New Hampshire Department of Education

Arts Education Wikispace

Welcome to the New Hampshire Department of Education Wikispace website.

  • This site houses a variety of activities and project related to or originating from the office of arts education at the NH Dept. of Education, Marcia McCaffrey, Arts Consultant. Pages will be added as needed.

  • Use the left hand sidebar to navigate through the site.

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Intersections Conference page:

This page is designed to support the Kennedy Center Intersections conference session Universal Design for Learning and the National Core Arts Standards: Frameworks for Goal Oriented Instructional Practices Arts Across Disciplines. Panelist: Marcia McCaffrey, Arts Consultant, New Hampshire Department of Education; Kristin Nagy, Arts Integration Specialist, Bridges Public Charter School; Dennis Inhulsen, Principal, Patterson Elementary School; Christina Bosch, Instructional Designer/Research Associate, CAST; Dr. Don Glass, arts | education | research

According to the UDL approach to curriculum development, clear goals are the foundation of any effective curriculum. The new voluntary National Core Arts Standards are similarly designed and orient learning in the arts around clear expectations for practices, processes and disciplines. To design quality arts education experiences, instructors can approach the core arts standards through the UDL framework to simultaneously address learner variability and instructional goals first then work backwards from those goals to elect appropriate options for practices, processes, materials and assessments. This session explores how to prioritize multidimensional learning goals in the unique context of arts education, so that all learners have fair opportunities to participate and benefit.

The Advocacy page houses links and documents that support arts education in our schools.



The Research page contains a variety of research studies and reports related to initiatives undertaken by the arts education office. Additional documents are added that inform current activities of the website. In the past, this site has been used for committee work related to revising and updating teacher preparation programs in visual arts, music, and physical education.

The Website page has various websites of interest .