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New Teacher-help with Standards/Lesson Plans

  • 1.  New Teacher-help with Standards/Lesson Plans

    Posted 07-23-2019 17:14
    I've set a general plan for my first year and have ideas of what I want to cover in my K to 8 Drama classes, however in creating my first 2 weeks of lesson plans, I'm finding it difficult to match the standards to my plans. I know for ELA there is an app that teachers can use to align their standards with their plans, but nothing like this seems to exist for Drama. I'm in NJ and state standards are different than national, but they all seem to go together. For example, my first Unit of lessons is on critiquing and theatre vocabulary followed by the Actor's Tools. I need to put standards on my lesson plans. Any help in this are would be greatly appreciated.

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    Kelly Heinze
    Maplewood NJ
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  • 2.  RE: New Teacher-help with Standards/Lesson Plans

    Posted 07-24-2019 07:25
    Hey Kelly,

    My name is Cory Wilkerson nd I am the new EdTA Education Manager.  I am very familiar with the standards and have done a lot of national work on standards in my prior job.  I can help you cross map to your state standards, shoot me an email at work at cwilkerson@schooltheatre.org - happy to help!

    Cory Wilkerson

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    Cory Wilkerson
    Education Manager
    Educational Theatre Association
    Palmyra PA
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  • 3.  RE: New Teacher-help with Standards/Lesson Plans

    Posted 07-24-2019 08:16
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    You may also find this file helpful. I've been using it as I've worked on my syllabi this year.

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    Cassy Maxton-Whitacre
    Theatre Department Coordinator
    Fishersville VA
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  • 4.  RE: New Teacher-help with Standards/Lesson Plans

    Posted 07-24-2019 13:05
    Hi. Do you know the name of the ELA app? Thanks.

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    Gloria Turner
    Florence SC
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  • 5.  RE: New Teacher-help with Standards/Lesson Plans

    Posted 07-31-2019 08:42
    Hi Kelly,

    I teach in NJ (just down the road from you in Chatham!) and I used PlanbookEDU for my standards in lesson plans.  It is a digital calendar that allows you to add the standards just by clicking on them.  I create a document that breaks down the lesson's objectives/activities/assessments and then put an link for the calendar and standards in as well.  It's very simple to use once and you can customize the standards by state and subject area.

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    Laura Russo
    Teacher/Director of Theatre Arts
    School District of The Chathams
    Chatham NJ
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