Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Friday, October 19, 2018

COTA Class Creates A Kindness Play


Community Outreach Through The Arts
Kim Daniel and Whitney Snow

"COTA," or Community Outreach Through The Arts challenges students to examine their community and its needs, then address those needs through arts initiatives. Students will collaborate to create art projects that directly and positively impact both the Maclay and Tallahassee communities. This class seeks to ingrain a spirit of service and empathy fitting of a Maclay Maraurder. It will be a chance to make a creative and artist impact on the community and have fun while doing it.

Grades will be split evenly between class participation and projects. Students will be tasked to create arts projects and short pieces of theatre. Students will be asked to research their communities and its needs in order to best aid and assist them. Participation and effort in class and projects are paramount.

Conduct is based on respect and participation. The Maclay Honor Code emphasizes honor, respect, and accountability. These ideals are the cornerstone of the Maclay community and our class.

Student’s Name:_______________________________________________

Parent’s Name:_________________________________________________


Date:__________________________________________________________
Stage 1-Desired Results
Understandings:  (not facts, but the major concepts you want them to remember 10 years from now)
Students will understand that…

Community Service should be to the benefit and desire of the community it serves and is best when sustainable and/or repeatable.

Essential Questions:   (your hook to promote inquiry)
How can community service best address the unique issues of a community? In what ways will a project benefit the greater good? How can a “design mind” approach benefit c.s. projects?
Knowledge:
Skills:
Students will know…  ex:  vocab, terminology, definitions, key facts, formulas, critical details, important events and people, timelines  (Nouns)
-Community Service
-Sustainability
-Donation
-Charity

Students will be able to…  ex:  skills needed such as decoding, computation, listening, speaking, writing, comparing, analyzing, investigating, note taking, group work  (Verbs)
-Research and develop community service projects on a small scale.
Stage 2-Assessment Evidence
Performance Tasks:  (ex:  projects to explain, interpret, apply, give perspective, show empathy or self-knowledge)
-Show empathy
-Understand “design mind”
-Apply “design mind” approach to comm. service

Other Evidence:   (ex:  tests, quizzes, homework)

Stage 3-Learning Plan
Learning Activities to Achieve Objectives:   (bullet points of major activities, techniques, strategies, estimated timeline)
-View If You Build It documentary
-Discuss phases of “design mind”
-Answer questions regarding “design mind” and it’s benefits
- Research of communities and development of project ideas

Resources

If You Build It documentary on Amazon Prime, Docurama






Stage 1-Desired Results
Understandings:  (not facts, but the major concepts you want them to remember 10 years from now)
Students will understand that…






Essential Questions:   (your hook to promote inquiry)


Knowledge:
Skills:
Students will know…  ex:  vocab, terminology, definitions, key facts, formulas, critical details, important events and people, timelines  (Nouns)






Students will be able to…  ex:  skills needed such as decoding, computation, listening, speaking, writing, comparing, analyzing, investigating, note taking, group work  (Verbs)

Stage 2-Assessment Evidence
Performance Tasks:  (ex:  projects to explain, interpret, apply, give perspective, show empathy or self-knowledge)





Other Evidence:   (ex:  tests, quizzes, homework)

Stage 3-Learning Plan
Learning Activities to Achieve Objectives:   (bullet points of major activities, techniques, strategies, estimated timeline)






Resources

                                


Stage 1-Desired Results
Understandings:  (not facts, but the major concepts you want them to remember 10 years from now)
Students will understand that…






Essential Questions:   (your hook to promote inquiry)


Knowledge:
Skills:
Students will know…  ex:  vocab, terminology, definitions, key facts, formulas, critical details, important events and people, timelines  (Nouns)






Students will be able to…  ex:  skills needed such as decoding, computation, listening, speaking, writing, comparing, analyzing, investigating, note taking, group work  (Verbs)

Stage 2-Assessment Evidence
Performance Tasks:  (ex:  projects to explain, interpret, apply, give perspective, show empathy or self-knowledge)





Other Evidence:   (ex:  tests, quizzes, homework)

Stage 3-Learning Plan
Learning Activities to Achieve Objectives:   (bullet points of major activities, techniques, strategies, estimated timeline)






Resources




"COTA," or Community Outreach
Through Arts Class
Challenges students to examine their community and its needs, then address those needs through arts initiatives. Students will collaborate to create art projects that directly and positively impact both the Maclay and Tallahassee communities. Visual and Performing Arts strategies will be used in a service learning model. This class seeks to ingrain a spirit of service and empathy fitting of a Maclay Maraurder. It will be a chance to make a creative and artist impact on the community and have fun while doing it. Class is open to 7th and 8th graders.
Co-Taught by:
Kim Daniel, MS Visual Arts Teacher
Whitney Snow, MS Theatre Arts Teacher














SMILE IT FORWARD KINDNESS ACTIVITIES FOR COTA CLASS

These printable cards can be given out to friends and family that may need a little smile or can be used as a fun random act of kindness project, which is the way that we used them.
TEACHERS: DANIEL AND SNOW
GRADES: 7TH AND 8TH                                     2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
SUBJECT: COMMUNITY OUTREACH THROUGH THE ARTS
EACH NINE WEEKS, A NEW GROUP OF 7TH OR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS WILL BE CHALLENGED TO CREATE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS THROUGH AN ARTS BASED LENS. WE WILL VIEW DOCUMENTARIES AND SHARE STORIES OF SUCCESSFUL YOUTH COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS. THE STUDENTS WILL RESEARCH THE MACLAY AND TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITIES AND FIND PASSION AREAS IN WHICH TO CREATE ARTS-BASED SERVICE PROJECTS TO ENHANCE AND ENRICH THE COMMUNITIES. EACH NINE WEEKS WILL PUT EMPHASIS ON THE MARAUDER MOMENT FOR THAT QUARTER-KINDNESS, HONOR, RESPECT, AND ACCOUNTABILITY-RESPECTIVELY. STUDENTS WILL GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR COMMUNITIES AND A GREATER APPRECIATION FOR SERVICE.
The following is a list of potential projects, both student and teacher generated. This is an initial list and will grow as more ideas are generated.

·         ON CAMPUS RAKS (Random Acts of Kindness)
·         Interactive Play to Perform for Pre-K and Early LS based on children’s books that examine each of the Marauder Moments
·         Recycling Play/Video to be Shared Across Campus in collaboration with Mrs. Cornais
·         Animal Shelter Drives
o   Making Food and Water Bowls
o   Donating Food and other pet supplies
·         Homeless Shelter Projects
o   Making Pillows
o   Making Felt Blankets
·         New Blood Borne Pathogens video for Nurse Rillstone
·         Singing for Folks in a Retirement or Assisted Living Community
·         Potential Partnership with Distinguish Young Gentlemen
·         Empathy Bracelets for Youth Cancer Patients
·         Potential St. Jude Partnership

·         Empathy Bracelets for Hospice Patients and Families  
**Work In Progress - fluid as the needs of our school culture changes due to things like hurricanes (Michael).
Check out these sweet notes that were sent to our students from a class that they performed for in our lower school. Melted our heart!







Had to include this song as it was a hit during the performances!



Kindness is our word for the quarter and I think this sums it up!

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