August 2021 CCSESA Arts Initiative Newsletter

California County Superintendents Educational Services Association

Inside this Issue

  • CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative News
  • County Programs
  • State Highlights
  • National Highlights
  • Professional Learning Opportunities

Cheers for a healthy, productive academic year!

CCSESA STATEWIDE ARTS INITIATIVE NEWS

 

Meet our New Regional Arts Leads from Regions 4, 8 and 10

Meet Bernie Phelan from Alameda County Office of Education – Region 4 Arts Lead

Over the last twenty years Bernie Phelan has had the tremendous privilege of serving his community as an educator and administrator. His twelve years as a classroom teacher ranges from building an art program from scratch at a charter school, to project-based learning initiatives with a magnet school for visual and performing arts. As a site administrator, he has been able to advocate for arts education by linking the value of programs to student success. Most recently he has worked as Director of Career Technical Education serving five school districts providing services that cover thirteen industry sectors. Throughout his career, there has been a consistent theme of empowering the underserved and magnifying the necessity of an arts education as a tool for that purpose.

Meet Lisa Salas Brown, Ventura County Office of Education – Region 8 Arts Lead

After an extensive search, Dr. César Morales, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, has named Lisa Salas Brown as the new Associate Superintendent of Educational Services for the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE). Ms. Salas Brown formerly served as VCOE’s Executive Director of State and Federal System of Support. In her new role, she will lead VCOE’s Educational Services Branch, which helps school districts maintain compliance with government regulations, provides training for teachers and school administrators, and works to increase student achievement through curriculum development.

“Ms. Salas Brown has 30 years of experience working in public education in Ventura County and strong family ties to our region,” said Dr. Morales. “She has been a critical resource for local school districts both before and during the pandemic, and she consistently puts students first in all of the work she does.”

“I’ve been extremely fortunate to spend my career working on behalf of the students of Ventura County,” Ms. Salas Brown said. “There are amazing people working in our schools who care deeply about the success and wellbeing of our students. I’m very excited about the opportunity to work with them in this new role to make a real difference in students’ lives.”

Ms. Salas Brown began her career as a teacher at VCOE’s Gateway Community School in Camarillo in 1991 before going to Santa Paula High School to be a teacher in her hometown. Her administrative career started at Fillmore Middle School in the Fillmore Unified School District.  She also served as Director of Accountability and Assessment and as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for the Oxnard Union High School District before returning to VCOE in 2015 as Director of Local District Support. She recently received the “Leadership Matters Award” after being nominated by her peers in Region 13 of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA).

Ms. Brown will serve as the interim Regional Arts Lead for Region 8 until another person from VCOE has been identified. 

Meet Louisa Higgins, Riverside County Office of Education – Region 10 Arts Co-Lead

Louisa Higgins serves as Arts Administrator for the Visual and Performing Arts for the Riverside County Office of Education Louisa will be Co-Regional Arts Lead with Armalyn De La O (San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools) through December 2021.

Louisa’s leadership in arts administration spans over 15 years. Since joining RCOE in 2019, Louisa has established the county Honor Band, virtual Instrumental and Choral Festivals, and the County Fine Art Spectacular. She has also produced more than 25 webinars and 30 video lessons, with a combined viewership of more than 7,500, and a podcast series currently including 15 interviews.

Louisa led the creation and adoption of a County Arts Plan for RCOE, provides innovative leadership in integrating arts education with other areas of curriculum, and delivers professional development opportunities to strengthen teacher effectiveness. Her offerings include training in the California Standards for Arts Education, and a recently released offering on the Arts Education Framework. She is a strong proponent of SEL (social and emotional learning) and Cultural Relevancy in arts education, and recently served as an Instructional Materials Reviewer for the California Department of Education.

A passionate activist, Louisa works to increase equity and opportunity in arts education, especially in serving minority and disadvantaged students. She maintains effective partnerships with arts professionals and organizations in communities throughout Riverside County.

She is a practicing painter and spoken word artist, and regularly speaks at state and national conferences on various subjects related to the arts.  


For a list of all Regional and County Arts Leads, CLICK HERE.
Please contact Jessie Mapes at jmapes@ccsesa.org if you see any needed changes.

Supporting English Language Learners Through the Arts – A FREE Webinar

CCSESA Statewide Arts initiative in partnership with the Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL) at the Los Angeles County Office of Education, is pleased to host the webinar Supporting English Language Learners Through the Arts.

September 22, 2021
3:00-5:00 p.m.

This interactive webinar will share best practices, strategies, and systemic supports developed through TEAL (Technology Enhanced Arts Learning) and TELA (Teaching English Learners Through the Arts).These strategies emphasize how the Arts are a vibrant and relevant strategy to nurture English Language Learners.

Presenters: 
Dotti Ysais, Program Director, Center for Distance and Online Learning, LACOE 
Arleen Bates, Coordinator, Teaching English Learners through the Arts, LACOE
Jeannine Flores, Arts & STEAM Coordinator, LACOE 
Peggy Burt, Arts Consultant, CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative and LACOE 
Sarah Anderberg, Director, CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative

REGISTER HERE TODAY
CLICK HERE TO VIEW/DOWNLOAD A WEBINAR FLYER (PDF)

New Creativity at the Core Module 24: Teaching Visual Arts in Connection with History/Social Studies: Grades K-12

CCSESA is pleased to announce the release of CCSESA’s Creativity at the Core, Module 24: Teaching Visual Arts in Connection with History/Social Studies, Grades K-12 developed by Amy Bultena, Stanislaus County Office of Education and Jennifer Spangler, Butte County Office of Education.

Please take time to review all the lessons, videos, and resources developed through a yearlong process that included a professional learning series with educators, CLICK HERE.

Module 24: Teaching Visual Arts in Connection with History/Social Studies – A FREE Webinar

CCSESA Statewide Arts initiative in partnership with the Butte County Office of Education and the Stanislaus County Office of Education is pleased to host the webinar, Teaching Visual Arts in Connection with History and Social Studies.

This interactive webinar previews and unpacks the Creativity at the Core‘s new Module 24. Designed to enhance both the quality of Visual Arts and History/Social Science learning, this module provides a model for integrating Visual Arts and History/Social Science, and provides six integrated units that meet the rigor of Visual Art and History/Social Science standards.

October 25, 2021
4:00-5:30 p.m.

Webinar Presenters: 
Amy Bultena, Director of Arts, SCOE 
Jennifer Spangler, Arts Education Coordinator, BCOE 
Sarah Anderberg, Director, CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative

REGISTER HERE TODAY
CLICK HERE TO VIEW/DOWNLOAD A WEBINAR FLYER (PDF)

New Creativity at the Core Module 23: Media Arts for Elementary Classrooms, Grades TK-6

CCSESA is proud to announce the launch Module 23: Media Arts for Elementary Classrooms, Grades TK-6 developed by Jeannine Flores, Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL).This module brings together high-quality arts integration professional learning to support Media Arts across the state. Please take time to review all the lessons, videos, and resources developed through a yearlong process that included a professional learning series with educators, CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE to view/download a brochure of
CCSESA’s Creativity at the Core online modules developed for educators!

Arts Framework Resources Now Available!

Through Grade Twelve (Arts Framework) are now available. The resources are sets of PowerPoint slides that can be downloaded and customized for presentations. The content was selected and refined in collaboration with leaders from California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) Statewide Arts Initiative and The California Arts Project (TCAP). The slides are mostly self-explanatory, but in some places the slide notes contain clarifying talking points, possible reflection questions, or notes that may be useful for anyone facilitating a group. Users may wish to add graphics and additional slides for interactivity or perhaps break up the content into smaller chunks. In their current state, the slides are accessible to screen readers and compliant with federal accessibility guidelines.

To access the decks, go to https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/vp/cf/ and scroll down to Arts Framework Resources. Currently decks are available for the Guide to Reading and Using the Framework, Chapter 1: Vision and Goals for Standards Based Arts Education, Chapter 2: The Instructional Cycle, and Chapter 9: Implementing Effective Arts Education.

Thank you to all CCSESA and TCAP leaders who contributed to this effort. A special thanks goes to Sarah Anderberg and Kris Alexander for their leadership and institutional support. For more information on these resources please contact Letty Kraus at lkraus@cde.ca.gov.

Californian Educators Together: Web-based Community of Practice Seeking Resources

Did you hear the exciting news? In collaboration with the Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, the California Department of Education has launched California Educators Together, a one-of-a-kind, web-based community of practice to provide districts, schools, and educators equitable access to a high-quality digital environment with a comprehensive and growing collection of diverse, open digital resources.

California Department of Education has launched California Educators Together, a one-of-a-kind, web-based community of practice to provide districts, schools, and educators equitable access to a high-quality digital environment with a comprehensive and growing collection of diverse, open digital resources.

Now, we seek your help in filling the Arts Education Statewide Group with valuable resources for all California arts educators. We are seeking resources for Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Arts, Media & Entertainment, Arts Integration and All Arts. The resource can be a website, a video, a PDF or a lesson plan. The only thing we ask is that the resource is free to educators. 

If you are interested in submitting a resource for review, please fill out the
Arts Education Resource Collection Form by September 15, 2021

CCSESA in the News

These past few weeks, our county superintendents have been busy! Two have hosted the Governor in statewide press conferences, and two have been featured on special “Back to School” segments on a local Sacramento media channel. You can view the coverage below, using the links:

Governor visits San Bernardino County 8.6.21

Governor visits Alameda County 8.11.21

Dave Gordon featured on Fox 40 Sacramento Back to School segment 8.9.21

L.K. Monroe featured on Fox 40 Sacramento Back to School segment on behalf of CCSESA 8.11.21

EdSource Wildfire Article from 8.12.21 features several county superintendents as they navigate challenging wildfires at the same time they are trying to open schools

CCSESA Independent Study Toolkit – CDE FAQs

The CDE has posted new FAQs that clarify various aspects of AB 130 relating to independent study apportionment, instructional time, and attendance accounting requirements for FY 2021–22 and future years. You may find the links to the FAQs below:

You may also find the CCSESA Independent Study Toolkit compiled by the IS Rapid Response Team, led by Kevin Monsma and Monica Vaughan, LINKED HERE.

California Humanities Grantseeker Webinar

WEBINAR – California Humanities Grantseeker Workshop
California Humanities invites you to attend a free informational session about funding opportunities for humanities programming in California. Join us Thursday, August 26 10:00 am PST on Zoom; to attend, REGISTER HERE. Program staff will give an overview of our current grant programs: Humanities For All grants (Quick Grants and Project Grants),  California Documentary Project grants and the Library Innovation Lab Grants Program.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback about potential project ideas. If you have questions or need help accessing the webinar, contact Program Associate Kirsten Vega at kvega@calhum.org

California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, promotes the humanities as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. For more than 40 years, California Humanities has awarded over $30 million in grants across the state, reaching every Congressional district. To learn more follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Equity in Arts Education – Webinar Series

California Department of Public Health Releases COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools

On July 9, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its updated recommendations for CDC K-12 School Guidance. This has since been updated on August 5, 2021. The following guidance applies CDC’s recommendations to the California context, in order to help K-12 schools formulate and implement plans for safe, successful, and full in-person instruction in the 2021-22 school year. This guidance is effective immediately and will be reviewed regularly by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Also, You can read the full announcement of August 2, 2021 and access the  updated document from the California Department of Public Health HERE.

Counties on the Move: Arts Education for All Students publication

The CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative believes that the arts are an integral part of a comprehensive curriculum and are essential for learning in the 21st century. All California students – from every culture, geographic region and socio-economic level – deserve quality arts learning in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts as part of the core curriculum. In this issue, we would like to highlight the excellent work being done on behalf of students primarily in northern California.

CLICK HERE to view/download the entire Counties on the Move: Arts Education for All Students publication.

CCSESA Regional and County Arts Leads

To view and/or download a complete list of Regional and County Arts Leads (as of August 15, 2021) – CLICK HERE

Please contact Jessie Mapes at jmapes@ccsesa.org if you see any needed changes.o make any changes/additions.

Arts Ed Twitter Chat – #CaArtsEdChat

Join @PCrooks_VAPA@VAPAJeannine@aaronbryan, and other arts education leaders from across the state for the #CaArtsEdChat, a Twitter Chat held every Wednesday from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. We’re growing a statewide virtual professional learning community for educators, artists, and others passionate about arts education. Join us as we discuss topics such as: the newly adopted CA Arts Framework; integrating the arts and technology; arts and anti-racism; and much more!

New to Twitter, or just want to learn more about the Twitter Chat or see the questions in advance? Visit www.bit.ly/CaArtsEdChat2020.

CCSESA 2020-21 YEAR IN REVIEW


CCSESA Arts and Partners have had a productive year. Below are highlights of some of the virtual professional learning offerings we offered in 2020-21.  Many thanks to those who participated in these events/offerings and provided their expertise and insights.

Hats off to all the regional and county offerings that also provided spaces for educators to network, learn professionally, and connect on a variety of key topics.  CLICK HERE

COUNTY PROGRAMS

 


Humboldt County Office of Education – U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Decorations Needed

Last Call – The 6 Rivers National Forest is donating the US Capitol Christmas Tree and 120 companion trees. Humboldt County Office of Education is partnering with the Forest Service to have California students make the 15,000 ornaments that will be displayed on the trees. Handmade ornaments and tree skirts by Californians are needed to beautify the tree!

Suggested Ornament and Skirt Themes: We encourage the use of recyclable, repurposed materials in honor of Woodsy Owl’s 50th anniversary.

Natural Resources: Wildlife, wildflowers, trees
Cultural Diversity: Tribes, logging, fishing, agriculture
Uniquely Californian: What makes our state special
Forest Service Icons: Smokey Bear “Fire Prevention: and Woodsy Owl “Don’t Pollute”

All California residents, schools, organizations, and businesses are invited to help showcase the diverse peoples and ecology of California and its North Coast by creating and submitting ornaments and three skirts to decorate the trees. Whether one small ornament or 10, or a tree skirt, all are welcome and greatly appreciated! Download the ornament flyer for details.

All ornaments and tree skirts must be submitted by September 1, 2021.

Learn More/Resources:

 


Los Angeles County Office of Education – Media Arts for Elementary Classrooms 2.0 ELD

Media Arts is the newest artform recognized in the California Arts Standards. There are Media Arts standards for PK through grade 12. But where is a teacher to start? In this series, teachers will gain confidence and skills to integrate media arts into their classroom. With outstanding partners from PBS Learning Media, Soundtrap by Spotify, and Las Fotos Project, teachers will learn about media arts, develop skills, see connections to standards (ELD, ELA, SEL, and more) and apply them in meaningful ways that can be used in the classroom tomorrow. 

This course is supported with TEAL online modules that are available 24/7. This series highlights the CCSESA Creativity at the Core Module 23 and is made possible through a partnership with CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative.   

Register for the series HERE

Interactive flyer with links is available HERE and/or PDF version HERE

Session Two: Media Arts 2.0: Las Fotos Project- September 2, 2021
Session Three: Media Arts 2.0: KQED & PBS SOCAL – October 7, 2021
Session Four: Media Arts 2.0: Soundtrap – November 4, 2021

All online sessions are from 3:00-5:00 p.m.


Riverside County Office of Education – Summer Learning Opportunities

Demystifying the Framework
The State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the California Arts Education Framework for Public Schools, Transitional Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Arts Framework) on July 8, 2020. The Arts Framework supports the California Arts Standards for Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve, (Arts Standards), which were adopted by the SBE in January 2019. 

Please join Louisa Higgins, RCOE Arts Administrator and Peggy Burt, Arts Consultant, as they share their study and learnings about the framework.  They will demystify the pertinent information contained in this lengthy and informative document through a presentation that is experiential and will leave participants with a thorough and practical working knowledge of the Arts Framework.

View/Download flyer, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Details/Registration $40 – CLICK HERE

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Details/Registration $50 – CLICK HERE

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Details/Registration $50 – CLICK HERE

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Details/Registration $50 – CLICK HERE

STATE HIGHLIGHTS

 

Stay Informed of What’s Happening with our State Arts Teacher Associations

Create CA has developed the first of its kind tool for letting your school leaders know about arts education. During the week of September 12th, we’re asking advocates to alert their school board members about how the arts are a strategy for social-emotional learning.

Join us to let your school board know that COVID relief funding can be used on the arts!

Share these nine social media posts and visit our new website to find out how you can take action in support of arts education. Use the hashtag #CreativityIsNotOptional and #ArtsEdRebuilds, and encourage your community to do the same! For more information, contact us at info@createca.org. Let’s teach people that #CreativityIsNotOptional and #ArtsEdRebuilds!

Here are the first few posts:

POST THIS THE WEEK OF SEPT 6th

TOPIC: Add your voice to the choir 

The more we are a choir, the more the tune is forced to change. It’s going to take advocates from all walks of life around California to create change. Follow @create_ca, sign their pledge to fight for arts education and check out their strategies to add your voice in the fight for access to creativity for all.  

#CreativityIsNotOptional #ArtsEdRebuilds

POST THIS ON SEPT 13th

TOPIC: ARTS IN EDUCATION WEEK

How has creativity changed your life? Join us, @create_CA and @americans4arts in telling us how arts education shaped you. Add your voice to the fight for all students by signing the pledge at createca.org

#BecauseOfArtsEd #CreativityIsNotOptional #ArtsEdRebuilds

POST THIS ON SEPT 14th

TOPIC: CONTACT YOUR SCHOOL LEADERS ADVOCACY TOOL LAUNCH!

School boards are the eyes and ears of your neighborhood and should represent your community values! Are they representing yours when it comes to arts education? @Create_CA has created an easy way to contact your school leaders and let them know that arts education is important, necessary and mandated! 

WHO ARE MY SCHOOL LEADERS? (search link)

#CreativityIsNotOptional #ArtsEdRebuilds

POST THIS ON SEPT 15

TOPIC: LET YOUR SCHOOL LEADERS KNOW

Arts education has been proven to increase the mental and emotional health of students. Districts are allocating COVID relief funds right now and you can let your school leaders know that they can use those funds for the arts by using @Create_CA’s Contact Your School Leaders tool.

#ArtsEdRebuilds #CreativityIsNotOptional

EVERGREEN – POST WHENEVER

Not seeing a post that works for you and your organization? Here’s an “evergreen” post with copy!

Join us and @create_ca in the fight for every student in California to receive the benefits of a full and comprehensive arts education! 

#ArtsEdRebuilds #CreativityIsNotOptional

 

The California Arts Council has released the findings of a needs assessment and process and impact evaluation of the state agency’s Arts in Corrections program.

The report, Flowers Grown in Concrete: Exploring the Healing Power of the Arts for People Experiencing Incarceration—demonstrates three major findings for California’s prison-based arts programming and instruction, with the objective of enhancing and expanding student-centered rehabilitation and reintegration efforts in the future.

Authored by a research team at the University of Wisconsin Justice Lab, in partnership with Dr. Linda Burton, Dean of the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley, the report “exemplifies the power of the arts to remind us of our shared humanity, especially during this global pandemic,” said Arts in Corrections Program Manager Mariana Moscoso. “Alternative programming let our participants know we were thinking of them and that their lives and creativity mattered, even if we are not physically there to provide that programming.”

The complete report can be viewed online, CLICK HERE.

SAVE THE DATES FOR UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN 2021-22

  • 2021-22 TCAP Statewide Convenings
  • 2021-22 TCAP’s Artful Inquiry Intensive Programs
  • 2021-22 TCAP Regional Based Networks
  • Los Angeles Basin California Arts Project’s Arts Education Network (Serving Los Angeles County)
  • RIMS California Arts Project’s Arts Education Network (Serving Riverside, Inyo, Mono, San Bernardino, and Kern Counties)
  • Southern Counties California Arts Project’s Arts Education Network (Serving Orange, San Diego, and Imperial Counties)

CLICK HERE to view/download a full list of Convenings, Programs, and Networks (dates/time/logistics/and more)!

CONTACT/MORE INFO
Kristine Alexander, Executive Director – kalexand@csusb.edu
For TCAP’s programs’ webinar registration links and additional information email reach.tcap@gmail.com.For TCAP’s Professional Learning Programs and Customized Programs/Support email Armalyn De La O, TCAP Statewide Coordinator at adelao@csusb.edu.

The California Arts Project www.tcap.net
California Subject Matter Project – https://csmp.online
Facebook – The California Arts Project

Follow TCAP
Instagramwww.instagram.com/Tcapcalifornia
Twitterwww.twitter.com/tcapcalifornia 

NATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

National Art Education Association National Convention to be Held in NYC

Save the dates for the 2022 NAEA National Convention—March 3-5 in New York, NY, USA!

Join us for the largest gathering of visual arts, design, and media arts educators in the world and choose from hundreds of options for professional learning, creativity, inspiration, and connection. NAEA22 also marks the 75th Anniversary of the National Art Education Association—let’s celebrate!

Registration opens this fall.

Arts Education Partnership Virtual Gathering in September

This September 14 and 15, 2021, AEP invites you join to our second ever Virtual Gathering. While we are eager to convene in person, we have decided to host our annual event virtually given continued uncertainty and safety concerns. We are looking forward to seeing you online! Arts and education leaders from across the nation will convene virtually on September 14 and 15 to explore solutions aimed at ensuring all learners  day event that features keynote speakers, panel discussions, concurrent sessions and online networking opportunities. We believe that all art forms are important, and all educators are important whether learning takes place in schools or communities. The gathering is a place to share the best of what’s happening across the country in all learning spaces.

To read more about the virtual gathering, click HERE.

National Dance Education Association Virtual Conference

 

The 2021 NDEO Virtual National Conference, with the theme of Telling Our Stories: The Essentiality of Dance Education in Changing Times, will highlight the need to advocate for our field in these financially and socially difficult times. We will gather to explore stories of the power of dance education, how we tell those stories, who tells them, and how those stories have been shaped and changed over the last year. 

The dates are Thursday, October 7 to Sunday, October 10, 2021.  Make plans to attend today!

View  2021 Session Titles & Descriptions
Registration Link

National Theatre Education Association Virtual Conference

September 24-26, 2021

You’re about to embark on the 2021-2022 school year. Your creativity, resilience, and innovative thinking grew stronger by living through adversity in 2020-2021. Let’s explore the valuable lessons coming out of a universally tough year and channel your experiences into relevant classroom sessions for your students.

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

NAfME – Virtual Learning Resources for Music Educators

We want you to know that we appreciate all that you are doing for your students because their well-being comes first. You have risen to meet the educational needs in this time of crisis by sharing resources, and we will be updating these resources frequently. It is important to take care of yourselves as you juggle family and work life and to remember that we are a music education nation working together to make life easier. 

During this time of unprecedented need for virtual/online instructional materials, the first consideration for us must be student safety. As educators, we are dedicated to providing safe learning environments for students in our physical classrooms every day. We must be equally dedicated to providing safe virtual/online environments as well. To that end, NAfME recommends:

  • Children under the age to 13 have verifiable parental consent before accessing any online resources
  • Students and/or families do not provide any identifying information to gain access to the resources – free or paid

NAfME cares about our students so we advocate for equitable access to instruction. As we curate materials to help members implement online learning, we recognize that effective online instruction in any subject requires:

  • Universal access to learning devices and internet services
  • Professional learning opportunities and time for educators to design online learning environments, tasks, and assessments
  • Opportunities for students to learn how to succeed with online instruction
  • An appropriate learning management system

Members of NAfME Societies and Councils have provided these resources from their own original teaching experiences, music educators in their school districts, universities, communities, peers, or other trusted sources. We thank them for their assistance and commitment to NAfME members as we all pull together to keep educating and making music.

Please respect copyright. Find out more about copyright easements during the pandemic from NFHS.

NAfME appreciates the support of our Corporate Members. More information can be found about their services and additional resources HERE.

Register now for free Professional Learning Community webinars.

Resources, Information and/or register for free Professional Learning Community webinars HERE.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

 

UPDATE – Please note that events listed below are currently open for registration and that event organizers continue to monitor current federal and state health guidelines.

AUGUST 2021

August 26, 2021
California Humanities Grantseeker Workshop
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Presented by California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities
INFORMATION/REGISTER HERE

SEPTEMBER 2021

September 2, 2021
Media Arts for Elementary Classrooms 2.0 ELD – Las Fotos Project
Presented by Los Angeles County Office of Education
SERIES FLYER
REGISTER HERE

September 14-15, 2021 (Two Days)
2021 Arts Education Partnership (AEP) Virtual Gathering
Presented by Arts Education Partnership and in support by the Education Commission of the States
REGISTER HERE

September 21, 2021
Demystifying the Framework Online Webinar
Presented by Riverside County Office of Education
WEBINAR FLYER
REGISTER HERE

September 22, 2021
Supporting English Language Learners Through the Arts – A FREE Webinar
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Presented by CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative in partnership with the Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL) at the Los Angeles County Office of Education
WEBINAR FLYER

September 24-26, 2021
2021 EdTA National Conference (Virtual)
Presented by Educational Theatre Association
REGISTER HERE

September 29, 2021
Equity in Arts Education (Session 3) – A Three-Part Webinar Series
The Anti-Racist AME Classroom

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Presented by State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE)
WEBINAR FLYER
REGISTER FOR SESSION #3 HERE

OCTOBER 2021

October 7, 2021
Media Arts for Elementary Classrooms 2.0 ELD – KQED & PBS SOCAL
Presented by Los Angeles County Office of Education
SERIES FLYER
REGISTER HERE

October 7-10, 2021
23rd Annual National Dance Education organization Conference: Telling Our Stories
Presented by National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)
MORE INFORMATION HERE
REGISTER HERE

October 19, 2021
Demystifying the Framework
Presented by Riverside County Office of Education
WEBINAR FLYER
REGISTER HERE

NOVEMBER 2021

November 4, 2021
Media Arts for Elementary Classrooms 2.0 ELD Soundtrap
Presented by Los Angeles County Office of Education
SERIES FLYER
REGISTER HERE

November 16, 2021
Demystifying the Framework
Presented by Riverside County Office of Education
WEBINAR FLYER
REGISTER HERE

DECEMBER 2021

December 7, 2021
Demystifying the Framework
Presented by Riverside County Office of Education
WEBINAR FLYER
REGISTER HERE

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