Online Resources for Arts Educators

Classroom resources for educators

Curriculum
Includes links to national sources

Compendia of Best Practices

Model Lesson Plans in the Arts and Arts Integration (coming soon)

Florida Benchmarks & Standards

National Curriculum for the Arts


Other resources that may be of interest:

Online Professional Development: Art & Technology

Research and Reports


Curriculum Units


National Curriculum Resources


Compendia of Best Practices in Arts Integration


Peer-to-peer sharing of programs, projects and curriculum in the including:

1. School Change
2. Community Arts and Arts Organizations
3. General Curriculum
4. Arts
5. Higher Education
6. Community Organizations

  • Best Practices in Arts Integration 2012. Click here.
  • Best Practices in Arts Integration 2011. Click here.
  • Best Practices in Arts integration 2010. Click here.
  • Submit Best Practices for the 2013 Compendium.  Click here.

    Application Deadline:  March 30, 2013


Florida Benchmarks and Standards

Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) for the Arts

Understanding NGSSS

What is behind the Big Ideas, Enduring Understandings and Benchmarks that make up the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for the Arts (NGSSS-Arts).  John LeTellier, Fine Arts Content Specialist at the Florida Department of Education,  provided a PowerPoint that explains it all.  An excellent reference to use and share.   Click HERE

Check out this video: Building Curriculum with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, Common Core, and Florida's Fine Arts Assessment Program presented by Beth Cummings, Florida Performing Arts Assessment Project Administrator, at the 2013 FAAE Arts Integration Symposia Series.

National Curriculum for the Arts

The National Coalition for CORE ARTS Standards is developing the Next Step in K-12 Arts Learning Standards.  You can find out more HERE.

SEADAE:Roles and Responsibilities of Arts Educators

State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) released on June 26, 2012  a paper outlining the roles and responsibilities certified arts educators, certified non-arts educators and providers of supplemental arts instruction play in providing a quality, sequential arts education for America's K-12 students.  SEADAE looks forward to engaging the arts and policy communities in a vigorous discussion about the paper’s recommendations to support quality arts education across our country.  Click HERE to view the report.