New Colorado P-12 Academic Standards

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Content Area: Drama and Theatre Arts
Grade Level Expectations: High School - Extended Pathway
Standard: 2. Perform

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Concepts and skills students master:

2. Technology reinforces, enhances, and/or alters a theatrical performance

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Lead a technical crew in a production (DOK 3-4)
  2. Implement a major design element, scenic light, sound, or makeup while using complex technologies to enhance theatrical productions (DOK 2-4)
  3. Assume responsibility for the coordination of all aspects of a production by stage managing a theatrical event (DOK 3-4)
  4. Apply technical knowledge of safety procedures and practices in the use of theatre equipment, tools, and raw materials (DOK 1-2)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Why is the leadership of a technical crew essential?
  2. Why is identifying and understanding design elements critical to the success of a production?
  3. What are the key components of assuming responsibility and coordinating the technical aspects of a production?
  4. What are the essential safety procedures for a theatrical environment?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Incorporating multiple pathways through drama and theatre allows for one to apply his or her creative skills to livelihood and success.
  2. A stage manager ensures that a production runs smoothly by coordinating technical responsibilities with the instructions of the director.
  3. Understanding that theatrical production staffing mimics corporate structure broadens career possibilities.

Nature Of:

  1. Using technology in a performance promotes nonverbal expression, enhances production value, and fosters independent reasoning.

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

3. Direction or design of a theatrical performance for an intended audience

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Direct a theatrical text, including interpretation of the text and facilitation of acting coaching (DOK 3-4)
  2. Arrange the performance space, and coordinate the technical elements of the production (DOK 2-3)
  3. Manage the rehearsal process while creating a productive ensemble (DOK 2-4)
  4. Fully realize a director's vision (DOK 4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What is the importance of a director's vision?
  2. What is the most effective relationship of a director with cast and crew?
  3. Who is responsible for the collaboration of what happens on stage?
  4. What is the director's role during the rehearsal process?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Understanding the dramaturgical research strategies through the use of multiple technologies facilitates the director's relationship with his or her cast and production team.
  2. Articulating the resources needed to support a production clarifies the relationship with the production team.
  3. Formulating historical and cultural aspects of a production assists in meeting the script's demands.

Nature Of:

  1. Working with a production team fosters collaboration, independent thinking, critical response, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills.

Content Area: Drama and Theatre Arts
Grade Level Expectations: High School - Fundamental Pathway
Standard: 2. Perform

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

2. Technology reinforces, enhances, and/or alters a theatrical performance

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Participate as a member of a technical crew and management team for a production (DOK 1-3)
  2. Inform the design of sets, costumes, sound, and lighting for a theatrical production (DOK 1-3)
  3. Exhibit an understanding of the interrelationship among the technical aspects of production, onstage performers, and audiences (DOK 1-3)
  4. Apply technical knowledge of safety procedures and practices in the theatre environment (DOK 1-2)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Why is the technical crew important?
  2. Why is research in the support of a theatrical production necessary?
  3. What is the value of exhibiting and understanding technical aspects of a production?
  4. What is the value of hands-on learning in a theatrical environment?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Using appropriate technology provides opportunities for meaningful theatrical experiences and expression by individuals who may not be performers.
  2. Recognizing safety concerns within a theatrical environment reflects safety in the workplace.
  3. Utilizing historical development of technological systems informs the connectivity to science and vocations such as software development, engineering, graphic design, and architecture.

Nature Of:

  1. Using technology in a performance promotes nonverbal expression, enhances production value, and fosters independent reasoning.

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

3. Directing as an art form

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Select and use performance spaces, drama and theatre conventions, and production elements appropriate to an audience (DOK 1-3)
  2. Generate audience response (DOK 1-2)
  3. Facilitate the rehearsal process (DOK 1-2)
  4. Bring a vision to fruition (DOK 4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Why is a director essential in the playmaking process?
  2. What is the director's responsibility with regard to his or her commitment to the production concept?
  3. What is the relationship of the director to his or her audience?
  4. What are the best practices to facilitate rehearsal?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Understanding the interdisciplinary and real world connections within a director's concept for a production allows an audience to grasp the material by building on their prior knowledge or context of the world around them.
  2. Locating the resources needed to support a production informs and determines the production concept and requires strong research, reasoning, and problem-solving.
  3. Utilizing a director's skills, such as organizing, blocking, preparing rehearsals, scheduling, and conceptualizing, promotes successful leaders.

Nature Of:

  1. Working with a production team fosters collaboration, independent thinking, critical response, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills.

Content Area: Drama and Theatre Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Eighth Grade
Standard: 2. Perform

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Concepts and skills students master:

2. Technology reinforces, enhances, and/or alters a theatrical performance

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Read, analyze, and evaluate a theatrical work, and name necessary technical elements (DOK 1-3)
  2. Present renderings and floor plans, build models of sets for dramatic work, and explain choices in using visual elements such as line, shape or form, texture, color, and space (DOK 1-3)
  3. Share sound choices for a production that reflect the realistic and emotional needs of theatrical work (DOK 1-2)
  4. Show appropriate respect for the safety and maintenance of the work space, tools, and equipment (DOK 1)
  5. Justify the necessary historical or relevant data to produce technical elements for a scripted or non-scripted play (DOK 1-2)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What is the relationship between the technician and actor?
  2. How accurate must renderings be when designing a model?
  3. What are the industry standard safety and maintenance requirements in community theatre companies?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Exploring design elements and creating renderings and models develops spatial awareness and appreciation for physical environment.
  2. Working on a production in a technical capacity enhances a sense of belonging and purpose.
  3. Employing technical skills ensures a place in a production for future educational settings.

Nature Of:

  1. Understanding technology and technical skills enhances presentational and communication skills.

Content Area: Drama and Theatre Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Seventh Grade
Standard: 2. Perform

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

2. Apply aspects of technology within a production

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Read and analyze a play for its technical requirements, identifying points in the script that require or enhance the addition of a technical element (DOK 1-3)
  2. Describe characteristics of theatre technology and equipment based on a tour of a high school or professional theatre (DOK 1)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How do designers adapt the technical requirements called for in scripts and plays?
  2. How does style come into play with technical elements?
  3. How much of a live performance should rely on new technology?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Analyzing the scripted material or the improvised story for physical necessities helps to make a reality of time and space.
  2. Exploring other performance spaces and comparing them to what is available allows one to feel respect for the art and those who practice it.
  3. Investigating the possibilities of a technical performance broadens the imagination beyond emotion and intellect.

Nature Of:

  1. Providing services for the good of the whole project embellishes the project and earns respect.

Content Area: Drama and Theatre Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Sixth Grade
Standard: 2. Perform

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Concepts and skills students master:

2. Recognition of responsibilities of various technical personnel in performance

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships among scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup in creating a unified theatrical effect for a dramatic work (DOK 1-3)
  2. Name, describe, and discuss various technical roles in theatre (DOK 1)
  3. Understand and use some production elements creatively in a performance situation (DOK 1-2)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How can the use of a prop, costume, piece of music, or other technical elements create a "history" with an audience?
  2. What impact do technical elements have on production?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Exploring forms, colors, textures, and materials for technical and physical environment develops imagination and confidence in technology.
  2. Becoming aware of technical vocations broadens the possibilities for the future.
  3. Hands-on learning helps to complete a well-rounded educational experience that prepares one for careers beyond the arts.

Nature Of:

  1. Participating on a team promotes community responsibility.

Content Area: Drama and Theatre Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Fifth Grade
Standard: 2. Perform

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Concepts and skills students master:

1. In rehearsal and performance, work as a productive and responsible member of an acting ensemble using scripted or improvisational scene work

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Demonstrate the balance between individual and group needs (DOK 1-2)
  2. Communicate artistic choices, and suggest alternatives to solve problems and build consensus (DOK 2-3)
  3. Meet deadlines, and follow through with group and individual commitments (DOK 1-2)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How does a monologue differ from an ensemble performance?
  2. How is consensus built?
  3. How does one decide what is an individual versus group need?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Human relations skills such as cooperation, work ethic, and integrity are essential components in the workforce.
  2. Awareness and understanding of the dynamics of working together and the abilities to make group decisions, share ideas, and give and accept criticism are collaborative skills necessary to succeed in society.
  3. Rehearsal and performance skills are used in preparing for public or social events such as campaigns, interviews, marketing presentations, and town hall meetings.

Nature Of:

  1. Collaboration can lead to innovation.

Content Area: Drama and Theatre Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Fourth Grade
Standard: 2. Perform

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Concepts and skills students master:

1. Participate collaboratively with partners and groups

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Demonstrate problem-solving skills through group interaction (DOK 2-3)
  2. Demonstrate respect for others in dramatic activities (DOK 1)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How does a group reach a general agreement where every voice is heard?
  2. How does one decide what is an individual versus a group need?
  3. Why is it important to work with your group?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Working together and coming to a common agreement are sometimes necessary when working with a group.
  2. Respecting the ideas of others leads to positive relationships, an enhanced end product, and a collaborative process.
  3. Employing collaborative skills is fundamental in working with colleagues and family, participating in athletics, and socializing.

Nature Of:

  1. Participating in the sharing of ideas is an exercise in collaboration and teamwork.

Content Area: Drama and Theatre Arts
Grade Level Expectations: Third Grade
Standard: 2. Perform

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Concepts and skills students master:

2. Work effectively alone and cooperatively with a partner or in an ensemble

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Accept responsibility, and demonstrate respect for others in dramatic activities (DOK 2)
  2. Understand time constraints (DOK 2)
  3. Understand stage space and proximity to other actors and set pieces (DOK 1-2)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Why is it important to consider your use of time?
  2. How do the skills needed to create theatre change as the size of your group changes?
  3. How is working alone different from working with a partner?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Time management skills are necessary in every field and provide actors with an opportunity to be self directed.
  2. Collaborative skills are highly valued in many fields in the workforce and can be the determining factor in a supervisor's impression of a worker.
  3. Appropriate personal space varies depending on culture and career contexts.

Nature Of:

  1. Participating in the sharing of ideas is an exercise in collaboration and teamwork.