Instructional Resources for Teachers
Instructional resources include examples of year-long curriculum maps, unit plans, lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, instructional videos, and assessments. There are currently 91 fine arts courses with instructional resources.
Please view the resources at the following Link: GAInspire
Professional Learning Opportunities
Online Professional Learning Communities for all Fine Arts teachers led by exemplary teachers across Georgia in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. You will find short webinars, discussions, and one-on-one help in our PLCs. Sign up for this free opportunity below.
GADOE Fine Arts Department provides free Professional Learning for school districts and RESAs in Georgia. Book below.
Frequently Requested Information
GA Arts Education Data Dashboard
The Georgia Insights Arts Education Data Dashboard allows users to view arts access statewide, see arts courses taught by school, and the number of art disciplines taught (dance, music, theatre, visual, and media arts). GA Arts Data Dashboard
Fine Arts Pathways
Georgia public high school students may complete a Fine Arts Pathway in Dance, Music, Theatre/Film, or Visual Art by taking a series of 3 full credits in one fine art subject area. There are no end of Pathway tests for the four Fine Arts Pathways.
Students who complete a pathway and an additional fourth credit in the arts or creative industry course, complete 20 hours of arts-related community service in their Senior year of high school, participate in arts-related clubs and complete a capstone project are eligible for the Fine Arts Diploma Seal in public school districts that have applied to award the seal.
The school district application deadline is rolling until February 15th. Each month, applications will be reviewed for approval. Districts who had their applications accepted previously do not need to resubmit.
Districts are responsible for submitting qualifying seniors to the Fine Arts Program Manager by April 15th annually.
The Georgia Department of Education recognizes schools with the Creative School, Arts Integration School of Excellence Award. The winners are schools where all students have access to arts integration in every subject, and there is both rigor and relevance in the arts integration programming. Arts integration professional development is ongoing, the program is well-organized, and the school involves the community in the arts.
Application materials are due to Jessica Booth on April 15th annually.