Instructional Strategies

Special Considerations

Texas public schools are responsible for helping all students develop to their full potential. The content and structure of fine arts curricula provides opportunities to involve all students in the learning process, regardless of their language, cultural background, disabilities, or familiarity with course content. Classes can be structured to recognize and utilize students' abilities, rather than emphasize their disabilities. Teachers can modify instructional methods, pacing, and materials to meet the individual needs of their students.

Special Education

Teachers of students who receive special education services should participate in the development of each student’s Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) and take part in student’s Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee meetings. Getting involved in IEP and ARD consultations allows educators share a student's progress and achievements with parents and other teachers.

The following considerations and classroom strategies can help teachers modify their instruction for special education students:

Adapting teaching methods/materials to individuals

The challenge of teaching a classroom of students with diverse, individual needs may be daunting. The following suggestions should help teachers gain the full participation of every learner:

Please see the Fine Arts for All Students document for more information.