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But even though the Music Standards were written by NAfME’s Music Writing Team, the document was shaped by many other hands during public reviews. Through a staggered review process, music teachers from throughout the U.S. and other countries shared their insights.
In addition to music teachers, reviewers included more than 250,000 certified dance, theater, and visual arts teachers who work in our nation’s K-12 schools. Not only that but:
- 21,000 arts educators, arts advocates, teaching artists and others viewed the draft revisions to the nation’s voluntary arts standards in July, 2013
- More than 3,000 of those interested in standards revision provided feedback on the standards via on-line surveys , representing all 50 states and 3 countries
- 61 selected writing team members combed through 1,056,000 responses and comments from the field on PreK-8 draft standards alone.
What happens next? NAfME Mike Blakeslee, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer said the Association “already is working on professional development and other support to help music teachers take the forward-looking ideas spelled out in the standards straight to the classroom.”
Roz Fehr, NAfME Communications Content Developer, May 28, 2014. © National Association for Music Education (NAfME.org)