In an effort to expand arts learning access in rural communities statewide, we hope to gather educators, arts leaders, and community members from cross California to join in a discussion to further understand both the challenges and opportunities that exist in rural communities across the state.
What will we do in the Think Tank?
Explore how data can inform level of access in our rural
Hear about current research and implications for our field;
Learn about how some rural communities are developing
innovative practices to increase arts learning opportunities for pre-K through 12 students;
Share strategies to build support for arts learning both in discrete and integrated learning;
Engage in a public will campaign that is taking place in California; and
Collaborate with other educational leaders from across California.
Your Voice is Important
We hope that you will participate and share your insights and understandings as we explore together how to deepen and expand arts education for our students. How can we work together to make change?
Questions? Contact Jessie Kroll-Yoas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch is included.
“A review of the literature reveals several barriers to increasing access to arts education in rural areas, including lack of economic opportunity, geographic distance, recruitment and retention of teachers and administrators, lack of funding for arts education, policies that do not support the arts, limited collection and analysis of data, and lack of representation on creative economy initiatives.”
– Dr. Lisa Donovan, researcher, professor, and author (Leveraging Change, Increasing Access to Arts Education in Rural Communities)
Join us in celebrating March as Arts Education Month.
Many communities across California are spotlighting the importance of the dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts education for all students. As we celebrate the benefits and value the arts bring to our schools and communities, we want to ensure that all students have access to quality arts learning in their schools.
To view the Senate Resolution for California, click here.
Join Riverside County Office of Education’s Arts Administrator, Louisa Higgins, as she explains the competencies of social and emotional learning, as well as the four artistic processes. Participants will then do a hands-on art making lesson, as well as explore several other lesson types an d strategies to prepare them to incorporate the arts and SEL into their teaching in the fall. Please join us for this free and informative session that is distance learning friendly and focused on elementary education.
Louisa Higgins is the Arts Administrator the Riverside County Office of Education. She has fourteen years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher, and another fourteen years as an arts educator and administrator. She is a practicing artist, poet, and a passionate advocate for the need for arts access for every student!
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!
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.
Rural communities face specific challenges when working to deliver arts education to students. Learn from several experts who have created tailored approaches for rural communities. Presented in partnership with the California Alliance for Arts Education.
Presented by CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative in partnership with Create CA
Please join us for a five-part Leadership Series focused on the book
The Art of Everything: Leading for “We” in the Age of “Me” written by Dr. Gary Waddell
The Art of Everything Leadership Conversations is intended for both aspiring and experienced leaders to come together in conversation and community around the key leadership concepts in the book. We encourage you to invite leaders to join us in this important opportunity.
Come join us and patriciate this interactive series focused on key elements of artful leadership.
SESSION 1 – January 15, 2021
SESSION 2 – February 19, 2021
SESSION 3 – March 19, 2021
SESSION 4 – April 16, 2021
SESSION 5 – May 21, 2021
$30 for all five sessions
Presenter & Featured Guests for Session #1:
Join us for this FREE event!
- Gain greater understanding of the rural context by engaging with national experts, Dr. Lisa Donovan, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Clayton W. Lord, Americans for the Arts, and California expert, Peggy Burt, Mindful Strategies;
- Learn a mapping process from Americans for the Arts based on a metaphorical frame of Emerald City to uncover key components to consider when expanding arts education in rural communities;
- Consider perspectives from next generation leaders; and
- Walk away with a process and a custom map to begin shaping strategies.