Culturally & Linguistically Sustaining Instruction through My Name, My Identity @ Webinar
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Culturally & Linguistically Sustaining Instruction through
My Name, My Identity

Co-sponsored by the Santa Clara County Office of Education and
the National Association of Bilingual Education

This webinar will provide an overview of a free online course to prepare for back-to-school blended learning with ready to use lesson plans co-created by classroom teachers in grades K-12. This course will guide you through the pedagogy and applications that engage your students so they understand the importance of name, self-identity, and the positive impact they can make on their learning community in a blended learning, distance-learning, or traditional face to face environment. Technology tools to support the pedagogy will also be introduced.

Come join a panel of educators to hear their voices on how these lessons can be implemented in your classrooms.

  • Yee Wan, Ed.D., Director, School Climate, Leadership & Instructional Services
  • Ivannia Soto, Ph.D., Lead Writer and Professor of Education at Whittier College
  • Ma Bernadette Andres-Salgarino, Ed.D., Mathematics Coordinator, Santa Clara County Office of Education
  • Alicia Vazquez, Teacher on Special Assignment, Santa Clara Unified School District
  • Denise Williams, Chief Program Officer, Silicon Valley Education Foundation
  • Katie Wyatt, Assistant Principal, Oak Grove School District
Role of the Bass in Latin Music – Free Webinar @ Webinar
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The California Arts Project’s Latin Music Summer Webinars | July 7 – August 18, 2020

Join TCAP as we explore Latin Music this summer up close and personal with outstanding contemporary Latin, Latin-jazz, and salsa musicians. Experience three Latin music styles; son, rumba, and salsa in July and August.

The series of one-hour webinars are free, but you do need to register for the webinar(s) you would like to attend!

Role of the Bass in Latin Music
August 18, 2020
Guest Artist Brian Wright

Investigate the role of the bass in rumba, son, and salsa music.
Examine the syncopated nature of bassline patterns and the bass and clave’s
rhythmic connections.
This webinar will feature live musical examples and curated performance clips
highlighting the role of the bass in Afro-Caribbean musical traditions.

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.

Local Advocacy Webinar Series: Rural Arts Education Strategies @ Webinar
Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

Artspiration Community of Practice
Nov 6 @ 8:00 am – Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm

Come and join us in a new community of practice!

All are welcome: teachers, administrators, teaching artists, arts organizations, and arts allies serving the young people in Santa Clara County. Through the Artspiration Community of Practice, we will engage with each other around specific topics impacting our lives to improve teaching and learning in a virtual world. 

Topics include ways to include new CA Arts Standards and Framework; social emotional learning and the arts; unpacking racism through the arts; arts and the Black Lives Movement; and, indigenous ways of knowledge and learning. We see the arts as a tool for healing, connecting to self and community, increasing student engagement, and nurturing creativity. The Arts are essential!

For more information and the flyer, click on the image above or go to

To REGISTER, please click here, or the use the following link,


The Art of Everything Leadership Conversations – A five-part Series @ Zoom Webinar
Jan 15 @ 9:30 am – May 21 @ 11:00 am

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:

Dr. Gary Waddell is an educator, leader, author, and presenter.


Rural Arts Education Webinar: Finding Your Own Yellow Brick Road in Challenging Times, A National Dialogue @ Zoom Webinar
Feb 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Join us for this FREE event!

Participants will:

  • 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.
Why Art – Harnessing the Power of Research in Arts Education @ Online webinar
Mar 12 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am
ArtsLift Conference 2020 @ UCR Arts
Mar 31 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Enhancing student achievement though the arts

Because the safety of our staff and educators is of utmost importance, the ArtsLift Conference has been rescheduled to March 31, 2021.

Join us on March 31, 2021, for an innovative arts conference with 20 available sessions in art making, spoken word, theater, dance, and music to provide classroom teachers the skills and confidence to integrate arts practices into their classrooms.

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