Spotlight

Del Norte Teacher Facilitates Youth Arts Show

Erica Moore, art teacher and Del Norte County CCSESA Arts Lead facilitated a youth art show highlighting the work of 400 students from 11 schools, including Court and Community. Please enjoy the newspaper article from the event. Read more here....

A Tribute to Jim Thomas written by Joe Landon, CAAE

There are those among us who light up the sky with their passion for the work, their understanding of the educational process and their ingenuity in creating change within large institutions, including county offices of education and school districts. Jim...

SPOTLIGHT ON TEACHERS Sara Stillman and Trena Noval

This is the fifth year of a unique collaboration between art teacher Sara Stillman and her 12th grade Fine Arts and Design students at Emery Secondary School in Alameda County and student teachers in Trena Noval’s Creative Practice Studio class...

SPOTLIGHT ON TEACHERS – Shauna Russell

Teacher Shauna Russell Strengthens Student Learning Through Dance in Sacramento County Meet Shawna Russell, the Dance Director at the Twin Rivers School District’s Creative Connections Arts Academy in Sacramento County.  Shawna was trained in choreography and improvisation and teaches dance...

DREAMs of Education – Dr. Merryl Goldberg

Merryl Goldberg, Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department, California State University San Marcos, and author of Arts Integration: Teaching Subject Matter Through the Arts in Multicultural Settings (Pearson, 2012, 4th edition) I love being with my students. They exude potential,...

Making an Arts Advocacy Video in Santa Cruz County

When the idea of creating an arts advocacy video was broached, I convened a team of teacher-leaders in the county and discussed what the message of the video would be.   Wanting to address multiple audiences such as school boards, school...

The Art Docent Program: A Family Legacy

Art educator Barbara Herberholz almost did not apply for what turned out to be the job of a lifetime. In 1983, San Juan Unified School District was looking for a part time art resource specialist. Barbara applied, was hired and...

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