SPI TOM TORLAKSON WELCOMED CREATIVITY AT THE CORE CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
On March 17, 2015 educators from across the state attended the Creativity at the Core Conference at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. Regional Arts Leads and their Arts Organization Partners showcased the professional learning modules that they have been developing and piloting throughout the state focused on arts learning and Common Core State Standards. SPI Tom Torlakson provided an opening welcome along with the Sarah Anderberg, Director of CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative and CISC Visual and Performing Arts Chair, Fresno COE Deputy Superintendent Dr. Kathryn Catania. Amy Charlevoy, Director of K-6 Education for The College Board, provided a compelling keynote address and Maya Gonzalez, children’s book author and illustrator provided the closing. Other presentations included student performances, including Sean Oliu, a finalist for the Voice. CREATE CA leads from the California Arts Council, California State PTA, California Department of Education, and California County Superintendents Educational Services Association also addressed the attendees.