Teachers are used to going above and beyond, but the last few months have blown our routines and expectations out of the water.
Even now, with the start of the school year looming ever closer, most of us have more questions than answers.
With so many questions still unanswered and plans bound to change once the school year starts, we at Art Class Curator have been busy trying to figure out how we can help art teachers right now, when it’s needed most.
Whether you’re planning for online learning, art on a cart, or a socially-distanced classroom, you’re going to need:
This is where SPARK Hybrid Art Curriculum comes in like the hero we all need and deserve. 💪
The SPARK Hybrid Learning Curriculum from Art Class Curator is a complete curriculum that you can use no matter what this school year brings. Whether you are in the classroom, teaching remotely, teaching on a cart, or doing a little bit of both, this flexible curriculum allows you to move in and out of different teaching environments seamlessly while giving your students the access to art and creativity they need right now.
SPARK from Art Class Curator is a complete curriculum designed with an “Artwork of the Week” format. Each week, students dive deep into an artwork from across time and cultures. They discuss, analyze, engage with a creative activity, and then complete an open-ended art project with a creativity-focused, idea-centered prompt.
Each weekly unit includes:
All activities and assignments include ready-to-go, editable documents that are designed to easily load into Google Classroom or your alternate LMS.
This hybrid curriculum includes a full year of lessons written to adapt to however you’re teaching this year—on a cart, in a socially-distanced classroom, or even online.
Each unit is centered around a different diverse artwork and uses Art Class Curator’s Curated Connections Framework to ignite deeper learning. In the Framework, we curate relevant and connected artworks. Students discuss or write about the artwork (using our SPARK art criticism model), engage with the art working using a creative learning activity, extend the learning with an idea-centered project, and finally reflect on their learning.
Each weekly unit includes:
⭐ Specially-curated artwork from across time and cultures
⭐ In-depth art analysis activity
⭐ Creative art engagement activities
⭐ Video about the artwork with student note-taking sheets
⭐ Thoughtful, creativity-inspiring art projects with options for both online or in-classroom learning
⭐ Weekly reflection assignment
To see a sample lesson, please watch the video higher on this page under the heading ‘Take a Tour Inside the Curriculum…’.
All of the lesson files are in DOC and PDF format and ready for students. They can be edited, downloaded, and loaded into Google Classroom or your district’s LMS. If you have a more specific question about technology, please send us an email at this link!
The curriculum is most appropriate for middle and high school students as it has work for the students to complete every day, though it may work for some grade 3-5 students with modification.
Need an elementary-specific curriculum? Our SPARK Elementary Curriculum is still available and can be adapted to current needs.
You’ll get a full year of plans for just $397. That’s a full year of lesson plans, activities, and projects complete with files and worksheets for all your students for only $11/week! Choosing the easy one-time payment option gives you an additional 25% off!
If you need a more flexible payment option, you can choose to buy Quarters 1 and 2 individually at checkout. Get 9 weeks of lessons, activities, projects, and files for $139 each.
We will release new blocks of content every 9 weeks. When you purchase yearly now you will have immediate access to the first 18 weeks of content. The rest of the content will be released every 9 weeks.
Quarter 3: December 11, 2020
Quarter 4: February 26, 2021
If you paid for the full year, the content will automatically appear in your Thinkific account.
All SPARK lessons and files are housed on the online platform Thinkific. After you buy SPARK, you will receive an email to create a password for your account from Thinkific, the site where the curriculum resides. From there, you can download lessons and add them to whatever LMS your school is using.
To check out how the course is structured, please watch the video higher on this page under the heading, ‘Take a Tour Inside the Curriculum…’.
If this sounds like a good fit for you, and you’re ready to make the investment in yourself and your students, I promise you that The SPARK Hybrid Learning Curriculum will create the art connections you’ve been longing for in your classroom while giving you a solid and easy plan for this entire, crazy year.
In fact, I guarantee it!
Download the resources, try out the lessons. See all that we have in store for you in the curriculum. If you are still not completely blown away with the engaging lessons and creative projects, we are happy to refund the full amount of your purchase within the first 30 days of your purchase, no questions asked.