Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/9/2020 - 7:00 PM
Category: DISCUSSION / ACTION ITEMS
Type: Action
Subject: 10.1 Approval of 9-12 New Course Descriptions - International Baccalaureate (IB) Dance Standard Level (SL), International Baccalaureate (IB) Dance Higher Level (HL) 1 A/B, and International Baccalaureate (IB) Dance Higher Level (HL) 2 A/B
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Attachment Summary:
File Attachment:
IB Dance SL 1 FINAL_DRAFT 6.3.2020.pdf
IB Dance HL 1 FINAL_DRAFT 6.3.2020.pdf
IB Dance HL 2 FINAL_DRAFT 6.6.2020.pdf
Quick Summary / Abstract: Staff will present new and updated courses for consideration and approval.
Background: The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) is committed to developing courses that provide students with a wide-range of opportunities to prepare students to “contribute and thrive in a changing world.” Our Board of Education encourages updating and creating new courses that are engaging to our students and prepare them for success in the 21st Century. The new courses comply with the rigorous College Board and International Baccalaureate (IB) standards, include the California State Standards, and support students in their pursuit of college and career readiness.
Status We strive to remain responsive in meeting student and parent requests for rigorous college preparatory coursework, career technical education, and elective opportunities that will prepare our students for multiple options beyond high school. We collaborate closely with our high school teachers and administrators to keep our current courses updated and new courses prepared for Board approval.

The new IB Dance course offerings for junior and senior students would allow them to satisfy the visual and performing arts requirement of the IB Diploma Programme and prepare them for the IB Dance assessment in both the HL and SL levels. The following new courses are being presented for consideration and approval.

New Courses:
International Baccalaureate (IB) Dance Standard Level (SL)
International Baccalaureate (IB) Dance Higher Level (HL) 1 A/B
International Baccalaureate (IB) Dance Higher Level (HL) 2 A/B

The IB Diploma Programme dance course curriculum aims for a holistic approach to dance, and embraces a variety of dance traditions and dance cultures—past, present, and looking towards the future. In order to complete the IB Dance programme, all students will choreograph their own dances and offer analysis of the composition process. Students will also explore, compare, and contrast dances from different cultures and/or traditions. Students will choreograph, perform, and critique dance. Their performance, creativity, and analytical skills are mutually developed and valued whether the students are writing papers or creating/performing dances. Through these courses, students will develop skills that will help them become choreographers, dance scholars, performers or, more broadly, to seek life enrichment through dance.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Dance Standard Level (SL) is a three-trimester comprehensive college-level course. While prior dance experience is not mandatory for students to take IB Dance SL, it is recommended, and students should have a strong interest in studying, creating, and performing dance.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Dance Higher Level (HL) is a two-year comprehensive college-level course series. IB Dance HL 1 and HL 2 are designed for the student who delves deeply into the performance and appreciation for dance as an art form. The two-year course series culminates in the production of a student dance portfolio that includes both written and performance pieces that will be submitted to IB for assessment in senior year.
Fiscal Impact Instructional materials will be purchased from our District-established Instructional Materials budget using Local Control Funding Formula dollars.
Superintendent's Recommendation: Approve the 9-12 New Course Descriptions – International Baccalaureate (IB) Dance Standard Level (SL), International Baccalaureate (IB) Dance Higher Level (HL) 1 A/B, and International Baccalaureate (IB) Dance Higher Level (HL) 2 A/B.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jodi Robison - Executive Assistant
Signed By:
Kelly Bowers, Ed.D. - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Emily Prusso Moved, Member Chris Wenzel seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve the 9-12 New Course Descriptions – International Baccalaureate (IB) Dance Standard Level (SL), International Baccalaureate (IB) Dance Higher Level (HL) 1 A/B, and International Baccalaureate (IB) Dance Higher Level (HL) 2 A/B.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
   
Craig Bueno     Yes
Chuck Rogge     Yes
Chris Wenzel     Yes
Anne White     Yes
Emily Prusso     Yes