Creativity & the New Common Core Standards

A symposium cohosted by MOCA and the Los Angeles
Unified School District Arts Education Branch

March 9, 2012

See PowerPoints (sidebar) and videos (below)

Rolling out nationwide, implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Language Arts and Mathematics is fully underway. Designed to launch conversations about the arts and creativity in relation to the new CCSS, this program brought together school administrators, teachers, and representatives from museums and arts organizations across Los Angeles. Here you'll find PowerPoints from the presentation as well as a three-part video documenting the event. Participants discussed:

  • the nature and components of English Language Arts CCSS (see Conejo PowerPoint on the right; videos 1 and 2 below)
  • the relevancy of arts pedagogy to Common Core instruction (Sampaio/Hoel PowerPoint to the right; videos 2 and 3 below)
  • ways arts leadership can facilitate upcoming critical transitions, both for students and teacher collaboration (Sampaio/Hoel PowerPoint; video 3 below)
  • lessons learned about creativity development and assessment from a co-piloted MOCA/LAUSD program designed to foster critical discussion about the relationship between art and CCSS (Sampaio/Hoel PowerPoint; video 3)


Featured speakers:
Debra Conejo, Literacy and Language Arts Specialist, LAUSD  
Luiz Sampaio, Visual Arts Specialist, LAUSD
Jeanne Hoel, Associate Director of Education, MOCA

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