At the last grade level PD for Greenville Public and Western Line, it was mentioned that in place of continued after school sessions that GAC is available to provide Model Lessons using Arts Integration strategies in your classroom for the remainder of the year. We would love to schedule a visit your classroom to work with you and your students before you leave for the summer. Here is a short outline of what a model lesson includes and what you need to know to schedule one:
What does a model lesson include? A full lesson plan that aligns with MS/Common Core Frameworks, all lesson materials (this would include any art supplies used, scripts, etc.), and follow up support/resources for you to use for future lessons using the same arts integrated strategy
How far in advance should you schedule a model lesson? At least one week in advance is preferred so that details about time and content can be finalized
How do I schedule a model lesson? Email Megan Hines (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the GAC office at 662-332-2246.
What kind of information do you need to schedule a model lesson? Let us know topics that you plan on covering, how many students you would like to include and possible dates/times that work for your schedule. Most model lessons are right around 45 minutes but longer or shorter sessions can be planned as well.
What makes a great model lesson? A model lesson can only be successful if the teachers are there to observe how students react to the lesson so that a similar strategy can be used in your classroom again in the future. Be ready to participate with your students and to take notes on the lesson.
Because of limited classroom space, no more than 2 classes should plan on participating in model lessons at one time. If your grade level has more than 2 classes, consecutive days or times can be scheduled so that all teachers and students have the chance to experience a model lesson. This is very important for activities that involve an art project or where students are reading together.
We hope to see you and your students this spring!