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Unified Arts Announcements
May 18th and 19th
K-12 Unified Arts Educators
Great News! In the 2016-17 school year, the elementary Unified Arts department participated in a pilot program in which our teachers had their SLOs reviewed by a district Unified Arts Assessment Leader team. Results of a recent survey conducted by the Professional Learning and Licensure office indicated that 81.6% of the pilot program participants preferred to have their SLOs reviewed by the Unified Arts Assessment Leader teams. As a result of this survey and the success of the pilot program, in the 2017-18 school year we will expand this pilot to include all K-12 Unified Arts Educators. As a pilot, we will utilize this approach for all K-12 art, music, drama, dance, health and physical educators.

We are in the process of building an assessment leader team for this new approach. Teachers that are interested in becoming an assessment leaders should be aware of the following:
• Required participation in 3 professional development days
• PD day #1 to be held in August, will be differentiated based upon the number of years of experience of the individual assessment leader. Brand new assessment leaders and assessment leaders with one year experience will attend a full day session and receive a stipend of $135. Assessment leaders with 2 or more years of experience will have the choice to attend a half-day session (stipend of $67.50) or the full day session if they desire.
• Once assessment leaders are identified an email will be sent to all team members with dates available in August for PD attendance. There will be four UA Assessment Leader Teams: Visual Art, Music, PE and Drama/Dance.
• There will be a "Kick-Off" meeting for all assessment leader teams following the initial PD day with the date and location yet to be determined.
• PD day #2 will be scheduled in October and assessment leaders will attend as a group. Substitute teachers will be provided to the buildings of the assessment team.
• PD day #3 will be scheduled in November.
• There will be a pilot program evaluation meeting at the end of the process.
• Members of the Assessment Leader Teams will earn 6.0 CEU's for participation in the program.
Professional Development Dates
The below are the Columbus City Schools professional development dates for the 2017-18 school year. All K-12 Unified Arts Educators are expected to participate in their specific content area for professional development. Locations for each content area will be announced as soon as possible.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 

Questions can be directed to:

Betty J. Hill, Supervisor, Unified Arts K-12

Ft. Hayes Phone: (614) 365-6681, ext. 1404
Fax: (614) 365-5620
E-mail: bhill1228@columbus.k12.oh.us
Ross Shirley, Unified Arts Coordinator K-12
Phone: (614) 365-2283 ext. 124
Fax: (614) 365-2287
E-mail: mshirley@columbus.k12.oh.us
Don Cain II, Ph.D, Coordinator, Health, Physical Education and Dance K-12
Phone: (614) 365-6681, ext 2250
Fax: (614) 365-5620
E-mail: dcain7245@columbus.k12.oh.us
Phone: (614) 365-5024
Fax: (614) 365-4001
Upcoming Events
Students experience and understand the value of the arts as a contributing citizen of a diverse society.
They make meaningful connections to concepts and topics studied in other content areas.
Students demonstrate proficiency meeting the objectives of the Ohio Academic Content Standards in the Arts by successfully completing Unified Arts courses in the following subject areas:
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Instrumental Music
  • Vocal Music
  • Visual Art
  • Health
  • Physical Education
Columbus City Schools considers these subject areas to be essential to the basic education of all students. On these pages you can find information, curriculum and resources on the Unified Arts Programs in Columbus City Schools.
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