Continuous Learning

This page is intended to provide you with information and resources to help you tackle Continuous Learning in Kansas during the Covid-19 pandemic!

Click here for a Letter from KAEA Past  President, Kate Miller, and KAEA Board Members

KAEA Member-Created Materials

Choice Boards & Challenges
Art Ideas that Don't Require Art Supplies
Virtual Museum Tours

Specials Resources from the Kansas Continuous Learning Task Force
Online Art Teachers (K-12) Facebook Group, Google Drive Folder: lessons, sample choice boards and resources for online/distance art classes.
Art of Education University offers online art lessons, professional development, and more. Follow their Twitter feed at @theartofed
Davis Digital: visit to request a login for open access through June 30th.

Guidance from the Task Force

Important Points to Remember
  • Focus on essential learning for students -- “Less is More” 
  • Be flexible and ready to adapt when needs arise 
  • Emphasize relationships in this new learning environment 
  • Support local decision making to honor local needs 
  • Decisions must support all populations of students.
  • Extend grace to all in these unique and trying times
Student Time Spent on Schoolwork Per Day
    • Pre-K : 30 minutes
    • Grades K-1: 45 minutes
    • Grades 2-3: 60 minutes
    • Grades 4-5: 90 minutes
    • Grades 6-12: 30 minutes per teacher (3 hours max in a day)
Internet Access Considerations
  • Students Will Have Hurdles
  • Leave home to access hotspots
  • Limited data
  • Parents or siblings need to share devices
  • Try not to make every assignment need the internet to be completed
  • Can students get information then work offline?
  • Allow students to choose low or no-tech options
For families without internet access
    • Create “project packs” for students in need of supplies (paper, pencils, consumable manipulatives or supplies)
    • Distribute art prompts to give a broad “menu” of options using little to no home equipment.
    • Create a list of projects/skills that can be completed to meet required competencies

Options for Voice and Choice
  • Consider focusing on providing opportunities to encourage art behaviors/”studio habits of mind” as outcomes, rather than specific art content (observe, envision, express, develop skill, engage & persist, reflect)
  • Focus on mastering competencies (outcomes) versus reproducing each experience/worksheet/test/ quiz given in the typical classroom

  • Provide options for completing work online or traditionally

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