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Multiple Level Syllabus

Jazz Up Your Syllabus

Created on June 28, 2017 by Astabeth

Tips to make your syllabus one that students and parents will actually read.

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1 session; 20 minutes per session

This is a syllabus, not a lesson.

1. SWBAT understand the course requirements
2. SWBAT find and acquire the required supplies.
3. SWBAT communicate concerns or questions to the teacher.

Photo of teacher, supply list, and your old, boring syllabus to go by.

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1. Jazz up your teacher photo by using a student-popular app, or draw yourself.
2. Add a scavenger hunt element to your syllabus. Offer a prize.
3. Put photos on your supply list to help students. List potential stores and cheaper options (bamboo skewer instead of needle tool for ceramics, for example).
4. Print art store coupons off and give to your students with the supply list. This encourages them to pick up supplies before the coupon expires!


My students respond better to this type syllabus than the old, boring one. For my ceramics one, I used the first page that I created and also used this one from The Art of Ed:


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes

English/Language Arts, Foreign Language, Geography, Health/P.E., History/Social Studies, Math, Multicultural Studies, Performing Arts, Science, Technology