Arts Academy  

Assessing Student Creative Work

Assessing quality of student creative work in music, dance, drama, visual arts, and new media

Hopkinsville, July 17-21

The April 15 Deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting applications. For further information, please contact Cecilia Reyna at 

“I never saw myself as an artist or even being able to teach it.  So being able to learn and grow with my students during this lesson was a great experience; I would never have done this if it weren’t for attending the Academy.”


In this Academy, we will focus on creating and assessing artistic work with artistic criteria.  This begins by developing a language for talking about the art forms.  We will do a deep dive into one art form each day, led by experienced teaching artists and curriculum specialists.  We will model constructive group discussion processes of our own creative work and performances, and we will discuss student artistic work at various grade levels.  Together we will move beyond rubrics that focus on effort, following directions, and completion of projects, and begin to incorporate artistic criteria in assessment of student creative work.  NEW THIS YEAR: due to strong interest, we are adding New Media to music, dance, drama, and visual arts.


Each day we will explore assessment in a different art form.  Teachers are expected to attend all five days.


Preference will be given to teachers who teach the arts any grade levels from K through 12.  We will also consider applications from teachers who provide strong arts integration instruction.  Eligible teachers must teach in Kentucky public schools.

Stipends and Credit

Teachers may receive $100 per day stipend, or they may elect to receive PD credit as allowed by their district (six hours per day) instead of the stipend. 

Questions?  Contact Cecilia Reyna at 502-566-5151 or (email preferred)