• Access for Everyone: Effective Critique in the Art Classroom

    Visual arts students need accessible and regular and opportunities for critique and reflection. An available iPad station in the classroom will ensure all students access to digital rubrics and assessments, as well as provide a recording device for art demonstrations. 

    Allen High School - Sarah Arago

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  • Art Innovation Creation Station

    The art innovation station will provide high quality learning activities for students in art classrooms. They will be able to explore more art concepts than just those taught in art class, and will be able to form opinions about their own preferences in creative expression. 

    Reed - Brandye Barron


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  • Instruments for All!

    Orff instruments are one of the most important instruments used in elementary music education- they aid in the teaching of steady beat, rhythm, and overall music literacy. Building the instrument collection at the elementary level directly affects the success of music programs district wide. The more that students are able play, the more they are able to solidify the musical concepts being taught at this level.

    Preston - Jennifer Bush

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  • Teacher Continuing Education

    Two Allen ISD elementary music teachers attended 3 weeks of intense training at SMU this summer receiving certification in Kodaly. The strategies, techniques, and resources from this training have been an incredible asset to the teachers to better deliver the elementary music curriculum.

    District - Jeff Turner

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  • The Gameplan Curriculm for Music Education

    Gameplan is a well-rounded and sequential series of lessons and activities for the elementary general music classroom. With Gameplan, students learn to sing in tune, play a variety of instruments, read and write musical notation, move purposefully to music, compose and arrange within grade-level-appropriate parameters, and evaluate musical performances. The curriculum is an exciting way to reach every type of learner and prepare them for musical success. 

    Reed - Destiny Cookus

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  • Tuning Fine Motors Skills

    Light boxes and weaving looms will help students tune fine motor skills, learn about real-world artists and cultures, and develop greater self-confidence through positive social interactions. 

    Olson - Souksanit Manes

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