Alphabet Soup: PPG, SLO, EEP, SAT, ACT....What's an Art Teacher To Do?
Data collection and standards based learning have taken hold even in art. Project-based classes that aren't necessarily taking tests as the main form of assessment may find it especially challenging to collect data and write SMART goals in their Student Learning Objectives (SLOs). Often the examples given during professional development have nothing to do with art or other project based classes. Yet we all know we have a measurable curriculum and we all use rubrics and assessment. This page and mini-workshop are meant to help. As I learn about this process I hope to link resources here. Let me know if you find things and I'll add them. Hopefully, together as Art Educators we can find creative ways of collecting data and meeting the requirements of standards based learning, without losing the hands on time in the classroom.
Cheat Sheet on the Alphabet Soup
EEP: Educator Effectiveness Plan: A document that lists the Student Learning Objectives, Professional Practice goals and Professional Growth Strategies and Support for an educator, along with the activities required to attain these goals and the measures necessary to evaluate the progress made on them.
PPG: Professional Practice Goals: Establishing practice related goals are an important part of professional practice. Goals are set as educators prepare for their Educator Effectiveness Plans and they are monitored by the educator along with their evaluator during the year.
SLO: Student Learning Objectives: Rigorous, yet attainable goals for student learning growth aligned to appropriate standards set by individual educators. Educators must develop SLOs based on a thorough review of needs, identification of the targeted population, clear rationale for the amount of expected growth, and the identification of specific instructional strategies or supports that will allow the attainment of the growth goals. The ultimate goal of SLOs is to promote student learning and achievement while providing for pedagogical growth, reflection, and innovation.
PDSA: Plan Do Study Act
Plan: Identify SMART Goals for yourself or your department.
Do: Develop and implement a plan to achieve your SMART goals
Study: Analyze the data after implementing an approach.
Act: Revise or continue with the plan you've chosen to attain your SMART goals.
Remember that SLOs should always be SMART goals.
SLO Example for Art
Samples from Stark County Schools Art Education
Samples from Pennsylvania Schools Art Education
Elementary Visual Art SLO example
Three Ring App Great for Documenting Student Progress
Pinterest Board with SLOs for Visual Art
SLO Toolkit from WI DPI
The Art of Education: Click the Past Workshops Link for September
The Art of Education SLO Document
The Common Core and The Arts
10 Steps for Migrating Your Curriculum to Common Core
Student Learning Objectives and the Arts
Common Core Learning First Alliance
Common Core and the Arts Slide Show
Educator Effectiveness Forms from PHS
Draft of National High School Visual Art Standards
Draft of National High School Media Art Standards
Wisconsin DPI SLO Template
Bring On the Revolution!