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1 Arts-Centred Learning Program for Area I, II & III James Fowler High School Student and Parent Information

2 What is Arts-Centred Learning? “a teaching method that encourages students to grapple with and express their understandings of subject matter through an art form.” -Merryl Goldberg Visit the CBE Website, Fine and Performing Arts to find out more.

3 What does this mean? Curriculum is often designed to find connections between the content of the lesson and the students’ own lives and experiences. When we join the Arts to learning in the academic disciplines, we bring processes of exploration, expression, and interpretation into the classroom.

4 Arts as a Vehicle for Learning Instruction in the Arts and thoughtful integrated curriculum creates opportunities for deep structural connections between disciplines, enabling students to learn both deeply. The practice of making art, and its performance or exhibition, becomes an essential part of pedagogy and assessment. (Grumet, 2004)

5 Arts-Centred Learning is 21 st Century Learning Promoting higher order skills to enhance students’ abilities to problem solve Thinking creatively and critically Communicating clearly Working in teams

6 Arts-Centred Learning Arts-Centred Learning focuses on learning IN and THROUGH the arts. –While students are able to choose from a wide variety of complementary fine and performing arts courses to further develop their skills in these disciplines, the focus will be on using the arts as a means of understanding the concepts in core curriculum.

7 Meeting Provincial Curriculum The core courses meet the curriculum outcomes of the Alberta Education Program of Studies and provide opportunities for students to achieve beyond the basic curriculum.

8 Arts-Centred Learning Students are given the opportunity to learn and present information in multiple ways. There is an emphasis on the inquiry process, and, in addition to more traditional methods, students share what they have learned through the disciplines of fine and performing arts.

9 Arts-Centred Learning Students interested in enrolling in Arts-Centred Learning must have a genuine interest in art, music, drama and dance and should be enrolled in one or more fine and performing arts complementary courses.

10 Continuation of the Junior High ACL program at Franklin School As of Sept. 2011, James Fowler is offering Arts-Centred Learning in core curriculum courses for students in Grades 10, 11 & 12. Arts-Centred Learning Courses

11 Arts-Centred Learning The expectation is that Grade 10 students who wish to be part of this program will enroll in all four Arts-Centred Learning courses— –an English ACL course (English 10-1ACL or English 10-2ACL), –a Mathematics ACL course (Math 10C ACL or Math 10-3 ACL), –Science 10ACL, –and a Social Studies ACL course (Social Studies 10-1ACL or Social Studies 10-2ACL).

12 Is Arts-Centred Learning Right For You? Students who thrive in this program: have a passionate interest in the arts are creative “out of the box” thinkers are highly motivated and independent thinkers are flexible and adaptable to change love project-based and inquiry-based learning thrive in a fast paced and rigorous program that extends beyond basic curricular expectations are effective communicators with the ability to work collaboratively with other students are active participants in their learning

13 Fine and Performing Arts Certificate In addition, students may also complete a Fine and Performing Arts High School Certificate. Requirements - (40 credits in total) Professionalism in the Arts 35 (3 or 5 credit) Other complementary courses in your area(s) of interest – –Art –Band and/or Choral Music –Creative Writing –Dance –Drama –Film/Multimedia

14 Fine and Performing Arts High School Certificate Professionalism in the Arts 35 (3 or 5 credit) 3 credit – Log book Research Journal Resume Portfolio (5 artifacts) Exit Interview/Presentation Reflective Paper ( word paper) 5 credit – Log book Research Journal Artist Interview Resume Portfolio (8 artifacts) Exit Interview/Presentation Reflective Paper ( word paper)

15 Your Application Might Just be Your Ticket Into a School Program that Communicates in Your Language... Fine Arts!

16 For Registration Information Visit us at our website

17 Questions? Interested? Need more information? Give us a call Keith Johnson, Principal Matt Fell, Assistant Principal Katherine Culhane, Learning Leader


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