I’m currently sitting in a chorus/band summer training institute for teachers and we are discussing music standards, and how to work with them. Some useful websites for planning lessons and exploring standards are:
1. www.CPALMS.org, the site for the new Sunshine State standards, benchmarks, essential learnings, etc. You can search by class, and exporting to PDF or Word may make it more manageable and user-friendly.
2. The Brevard County Pacing Guide, “The Incomplete Curriculum.” This is a pretty intense website that gives goals by semester, year, grade, etc. This may be a bit tough for some of us, but it is useful to analyze where other people are teaching in the country or state.
3. Pinellas County Schools Performing Arts Page: Includes specific key learnings for specific subjects and provides guidelines per grade level such as, “Student is able to assemble and correctly care for their instrument.” (The rubric also fits in well with Marzano!)
4. Center for the Fine Arts. A page with some general information.