Arts and Humanities

Curriculum & Instruction


Evidence Links


Demonstrator 1:

Student Access


All students should have equitable access to high quality curriculum and instruction.


Individual evaluation plan (IEP)/504 plans/Gifted Service Plan/Individual Learning Plan(ILP)/Limited English Proficient(LEP)*SBDM curriculum policy, meeting agendas and minutes*Authentic student products and performances from broad representation of students in all four arts disciplines, reflecting learning of standards* Skills and standards documents*Professional resource materials*Digital, video, audio and/or photographic documentation of opportunities provided for all students to create, perform, and respond in all four arts disciplines and of formal and informal performances, critiques, analysis, etc.*Documentation of participation in state and/or national-sanctioned arts events (e.g., KMEA, KyAEA, KTA, KACDA, KAHPERD, VSA Kentucky, etc.) and other regional, district and local arts events*Curriculum committee agendas, meeting schedules, minutes, etc.*Documentation of artist residencies, guest artists or performing groups


 Community Volunteer:

Constitution Day Program:

Open House Program:

Reading Extravaganza:

Students Performing Alphabet:

Student Repsonse to Artwork:

Purchase Order for "Snow White" performance:

 Students Build Wapanog Villages:

"Purpose of Music Program"

Endangered Species Day Art Contest Entry Form & Entry:


 Visiting Author:


Band Students collaborate with Music Teacher from Phelps High School:


Located in the "Phelps Elementary Parent Involvement 2012-2013 Notebook (Available upon request at the school):

sheets, Programs, Agendas:

Back to School Blast

(August 3, 2012)

Boo Hoo Breakfast

(August 8, 2012)

Parent Meeting- 2nd Grade

(August 16, 2012)

Parent Meeting- 5th Grade

(August 16, 2012)

Title 1 Parent Meeting (School-Wide)

(August 23, 2012)

Grandparent's Day

(September 7, 2012)

Constitution Day

(September 19, 2012)

Reading Festival

(October 9, 2012)

Open House

(October 11, 2012)

Halloween Celebrations

(October 26, 2012)

Veteran's Day

(November 9, 2012)

Thanksgiving Dinner

(November 15, 2012)

Christmas Tree Trimming

(November 30, 2012)

Christmas Dinner

(December 13, 2012)

Christmas Program

(December 17 & 18, 2012)

Multi-Cultural Music Program

(March 1, 2013)

Easter Celebrations

(March 28, 2013)

Why We Sing Program

(April 25, 2013)

Primary Teacher Meeting

(May 2, 2013)

 Video Performances of Student Programs are available from the office at the school upon request.


Demonstrator 2:

Aligned and Rigorous Curriculum


An aligned and rigorous curriculum provides access to a Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS)for all students as defined by state standards.


Arts specific checklist for walkthrough observations*Records of extended services provided to individual students as the result of special needs or giftedness*Digital, audio, photographic and video evidence of student performances and exhibits, etc.*Professional resource materials available to all faculty*(M,H) Specialization in one or more art forms as indicated in student ILPs*(H) SBDM policy for arts specialization*(H) Listing of arts courses, including History and Appreciation of Visual and Performing Arts for minimum graduation requirements*Field trips, artist residencies, etc.


Student Work Sample:


"Christopher Columbus" Play:


Colonial Period Assessment:


Line Dancing Performance for 4th Grade:


"Why We Sing" Music Program:


Creative Story Writing with Pictures:


Symmetry Name Creatures:


Teacher Lesson Plan:


Kindergarten Math Graphs Incoprorating Art Lesson Plan:


Student Work Graphing:



Demonstrator 3:

Instructional Strategies


Teachers implement instructional strategies that provide quality experiences, a variety of activities, and access for all students. 

Teacher documentation of modifications of activities/lessons for special needs students*Electronic/physical files of exemplary arts models*Lesson plans show instruction in peer review*Assessment models show use of peer review*Audio/video recordings of student performances and products*Lesson plans and student exemplary products and performances show sound theory, skills, and techniques at a variety of levels from recall/knowledge to evaluative/creative. 

 Student Response to Political Cartoon:

WPES Morning Announcement Script:


Demonstrator 4:

Student Performance


All students have access to an aligned and rigorous curriculum, where instructional strategies are of high quality and inclusive, resulting in student performance at a consistently high level.


Electronic or physical student portfolio*Audio/video recordings of student performances and products*Student journals/writing samples/artist statements showing reflections and responses to their works and works of others*Student work samples show independent answers to assignments*Student works samples show self-guided exploration*Artifacts from juried student exhibitions and performances


Character Map:


Handprint Christmas Tree Exhibit:


Response to Artwork:


Story Elements Mobile:


Student Work Sample:


Student Reaction to Picture:


Online WebEx information for Office365:


2012 Reading Festival Winners:


 Email Verification for Webinar Completion:


Biographical Posters Display in Hallway:


Early Kentucky Project:


Story Kites Hallway Display:


Coal Fair Project:


 Students Collaborate with Other Area School to Visit Kentucky Horse Park:


STLP Team at Regional Showvase:


STLP Speakers at State Competition:


STLP Team Best in Group at State:

Formative and Summative Assessment




Demonstrator 1:



Teachers should use multiple assessment processes to inform, guide, develop and revise instructional strategies and curriculum to enhance student learning and achievement.


Nationally-normed, professionally prepared, state or teacher-prepared end-of-course exams, portfolio reviews, solo or group performances, critiques, etc.*Formally adjudicated performance events and art exhibits, evaluation sheets, audio, video*Student created products and performances with rubrics or assessments*Art exhibits or performance events on the school, community, state and/or national level with documented, standards-based feedback*Assessment models show use of peer review


Student Painting:


Teacher Lesson Plan:


Schoolwide Christmas Program Script:


5th Grade Students in school wide program:


Traditional African Masks:


Fourth and Sixth Grade See "Legend of Sleepy Hollow":


Individual Student Performance Rubric from "Reading Extravaganza":


 Student Assessment/Reflection:


Traditional African Mask:


Student Description:


 Student Assessment:


Student Drawing of Teepee:


Gifted and Talented Postcard Describing Scene in Novel:


Student Music Open Response:


Student Music Open Response:


Student Music Open Response:


Teacher Lesson Plan:


Writing Contest Essay:


Student Reflection Exit Slip:



Demonstrator 2:

Expectations for Student Learning


Teachers communicate consistently high expectations and use common standards for student learning in Arts and Humanities. 

Assessment tasks with rubrics and student products*Written (paper and pencil tests)*State arts education associations' performance events rubrics*Student self-assessment tasks*Lesson plans showing samples of inclusion of exemplary models, documentation of guest artists/ performances, residencies, field trips


Venn Diagram Comparing Instruments: 


Origami Swans


African Masks Lesson Plan:


Polar Express Elements of a Story:


Teacher Lesson Plan:


Native American Quiz:


Teacher Lesson Plan:


 Music Student Reflections:


Music Student Reflection:


Student Open Response with Rubric


5th Grade Writing Prompt:


School-Wide Duck Dance Performance:


4th Grade Kentucky Project Rubric:



Demonstrator 3:

Assessment for Teaching 

Multiple assessments are used to inform, guide, develop, and revise instructional strategies and curriculum to enhance student learning and achievement.


Samples of assessment tasks with rubrics and student products*Written, video or audio student reflections on their work or artistic process (artist's statements)*Adjudicated performance or product evaluation forms for specific performance/pro-duct*Student performance level descriptions, examples of written (pencil/paper) responses to artistic stimuli (e.g., music listening, image of artwork, excerpts of drama or dance performances)*Art exhibits or performance events with documented


Professional Development and Support Services




Demonstrator 1:


Professional development opportunities are planned with teacher learning needs in mind, and in response to data available about teacher practice and student learning.


Description of professional development provided by the school and district attended by arts content teachers and other classroom teachers (grade level appropriate)*Needs assessment data*Individual professional growth plans*School council policies regarding professional development are inclusive of arts education


M3 Workshop: 


Visual Arts PD:


Primary Colors PD Agenda:


Student Critique Rubric of Peer:


 Teacher Growth Plan:


PD Arts and Humanities:


Primary Colors PD Minutes:


Teacher Lead PD Follow-Up:


Staff Resource List:



Demonstrator 2:



Teacher's participate in Arts and Humanities-specific professional development designed to meet their needs.  Arts and Humanities teachers participate in professional development focused on 21st Century Skills. 

Individual professional growth plans*Teacher reflections/reports from PD*School professional development plan 

 Teacher Growth Plan:


Teacher Growth Plan


Teacher Growth Plan:


Teacher Growth Plan:


Phelps Elementary Committees


Primary Colors PD Reflection:


Professional Development Sign-In Sheets and Agendas are located in the notebook titled "Phelps Elementary Professional Development Sign In Sheets 2012-2013" and is available upon request at the school.  The sign-in sheets and agendas that are included are:

  • Opening Day (August 6, 2012)
  • Blood Borne Pathogen Training (August 6, 2012)
  • Confidentiality Training and Professional Ethics (August 6, 2012)
  • Administration Code for Kentucky Assessment (August 6, 2012)
  • Gifted and Talented Training (August 6, 2012)
  • Teacher Evaluation Training (August 6, 2012)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- Opening Day (August 6, 2012)
  • Professional Development (August 7, 2012)- School safety plan, A+ software, Bullying, Take 10 Logs, PD Justification, AUP, Teacher Schedules
  • Kentucky Historical Society PD (5thGrade Teacher)- July 14, 2012
  • Teacher's Meeting Agenda- Suicide prevention, Arts and Humanities/Practical Living and Career Studies timeline, Learning Styles Inventory, Everyday Math, RTI, Reading Placements, Snack Break, CSI Team (August 20, 2012)
  • Primary Meeting/Constitution Day Planning (September 17, 2012)
  • Teacher's Meeting Agenda- CSI, Reading Festival, United For Coal, Ky Kid's Day Parade, Parent Complaints, Intermediate Solutions, Open House, Star Student, Room Assignments/Site Visit, Veteran's Day (September 19, 2012)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- Ky Kid's Day Parade, Fitness Fridays, AR Points, Teacher Position, Program Review, Parent Volunteer Training (September 25, 2012)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- CSI Visit (October 4, 2012)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- AR Points, Assessment Scores, CSI Placement (October 12, 2012)
  • Teacher's Meeting- October 15, 2012
  • Teacher's Meeting- Veteran's Day Program, K-PREP Assessment Overview, CSI Schedule (November 5, 2012)
  • Professional Development- Test information overview, calculating achievement points, calculating gap points, calculating growth points, let's look at individuals, next steps, CSI, A+, Learning Links, Program Review Documentation (November 13, 2012)
  • Teacher's Meeting (November 19, 2012)
  • Primary Meeting- Tree Trimming, Christmas Play (November 28, 2012)
  • Intermediate Meeting- Tree Trimming, Christmas Play (November 28, 2012)
  • Primary Meeting- CSI, Program Reviews, Christmas Play (November 27, 2012)
  • Writing Committee Meeting- Need for Individualized Writing Plan, Need for specific and consistent plan for writing, correct tools for writing, correlation between writing and reading (November 28, 2012)
  • Instructional Assistant Meeting- Tree Trimming, Christmas Play (November 29, 2012)
  • Teacher's Meeting (November 29, 2012)
  • Leadership Team Meeting (December 17, 2012)
  • RTA/Word Wizard Meeting (January 4, 2013)
  • PD Meeting- iPad Classroom (January 4, 2013)
  • PD Meeting- Reminders, Constructed Response Training (K-2), Learning Links Data Analysis (Fall-Winter), Restructure "Everyday Math" Timelines (January 8, 2013)
  • Release Day- Timelines, CIITS (January 11, 2013)
  • Release Day- "Everyday Math" Timelines, CIITS, Constructed Response Development (January 15, 2013)
  • Release Day for Primary Teachers- Retentions, Special Education Referrals, Professional Growth Plans, Teacher Evaluation Schedules, Learning Links Data Analysis, Program Review Evidence (Label/Quality Vs. Quantity), Timelines, Issues and Answers (January 25, 2013)
  • Release Day (January 29, 2013)
  • Release Day- Math Skills Organizer, CIITS, Writing Plan, Retentions (February 19, 2013)
  • Title I Meeting (February 23, 2013)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- Field Trip Reveal, Class Dojo, TELL Survey, External Program Review, CSI, Flip Flop Intermediate Schedules (March 11, 2013)
  • PD Meeting- Program Review Findings/Updates, I Can statements and vocabulary, TELL survey, CSIP, Administration Code Training, CIITS, Arts and Humanities open response development and next music program, KET Writing Contest (P-5) (March 29, 2013)
  • Leadership Team Meeting (March 27, 2013)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- School musical, SBDM Board Presentation (April 22, 2013)
  • Brigance Webinar- Changes in 2013/2014 and updates (May 2, 2013)
  • Teacher's Meeting- Assessment Video Review, Testing Pep Rally, Testing Reminders, 3 "C's", 6th Grade Banquet, Teacher Evaluations, PGP's, Copy Paper, SBDM Teacher Elections, Stanford 10 (May 6, 2013)

Musical Notation Lesson Plan:


School Musical Reflection:


 Teacher Reflection:


Administrative/Leadership Support and Monitoring




Demonstrator 1:

Policies and Monitoring


School leadership establishes and monitors implementations of policies, provides adequate resources, facilities, space and instructional time to support highly effective arts and humanities instructional programs.


Master schedule with class load breakdown*Schedule of special events*Arts-focused field trip records*Curriculum maps from other academic areas showing integration and/or connection to the arts*Arts faculty, school council/local school board policies meeting agendas and minutes*School improvement plan*Data analysis.



Phelps Elementary Committees


Gifted and Talented Art Sample:


Gifted and Talented Students Perform in Piano Recital:


Gifted and Talented Art Sample:


Gifted and Talented Art Sample:


2012 CSIP:


 Second Grade Schedule:


Third Grade Schedule


Fourth Grade Arts and Humanities Schedule:


Teacher Special Class Schedule:


 Music Teacher Special Class Schedule:


Kindergarten Special Class Schedule:




Demonstrator 2:

Principal Leadership


Principals are the primary leaders of all arts and humanities program efforts, and support teacher leadership through shared leadership strategies and actions.


Map of school*School budget (5 year history)*Schedules of events*Resource and equipment inventory*Schedule of collaborative opportunities for teachers*Records of parental involvement in supporting arts programs*Records of arts training programs in which the principal participated.


Schoolwide Schedule of Events:


Phelps Elementary Piano Lab Inventory:


Second Grade Thanksgiving Program:


Committee Meeting Agenda:


Monthly Calendar of Events:


Purchase Orders from 6-27-12 to 2-26-13 are located in the notebook titled "Phelps Elementary Purchase Orders Travel 2012-2013" and is available upon request at the school.  Purchase orders were used to purchase supplies for writing instruction, arts and humanities instruction, programs, practical living and career studies, and primary classroom instruction.


Travel forms and requests from October 23, 2012 April 12, 2013 are located in the notebook titled "Phelps Elementary Purchase Orders Travel 2012-2013" and is available upon request at the school.  Travel forms and requests were used for field trips where students went to theaters to watch shows, programs, plays, and movies for arts and humanities instruction.  Travel forms were also used to request travel for field trips where physical wellness and writing were addressed in primary and intermediate programs.


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