This is a valuable resource for string teachers, and a wonderful thing to be able to show administrators and use as a basis for creating a string curriculum. This was given a final preview at last week’s conference, and check the ASTA website for more specific release information.
The American String Teachers Association proudly announces the release of the ASTA String Curriculum, Standards, Goals, and Learning Sequences for Essential Skills and Knowledge in K-12 String Programs.
This K-12 teaching curriculum debuts at the national conference, March 16-19, in Kansas City, Missouri. ASTA’s publishing partner, Alfred Publishing, will sell this valuable book for just $49.99 at their exhibit hall booth.
According to Mary Wagner, one of its authors, “It is a great sequential teaching guide that lists strategies and assessments. A terrific tool for any teacher!”
Breaking it down even further, the book provides a scope and sequence, specific teaching strategies, curricular guidelines, and establishes performance benchmarks, with a focus on studio and school string programs.
ASTA sincerely thanks the books authors who worked tirelessly to produce this landmark publication: Stephen J. Benham, Mary L. Wagner, Jane Linn Aten, Judith P. Evans, Denese Odegaard, and Julie Lyonn Lieberman.