Resource Classes

More information on ART
More information on MUSIC

Technology

  1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments.
  • Have students present information to an audience via presentation software.
  • Have students collaborate with peers.
  • Have students collaborate with experts.
  • Have students manipulate graphics for a purpose.
  • Have student analyze the validity of information and synthesize information as they research multiple types of online sources.
  1. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S.
  • Have student perform detail oriented programming.
  • Have students collaborate with peers or experts.
  • Have students present their learning experiences using a digital interface or artifact that enhances the understanding of their work for themselves and their peers.
  • Have students design their own rubrics with attention to incorporating digital design as an assessment value.
  • Teachers use created or modified interactive software lesson with students.
  1. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society.
  • Create a classroom experience with collaboration beyond the classroom walls.
  • Collaboration results in a project with many editors.
  • Have students experience an interactive virtual environment.
  • Teachers take an older lesson and inject it with a new technology.
  • Teachers create an online learning environment where documents are uploaded and discussion boards or forums are used to enhance the classroom learning.
  1. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.
  • Teachers explain copyright and using material found on the Internet that is owned by others.
  • Students learn proper digital etiquette through a collaborative digital environment, learning to represent themselves properly through grammar, tone and material.
  • Teachers promote digital responsibility through projects where students learn from each other in a positive way.
  • Teaching and discussing with students internet safety and all its components while using the internet.
  • Teaching, modeling and practicing the “Golden Rule” in a digital environment.
  1. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources.
  • Teachers participate in an academic webinar.
  • Teachers attend a school/Diocesan sponsored workshop where a technology skill or program is highlighted.
  • Teachers spend time one on one time with the Technology professional/Technology Mentor in their school to learn a specific technology skill.
  • Teachers participate in a class, online or in person, where technological skills and implementing them in lessons, are the focus.
  • Teachers teach a workshop for their school or Dioceses.

Art

  • Integrates the arts into the other disciplines
  • Identify the fundamentals of fine arts in order to supplement and strengthen the basic skills across the curriculum
  • Recognizes and expresses the order and beauty of God’s creation in works of fine art
  • Recognition and demonstration of expression and communication in all strands and disciplines
  • Recognizes fine arts as a means of communicating feelings and ideas
  • Demonstrates good citizenship and respect for others and their work
  • Demonstrates proper care of materials
  • Develops a sense of personal satisfaction and self esteem through fine arts
  • Chooses different media to communicate meaning
  • Recognizes the differences between art materials, techniques and processes
  • Creates the effects of various visual structures

Pre-K (3 & 4 yr old)

  • Introduced to Elements of Art
  • Develop hand eye coordination and motor skills through manipulation of materials

Kindergarten

  • Chooses different media to communicate meaning
  • Be introduced to creative Art that addresses Christian identity

First Grade

  • Recognizes how fine arts have evolved through time
  • Be introduced to the principles of design

Second Grade

  • Recognizes historic religious Visual Arts
  • Recognize various solutions to a single Art problem

Third Grade

  • Recognizes art in their community and everyday lives
  • Recognizes how fine arts have evolved through time

Fourth Grade

  • Recognizes and appreciates human experiences past and present
  • Participates in fine arts programs within the community

Fifth Grade

  • Demonstrates how the fine arts have evolved through time
  • Identifies and appreciates human experiences, past and present
  • Participates in fine arts programs within the community

Sixth Grade

  • Recognizes how the fine arts reflect social, cultural, and historical values
  • Participates in fine arts programs within the community
  • Recognizes how the arts reflect various cultural periods and civilizations.

Seventh Grade

  • Recognizes the importance of environmental space in influencing the quality of everyday life
  • Participates in fine arts programs within the community
  • Demonstrates and understands what makes different art media, techniques, and processes effective in communicating various ideas

Eighth Grade

  • Identifies the role of media in shaping perception and communication
  • Participates in fine arts programs within the community
  • Integrates visual, spatial, and temporal concepts within context

Music

Ensembles:

  • Portsmouth Catholic Concert Band (Fourth – Eighth Grade)
  • Portsmouth Catholic Choir (Third-Eighth Grade)

Ongoing in all grades and Ensembles:

  • Singing alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  • Performing on instruments, alone and with others, with a variety of sound sources
  • Improvises melodies, variations, and accompaniments using a variety of sound sources
  • Recognizing and expressing the order and beauty of God’s creation in music
  • Participating in the music programs in the school and community
  • Recognizing music as a means of communicating feelings and ideas
  • Demonstrating good citizenship and respect for others and their work
  • Demonstrating proper care of musical instruments and materials
  • Developing a sense of personal satisfaction and self-esteem through music
  • Recognizing that the fine arts are a means of developing and reinforcing Christian ideals

Preschool-Kindergarten

  • Musical Pulse
  • Simple Rhythms
  • Singing on pitch
  • Playing accompaniments on hand held rhythm instruments
  • Movement
  • Participates musically in school Liturgies, Prayer Services, Christmas Program and Talent Show

First-Third Grade

  • Singing on Pitch
  • Musical Pulse
  • Simple Rhythms
  • Playing accompaniments in the Orff instruments and hand held rhythm instruments
  • Basic music symbols that notate rhythm, meter, and dynamics
  • Movement
  • Participates musically in school Liturgies, Prayer Services, Christmas Program and Talent Show

Fourth-Fifth Grade

  • Playing the Soprano Recorder
  • Reading standard symbols to notate meter, rhythm, pitch, and dynamics
  • Using appropriate terminology to explain music, music notation, musical instrument and voices, and musical
  • Improvises melodies, variations, and accompaniments using a variety of sound sources
  • Singing on pitch
  • Playing Orff instruments and rhythm instruments to accompany singing and recorder playing
  • Participates musically in school Liturgies, Prayer Services, Christmas Program and Talent Show

Sixth-Eighth Grade

  • Improvises melodies, variations, and accompaniments using a variety of sound sources
  • Performs with expression and technical accuracy a varied repertoire of instrumental literature using Orff and classroom instruments
  • Students will explore the changes that happen to the voice as it starts to change and mature, and experience this in application as they sing in class
  • Participates musically in school Liturgies, Prayer Services, Christmas Program and Talent Show

FACT: Music is one of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain!