Q: How is assessment structured and utilized in media arts in order to achieve standards-based proficiency? What is the purpose of the Model Cornerstone Assessments (MCAs)?Q: How do the MCAs balance an adherence to standards while also encouraging and rewarding students’ creativity?
39AIE Newsletter CompendiumKENNEDY CENTER RESOURCESTry It in the Classroom: Integrate music and poetry in this lesson plan, which incorporates all facets of music and literature as students use their creativity to set a poem to music. (Credits: Leslie A. Thomas, adapted by Carol Parenzan Smalley)Arts Integration: Cross-CurriculumThe Music Example 1 videointerviews teaching artist Stuart Stotts, who involves students in writing, singing, rehearsing, and performing original song lyrics that synthesize their learning in any curriculum area. Lyric writing is a strategy for engaging students in learning across the curriculum. (Credits: Amy Duma, Lynne B.