The 5E Model

The 5E Curriculum Model


Interactive teaching is simply instructing kids to be actively involved in their learning process and there are various ways to engage their interest. Project I AM ARTS chose to asynchronously design & utilize brain-based activities and tools that interlocks and uses of all the multiple intelligences.

Learners think and reflect on what they are learning, how they are learning, and the significance of what they are learning. Their interests are peaked, they interconnect with other artistic areas, and their knowledge is strengthened by use of audio, visuals, video, hands-on demonstrations and exercises that foster metacognition.

Developed in 1987 by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, the 5E Model instructional model is a five-step jigsaw approach that promotes active learning where students solve problems and investigate new concepts by questioning, observing, analyzing, and drawing conclusions to create a final project.
The 5E Model of Instruction includes five phases: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate. Project I AM ARTS has adapted the 5E Model to focus on creative arts learning using a planned sequence of instruction that places students at the center of artistic learning.


We provide students with a common base of activities and further exploration. Learners will explore activities that will allow them to use prior knowledge to generate new ideas through puzzles, vocabulary, and history. In this phase, learners will make historical connections by their understanding of the concept presented in the workshop.

History | Vocabulary | Interactive Activities


We allow students to foster interest by introducing familiar concepts so they will be ready to learn. Driving questions and Enduring Understanding is provided to help students become engaged with curiosity.

The video workshop lesson allows learners to make connections between past and present learning experiences, expose prior conceptions, and organize students’ thinking toward the learning outcomes of current activities.

Anchor Standards/Artistic Process | Driving Question | Enduring Understanding | Project Description | Final Project

Standards #4 , #5, #6


We focus on students’ engagement and exploration experiences. We will provide opportunities to demonstrate their conceptual understanding, process skills, and perspective by studying about contemporary or historical artists within that specific art form.

Spotlight On: Researched Artist Biography | Interactive Activities | Arts Integration

Standards #1, #2, #3


We will challenge and extend students’ conceptual understanding and skills. Learners will create presentations or conduct investigations to reinforce new skills. This phase allows students to cement their knowledge before evaluation.

Through an exploration of arts literacy prompts, students will develop a deeper and broader understanding of the art and critical investigation themselves.

Arts Literacy | Interactive Activities

Standards #7, #8, #9


The evaluation phase encourages learners to assess their understanding and abilities. Students will apply their understanding of the concepts learned by completing their final project-based activity which correlates to the video lesson, project reflection, a multiple-choice assessment that includes all aspects of the learning stages and exit survey.

Final Project | Multiple Choice Assessment | Project Reflection | Exit Survey

Standards #4,#5, #6 & #10