Academic Competition News

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Academic Competition

Elementary School Academic Coaches' Planning Meeting- Sept. 26, 2013-CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Note: There will be no fall Class Act Tournaments this year due to the transition of duties to a potential new Coordinator of Academic Competition. Janet Morris retires as of Oct. 1, 2013.

Middle and high school varisty Quick Recall leagues begin on October 2. JV high school begins on October 3.

 

BUZZER SYSTEM PROBLEMS?

For help with Inquisitor buzzer systems, contact Bill Luyster. He has tips on his website as well. Copy and paste this url into your address bar:

http://www.educationaltechnologies.us/index.htm

 

KAAC FPS Training for middle and high school coaches is scheduled for the following dates at Gheens:


Training for coaches with 0-1 year experience- October 26 from 10:00-2:00 and November 16 from 10:00-2:00.
Training for coaches with 2+ years experience-November 16 from 10:00-12:00 and October 28 from 5:00-7:00.
Please register for these training dates on the certification link at www.kaac.com when they get posted.

2013-14 Rules Changes for KAAC Events

Maximum Number of Semesters

  1. A student promoted from grade five (5) to grade six (6) shall have seven (7) consecutive calendar years of eligibility from the date of first promotion by the school. The eligibility shall conclude with the completion of the Governor’s Cup State Competition following the seventh year. No additional eligibility may be granted in a case where the grant would allow a student to compete in all or part of the eighth competitive season following the initial promotion by the school from grade five (5).
  2. The Executive Director may grant additional eligibility in the case where it has been documented by the attending physician, principal and superintendent that severe illness or injury has prevented the student from receiving necessary education services and the right to an education has therefore been impacted, rather than simply the loss of the ability to compete. No additional eligibility may be granted in a case where the grant would allow a student to compete in all or part of the eighth competitive season following the initial promotion by the school from grade five (5).

Ineligibility for Repeating Students

  1. A student having been enrolled in the sixth (6th) grade or in any grade through twelfth (12th) shall not be eligible for competition for more than a total of one (1) year in each grade and applicable eligibility shall begin in the first year enrolled in that grade. A student repeating a grade for any reason is ineligible to participate in KAAC sanctioned events from sixth grade (6th) through twelfth grade (12th) during the second year in that grade.

Written Assessment, Composition and FPS – all KAAC Events

  1. Language translators are prohibited.
  2. Proctor notes shall include a reminder for students to turn off electronic devices.

Quick Recall – all KAAC Events

  1. If an inquiry after overtime results in additional play, play resumes from the point at which the overtime ended. If the fifth point for Team A was a tossup, play resumes with a bonus for Team A and possible bounce-back to Team B. If the fifth point was a bonus, play resumes with a tossup.

Written Assessment – all KAAC Events

  1. Questions from the Required Readings on the Language Arts exams shall focus on the work only. There will be no more questions on the work’s genre, author’s life, etc.

JV Challenge Composition

  1. The time frame for Composition is extended to 90 minutes.

 

State Governor's Cup

Congratulations to the following JCPS Teams for their success at state:

Meyzeek Middle School - Tied for first place overall

Meyzeek's quick recall team- 3rd place

Noe's quick recall team - 4th place

Olmsted Academy South's FPS team- 8th place

Noe's FPS team- 10th place

DuPont Manual High School- Tied for first place overall

For a list of winners in individual written assessments, copy and paste the following URL into your address bar: http://data.kaac.com/asap/finalresults/state/default.htm

We are proud of our JCPS students!

Calculator Guidelines for Mathematics Written Assessment


Elementary
A maximum of two non-programmable, non-graphing calculators may be used, including but not limited to:
o Math Explorer
o Texas Instruments' TI-15, TI-30, TI-31, TI-34, TI-35, and TI-36 series
o Casio FX 115, FX 250, FX 300, and FX 570 series
o Radio Shack 4029
o Sharp 506 series calculators
Middle Grades and High School
A maximum of two calculators permissible under the ACT guidelines may be used for
Governor’s Cup. You may use any four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator, unless it has features described in the
Prohibited list. For models on the Permitted with Modification list, you will be required to modify some of the
calculator’s features. Below are the ACT Calculator Guidelines—adapted from www.actstudent.org:
FAIR WARNING: The coach is responsible for knowing if a calculator is a permitted model. If a student uses a prohibited
calculator, that student’s exam will not be scored.
Prohibited Calculators
o calculators with built-in computer algebra systems (CAS), including:
o Texas Instruments: all model numbers that begin with TI-89 and TI-92, and the TI–Nspire CAS (the TI-Nspire
non-CAS calculator is permitted)
o Hewlett-Packard: hp 48GII and all model numbers that begin with hp 40G, hp 49G, or hp 50G
o Casio: Algebra fx 2.0, ClassPad 300 and 330, and all model numbers that begin with CFX-9970G
o pocket organizers
o handheld, tablet or laptop computers, including PDAs
o electronic writing pads or pen-input devices—The Sharp EL 9600 is permitted.
o calculators built into cell phones or other electronic communication devices
o calculators with a typewriter keypad in QWERTY format—those with letter keys not in QWERTY format are permitted
Calculators Permitted with Modification
o calculators with paper tape—Remove the tape.
o calculators that make noise—Turn off the sound.
o calculators that can communicate wirelessly with other calculators—Completely cover the infrared data port with heavy
opaque material, such as duct or electrician's tape (includes HP-38G and 39G series and HP-48G)
o calculators that have power cords—Remove all power/electrical cords.
On Competition Day
If you decide to bring a calculator to Governor’s Cup, it must not be a prohibited type. Be sure your calculator is working
and has reliable batteries. You may bring a spare calculator and extra batteries to the event. Host schools are not required
to supply batteries or calculators. You will not be allowed to share calculators during testing. Proctors will check your
calculator to verify it is a permitted type, and they will monitor your use of your calculator. If your calculator has a large
display, proctors may seat you where no other test taker can see your calculator.
Students are not required to clear calculator memory before the event.
More Information about Specific Calculator Models
· All calculators in all of these series are prohibited because they have built-in Computer Algebra Systems: Casio CFX-
9970G and Algebra fx 2.0, Hewlett-Packard HP-40G and HP-49G, and Texas Instruments TI-89.
· All calculators in the Texas Instruments TI-92 series are prohibited because they have QWERTY (typewriter)
keyboards and built-in Computer Algebra Systems. The TI–Nspire (non-CAS) is permitted, as is the TI-84 Plus Silver
Edition.
· Calculators in the Hewlett-Packard HP-38G series and HP-48G series may be used only if the infrared communications
port is covered with heavy opaque material such as duct tape or electrical tape.
· The Sharp EL-9600 is permitted for use, because it is not considered a pen-input device. You may bring the stylus
that comes with the calculator.

BUZZER SYSTEM SOLUTIONS:

From Bill Luyster:

There is a new software beta version of the Net software (version 1.9) and it fixes some installation issues but not the main problem with Windows 7 at JCPS.  Problem is related to a conflict with the Smart Board software. Even if there’s no Smart Board  attached, the software (Smart Technologies) is still active on the computer.  That software installs a “Virtual Tablet PC” that must be temporarily disabled when the Inquisitor is installed (This conflict shouldn’t happen.  USB protocol is supposed to prevent it. ) Here’s the patch that’s been successful with a couple coaches I’ve been able to work with. There may be slight variations of the procedure on different computers.  Patch is pretty ugly but it’s all I have.  To do this they must have ADMIN access on the computer.  Ideally, school technology coordinator would be the one to do this.

Inquisitor Patch (Revised 10/12/12)
From Desk Top:
0. If connected, disconnect the SmartBoard USB connection.
1. Click Windows Icon (lower left corner)
2. Click Control Panel
3. Click System (View must be set to small icons)
4. Click Device Manager (upper left in System Window to see System Icon)
5. Find and expand Human Interface Devices to see the list of HID devices.
6. Find a HID device with the name Virtual Tablet PC ( or Smart Virtual Tablet can also be WACO Pen Enable on HP Tablets, may be some other variants)  Double Click to bring up its Properties
7. Click the Driver Tab (Properties window of the Virtual Tablet PC)
8. Click the Disable button (temporarily disables Virtual Tablet PC)
9. Restart the computer for the changes to take effect.
10. If not installed, install Inquisitor software.  Plug in Inquisitor Team Modules give the computer a few seconds to install the HID drivers if the “Found New Hardware” message appears.  Click the Light Bulb icon to start the Inquisitor software.

OR

From Matt Daniels:

One quick option that may help that is to just stop the smart software from loading automatically on startup. Type msconfig in the search blank and then hit enter. Go over to the startup tab and then deactivate anything to do with the smartboard software. I always do that with these laptops simply because the smartboard software makes the computers run so much slower!!

NOTE:

Version 1.7a and Version 1.9 are available on the website www.edtek.us (tech support page then current models page)  Inquisitor model  (4097) with the chaser lights on the team module can use either version.  Model 2012 (no chaser lights) must use V1.9.

Some older projectors interfere with the inquisitor software, changing the screen resolution on your display. Please remember that a projector is not necessary for a quick recall match. Simply disconnect the projector and play the match without it.

 

Keep Your School Eligible for Governor’s Cup Competition!

Middle and high schools who participated in Governor’s Cup this school year have been invoiced by KAAC for next year’s dues. Please check with your bookkeeper to make sure this gets paid. New schools in the program are encouraged to contact KAAC to join the organization. Call 502-223-0088 for KAAC information. A brochure to sign your school up for KAAC membership is also available on the KAAC website.

Transportation for League Play and Tournaments

Employee and/or Volunteer Auto Insurance Affidavits must be on file in order to transport students in private vehicles. You can get those forms online on the JCPS website or from your school secretary. Fill out the appropriate forms and permission slips requested by the board for travel. See your office personnel for board policy information regarding travel to league host sites or to tournaments.

 

 

What are the Responsibilities of the Office of Academic Competition?

Quick Recall

The Office of Academic Competition plans and organizes fall quick recall leagues for JCPS middle and high schools, and spring semester leagues for elementary school students for quick recall. Our office writes and edits all the questions used in the quick recall matches for the league and for Jefferson County tournaments. Each grade level ends the league season with a JCPS Tournament. The high school tournament has been sponsored for several years by E.ON.US (formerly LG&E) and will be held this year in January.
The middle school tournament takes place between the top eight teams at the end of the regular league season in January.

The elementary tournament is called Mayor's Cup and is sponsored by the Louisville Metro Mayor's Office. Approximately 60 elementary schools take part in this tournament at 15-16 locations in March.

Future Problem Solving

In addition to quick recall, we plan and organize presentation future problem solving competitions and help JCPS coaches prepare their teams for district, regional, and state level written future problem solving competition in the spring at Governor's Cup.

Written Assessment Tests

In order to assist county academic teams to compete at Governor's Cup Competition, which is sponsored every spring by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition (KAAC), our office writes and administers written assessment tests similar to those at Governor's Cup tournaments. The questions are derived with the Kentucky Program of Studies in mind. Students are tested in math, social studies, science, language arts, and fine arts/humanities. The scores are used to determine final team standings in the league at the middle school level. For high school students, we give awards, medals and savings bonds, at their January tournament. Elementary students take written assessment tests at their Mayor's Cup competition and receive medals for high scores.

Spelling Bee

This office organizes the county spelling bee..

Debate Teams

Work with the Wilson Wyatt Debate League

Liaison with KAAC

The Office of Academic Competition aids in communication between Jefferson County coaches, whose teams participate in Governor's Cup competitions, and KAAC, the state-level organization that sponsors these events.

Academic Competition Camp

Plan and organize the running of a summer camp for quick recall students in grades 5-12.

And…

Locate other opportunities for Jefferson County students to participate in academic competition on the state and national level.

USB Buzzer Systems

Bill Luyster at Educational Technologies has USB buzzer systems for sale. Replacement parts for the systems are also available. For more information about buzzer systems, or to repair an old one, contact Bill at 859-389-9777, 859-312-7084, or online at www.iglou.com/edtech

If you just want to order a new system, have your bookkeeper call Carolyn at 3492 and she will walk your bookkeeper through the process. Carolyn knows all the commodity codes, etc., and can save him/her a lot of time.

Quick Recall Leagues:

Coaches:
Employee and/or Volunteer Auto Insurance Affidavits must be on file in order to transport students in private vehicles. You can get those forms online on the JCPS website or from your school secretary.

HOSTS
If you have four schools at your site, you will need two rooms for quick recall. Visiting teams must bring their buzzer systems for the second room.
Round 1-Room 1: A plays B, C and D officiate
Room 2: C plays D, A and B officiate
Round 2-Room 1: A plays C, B and D officiate
Room 2: B plays D, A and C officiate
Round 3-Room 1: A plays D, B and C officiate
Room 2: B plays C, A and D officiate
If you have 3 schools at your site, you need one room.
Round 1: Team A reads and judges for teams B and C.
Round 2: Team B reads and judges for teams A and C. Round 3: Team C reads and judges for teams A and B.


HIGH SCHOOL JV: 3 Schools at a site
Team A reads and judges for teams B and C.
Team B reads and judges for teams A and C.
Team C reads and judges for teams A and B.

Host: Team A -They officiate the first game.

VARSITY: Grades 9-12
JUNIOR VARSITY: Grades 9-10
Students may play on both teams if they are in the correct grade level.

HIGH SCHOOL QUESTIONS: A sealed envelope containing three sets of questions to be used for the match, score sheets and inquiry forms are sent to the academic coordinator at the home schools. These envelopes are NOT to be opened until the visiting teams arrive. If there are errors, they can be addressed with inquiries.

MIDDLE and ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 2 schools at a site

Host school provides moderator (NOT THE COACH).
Visiting schools provides the judge (NOT THE COACH).

WHO CAN PLAY?

MIDDLE SCHOOL VARSITY MATCH: Grades 6-8
MIDDLE SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY MATCH: Grades 6-7
6TH GRADE MATCH: Grade 6 students only

ELEMENTARY MATCH: ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL MAY PARTICIPATE IN ANY MATCH.

MIDDLE AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL QUESTIONS: A sealed envelope is sent to the academic coordinator of the host school. This envelope is to be opened by the moderator and judge after both teams arrive. If there are incorrect answers (or questions), they can be addressed by inquiry. DO NOT waste time going over all the questions before the match begins.

LOCATION: It is best to hold league matches in the library, cafeteria or some other large room. There will probably be spectators for the match. Spectators must be warned that talking, clapping and other distractions are not appropriate during the match. Remind spectators to turn off electronic devices or set them to silent mode before the match begins.

REPORTING SCORES: The HOST SCHOOL (Academic Coordinator) must call in the scores before 10 a.m. on the day following the match in order for the scores to be in the paper and for the scores to be recorded on the stats sheet.

EQUIPMENT: The visiting school's team should always bring their buzzer system as a backup in case the host school's system breaks down during the match.

COACHES ALWAYS GET TO KEEP A COPY OF THE USED QUESTION SETS TO TAKE BACK TO THEIR SCHOOLS AND USE FOR PRACTICE WITH THEIR TEAMS.

Academic Competition Funding for Middle and High Schools

Funding for academic competition began in 1986 when school budgets were controlled by the Board of Education. At that time the Board included a $1000 line-item earmarked for academic competition. When the schools went to site-based management, that $1000 was included in the total amount allocated to the schools. Now it is the responsibility of the local school to designate that money from their yearly budget for academic competition. The Office of Academic Competition does not give this money to the schools. It should be allocated by your site-based budget committee and set aside in anticipation that it will be needed. If you have a problem, please check with your bookkeeper and locate the code from which your KAAC dues have been paid in the past.

What should the $1000.00 from your school budget be used for?

  • KAAC Dues (Annual expense-notice is sent to the schools in the spring.)
  • Equipment repairs/replacement
  • Study materials/practice questions for quick recall and FPS
  • Hosting costs (food, custodial services, etc.)
  • Other tournament fees/expenses
  • Other expenses for academic competition as allowed by your principal.

NOTE: Not all of these expenses will occur each year. Hosting is the largest expenditure, but that only gets assigned to a given school every 3-4 years. Therefore, schools may not need to spend all of these funds each year.

Elementary School Funding for Academic Competition

There are no fees for participating in the Elementary Mayor’s Cup Academic Competition. The Office of Academic Competition and the Louisville Metro Mayor’s Cup provide the funding for questions, awards, etc. for the competition. The Office of Academic Competition provides and maintains the equipment (one buzzer system per school) for elementary quick recall as long as the school participates in the league and Mayor’s Cup. The equipment remains the property of the Office of Academic Competition and should be considered “on loan” to the schools. It is the responsibility of the school to treat the buzzer systems with care and to report any malfunctioning equipment to the Office of Academic Competition for repair. We provide $250.00 to Saturday host schools to help pay the cost of hosting every 3-4 years. We also provide $150.00 to pay personnel for planning and organizing the Mayor’s Cup competition during their hosting year. The Office of Academic Competition is not responsible for paying dues or tournament fees for elementary schools other than those listed above for Mayor’s Cup. Elementary schools that wish to participate in Governor’s Cup must pay their KAAC dues and hosting costs from their school budgets.

Job Descriptions and Responsibilities

General Responsibilities of the School Academic Coordinator:

Must be trained as a quick recall official. NOTE:  KAAC officials can be trained by a coach who has attended an official KAAC training.  It is suggested that he/she also be trained as an FPS evaluator.
Receive and disseminate information from the Office of Academic Competition and/or KAAC about academic competition to others, especially coaches, within the school.
Act as a liaison to the Office of Academic Competition
Act as moderator or judge at practices (optional), the quick recall league matches, and at tournaments -  or recruit and train someone (such as a parent volunteer) to perform that duty.
Coordinate the school spelling bee (elementary and middle school only)- or recruit and train someone (such as a parent volunteer) to perform that duty.
Is responsible for acting as contest manager when their school hosts Mayor's Cup (elementary) or Governor's Cup (middle and high).
Maintain and/or purchase new equipment for quick recall.
Take care of all the paperwork (with input from coaches) involved with league and tournament registrations and transportation.
Report scores to the office of academic competition by 10:00 a.m. the following day.
Oversee the payment of dues and fees, as necessary.
Promote academic team membership within the school. (i.e. send written notices about results of recent matches to the office to be announced to the school, helps advertise tryouts, etc.)
Assist coaches with purchasing practice quick recall questions, the Readings, Research, and Resources Guide for FPS, and other needed study materials for academic teams.
Act as an evaluator for problem solving competitions as necessary.

 

JOB TITLE                                                                              DIVISION                                                                   REPORTS TO
ACADEMIC COMPETITION                                                DISTRICTWIDE INSTRUCTIONAL                         PRINCIPAL
COORDINATOR                                                                   PROGRAMS

SALARY SCHEDULE & GRADE                                          LENGTH OF WORK YEAR              DATE
EXTRA SERVICE PAY SCHEDULE                                     187 DAYS +                                                   JUNE 27, 2011

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides the necessary leadership to coordinate and foster all academic competitions. The academic competition
coordinator is responsible for the screening, selecting, and organizing of local school academic competitions.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coordinates and supervises all academic competitions in the local school.
2. Assists the Principal in the implementation and supervision of all academic competitions at the local, district, state
or national level.
3. Directs the scheduling of the sites and facilities for all academic competitions.
4. Assists the Principal in the coordination of transportation for those students participating in academic
competitions.
5. Is responsible for purchasing the necessary supplies needed for all academic competitions.
6. Acts as academic competition official as needed and attends required training sessions to qualify as an official.
7. Duties may include performance of health services, for which training will be provided.
8. Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work is performed while standing or walking. It requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision
and hearing. The work requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations. The work at times requires
bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching, with the ability to lift, carry, push, or pull light weights.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. 64 hours of college credit

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
1. Ability to work with and bring about harmonious relationship among teachers with varying ideas and philosophies
2. A fundamental understanding of each of the specialized fields taught within the department

 

General Responsibilities of a Speech and Debate Sponsor:

  • Teach students the rules of debate.
  • Attend training and information sessions regarding debate.
  • Hold practices at least one day a week during the competition season. Study materials should be provided to team members.
  • Inform students of opportunities, such as debate camps and scholarships for camp.
  • Take teams to tournaments during the season.
  • Act as a liaison to the Office of Academic Competition.
  • Act as a judge at tournaments.
  • Maintain and/or purchase new materials for research.
  • Take care of all the paperwork (with input from coaches) involved with league and tournament registrations and transportation.
  • Oversee the payment of dues and fees, as necessary.
  • Promote academic team membership within the school. (i.e. send written notices about results of recent tournaments to the office to be announced to the school, help advertise tryouts, etc.)

JOB TITLE                                                      DIVISION                                           REPORTS TO
SPEECH AND DEBATE SPONSOR                      DISTRICTWIDE INSTRUCTIONAL          PRINCIPAL
PROGRAMS

SALARY SCHEDULE & GRADE LENGTH OF WORK YEAR              DATE
EXTRA SERVICE PAY SCHEDULE                                                                                     JUNE 27, 2011

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises the speech activities of a school, stimulating interest and participation in the communication arts; provides as many opportunities as possible for students to become involved in speech activities, whether they be forensic tournaments, regional or state festivals, speech contests, assembly programs, or classroom activities. The sponsor should also be a resource person who can give advice and assistance to students, faculty, and administration upon request.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Trains students for participation in speech and debate events.
2. Teaches the basic forms of speech and debate.
3. Teaches research methods to speakers and debaters.
4. Judges in contests and tournaments and attends required training to qualify as an official.
5. Suggests and/or approves material for interpretive events.
6. Arranges for student participation in worthwhile programs and contests sponsored by civic organizations.
7. Encourages an active interest on the part of students in public address or related activities in the community.
8. Assists students who must make special oral presentations.
9. Takes a team to tournaments and information sessions as provided by the JCPS league.
10. Duties may include performance of health services, for which training will be provided.
11. Performs other duties as assigned by the principal.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work is performed while standing or walking. It requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision
and hearing. The work requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations. The work at times requires
bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching, with the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. 64 hours of college credit
2. Proficiency in oral communications

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
1. Experience in debate and/or individual events
2. A lively interest in current events
3. Knowledge of research techniques
4. Skills of objective, fair, and gentle criticism and evaluation of student speakers

General Responsibilities of a School Quick Recall Coach:

 

  • At the middle and high school level: must be trained and certified by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition. Teams cannot compete in Governor's Cup without a KAAC certified coach. Elementary coaches are trained by the JCPS Office of Academic Competition.
  •  Hold team tryouts.
  • Teach students the rules of quick recall.
  • Hold practices at least one day a week during the playing season. Coaches teach and reinforce the core content material needed to be successful in competition during practices. Study materials should be provided to team members. Inform students of opportunities, such as academic camps.
  • Take teams to league matches during the league season.
  • Work (or recruit other volunteers) to prepare students for challenging written assessment tests. Written assessment tests cover the five subject areas of math, science, language arts, social studies, and fine arts/humanities.
  • Take teams to tournaments. –Each level of JCPS league play has a tournament to conclude the league season. Quick recall teams can also attend tournaments, such as the Sixth Grade Showcase and JV Challenge, which are sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition. Many Kentucky schools hold tournaments throughout the year. The KAAC website has a link to inform coaches about tournament opportunities. (www.kaac.com)  High school teams can participate in NAQT tournaments offered in the region as well. 
  • Middle and high school teams go to Governor's Cup competition, which begins with District competition in January. Mayor's Cup, which is held in March, is the main tournament for JCPS elementary students. However, elementary coaches may also choose to take their teams to Governor's Cup. For more info on this option, go to www.kaac.com .
  • Act as a quick recall official.
  • Assist the Academic Coordinator with hosting responsibilities.

 

 

 

JOB TITLE                                          DIVISION                                                                   REPORTS TO

QUICK RECALL COACH                 DISTRICTWIDE INSTRUCTIONAL             PRINCIPAL

PROGRAMS

 

SALARY SCHEDULE & GRADE                  LENGTH OF WORK YEAR                         DATE

EXTRA SERVICE PAY SCHEDULE                                                                                     JUNE 27, 2011

 

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Serves as coach of quick recall team of a school, stimulating interest and participation on academic teams; provides as

many opportunities as possible for students to become involved in quick recall competition, whether that be in intramural,

league, district, regional, state, or national competition. Works with academic coordinator to integrate quick recall

competition into total academic competition program.

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Coaches students for participation in quick recall competition.

2. Teaches students research methods and competition techniques.

3. Holds regular practices for team members.

4. Acts as an official as required for contests and tournaments and attends training to qualify as said official.

5. Accompanies team to league competitions and tournaments.

6. Suggests and/or approves material for training.

7. Arranges for student participation in worthwhile programs and contests.

8. Duties may include performance of health services, for which training will be provided.

9. Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is performed while standing or walking. It requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision

and hearing. The work requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations. The work at times requires

bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching, with the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. 64 hours of college credit

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

1. Ability to motivate student participation

2. Ability to work with teachers of different disciplines when necessary


 

General Responsibilities of a School Quick Recall Coach:

At the middle and high school level: must be trained and certified by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition. Teams cannot compete in Governor's Cup without a KAAC certified coach. Elementary coaches are trained by the JCPS Office of Academic Competition.
Hold team tryouts.
Teach students the rules of quick recall.
Hold practices at least one day a week during the playing season. Coaches teach and reinforce the core content material needed to be successful in competition during practices. Study materials should be provided to team members. Inform students of opportunities, such as academic camps.
Take teams to league matches during the league season.
Work (or recruit other volunteers) to prepare students for challenging written assessment tests. Written assessment tests cover the five subject areas of math, science, language arts, social studies, and fine arts/humanities.
Take teams to tournaments. –Each level of JCPS league play has a tournament to conclude the league season. Quick recall teams can also attend tournaments, such as the Sixth Grade Showcase and JV Challenge, which are sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition. Many Kentucky schools hold tournaments throughout the year. The KAAC website has a link to inform coaches about tournament opportunities. (www.kaac.com)  High school teams can participate in NAQT tournaments offered in the region as well. 
Middle and high school teams go to Governor's Cup competition, which begins with District competition in January. Mayor's Cup, which is held in March, is the main tournament for JCPS elementary students. However, elementary coaches may also choose to take their teams to Governor's Cup. For more info on this option, go to www.kaac.com .
Act as a quick recall official.
Assist the Academic Coordinator with hosting responsibilities.

 

JOB TITLE                                          DIVISION                                        REPORTS TO
QUICK RECALL COACH                 DISTRICTWIDE INSTRUCTIONAL             PRINCIPAL
PROGRAMS

SALARY SCHEDULE & GRADE                  LENGTH OF WORK YEAR              DATE
EXTRA SERVICE PAY SCHEDULE                                                               JUNE 27, 2011

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves as coach of quick recall team of a school, stimulating interest and participation on academic teams; provides as
many opportunities as possible for students to become involved in quick recall competition, whether that be in intramural,
league, district, regional, state, or national competition. Works with academic coordinator to integrate quick recall
competition into total academic competition program.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coaches students for participation in quick recall competition.
2. Teaches students research methods and competition techniques.
3. Holds regular practices for team members.
4. Acts as an official as required for contests and tournaments and attends training to qualify as said official.
5. Accompanies team to league competitions and tournaments.
6. Suggests and/or approves material for training.
7. Arranges for student participation in worthwhile programs and contests.
8. Duties may include performance of health services, for which training will be provided.
9. Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work is performed while standing or walking. It requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision
and hearing. The work requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations. The work at times requires
bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching, with the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. 64 hours of college credit

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
1. Ability to motivate student participation
2. Ability to work with teachers of different disciplines when necessary

General Responsibilities of a School Future Problem Solving Coach:

Middle and high school coaches must be trained and certified by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition, an affiliate of the International Future Problem Solving Program. Elementary school Problem Solving coaches are trained by the Office of Academic Competition.
Hold tryouts-recruit team members.
Hold practices regularly.
Teach the future problem solving process to their teams, assist students with research on the current year's topics, and provide practice scenarios.
Middle and high school coaches take their teams to JCPS league FPS Competitions in October-December. Elementary coaches have one optional league presentation prior to Mayor's Cup.
High School coaches take their teams to compete at the E.ON.US JCPS High School Tournament in late January.
Middle and high school coaches take teams to Governor's Cup tournaments in January and February, which are sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition. Elementary take teams to Mayor's Cup in March.
Act as an evaluator for problem solving competitions.

JOB TITLE                                               DIVISION                                                  REPORTS TO
PROBLEM SOLVING COACH                     DISTRICTWIDE INSTRUCTIONAL                         PRINCIPAL
PROGRAMS

SALARY SCHEDULE & GRADE                  LENGTH OF WORK YEAR              DATE
EXTRA SERVICE PAY SCHEDULE                                                              JUNE 27, 2011

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves as coach of problem solving team of a school, stimulating interest and participation on academic teams; provides
as many opportunities as possible for students to become involved in problem solving competition, whether that be
intramural, league, district, regional, state, or national competition. Works with academic coordinator to integrate
problem solving competition into total academic competition program.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coaches students for participation in problem solving competition.
2. Teaches students problem solving methods and competition techniques.
3. Holds regular practices with team members.
4. Judges in contests and tournaments and attends required training.
5. Accompanies team to competitions.
6. Suggests and/or approves material for competitions.
7. Arranges for students to participate in worthwhile programs and contests.
8. Duties may include performance of health services, for which training will be provided.
9. Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work is performed while standing or walking. It requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision
and hearing. The work requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations. The work at times requires
bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching, with the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. 64 hours of college credit

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
1. Ability to motivate student participation
2. Ability to work with teachers of different disciplines when necessary

KAAC Quick Recall and Written Assessment Content Areas (revised summer 2011)

High School Mathematics
Mathematics questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Mathematics Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.
1.       General: Vocabulary, Postulates, Base Changes, History
2.       Geometry: Plane Geometry, Perimeter and Area
3.       Geometry: Solid Geometry, Volume and Surface Area
4.       Geometry: Triangles Including Right Triangles (Pythagorean Theorem, Special Right Triangles)
5.       Algebra II: Linear and Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, Systems of Equations
6.       Algebra II: Functions and Their Graphs, Inverses, Compositions of Functions
7.       Algebra II: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
8.       Algebra II: Irrational and Complex Numbers, Radical Equations
9.       Algebra II: Probability and Statistics
10.   Algebra II: Sequences and Series
11.   Algebra II: Conic Sections
12.   Algebra II: Variations, Polynomial Equations, Rational Expressions
13.   Algebra II: Matrices and Determinants, Fractals, Set Theory
14.   Trigonometry: Functions and Their Graphs, Identities, Equations
15.   Trigonometry: Radian Measure, Polar Coordinates/Equations, Trig Problem Solving
16.   Trigonometry: Area, Vectors, Laws
17.   Trigonometry: Analytic, Sum and Difference, Multiple Angles, Product/Sum Formulas
18.   Trigonometry/Calculus: Limits and Derivatives
19.   Trigonometry/Calculus: Integrals and Problem Solving

High School Science
Science questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Science Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.
1.       Anatomy and Physiology
2.       Botany: Vascular and Non-Vascular Plants, Photosynthesis, etc.
3.       Vertebrates
4.       Invertebrates
5.       Genetics: Including DNA Replication and Protein Synthesis
6.       Cells: Including Mitosis, Meiosis, Osmosis, Diffusion, Respiration
7.       Ecology, Environmental Issues, Resources and Conservation
8.       Chemistry: Processes, Reactions
9.       Chemistry: Elements, Compounds, Periodic Table
10.   Chemistry: Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry
11.   Chemistry: Acids, Bases, Salts, Solutions
12.   Chemistry: Nuclear, Atomic, Modern
13.   Chemistry: Laws, Gas Laws, Matter, Energy
14.   Physics: Mechanics, Laws
15.   Physics: Energy
16.   Physics: Waves, Sound/Light Applications
17.   Physics: Electricity and Magnetism
18.   Science History, Famous Scientists
19.   Astronomy, Astronomers, Space Travel, Current Science Events
20.   Earth Science
21.   Protista, Monera, Fungi, Viruses

High School Social Studies
Social Studies questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Social Studies Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.
1.       Government: Types, Characteristics, and International Relations
2.       Government: United States, Roles of Officials, Parties, Personnel, Constitution
3.       Major Supreme Court Cases
4.       Sociology and Psychology
5.       Economics: Principles and Practices; Theories and Theorists – Emphasis on Krugman, Ricardo, Smith, Keynes, Gailbraith, Tobin, Hume, Veblen, Friedman
6.       Geography: United States, political and physical
7.       Geography: World, political and physical
8.       World Civilization:  Prehistory to the Middle Ages - Europe, China, and India
9.       World Civilization:  Renaissance and Reformation
10.   World Civilization:  Post-Renaissance/Reformation to 1800
11.   World Civilization:  1801-1900
12.   World Civilization:  1901-present
13.   U.S. History: Prehistory and Pre-Columbian History
14.   U.S. History: Discovery and colonization (1492-1774)
15.   U.S. History: New Nation to the Civil War (1775-1860)
16.   U.S. History: Civil War/Reconstruction to World War I (1861-1918)
17.   U.S. History: Post-war, Depression, World War II (1919-1945)
18.   U.S. History: Modern Era (1946-2009) 
19.   Current History: People and Events from 2010 to the present       

High School Language Arts
Language Arts questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Language Arts Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.
1.       Early Literature including Indian, Sanskrit, Chinese, Persian and Faith-based Literature
2.       Ancient Greek and Roman Literature to 400 A.D.
3.       Medieval Literature (to 1400) including Arabic Faith-based Literature
4.       Renaissance European and English Literature 1400-1600
5.       British, European and Russian Literature 1600-1800
6.       American Literature before 1800
7.       British, European and Russian Literature 1800-1900
8.       American Literature 1800-1900
9.       Award-winning British poetry and novels since 1900
10.   Latin American, African and Eastern Hemisphere Literature (any era, excluding European and Russian)
11.   Nobel Prize in Literature Winners
12.   Drama since 1900: Emphasis on British and American
13.   Award-winning American poetry and novels since 1900
14.   Pulitzer Prize Winners: Fiction and Nonfiction
15.   Award-winning Biographies and Nonfiction
16.   Literary Devices and Techniques
17.   Grammar and Mechanics
18.   English word origins with Greek/Latin roots, Common Foreign Words and Phrases

High School Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Arts and Humanities Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.
1.       Visual Art: Elements, forms, purposes, terms, concepts  
2.       Visual Art: Artists and their works - Emphasis on Velazquez, Vermeer, Brueghel the Elder, DeKooning, Delacroix, Eakins, El Greco, Gauguin, Degas, Titian, Botticelli, Rubens, Toulouse-Latrec, Hopper, Kahlo, Remington      
3.       Visual Art: Art periods, themes, styles, historical and cultural aspects
4.       Architecture and architectural elements - Emphasis on Middle Eastern and Asian, Ancient Greece and Rome
5.       Architecture: Architects and their works - Emphasis on Michelangelo, Palladio, Frank Lloyd Wright, I.M. Pei, Maya Lin, Eero Saarinen, Gropius, Philip Johnson, Frank Gehry
6.       Music: Elements, forms, purposes, terms, concepts, styles
7.       Composers and their works – Emphasis on Schubert, Paganini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Palestrina, Purcell, Rachmaninoff, Mahler, Bartok, Gershwin; Modern American and Contemporary
8.       Music: Movements, time periods, historical and cultural aspects
9.       Musical theatre, opera, operettas
10.   Dance: Elements, forms, purposes, terms, concepts
11.   Dancers and choreographers: famous roles and contributions
12.   Philosophers and philosophy – Emphasis on Socrates, Plato, Descartes, Kant, Rousseau, Nietzsche, Marx, Sartre
13.   World religions, religious leaders and religious history
14.   Mythology: Greek, Roman and Norse gods, goddesses and characters
15.   Contemporary drama, music and art – 1940 to present
16.   Drama/Theater: Elements, forms, concepts, historical and cultural aspects
17.   Drama/Theater:  Notable works
18.   Film masterpieces and documentaries, famous directors (Award-winning and notable nominees)

 


Middle Grades Mathematics
Mathematics questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Mathematics Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.
1.       Number Theory
2.       Sequences and Patterns
3.       Absolute Value, Integers, Rational Numbers
4.       Ratio, Proportion and Percents
5.       Problem Solving
6.       Systems of Measurement
7.       Geometry: Angles, Parallel Lines, Polygons, Circles, Geometric Solids
8.       Geometry: Measurement (Perimeter, Circumference, Area, Surface Area, Volume)
9.       Indirect Measurement (Similar Polygons, Pythagorean Theorem, Special Right Triangles, Trigonometry)
10.   Statistics and Data Analysis
11.   Probability: Independent/Dependent Events, Permutation, Combinations
12.   Inequalities and Absolute Value
13.   Polynomials, Polynomial Factoring, Algebraic Fractions
14.   Relations, Functions and Variations
15.   Linear Equations and Functions
16.   Radicals and Exponents
17.   Quadratic Equations and Functions

Middle Grades Science
Science questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Science Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.
1.       Matter: Chemical and Physical Properties, Compounds, Elements, Mixtures
2.       Motion and Force: Inertia, Changes in Speed/Direction, Waves
3.       Transfer of Energy: Heat Predictability, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Electricity
4.       Living Systems’ Structure and Function: Uni/Multicellular Organisms, Specialization
5.       Regulation and Behavior: Obtaining and Using Resources, Stimuli
6.       Reproduction and Heredity
7.       Diversity and Adaptation of Organisms; Populations and Ecosystems: Food Webs, Sunlight & Energy, Carrying Capacity
8.       Earth’s Subsystems: Lithosphere, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Climate, Resources
9.       Solar System and Beyond: Objects, Events, Gravity/Inertia, Constellations
10.   Scientific Process: Experiments, Data Interpretation, Variables, Hypotheses, Laboratory Safety and First Aid (Written Assessment only)
11.   1950 to Present: Science, Technology, Fields of Study, Tools of Science
12.   Plants: Resources/Uses, Diversity, Ecosystems, Evolution, Life Cycles
13.   Animals: Diversity, Ecosystems, Evolution, Life Cycles
14.   Fungi, Viruses and Bacteria
15.   History of Science: Scientists, Inventions/Inventors, Technology
16.   Health and Nutrition

Middle Grades Social Studies
Social Studies questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Social Studies Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.
1.       Current History: People and Events from 2010 to the present
2.       U.S. Geography:  Physical and Political
3.       World Geography: Physical/Political Geography, Maps
4.       Geography: Climate, Land, Resources, Map Skills
5.       World Civilization: Ancient Africa and Egypt, River Valleys, Fertile Crescent, India and China
6.       World Civilization: Greece and Rome
7.       World Civilization: Middle Ages
8.       World Civilization: Age of Exploration – Emphasis on European Explorers
9.       U.S. History: Prehistory, Native American Cultures, Exploration
10.   U.S. History: Colonial Period (1500-1775)
11.   U.S. History: Becoming a New Nation (1775-1815)
12.   U.S. History: The Nation Grows (1815-1860)
13.   U.S. History: Civil War and Reconstruction
14.   U.S. History: Presidents and Great Political Figures
15.   U.S. Government (Major Documents and Citizenship)
16.   Economic: Principles, Practices, Money/Banking, Economic Systems

Middle Grades Language Arts
Language Arts questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Language Arts Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.
1.       Classic American Novels (Early American to 1900)
2.       Newbery Award Winners
3.       Classic Children’s Novels
4.       Award-winning Contemporary Young Adult Literature
5.       Award-winning Contemporary Young Adult Nonfiction, Famous Speeches
6.       Famous Poets and Poetry (including Contemporary)
7.       Famous Plays and Playwrights (including Contemporary) 
8.       Short Stories:  Authors, Titles, Characters, Themes
9.       Characters in Fables, Folklore, Tall Tales
10.   Grammar: Types of Sentences, Phrases, Clauses, Mechanics, Language Usage
11.   Grammar:  Punctuation, Sentence Structure, Capitalization
12.   Parts of Speech and Their Usage
13.   Vocabulary: Spelling and Definitions
14.   Vocabulary: Greek and Latin Affixes and Roots
15.   Common Foreign Words and Phrases 
16.   Literary Devices and Techniques

Middle Grades Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Arts and Humanities Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.
1.       Visual Arts: Elements of Arts, Principles of Design, Media, Processes, Purposes of Art
2.       Visual Artists and Their Works - Emphasis on Cole, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Picasso, David, Monet, van Gogh, Rembrandt, Pollock, O’Keeffe; Historical/Cultural Aspects of Art  
3.       Architecture — Emphasis on Ancient Greece and Rome; Architects -  Emphasis on Michelangelo, Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, I. M. Pei, Christopher Wren
4.       Elements of Music: Rhythm, Tempo, Harmony, Form, Dynamics, etc.
5.       Composers and their Works: Classical, Baroque and Romantic - Emphasis on J.S. Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Chopin
6.       American Composers and their Works
7.       Musical Instruments and Families (including traditional folk instruments) 
8.       Purposes and Styles of Music—Latin musical styles, Medieval (e.g. Gregorian chant), gospel, popular, ballads, etc
9.       Dance: Elements, Movements, Famous Dancers and Choreographers
10.   Dance:  Historical/Cultural Aspects
11.   World Religions and Holidays, Religious Leaders and History
12.   Mythology: Greek and Roman Gods, Goddesses and Characters
13.   Drama/Theater: Elements, Format, Production Terms
14.   Drama/Theater: Historical/Cultural Aspects, Broadway Plays
15.   Drama/Theater: Musical Theatre
16.   Cultural Icons 1990-present

 


Elementary Mathematics
Mathematics questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Mathematics Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.
1.       Properties of Real Numbers: Whole Numbers, Fractions, Mixed Numbers, Decimals
2.       Computation of Whole Numbers
3.       Computation of Fractions, Mixed Numbers
4.       Computation of Decimals
5.       Estimation
6.       Measurement: U.S. Customary and Metric Units, Money, Time and Temperature
7.       Perimeter, Area and Volume of Geometric Figures
8.       Symmetry, Congruence, and Similar Figures
9.       Probability/Statistics
10.   Number Patterns
11.   Pre-algebra
12.   Ratio, Proportion, Percents
13.   Data Collection, Organization, Description, and Interpretation  (Written Assessment only)

Elementary Science
Science questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Science Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.
1.       Properties of Objects and Materials
2.       Position and Motion of objects
3.       Light, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism
4.       Earth Science: Rocks, Soil, Minerals, Fossils
5.       Earth Science: Subsystems (Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, Water Cycle, Weather, Climate, Seasons)
6.       Solar System: Planets, Sun, Observable Patterns of Movement and Shapes
7.       Organisms: Cells, Simple Organisms, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships
8.       Organisms: Plants, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships
9.       Organisms: Invertebrates, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships
10.   Organisms: Vertebrates, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships
11.   Human Body Systems, Personal and Community Health
12.   Scientific Inquiry, Science and Technology, Relationships, Scientific Tools, Types of Scientists
13.   Famous Scientists and Pioneers: Including Newton, Einstein, Galileo, Marie Curie, Nightingale, Goodall, Elizabeth Blackwell, Benjamin Franklin, Carver, Salk, Pasteur, Jenner, Rachel Carson, Nobel, Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride

Elementary Social Studies
Social Studies questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Social Studies Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.
1.       Kentucky Geography
2.       Kentucky History
3.       United States Geography: Physical Characteristics and Map Skills
4.       United States Geography: Human Characteristics – Populations and Interaction with the Environment
5.       Early U.S. Cultures – Emphasis on English, Spanish, French, West African
6.       United States History: Beginnings to Revolution for Independence
7.       United States History: Revolutionary War to 1865
8.       United States History: Reconstruction to Present
9.       Government: Local, State, and National
10.   Citizenship: Rights and Responsibilities
11.   Basic Economic Principles
12.   United States Symbols, Slogans, Landmarks, Documents 
13.   People and Events from 2010 to the present

Elementary Language Arts
Language Arts questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Language Arts Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.
1.       Newbery Medal Winners, 1990 to Present
2.       Caldecott Medal Winners, 1990 to present
3.       Famous Poetry and Poets (emphasis on Children’s Poetry); Poetic forms
4.       Classic Literature: 2012 emphasis on Rudyard Kipling, Katherine Paterson, Gary Paulsen, E. L. Konigsburg, Jerry Spinelli
5.       Literature Genres, Terms and Devices
6.       Characters in Fables, Folklore, Tall Tales, Legends - Emphasis on American  
7.       Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, Famous Speeches 
8.       Vocabulary: Words with Multiple Meanings, Roots, Affixes and Their Effects upon Meaning
9.       Vocabulary: Word Usage, Synonyms, Antonyms, Homophones, Homonyms, Compound Words
10.   Grammar: Punctuation, Capitalization, and for Written Assessment only: Special Type such as Boldface, Italics, etc.
11.   Grammar: Parts of Speech and Their Functions, (including Subject, Direct and Indirect Objects, Gerunds, Appositives, Predicate and Predicate Nominatives) 
12.   Types of Sentences, Clauses, Phrases   
13.   Spelling

Elementary Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Arts and Humanities Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.
1.       Elements of Music: Rhythm, timbre, melody, tempo, harmony, dynamics, etc
2.       Purposes and Styles of Music including Historical and Cultural Aspects
3.       Musical Instruments and Families
4.       Famous Composers and Their Best Known Works – Emphasis on Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Copeland, Gershwin
5.       Elements of  Dance, Types of dance, and Appropriate Dance Wear
6.       Dancers and Choreographers
7.       Drama:  Elements, Production, and Performance, Age-appropriate Broadway Plays
8.       Visual Arts: Elements, Principles of Design, Media, Processes
9.       Visual Arts: Purposes, Styles, Subjects Matters, Historical Aspects
10.   Famous Artists and Their Best Known Works – Emphasis on Michelangelo, Leonardo, Seurat, Cassatt, Wood, Remington
11.   Cultures: West African, Native American, American Folk, Colonial American dance, drama, visual art, and music
12.   Cultural Icons 1990-present

 

Date Modified 9/27/13