We have just received notification from the Department of Education that work is going to begin soon to adopt state standards for the fine arts. See the note below from Angela Matsuoka, fine arts consultant at the Department of Education. The official press release should be coming out to all school districts from the Department of Education soon.
With this news, it has been decided to postpone our MISIC Fine Arts Day that was scheduled in March, until next fall when we know more about the outcome of this exciting project. We will again look forward to Wendy Barden joining us next fall to continue our work together. Please let us know if you have any questions.
We will keep you posted as we hear about the progress of the DE project.
~The MISIC Team~
Memo from Angela Matsuoka, Fine Arts Consultant at the Department of Education
Iowa is beginning the process to adopt state standards for the fine arts. Work will begin in February and is expected to be completed by June of this year.
Twenty-two fine leaders from around the state were selected to serve on the Fine Arts Standards Adoption Team based on recommendations from the AEAs and statewide fine arts educational organizations. The team is charged with creating recommended K-12 standards for Visual Art, General Music, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Theater, Dance, and Media Arts.
1. Examine all relevant Fine Arts Standards
2. Create and/or recommend statewide recommended Fine Arts Standards in Visual Arts, General Music, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Theater, Dance, and Media Arts.
3. Write recommendations about implementation of the standards through
a. Professional learning
b. Materials and resources
5. Offer final recommendations to the State Board of Education
The official press release be sent out soon to all school districts from the Department of Education.