Standards-based Curriculum Development

Robbinsdale_Curriculum_Devel.jpegLeading the work of a district music department through three program improvement cycles, Segue’s lead consultant Wendy Barden has learned many lessons. She is experienced at each stage of the cycle – development, implementation, measurement – and ready to partner with you.

Standards-based curriculum development, implementation, and measurement require multiple components such as:

  • Mission and core values of the music department aligned with district mission
  • Detailed K-12 scope and sequence of skills and concepts
  • Shared instructional strategies
  • Common formative and summative assessments in each marking period for each course
  • Common performance rubrics and standardized grading scales for all common summative assessments
  • Collaboratively scored performance assessments and data analysis
  • Implementation survey and classroom walk-throughs
  • Refreshed district-wide resources

Dr. Barden has worked with teams of teachers to develop and implement standards-based music courses including:

  • Classroom/Vocal Music (grades K-6)
  • Music Around Us (grade 7)
  • World Music (grades 8-9)
  • Band (grades 5-12)
  • Orchestra (grades 3-12)
  • Choir (grades 7-12)
  • Jazz Ensemble (grades 10-12)
  • Beginning Guitar (grades 10-12)
  • Garage Band (grades 10-12)
  • Music Theory (grades 10-12)
  • History of America’s Music (grades 10-12)
  • Music of Social Change (grades 10-12)
  • Solo Performance Studio (grades 10-12)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme Music (grades 7-10)
  • IB Diploma Programme Music SL (grade 11)

Contact us to learn more about partnering with Wendy Barden and how to bring her experience and expertise to your curriculum development needs.