Agenda – Art and Design

Daily Plan Outline


Integrated throughout:

  • planning and timing management implications
  • mentoring students’ sustained investigation development
  • Topic 4: Resources
  • the rubrics
  • writing – requirements and demonstrating process
  • differentiated instruction, mentoring weaker students
  • time for questions and discussion


Day 1

Introductions and Overview of intent, materials identified.

Focus Topic 1 – The CED – importance of components of the CED (Curriculum and Exam Description) and the curriculum framework

Starting the course, creating benchmarks and calendar, planning timing

Studio A: mind mapping and documentation for SI formation

Focus Topic 3 – PedagogyEstablishing Inquiry (SI

Practical ways for assisting students in finding a personal Inquiry, Big Ideas and Essential Questions, managing the nature of Inquiry, pursuing the question, keeping the focus

Studio B: branching, mini project, asking key mentoring questions, sharing best practice

Using the rubric: Sustained Investigation, Row A, practice scoring, instructional implications

Maintaining/Revising the SI


Day 2

Focus Topic 3 – Pedagogy – Writing Issues

the 3 kinds of writing that are required, nature of the prompts examined, practical approaches for implementation, focus on student writing difficulties

Studio C: writing skills to accompany SI

Using the rubric: Sustained Investigation, Row B, practice scoring, classroom implications

Studio D: writing skills for SI, documenting progress visually and verbally to show MPI (materials, process, ideas)

Using the rubric: Sustained Investigation, Row C, practice scoring, instructional implications


Day 3

Focus Topic 2Inclusion/Diversity, Access/Equity, issues, trends, and changes/classroom implications

Studio E: SI development

Focus Topic 3 – Pedagogy, SI presentation strategies

Using the rubric: Sustained Investigation, Row D, practice scoring, instructional implications

Studio F:

Documenting progress visually and verbally to show PER (practice, experimentation, revision), strategies for presenting work for SI


Day 4

Focus Topic 5 – Aspects of Assessment and Reflection

the classroom level, to the Reading, to the Instructional Report

the audit with a review of the curricular requirements

strategies for monitoring /reporting student progress

countdown for submission

what we can learn from low scores

Using the rubric: Selected Works, practice scoring, instructional implications

Studio H – strategies for selecting and presenting work for SW

final documentation of work, display and critique

Evaluations, exchanges, and good-byes