Arts & Learning Units

Arts & Learning Units

Research on the brain has revealed new understandings about the role creative and critical thinking plays in our development as innovative human beings. In the left bar navigation you will find links to the Middle Year's Arts Education units created by the Living Sky Arts & Learning committee. The units were created to assess Saskatchewan Arts Education outcomes using Understanding by Design as a guiding principle to our planning.  Please feel free to download the files for your use in the classroom. The units will also be featured as Support Material on the Ministry of Education curriculum website.


Arts & Learning Committee

Committee Members: Sarah Ficko (Maymont), Crystal Gilbert (Unity Composite High School), Chris Kent (McLurg), Jackie Kroczynski (Bready School), Shannon MacFarlane (Spiritwood High School), Kelly Waters (St. Vital), Kali Weber (North Battleford Comprehensive High School), and Sherron Burns (Arts Education Consultant, LSKY).

Our goals:

  • create understanding around Big Ideas and Enduring Understanding in the Arts
  • design a planning template that incorporates Understanding by Design as we develop our units
  • use documentation of student activity purposefully as we reflect on learning
  • share our ideas with our community of Arts Educators, support one another and expand our thinking through critical conversations
  • capture and collate exemplars of student work
  • build greater understanding of assessment for learning practices



You may contact Sherron Burns, Arts Education Consultant for Living Sky if you are interested in participating in this exciting professional development community.