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9.4 Career and Technical Education
ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand C. Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications Career Cluster
Pathway (4) Performing Arts
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
Dance:
Academic Foundations: Academic concepts lay the foundation for the full range of career and postsecondary education opportunities within the career cluster.
9.4.12.C.(4).1 Demonstrate an awareness of the role of dance in various cultures to build an understanding of the nature and scope of dance in society.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Systems:
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.C.(4).2 Compare and contrast the roles of choreographers, dancers, and others involved in the production and presentation of dance performances to build an understanding of career opportunities in the pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.C.(4).9 Compare and contrast the roles of playwrights, actors, and others involved in the production and presentation of theatrical performances to build a perspective regarding individual roles involved in the pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.C.(4).10 Summarize and explain commercial aspects of the dramatic arts to demonstrate knowledge of the external and internal influences on the pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.C.(4).3 Demonstrate basic dance movement and analyze basic skills needed for performing to build an understanding of career demands in the pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.C.(4).4 Demonstrate complex steps and patterns from various dance styles and traditions to convey an understanding of techniques, principles, and processes used in the pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.C.(4).7 Demonstrate a varied repertoire of music through vocal or instrumental performance, alone and with others, to show competence with fundamental elements used in the pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.C.(4).11 Apply acting technique to a range of dramatic characters and situations to build a repertoire of skills.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.C.(4).12 Write stage, film, television, or electronic media scripts in a variety of traditional and current formats to demonstrate fundamental skills.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.C.(4).15 Analyze and explain how specific elements of technical design (e.g., lighting, sound, costumes, make-up, etc.) each contribute to arts performances in order to build a broad understanding of the role of technical design in arts productions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.C.(4).16 Research past and present productions and analyze the stage sets, costumes, lighting, and other technical effects that supported various performances in order to build a broad understanding of the role of technical design in arts productions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.C.(4).17 Demonstrate how technology may be used to reinforce, enhance, or alter performances to convey a broad understanding of the role of technical design in arts productions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Music:
Academic Foundations: Academic concepts lay the foundation for the full range of career and postsecondary education opportunities within the career cluster.
9.4.12.C.(4).5 Demonstrate knowledge of music theory to convey an understanding of fundamental themes and patterns.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.C.(4).6 Analyze aural examples of musical compositions representing diverse styles, cultures, and historical periods to build a broad understanding of the styles in the pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Theater and Playwriting:
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.C.(4).8 Analyze the physical, emotional, and social dimensions of characters found in dramatic texts from various styles and media to acquire an understanding of key issues affecting the creation of characters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Design and Production
Systems:
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.C.(4).13 Analyze and explain how artistic processes, organizational structure, and business principles are interrelated in the creation of arts productions to build an understanding of various influences.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.C.(4).14 Analyze stage and production management to acquire a broad understanding of the role of technical design and other facets of arts productions.