Music Curriculum Writing 101: Assistance with Standards-based Music Curriculum and Assessment Writing

For Band, Choir, Orchestra and General Music

by Denese D. Odegaard

© 2009 GIA.

Item #: G-7341     Status: Available

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Series: Assessment


Help music students learn more in less time, reach higher goals, and become active participants in their education.

This important book takes you through the steps needed to create an effective music education curriculum for you, your school, and your district.

A sequenced music curriculum is the ultimate win-win for your program: it gives direction to your teaching, builds cohesion among your colleagues, engages students and parents in goals you set, and builds awareness and support from your school’s administrators.

Curriculum Writing 101 contains the blueprint and examples to help you build the right curriculum for your music program, demystifying the processes of developing a standards-based curriculum with related assessments of student learning.

This book provides help with three simple steps: S.O.S.

Sequence curriculum throughout the year so that music understanding unfolds for the student instead of teaching “from cover to cover."

Organize curriculum and documentation of student progress—essential if you are to build on prior learning.

Standards are here to stay help focus the breadth and depth of learning that is to take place, producing better musicians over time.

Contents include:

  • Overview of the National and State Music Standards Documents
  • Aligning District Standards to the National or State Standards
  • Suggested Activities for Each National Standard
  • Sequencing Method Books, Literature, Theory, and Teaching Aids
  • Designing an Organized Curriculum
  • Lesson Plan
  • Assessments
  • Organizing Assessment Documentation
  • Student Involvement
  • Curriculum Sample
  • Resources and Websites

Denese Odegaard has taught fifth through ninth grade orchestra for twenty-eight years. She is President-elect of the North Central Division of MENC and past Secretary for ASTA (American String Teachers Association).

Categories: Planning Management, Skill Building

Number of Pages: 160

Language: English

Format: Spiral