4th Annual Creativity at the Core Summer Institute @ San Diego County Office of Education
Jul 25 @ 12:00 am – Jul 27 @ 12:00 am

July 25, 26, 27, 2018
at the San Diego County Office of Education
in San Diego, CA

Follow this LINK for more information and to visit the registration page


Marion Cilker Conference for Arts in Education @ San Jose Museum of Art - Wendell Center
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

For event flyer, click here.

To register, click here.


San Jose Museum of Art, Wendell Center – Registration, continental breakfast and opening

Children’s Discovery Museum

Teachers, Teaching Artists, TOSA, Educators
Grade Levels
PreK – 5

$20.00 (before Oct .14) $40.00 (Oct. 15 – 22) $10.00 (Title I Teacher)

Sponsored by Santa Clara County Office of Education Artspiration in partnership with San Jose State University School of Education


October 26th, 2019 @ Downtown San Jose Arts Venues

8:00–8:15 am Check-in and Light Breakfast

8:15–8:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:45–9:00 am Travel to Session #1

9:00–10:30 am Session #1

10:30–10:45 am Travel to Session #2

10:45–12:15 pm Session #2

12:15-12:30 pm Travel to San Jose Museum of Art

12:30–12:45 pm Prize Drawing and Closing Remarks

1:00-5:00 pm Visit Downtown San Jose Museums and Arts Partner Venues (FREE with your name badge)*


Rural Arts Convening – Cancelled due to COVID-19 @ California Endowment
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

California County Superintendents Educational Services Association
Statewide Arts Initiative 
invites you to attend the


April 1, 2020


We are building momentum for arts education in rural areas! You are invited to share your voice and your ideas as we advance the work to bring more arts to more TK-12 students across California. Hear about promising best practices and meet the people who are making a difference in rural counties.

The Rural Arts Convening will be an interactive day, designed to bring you up to date with progress in our state and to explore possibilities for your communities.

  • Hear inspiring stories of progress from Amador, Butte, Mono, Humboldt and Tulare County Offices of Education.
  • Learn about the process of arts strategic planning in Nevada, Imperial and Mariposa counties led by county offices of education involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Engage in artistic activities and strategies that you can bring back to your organizations.

Representative Featured Speakers:

  • Sarah Anderberg, CCSESA Arts Initiative: Building Access to Arts Education in Rural Communities
  • Anne Bown-Crawford, California Arts Council: The Importance of Rural Communities to a Healthy Arts Ecosystem
  • Peggy Burt, California Alliance for Arts Education/CCSESA Arts Initiative: Aligned Leadership: Matching Arts Plans to District and County Priorities
  • Merryl Goldberg: Arts Integration, CSU San Marcos: Arts Integration in Multicultural Settings
  • Letty Kraus, California Department of Education: New California Arts Standards and Framework
  • Kate Stover, Tulare County Office of Education: Creativity and Collaboration in Rural Communities – New CCSESA Creativity at the Core Module!
  • Tim Taylor, California Small School Districts Association
  • Leaders from across California representing rural communities.



Who Should Attend?

Educators/leaders from districts and county offices across California, school board members and community members.

Click here for the flyer.

Click here to register.

This event is made possible through funding from the Stuart Foundation,
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation,
and a partnership with the California Alliance for Arts Education.

Insider’s Guide To Arts Education Planning – Cancelled due to COVID-19 @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Click on the image below to view and/or download an event flyer

Please join us for our upcoming professional learning opportunity: The Insider’s Guide to Arts Education Planning! This one-day workshop will be sponsored by CCSESA, California Alliance for Arts Education, and CREATE CA. Participants will:

  • Learn facilitation skills on how to develop an arts education plan for a school district and/or county office of education using the newly released 3rd edition of the Insider’s Guide to Arts Education;
  • Take away leadership strategies that can be applied in multiple settings; and
  • Join a professional community that is committed to building capacity for arts education in California.

The program will be led by Peggy Burt, Arts Planning Director for the California Alliance for Arts Education and lead coach for the Alliance’s Arts Planning Initiative. She is the co-author of the 3rd edition of the Insider’s Guide to Arts Education Planning. Peggy brings over fifteen years of experience of working with districts and county offices on strategic arts plans as well as training planning coaches for Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture: Arts Ed collective. Peggy is currently serving as the Coach/Facilitator for CCSESA’s Rural County Arts Initiative as well as a facilitator for the Los Angeles county Office of Education, Center for distance and Online Learning: TEAL – an online learning platform that blends arts education/arts integration with social and emotional learning and MTSS.

For additional information regarding the content of the session, contact Peggy Burt at

For additional information regarding registration or logistics, contact Jessie Mapes at

What Sweeter Music: Arts and Social-Emotional Learning in Harmony! @ Zoom Webinar
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A Conversation Hosted by Create CA and the CCSESA

Date/Time:  September 16, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Registration:  Click here. 

Join us for an interactive meeting where presenters will share about the power of the Arts and Social Emotional Learning. Don’t miss the debut of the new Create CA video on the Arts and SEL!

Featuring Headliner: Aaron Bryan, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools as well as other engaging speakers! 

Creative Action Planning: Mapping A Response in Light of Current Challenges @ Zoom Seminar
Sep 30 – Oct 1 all-day

In a changing world, educational leaders are facing a new reality that may include distance learning, budget challenges and dramatic shifts in expectations. Join Peggy Burt and Kimberleigh Aarn in this interactive 2-day session that will introduce highly effective ways of collaborating to address trends and engage in meaningful dialogue that leads to concrete actions and priorities.

This online training will allow you to further develop your leadership and facilitation skills that may be translated into all aspects of your work. You will be provided with timely information to respond to this new landscape and learn strategies and processes that you can immediately apply.

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