ACME has invested time and attention to aligning its program and methodology with the most up-to-date practices for 21st century learning.
ACME’s program suggests an achievement-based approach, rather than an age or grade-based approach. No matter what age or grade a student is in, it is the level of their contribution that matters most.
ACME learning sets include completion of 21st Century skills and arts skills at various levels. The following is a breakdown of those skills and levels.
Includes introduction of computer hardware and software use in conjunction with the ACME program online.
- Using systems effectively – use browser; navigating web, using using computer
- Systems thinking – navigating within the website
- Use/ Manage info. - Inputting data into; Responding to system prompts
- Communicate clearly - asking questions, requesting information; providing information, creating personal profile
SET 1 (Beginner)
Includes a basic understanding and functioning of the ACME program and processes including making comments on others work and developing and uploading their own work.
- Thinking creatively – creating/editing artwork
- Analyze media – Reviewing others artwork
- Make judgments/ decisions – designate artwork category, creating folders
- Reason effectively – making comments
- Solve problems – asking for help, researching resources
- Apply technology effectively –uploading artwork, learning software tools
- Working independently – engaging in ACME process
SET 2 (Intermediate & Advanced) (Track A-Comments and/or Track B-Creative)
Includes a deeper level of engagement in both mentoring (comments) and creative participation in the ACME community along with a deeper level of understanding and application of these skills as they relate to utilizing the online ACME program and processes. This includes managing multiple pieces of work and making multiple comments.
NOTE: Students working at the Set 2 Advanced level must participate BOTH as commenters AND as creators in order to complete.
- Work with others – developing peer mentorship relationships
- Access/evaluate info. – researching/ applying criteria
- Create media products – Apply to ProReview , managing multiple folders
- Be flexible – revising artwork, responding to constructive feedback
- Manage goals/Time – Participation in ACME competition
- Be responsible to others – Give constructive feedback
- Implementation Innovation – Choosing challenge
- Adapt to change – responding to comments
SET 3 – (Leadership)
Integration of both Mentoring and Creative Skills applied in a consistent way demonstrating leadership.
- Collaboration – working in project based teams, apprenticeship
- Lead/ guide others – mentoring lower level students
- Manage products – managing, revising, posting, submitting portfolio
- Produce results – ProReview approval
ACME DESIGN CRITERIA ALIGNMENT
The alignment of the ACME Design and Animation Standards were developed internally utilizing ACME’s Evaluation Criteria and the following resources:
California Visual and Performing Arts Framework – Grades 9 thru 12
NAEP Arts Education Assessment Framework Grades 9-12
Visual Arts Standards – Grades 9-12
AP Studio Art
California Emerging Technology Fund
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
21st Century Workforce Commission
International Society for Technology in Education(ISTE)
Visual Effects and Animation Careers in the Entertainment Industry
Coalition of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
Nova Private Industry Council of Silicon Valley