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FLEX Curriculum is organized into Collections. Collections are curriculum materials organized by theme. Each Collection contains lesson plans, resources, assessments, and videos that connect with the theme. Teachers can handpick materials from the collections to create personalized units or classes.
No. Art teachers are creative lesson architects who are continually problem-solving, designing, and innovating. They do not want or need a prescriptive curriculum. Instead, they need a rigorous, relevant, and flexible set of resources they can utilize based on their unique needs. With FLEX, teachers can pick and choose materials to create their own set of scope and sequences, units, and classes.
Practicing art teachers from around the world with a variety of teaching experiences contribute to the creation of FLEX Curriculum in collaboration with The Art of Education University. This development model ensures that FLEX Curriculum fits the needs of all art teachers.
FLEX Curriculum is suitable for kindergarten through 12th grade students and doesn’t pigeonhole lessons into specific grade levels. Instead, lessons are categorized as Beginner (geared toward K-5), Intermediate (geared toward 6-8), and Advanced (geared toward 9-12). However, teachers are welcome and able to scale lessons up or down to meet the needs of their unique students. Furthermore, all lessons are aligned to the National Core Arts Standards and selected state standards.
FLEX Curriculum is a growing platform. Three new thematic Collections (including lessons, resources, assessments, and videos) are added each month.
Yes. FLEX Curriculum materials are exclusive to those who have paid for a subscription to the platform. With a subscription, teachers can download and use any of the materials and incorporate them into the LMS they currently use. Teachers can also freely access the platform and videos at any time.
Yes. Making sure that FLEX works well for choice-based classrooms is a priority. Most curriculum platforms completely miss serving choice-based teachers. FLEX includes student-facing resources and videos, process-based worksheets, artist bios, and open-ended assessments, all ideal for the choice-based classroom.
FLEX can be filtered by a variety of connections. These connections include social studies, science, literacy, math, technology, STEAM, engineering, and social-emotional learning. FLEX also connects to the understanding of oneself through emotion and identity, understanding of the environment through community, and understanding of the outside world through current and world events.
FLEX is a curriculum platform and does not provide PD hours. If PD hours are needed, see PRO Learning.
Assessments are connected to relevant collections to help teachers evaluate the content in the collection. Assessments are also found in the “Assessments” area of FLEX. Assessment resources are left open-ended for teachers and districts to use with any lesson or unit. You can filter Assessments by “summative,” “formative,” “reflection,” “critique,” “peer assessment,” “beginner,” “intermediate,” “advanced,” and “area of study.”
Yes. FLEX can be filtered and searched by state and national standards. FLEX allows teachers to search through content to discover standards and to search through standards to discover content. It works both ways.
The Art of Education University wants every school district that purchases FLEX to be as successful as possible in implementing the program. A dedicated School Success Manager will meet with the school district’s administration to understand their goals and build an implementation plan for the district. With usage reports, the visual arts team will be able to identify those who are using the program successfully and those who need a little more help. The school success team is always available to offer full-service support to the entire team.
No. Students do not get logins, but individual teachers do. Flex Curriculum is priced per teacher because we acknowledge that art teachers often serve a high number of students and are frequently in more than one building. We give teachers the autonomy to create units and classes based on their unique students. All content can be downloaded, printed, or shared in their chosen student-facing platform or LMS. With this capability, students can learn about visual arts in the same place they are learning other subjects.
Yes! Administrators can create units and classes and share those with their entire district. This works well for common assessments, shared vocabulary lists, or common units to ensure continuity across the district.
Upon purchase, we will immediately bill your credit card for one month or one year depending on your selection of monthly or annual billing.
To stop automatic billing on your credit card, you can do one of three things:
If your credit card expires, we will send you an email notification to update your credit card information. If you do not update your credit card information within one week of notification, you will lose access to Art Ed PRO until your card is updated and your subscription is re-initiated.
Only current subscribers of FLEX Curriculum are able to access the materials. If the subscription gets canceled, all current and future FLEX materials will no longer be accessible, including any previously downloaded materials.
Yes. Cancellation is possible at anytime, but access to all FLEX materials, including current and future curriculum materials in the platform, will be lost.
FLEX is $49 per month for the individual monthly subscription. You can save 15% by purchasing an annual subscription at $499 per year.
Yes. FLEX Curriculum and PRO Learning are the perfect compliment to one another for professional art teachers. If you bundle PRO + FLEX, the cost is $69/month or $699/year.