Arizona Visual Arts Standards

Download the newly revised 2015 Arizona Arts Standards

Provided by The National Art Education Association

Teachers
  • Study and use the National Visual Arts Standards to define your teaching practices.
  • Make issues of quality teaching and student art learning a critical part of your school improvement efforts.
  • Work to create incentives, supports and rewards for using the National Visual Arts Standards in your community.
  • Organize a study group for your school or school district around curriculum and the National Visual Arts Standards.
  • Meet with your staff development committee to plan how to design professional experiences to help prepare teachers who may wish to use the National Visual Arts Standards.
Administrators
  • Provide National Visual Arts Standards information to teachers and the community.
  • Organize professional development activities based on National Visual Arts Standards.
  • Provide professional and logistical assistance to teachers who are using the National Visual Arts Standards.
  • Recognize and draw on the expertise of teachers who are using the National Visual Arts Standards.
Policymakers

Consider policy action that:

  • Rewards teachers who successfully use the National Visual Arts Standards.
  • Creates and fund mentoring programs for beginning teachers, to use the National Visual Arts Standards.
  • Creates stable, high-quality sources of professional development on the National Visual Arts Standards.
School Board Members
  • Adopt and support National Visual Arts Standards as models for curriculum and student learning.
  • Request professional development activities that support the standards.
  • Recognize teachers who have successfully used the National Visual Arts Standards at a school board meeting and reward those with financial and other incentives.
  • Use the content of the National Visual Arts Standards when forming district policies on curriculum, instruction, and student achievement initiatives.
Parents
  • Encourage your school board to support teachers using the National Visual Arts Standards.
  • Print out a copy of the National Visual Arts Standards overviews and discuss these with your child's teachers, to help you understand how classroom activities explore these ideals.
  • As you become more familiar with your child's classroom experiences, share your observations with appropriate school and board personnel.
  • Devote time at a PTA meeting to learning how the National Visual Arts Standards can enhance the quality of education for students. Develop support activities through the PTA.
  • Encourage your child's teachers to use the National Visual Arts Standards. Teacher Educators: To help future teachers use the National Visual Arts Standards
  • Consider redesigning curricula to include teaching leadership skills as well as an understanding of organization theory and education policy issues.
  • Acquaint students with the content and aims of the National Visual Arts Standards.
  • Design undergraduate work to mirror the expectations for the National Visual Arts Standards.
  • Offer graduate seminars and sponsor study groups to help prepare and to support candidates using the National Visual Arts Standards.
  • Organize professional development programs around standards for students and teachers.
  • Develop extended, graduate-level teacher preparation programs that provide a yearlong internship in a professional development school.