Best Practices

Florida Standards and Art Course Descriptions

These resources are designed to help you fully utilize CPALMS and arts course descriptions and create successful learning experiences for your students.

Creating Learning Goals, Success Criteria, and Rubrics

Creating Essential Questions

Course Descriptions and Lesson Plans

Dance Course Description and Sample Lessons

M/J Dance Celebration for Students of Mixed Mobilities (#0300090)

Sample Lesson Plans:

Music Course Descriptions and Sample Lessons

Elementary Chorus (#5013010)

Music of the World (#1300340)

Theatre Course Descriptions and Sample Lessons

M/J Technical Theatre: Design and Production (#0400110)

Theatre 2 (#0400320)

Visual Art Course Descriptions and Sample Lessons

M/J Creative Photography 1 (#0102040)

Ceramics/Pottery 1 (#0102300)

Sample Lesson Plan

Additional Course Descriptions

Dance Course Descriptions

Music Course Descriptions

Theatre Course Descriptions

Visual Art Course Descriptions

Additional Resources

Course Code Directory
Access to All Approved Course Descriptions (by school year) and more

CPALMS
Access to Course Descriptions, Standards, and iCPALMS Tools

Florida’s Standards and Course Descriptions: Arts Implementation with Fidelity Webinar Series
Four, 1-hour Presentations on the Arts Course Descriptions and the Updated iCPALMS Planning Tools. Includes information on:

  • Learning Goals and Success Criteria
  • Essential Questions
  • Assessment

Big Ideas and Enduring Understandings in the Arts (pdf)

Big Ideas and Enduring Understandings in the Arts (docx)