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In this course participants will learn how to extract important information about the standards through studying the essential components and structural framework. Primary insight into the overall goals and objectives of the standards is provided. This course is designed as a lead-up to ARTS123 Artistic Literacy.

About This Course

SEADAE (the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education) is a national not-for-profit service organization focused on state policy and practices in arts education and is a founding member of the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. Leaders of SEADAE participated in the standards development process as facilitators of the coalition’s Leadership Team during the three year process that led to the 2014 released of the National Core Arts Standards. SEADAE members provide content expertise for the Pepper Visual & Performing Arts Collection.

As more and more states move toward adopting these model national standards as their state arts standards, SEADAE recognizes the importance of quality professional learning resources for practitioners. SEADAE also recognizes the teacher as the key individual charged with advancing arts education in our nation. As we serve our states, so too we serve all of you by crafting the best possible online learning experience. Together, PCG and SEADAE hope this course will serve as a valuable resource to you as you begin to explore all that the National Core Arts Standards have to offer.


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Course Staff

Marcia McCaffrey

Marcia McCaffrey, Arts Consultant for the NH Department of Education, has close to 20 years of leadership experience at the state agency working with partners and key stakeholders on supporting policy and practices for the public education sector. Marcia served as President of the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) from 2013-2015. She represented SEADAE on the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) Leadership Team and facilitated meetings for NCCAS during the 3 years of national standards development. 

Marcia’s work focuses on quality arts education for all students. She is a presenter and facilitator at state, national, and international conferences and a co-author with colleague Dr. Linda Lovins on “The Status of Arts Assessment in the United States” prepared for The Oxford Handbook of Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education (Summer 2017). Marcia’s experience includes grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, organizer of New England regional and national conferences on advancing standards and assessment in teaching and learning, dance educator for public schools and higher education, proprietor of a small dance business, and director of a seniors’ dance company. Her service to the National Dance Education Organization includes six years on the board with a focus on curriculum, standards, and assessment.

MA, Dance Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
BS, Elementary Education, Iowa State University
BS, Physical Education with a dance emphasis, Iowa State University  
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Course Code: ARTS122
Course Release: Jun 27, 2017
Estimated Effort: 2

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