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Elementary Music: Standard 9 Progression At-a-Glance

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The purpose of this document is to highlight standard nine of the 2020 Music Standards of Learning for elementary music. This standard in all grade levels relates connecting music content, skills, and processes to career options, college opportunities, and the 21st Century workplace. Teachers and curriculum specialists can use this document to plan a sequence of instruction for grades K-5 that prepares students for career, college, and workplace connections in music education.

Material Type: Reading

Author: VDOE Fine Arts

Choral Music: Standard 9 Progression At-a-Glance

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The purpose of this document is to highlight standard nine of the 2020 Music Standards of Learning for choral music. This standard in all grade levels relates connecting music content, skills, and processes to career options, college opportunities, and the 21st Century workplace. Teachers and curriculum specialists can use this document to plan a sequence of instruction for grades 6-12 that prepares students for career, college, and workplace connections in music education.

Material Type: Reading

Author: VDOE Fine Arts

Instrumental Music: Standard 9 Progression At-a-Glance

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The purpose of this document is to highlight standard nine of the 2020 Music Standards of Learning for instrumental music. This standard in all grade levels relates connecting music content, skills, and processes to career options, college opportunities, and the 21st Century workplace. Teachers and curriculum specialists can use this document to plan a sequence of instruction that prepares students for career, college, and workplace connections in music education.

Material Type: Reading

Author: VDOE Fine Arts

Music SOL: Alignment to the 5 Cs

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The Music Standards of Learning (SOL) are intentionally and directly aligned with the skills outlined in the Profile of a Virginia Graduate. The following music education goals in this document are taken directly from the 2020 Music SOL document and re-organized to demonstrate alignment to the “5 Cs”.

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Author: VDOE Fine Arts

Digital Learning Integration Strategy: 6-8 Music Portfolio

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The teacher creates a template for a Music Portfolio on a digital platform such as a slide deck. Each student is provided with a copy to edit and add their own work. Students are able to add text, images, and videos to their slide deck to add artifacts throughout the year. Students practice digital citizenship and evaluate their progress over time.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: VDOE Fine Arts

Digital Learning Integration Strategy: 6-8 Musical "Battleship"

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This game provides accountability and some fun when it comes to rehearsing your ensemble. Using a digital whiteboard or slidedeck, create a Battleship board game that represents each instrument group (can be applied to Band, Orchestra or Choir). Students then take turns “firing” at different sections. Teachers and students are encouraged to provide feedback to sections after each “hit” or “miss” to encourage growth and improvement.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: VDOE Fine Arts

Digital Learning Integration Strategy: 9-12 Sight-reading Software

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Students will practice sight-reading individually or in groups using sight-reading software. Students can be placed into groups based on sight-reading skill, and instructors can quickly change the rigor of examples. Sight-reading guidelines from different adjudicated events can be entered into the program so the examples align to these standards. Students can easily receive feedback, and track progress towards sight-reading goals.

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Author: VDOE Fine Arts

Digital Learning Integration Strategy: 9-12 Integrating Copyright and Digital Citizenship

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Students explore copyright and intellectual property standards as they relate to music, music technology, and digital citizenship. Students research copyright laws, investigate the trends of copyright throughout history, and make connections to how copyright laws impact music as a creator, performer and consumer. Students can also collaborate to propose their own “Copyright Act'' for the future based on current trends and predictions for future technology.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: VDOE Fine Arts

Instructional Plan: The "Why" of Choral Warm-Up Exercises

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The teacher will lead students through a sequence of vocal exercises, highlighting major categories in order to deepen intent on specific skill development. Using your own favorite vocal warm-up exercises, encourage students to consider the benefits and intentions behind each warm-up exercise. Students will engage their creative process in generating new warm-up exercises to share with their peers.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: VDOE Fine Arts

Instructional Plan: Rhythm Basics

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Students will demonstrate understanding of rhythmic symbols and their values (whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes/rests). Students will create note trees to make connections between musical rhythms and mathematics. Students will apply their knowledge of rhythm to express their musical ideas and engage more deeply with music.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: VDOE Fine Arts

Instructional Plan: Songwriting in the Secondary Choral Classroom

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This nine-week unit builds music literacy skills and supports connections to outside content. It is intended to co-exist with the secondary choral classroom and strengthen music literacy skills. Students will engage in small groups to collaboratively write a song together. Students will use melodic, harmonic, and aural skills to identify chord progressions, hear and sing melody lines over chord progressions, write  lyrics, and sing together in unison and harmony. Students may also use accompanying instruments during this project.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: VDOE Fine Arts

Digital Learning Integration Strategy: 6-8 Digital Music Assessment

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Students submit audio or video of themselves performing a certain passage from their ensemble music, a specific exercise from their method book, or a scale/skill/technique. Once the audio/video has been uploaded, the teacher can provide written or spoken feedback. Students have the option to provide a self-assessment to monitor and track practice and progress towards goals.

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Author: VDOE Fine Arts

Digital Learning Integration Strategy: 6-8 Concert Reflection

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Performing ensembles evaluate their own performance recording based on a specific set of criteria. Students analyze and critique their performance using appropriate music terminology. Students can answer a survey to collect data and immediately compile results, or can share their responses in a collaborative document or learning management system.

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Author: VDOE Fine Arts

Digital Learning Integration Strategy: 6-8 Copyright and Digital Citizenship

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Students explore copyright and intellectual property standards as they relate to music, music technology, and digital citizenship. Students will identify and apply their knowledge of copyright law and licensure to select appropriate licenses for an original work. Students then analyze copyrighted material and understand how to obtain appropriate permission to use the material.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: VDOE Fine Arts