Dr. Michael Moore Addresses Council of Arts Education Presidents

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Greenville, S.C. (January 27, 2014) – Dr. Michael Moore, head of the Department of Music Education at Bob Jones University, recently addressed the South Carolina Council of Arts Education Presidents (CAEP) on evaluating teacher effectiveness at the South Carolina Arts Commission in Columbia.

CAEP comprises leadership from eight state arts organizations and the South Carolina Department of Education (SDE). The council exists to address issues of recruitment and retention of arts teachers and arts education advocacy strategies.

Moore was invited to address the council due to his work as chair of the South Carolina Music Teacher Association’s Teacher Evaluation Task Force and his experience as lead instructor in the summer Arts Assessment Institute (sponsored by the SDE and the Arts in Basic Curriculum Project).

Dr. Moore’s presentation, “Arts Teacher Evaluation: Challenges and Opportunities,” dealt with applying the Danielson Framework for Teaching to the evaluation of teacher effectiveness in the arts.  During his presentation, Moore examined the SDE’s new education evaluation guidelines and their impact on the evaluation of teachers in non-tested subjects (especially music, dance, theater and visual arts teachers).

Dr. Moore earned his BS in Music and his MMus in Music Education from Bob Jones University. He completed further graduate work at the University of South Carolina – Columbia where he earned a MMus in Conducting and a PhD in Music Education.