate clearly and listen effectively
utilizing multiple media and technologies in
                                                                    Collaboration is used by writing compositions in pairs during the learning process.                        3-4 times per semester            In class presentation and discussion, formal assessment
diverse environments

•Collaborate with others




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                                                                                            21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                            MUSIC DEPARTMENT: Advanced Music

                 DEFINITION                                                                        DESCRIPTION                                                             FREQUENCY                                            ASSESSMENT

                                                                    WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                   HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                                 HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                  (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                       (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?      (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)

 INFORMATION MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

Information Literacy
•Access and evaluate information efficiently
(time) and effectively (sources)
•Use and manage Information accurately

Media Literacy
•Analyze Media: Understand how/why media
messages are constructed and their purpose


•Analyze Media: Examine how individuals
interpret messages differently, how values
and points of view are included/excluded, and
how media influences beliefs/behaviors


•Apply an understanding of the ethical/legal
issues surrounding the access/use of media


•Create Media Products: Understand/utilize
appropriate expressions and interpretations
in diverse, multi-cultural environments


Technology Literacy
•Apply technology effectively as a tool to
research, organize, evaluate and
communicate information

•Apply an understanding of the ethical/legal
issues surrounding the access and use of
information technologies


LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS
Flexibility and Adaptability
•Adapt to change                                                 The act of composition is a constant act of adaptation and flexibility.              Daily                                                In class presentation and discussion, formal assessment
•Be flexible
Initiative and Self-Direction                                    Many of the assignments in this course require self direction and time management,
                                                                 as they come concurrently with other class work.                                   Daily                                                  In class presentation and discussion, formal assessment
•Manage goals and time
•Work Independently
•Be self-directed learners
Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
•Interact effectively with others                                We offer frequent in class peer critique




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                                                                                           21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                                          MUSIC DEPARTMENT: Advanced Music

                 DEFINITION                                                                       DESCRIPTION                                                                  FREQUENCY                                            ASSESSMENT

                                                                    WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                       HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                                 HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                  (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                           (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?      (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
Productivity and Accountability
•Manage Projects
•Produce Results                                                 Our compositions are results. The final project will need to be a perfected product,                                                          In class presentation and discussion, formal assessment, and
                                                                 ready for performance by other musicians at MHS.                                         Daily                                                performances
Leadership and Responsibility
•Guide and Lead Others
•Be Responsible to Others

         SERVICE LEARNING

A teaching and learning strategy that
integrates meaningful community service with
instruction and reflection to enrich the
learning experience and strengthen
communities




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                                                                                             21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                DEPARTMENT: Music--Cardinal Band (entry level freshman ensemble)

                  DEFINITION                                                                        DESCRIPTION                                                                      FREQUENCY                                                      ASSESSMENT

                                                                     WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                        HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                                                HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                   (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                            (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?                     (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
Global Awareness
•Using 21st century skills to understand and
address global issues
• Learning from and working collaboratively
with individuals representing diverse cultures,
religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual
respect and open dialogue in personal, work
and community contexts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Each culture's music uses the elements of music in unique
•Understanding other nations and cultures,                          Our choice of literature brings diverse cultures to our students. Music is a window       This exposure to different cultures is a continuous process that    ways. Rhythm, tonality, and timbre are only some of the
including the use of non-English languages                                          into a culture's values, concerns, history, and mores.                               occurs throughout the rhearsal processl                  elements that require new set of performance skills and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    awareness. These skills and understanding can be
Financial, Economic, Business and
Entrepreneurial Literacy
•Knowing how to make appropriate personal                          The cost of an isntrument directly reflects the quality of workmanship and materials
economic choices                                                             used. Each of these directly affects tone, and technical fluency
•Understanding the role of the economy in
society
•Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance
workplace productivity and career options

Civic Literacy

•Participating effectively in civic life through
knowing how to stay informed and
understanding governmental processes


•Exercising the rights and obligations of
citizenship at local, state, national and global
levels
•Understanding the local and global
implications of civic decisions

Health Literacy
•Obtaining, interpreting and understanding
basic health information and services and
using such information and services in ways
that enhance health




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                                                                                              21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                 DEPARTMENT: Music--Cardinal Band (entry level freshman ensemble)

                  DEFINITION                                                                         DESCRIPTION                                                                         FREQUENCY                                                       ASSESSMENT

                                                                     WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                          HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                                                 HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                   (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                              (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?                      (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Understanding preventive physical and
mental health measures, including proper
diet, nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and
stress reduction

•Using available information to make
appropriate health-related decisions

•Establishing and monitoring personal and
family health goals

•Understanding national and international
public health and safety issues

LEARNING AND INNOVATION
SKILLS
Creativity and Innovation                                          Music Performance by it's nature requires a student to interpret a composer's intent
•Create, interpret, or present something in a                      and filter that is the basis of music performance. and personal we take the This
                                                                   Interpretation information using their own skill set As musicians,expressions. notes        This process is fundamental to the learning of music and music      This link to personal expression and creative interpretation is
new an original way                                                 off the written page and filter this information using our own experiences and skills.                      performance. It is continuous.                      assessed in small group instruction groups, and during any
•Think Creatively - Elaborate, refine, analyze                                                                                                                                                                                                    informal (or formal) performance.
and evaluate their own ideas in order to
improve and maximize creative efforts

• Work creatively with others                                      A natural progression from individual creativty in music occurs when students begin                We use chamber music units throughout the year to foster
• Implement Innovations                                             to collaborate with others in chamber music groups. As an ensemble, the group                   independence and creativity. This year, we are collaborating       Chamber music is assessed formally at festivals and
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving                                                                                                                                                                                              presentations for the class. Students are assessing their own

•Reason Effectively
•Use systems thinking: Analyze how parts of
a whole interact with each other to produce                        A music composition is a complex system of components. Individual parts must be
overall outcomes in complex systems                                                                                                                                 Individual parts combine and coordinate into a full ensemble
                                                                                    balanced and matched (or at times, contrasted)

•Make judgments and decisions                                                                                                                                       Music Students have some black and white decision to make       We are constantly challenging our students to get past the
•Solve problems                                                                                                                                                     when evaluating duration and pitch, but many more decisions    mechanics of notes and rhythm. Expressing human thought
Communication and Collaboration

•Communicate clearly and listen effectively
utilizing multiple media and technologies in
diverse environments

•Collaborate with others                                                                   In rehearsals, in collaborative projects                                             Intergral to the ensemble experience                                            Daily

  INFORMATION MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

Information Literacy




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                                                                                            21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                               DEPARTMENT: Music--Cardinal Band (entry level freshman ensemble)

                 DEFINITION                                                                         DESCRIPTION                                                                        FREQUENCY                                                   ASSESSMENT

                                                                    WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                             HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                                          HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                  (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                                 (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?               (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Access and evaluate information efficiently
(time) and effectively (sources)
•Use and manage Information accurately

Media Literacy
•Analyze Media: Understand how/why media
messages are constructed and their purpose


•Analyze Media: Examine how individuals
interpret messages differently, how values
and points of view are included/excluded, and
how media influences beliefs/behaviors


•Apply an understanding of the ethical/legal
issues surrounding the access/use of media


•Create Media Products: Understand/utilize
appropriate expressions and interpretations
in diverse, multi-cultural environments


Technology Literacy
•Apply technology effectively as a tool to                        Music technology has exploded in the past two decades. The Cardinal Band does
research, organize, evaluate and                                                                                                                                                                                                 Using a rubric, students are encouraged to begin with
                                                                  several projects throughout the year using the software Finale. This software is the                         Two Units during freshman year.
communicate information                                                                                                                                                                                                       conventions that will lend cohesiveness to their compostions.
                                                                                       industry standard for notation/composition.
•Apply an understanding of the ethical/legal
issues surrounding the access and use of
information technologies


LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS
Flexibility and Adaptability
•Adapt to change
•Be flexible
Initiative and Self-Direction

                                                                 A scheduled performance places a very real deadline on preparation and learning.
•Manage goals and time                                           Personal practice demands both time management and independent work.                           Throughout the year.
•Work Independently
•Be self-directed learners                                                                                                                                      This develops throughout the year. Students learn through a
                                                                 At the 9th grade levels students are just acquiring the skills to be self-directed.            progression of rehearsal and music learning projects.
Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
•Interact effectively with others                                                                                                                                                                                             Observe on a daily basis in rehearsals
•Work Effectively in Diverse Teams                                                                                                                                                                                            Sections must work to match musical styles
Productivity and Accountability




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                                                                                            21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                               DEPARTMENT: Music--Cardinal Band (entry level freshman ensemble)

                 DEFINITION                                                                        DESCRIPTION                                                                       FREQUENCY                                           ASSESSMENT

                                                                    WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                           HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                                  HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                  (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                               (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?       (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Manage Projects                                                                                                                                                                                                    Our Small group instruction program features alternate week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    personal projects. These projects take many forms.
                                                                 Concerts, rehearsals, or even small group instruction groups are in a sense                                                                        Sometimes they involve a partner. Each project requires
                                                                 'projects' They all represent short term or long term projects of music learning.                                                                  independent learning and a due date.
•Produce Results
Leadership and Responsibility
                                                                 We use a system of section leaders that provide ample opportunities for student
•Guide and Lead Others                                           directed learning.                                                                           Throughout the year.
                                                                 In a musical ensemble, each student's part is coordinated and dependent on
•Be Responsible to Others                                        anothers.

         SERVICE LEARNING

A teaching and learning strategy that
integrates meaningful community service with                       Our students do perform at community functions that give back to the community.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Students are required to do one community service
instruction and reflection to enrich the                           GNF, Memorial Day, and the Winter Sports pep band are the most visible. There                          At scheduled times throughout the year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            performance during both 2nd and 3rd quarter.
learning experience and strengthen                                        are also small ensembles performing at civic organization meetings.
communities




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                                                                                            21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                 DEPARTMENT: MUSIC--Symphony Orchestra (Upper Level Ensemble)

                  DEFINITION                                                                       DESCRIPTION                                                                       FREQUENCY                                                     ASSESSMENT

                                                                     WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                      HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                                                HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                   (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                          (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?                     (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
Global Awareness
•Using 21st century skills to understand and
address global issues
• Learning from and working collaboratively
with individuals representing diverse cultures,
religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual                      When our ensembles tour, both domestically and globally, we often do joint clnics                                                                          The audience reaction and the students' social interactions
                                                                                                                                                                                    Once every 2 years
respect and open dialogue in personal, work                                        or performances with local music ensembles.                                                                                                    before and after the clinics are informal assessment/
and community contexts

                                                                   Through our choice of music literature, we can expose students to a wide variety of          Rather than a single day's unit, these cultural elements are      Through the assessment of performance, and through
•Understanding other nations and cultures,
                                                                    musical cultures at the same time. Further, we can investigate cultures from the              explored over the long rehearsal process leading to a        individual assessments, students can show their knowledge
including the use of non-English languages
                                                                                                    past and present.                                                            culminating performance.                               of these newly learned cultural differences.
Financial, Economic, Business and
Entrepreneurial Literacy
•Knowing how to make appropriate personal
economic choices
•Understanding the role of the economy in
society
•Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance
workplace productivity and career options

Civic Literacy

•Participating effectively in civic life through
knowing how to stay informed and
understanding governmental processes


•Exercising the rights and obligations of
citizenship at local, state, national and global
levels
•Understanding the local and global
implications of civic decisions

Health Literacy
•Obtaining, interpreting and understanding
basic health information and services and
using such information and services in ways
that enhance health




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                                                                                                21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                     DEPARTMENT: MUSIC--Symphony Orchestra (Upper Level Ensemble)

                  DEFINITION                                                                          DESCRIPTION                                                                       FREQUENCY                                                     ASSESSMENT

                                                                     WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                         HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                                                HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                   (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                             (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?                     (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
•Understanding preventive physical and
mental health measures, including proper
diet, nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and                           We discuss the physical implications of performing on a stringed instrument,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Several times each quarter.                                            Informally
stress reduction                                                                            including stretching and breathing.


•Using available information to make
appropriate health-related decisions

•Establishing and monitoring personal and
family health goals

•Understanding national and international
public health and safety issues

LEARNING AND INNOVATION
SKILLS
Creativity and Innovation
•Create, interpret, or present something in a
new an original way
•Think Creatively - Elaborate, refine, analyze                          A musical rehearsal, by definition, is the creative process of collaborating to                                                                          Results are assessed both informally as part of the rehearsal
and evaluate their own ideas in order to                           interpret the music produced by another artist, realizing it through the collective and          Every single rehearsal, small group meeting, or individual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     process and via the very public method of a concert
improve and maximize creative efforts                              indiividual lenses of musicianship, and producing a coherent vision of that art in real                              practice session.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        performance.
                                                                                   time at a high level of perfection on a repeating basis.
• Work creatively with others
• Implement Innovations
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving                                The process of music rehearsal requires constant analysis and adjustment while                 Every single rehearsal, small group meeting, or individual   Results are assessed both informally as part of the rehearsal
                                                                     interacting with others in order to achieve a group goal. It demands intellectual                                  practice session.                            process and via the very public method of a concert
•Reason Effectively
•Use systems thinking: Analyze how parts of
a whole interact with each other to produce
overall outcomes in complex systems

•Make judgments and decisions
•Solve problems
Communication and Collaboration                                      Any of our rehearsals or peformances, either as indiviuals, in small groups, or in                                                                          Results are assessed both informally as part of the rehearsal
                                                                                                                                                                    Every single rehearsal, small group meeting, or individual
                                                                    large ensemble setting provide the forum to collaborate with others. It is indeed a                                                                              process and via the very public method of a concert
                                                                                                                                                                                        practice session.
                                                                                            major portion of what rehearsal is.                                                                                                                         performance.
•Communicate clearly and listen effectively
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Results are assessed both informally as part of the rehearsal
utilizing multiple media and technologies in                                  Music requires verbal communication, non-verbal communication, and                    Every single rehearsal, small group meeting, or individual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     process and via the very public method of a concert
diverse environments                                                                      communication through the language of music.                                                  practice session.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        performance.
•Collaborate with others

  INFORMATION MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY




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                                                                                          21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                DEPARTMENT: MUSIC--Symphony Orchestra (Upper Level Ensemble)

                 DEFINITION                                                                      DESCRIPTION                                                                      FREQUENCY                                                 ASSESSMENT

                                                                    WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                      HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                                          HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                  (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                          (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?               (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
Information Literacy
•Access and evaluate information efficiently
(time) and effectively (sources)
•Use and manage Information accurately

Media Literacy
•Analyze Media: Understand how/why media
messages are constructed and their purpose


•Analyze Media: Examine how individuals
interpret messages differently, how values
and points of view are included/excluded, and
how media influences beliefs/behaviors


•Apply an understanding of the ethical/legal
issues surrounding the access/use of media


•Create Media Products: Understand/utilize
appropriate expressions and interpretations
in diverse, multi-cultural environments


Technology Literacy
•Apply technology effectively as a tool to
research, organize, evaluate and
communicate information

•Apply an understanding of the ethical/legal
issues surrounding the access and use of
information technologies


LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS
Flexibility and Adaptability                                     Because music performance is a group venture and happens in real time, the
                                                                 variables at any given time are numerous. This naturally demands a degree of             Every single rehearsal, small group meeting, or individual   Results are assessed via the very public method of a concert
                                                                 flexibility and adaptibility.                                                            practice session.                                            performance. By its nature, this forum demands results.
•Adapt to change
•Be flexible
Initiative and Self-Direction                                    Solo and Ensemble festival preparation is a prime example of time management.
                                                                 Students learn independently or in small self-directed groups. They are aware of
                                                                 the timeline for completion and must bear it in mind as they prepare for their                                                                        Students share their small ensembles several times along the
                                                                 presentation. Individual initiative is necessary as they must self-evaluate and          Between the end of November and the beginning of March,      preparation timeline in class, and then the festival provides
                                                                 rehearse.                                                                                these skills are used 1-3 times each week.                   outside professionals to formally evaluate performances.
•Manage goals and time
•Work Independently
•Be self-directed learners




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                                                                                           21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS INVENTORY
                                                                                DEPARTMENT: MUSIC--Symphony Orchestra (Upper Level Ensemble)

                 DEFINITION                                                                       DESCRIPTION                                                                          FREQUENCY                                                        ASSESSMENT

                                                                    WHERE IS THIS SKILL BEING TAUGHT                                                        HOW OFTEN IS IT TAUGHT?                                                    HOW IS THIS SKILL BEING ASSESSED ?
  WHAT SKILLS ARE WE EVALUATING?                                                  (Must be the focus of the unit or activity)?                                            (daily, weekly, monthly, one time)?                         (informal assessment, exam, presentation, debate)
Social and Cross-Cultural Skills                                 Any of our rehearsals or peformances, either as indiviuals, in small groups, or in
                                                                 large ensemble setting require students to interact with others. Students share
                                                                 music, interact as they rehearse and perform, sit near students of differing               Every single rehearsal, small group meeting, or individual            Their interaction is very public, as it happens in rehearsal
                                                                 backgrounds and ages.                                                                      practice session.                                                     each day, but the assessment of their success is informal.
•Interact effectively with others
•Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
Productivity and Accountability                                  Any of our rehearsals or peformances, either as indiviuals, in small groups, or in
                                                                 large ensemble setting provide the forum to produce improvement toward a                   Every single rehearsal, small group meeting, or individual            Results are assessed via the very public method of a concert
                                                                 culminating concert.                                                                       practice session.                                                     performance. By its nature, this forum demands results.
•Manage Projects
•Produce Results
                                                                 Again, music ensembles (large and small) are settings in which students have the
                                                                 opportunity, and indeed the responsibility, to guide and lead. Whether a first chair
                                                                 musician or a section player, each student is responsible to his or her ensemble and Every single rehearsal, small group meeting, or individual                  Results are assessed via the very public method of a concert
Leadership and Responsibility                                    to the music to prepare and produce an expected result.                              practice session.                                                           performance. By its nature, this forum demands results.
•Guide and Lead Others
•Be Responsible to Others

         SERVICE LEARNING

A teaching and learning strategy that           Orchestra students do several projects throughout the year that stress service
integrates meaningful community service with     learning. We have a mentoring program with 4th/5th grade string players, we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     There is a service component to each quarter grade in
instruction and reflection to enrich the     perform at the annual Winter Teas at 3 elementaries, we perform an annual concert                                    Service learning is part of our curriculum on a weekly basis.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           orchestra, and the assessment is informal.
learning experience and strengthen            for district 2nd and 3rd graders, we perform for local businesses, and we have just
communities                                                            become an Adopt-A-Highway group.




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