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Table 98. Percent and standard error for public secondary school music and visual arts specialists reporting that they participated in various professional development activities, and of those teachers, percentage distribution and standard error for the number of hours spent and the extent to which participation improved teaching: School year 2009–10 (Table 98—Continued)
 
Type of teacher, by professional development activity Participated in activity Number of hours spent1
1–8 hours More than 8 hours
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
             
Music specialist            
Activities designed for music teachers            
Applied study in performing music 48 (1.8) 60 (2.3) 40 (2.3)
Applied study in improvising, arranging, or composing music 28 (1.5) 79 (2.5) 21 (2.5)
Developing knowledge about music (e.g., historical, cultural, analytical) 49 (1.6) 72 (2.3) 28 (2.3)
Connecting music learning with other subject areas 57 (1.7) 84 (1.5) 16 (1.5)
Research on arts and student learning (e.g., arts and cognition) 44 (1.8) 80 (2.0) 20 (2.0)
Integrating educational technologies into music instruction 64 (2.0) 79 (1.6) 21 (1.6)
Activities designed for all teachers            
Incorporating state or district standards into instruction 80 (1.3) 70 (1.8) 30 (1.8)
Student assessment 79 (1.3) 70 (2.0) 30 (2.0)
A subject area that is unrelated to music 30 (1.3) 56 (3.3) 44 (3.3)
Visual arts specialist            
Activities designed for visual arts teachers            
Applied study in art studio (e.g., painting, photography) 50 (1.8) 58 (2.6) 42 (2.6)
Developing knowledge about visual arts (e.g., historical, cultural, analytical) 51 (1.7) 68 (2.4) 32 (2.4)
Connecting visual arts learning with other subject areas 57 (1.6) 76 (2.4) 24 (2.4)
Research on arts and student learning (e.g., arts and cognition) 43 (1.5) 69 (2.6) 31 (2.6)
Integrating educational technologies into visual arts instruction 60 (1.6) 71 (2.3) 29 (2.3)
Activities designed for all teachers            
Incorporating state or district standards into instruction 78 (1.4) 62 (1.7) 38 (1.7)
Student assessment 77 (1.4) 67 (2.0) 33 (2.0)
A subject area that is unrelated to visual arts 36 (1.7) 51 (2.6) 49 (2.6)
See notes at end of table.