The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community. Students of all ages-from kindergarten to college–benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity. Celebrating National Arts in Education Week is a way to recognize this impact and share the message with friends, family, and communities
National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Passed by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention this is cause for elected officials and educational decision makers from across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students. For more resources, go to the Americans for the Arts website, or click HERE.
Here are some additional resources:
- Numerous ways you can lead the celebration in your community can be found on this page. Be sure to utilize the 5 Ways to Partner Packet and the #BecauseOfArtsEd Social Media Campaign How To Guide.
- Check out the files in this Promo Pack, which include multiple versions of the logo, graphics for social media, a model press release (which you can adapt for your community) and the major talking points for the week.
- For the most up-to-date and ready-to-share material, you may consider RSVPing for the Facebook event or sharing it with your friend on Facebook.
Americans for the Arts will send out an e-newsletter on Monday, Sept 11, 2017 with all of the info regarding the week. If you are not on the list for the Creativity Connection, please sign up here.
Some other things you might consider:
- If you are holding an event, please be sure to post it on ArtsMeet, the national arts event calendar. (submit button is in the left hand navigation bar).
- Share this video invite, featuring actor and educator, Gabrielle Ruiz (from CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Broadway’s In the Heights fame).
- Have you seen the new infographics, check them on AFTA’s Instagram (@Americans4Arts), Twitter (here, here, here, here, here, and here), and Facebook (here, here, and here).
- If you engage in advocacy, be sure to sign and share the petition to Sec. of Education Betsy DeVos and encourage others to submit an op-ed to their local newspaper.
October 10, 2017
11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Artspiration at the Santa Clara County Office of Education invites you to join representatives from California’s leading arts education and advocacy organizations: Create CA, California Alliance for Arts Education and CCSESA Arts Initiative and the California Department of Education, for a special arts education workshop.
• Understand the background and history of the Blueprint
for Creative Schools and the CREATE CA initiative
• Explore the Arts Education Data Project and its role in
ensuring equitable access to high-quality, standards based
• Discuss the strategy of creating a district-wide arts plan
and hear examples from the field
• Build knowledge of why and how arts education meets
the eight state LCFF Priorities
• Receive valuable updates on state and federal arts
legislation that impacts school and district policies
Click here for the flyer and more information.
Artspiration invites you to join representatives from California’s leading arts education and advocacy organizations: Create CA, California Alliance for Arts Education and CCSESA Arts Initiative and the California Department of Education, for a special arts education workshop.
• Understand the background and history of the Blueprint for Creative Schools and the CREATE CA initiative
• Explore the Arts Education Data Project and its role in ensuring equitable access to high-quality, standards-based arts education
• Discuss the strategy of creating a district-wide arts plan and hear examples from the field
• Build knowledge of why and how arts education meets the eight state LCFF Priorities
• Receive valuable updates on state and federal arts legislation that impacts school and district policies
Click here for the event flyer and registration information! We hope you can join us for this great professional learning experience!
- Learn research about the effectiveness of arts
integration to impact student achievement.
- Experience culturally and linguistically responsive
strategies for interdisciplinary learning across
subject matter and grade levels K-12.
- Learn about the new statewide TPE’s teaching
performance expectations for arts in K-12. n Engage in hands-on effective strategies for powerful arts integration in the classroom in Humanities and STEM.
- Learn more about Title I and the Arts.
- Develop structures by which your own districts can
plan for and implement arts integration strategies alongside Common Core.
- Learn about the ART=OPPORTUNITY campaign
and receive Creativity at the Core resources.
- Network with colleagues from across California and so much more!
Join Us! Please join us on December 7, 2017 at the California Department of Education for the Rural Arts Education Think Tank meeting. Recently, the NEA announced the release of a working paper, Leveraging Change: Increasing Access to Arts
Education in Rural Areas, which provides insights on rural arts education access written by Lisa Donovan and
Maren Brown. Click here for a copy of the paper.
We want to hear from you! This is an opportunity to think together about how to better serve our rural communities.
We want to explore together how we can increase access to arts education in California rural communities.
Sarah Anderberg, California County Superintendents Educational Services Association & CREATE CA
Dr. Lisa Donovan, Professor in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Jack Mitchell, California Department of Education
Mary Rice, California Department of Education
Kate Stover, Tulare County Office of Education
Pat Wayne, CREATE CA
Stacy Young, Humboldt County Office of Education
Region 1 Building STEAM Conference is Jan. 5-6, 2018 in beautiful Humboldt County. Keynote speakers are Dr. Karen Crow Roark, NASA’s STEM Education Professional Development Specialist and Dr. Ann Marie Thomas of the Playful Learning Lab, University of St. Thomas.
We are seeking breakout session presenters in K-12 STEAM Strategies. Applications due September 30, http://my.hcoe.net/?page_id=7437
To register to attend: http://my.hcoe.net/?event=building-steam-conference-2018
Looking for an opportunity to build leadership capacity in arts education planning?
Join us on February 26, 2018 in Fresno for an amazing professional learning day.
Click HERE for the flyer and registration information.