October 28, 2022

Inside this Issue

 
  • California County Superintendents Arts Initiative News including how student art creates a magic moment, introduction to our new program assistant, an update on the Arts Education Framework collaboration, and more!
  • The latest arts education news from Humboldt, Contra Costa, and Riverside County Offices of Education!
  • State partner highlights including free professional learning opportunities from TCAP, information from CDE about the California Exemplary Arts Education Award application and the Arts Music and Discretionary Instructional Materials Block Grant, and advocacy tools from Create CA!

California County Superintendents Arts Initiative News

 

Student Art Creates Magic Moment at the California County Superintendents Annual Awards

In September, the California County Superintendents (formerly known as CCSESA) convened their Fall General Membership meeting which included an annual awards ceremony. This year, California County Superintendents Legislator of the Year/AESA Walter G. Turner Award Winner was Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D- South Los Angeles). Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer received an original art piece which was a self-portrait created by Jazmeen Maya, a student at Ryman Arts in Los Angeles County. The certificate presented to the Assemblymember included moving details from Jazmeen’s artist statement. Upon receiving the award, the Assemblymember was moved that he was gifted with something so meaningful and special. He stated that it was the best “award” he’s ever received, and he now has the difficult task of deciding which office to display it in, his district or capitol office. It was a magic moment!

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer and California County Superintendents President, Dr. Debra Duardo of Los Angeles County, with Jazmeen Maya’s self portrait

Magic moments like these do not just happen and a lot of work took place behind the scenes to make it come together. Appreciation is extended not just to the student artist but also to Jeannine Flores from Los Angeles County Office of Education and Diane Brigham and Rebecca Tuynman from Ryman Arts for their efforts that added up to make the moment. Special recognition also goes to Jessie Mapes for shepherding the process. Then there is the larger effect to acknowledge and lift up from this moment—the effect that arts education can have on all of us—to express ourselves, to inspire, and to bring us joy.

Meet Our New Arts Program Assistant!

Charissa Lewis will be taking over for Jessie Mapes as our new Arts Program Assistant. Charissa just recently graduated from Dominican University of California this last May, with Bachelor’s degrees in Studio Art and Psychology, and minors in Spanish and Visual Studies. Since a young age, she has always had a passion for the arts, and loves to paint and play electric guitar in her free time. She is super excited to be joining the California County Superintendents team, and looks forward to working with everyone!

CCSESA Branding Change!

In September, CCSESA changed the organization’s name to California County Superintendents. The new logo has four quadrants, each with its own colors and meaning. The books on a field of blue (for oceans and lakes) signify education. The flame on a field of yellow (for gold and sun) signifies leadership. The bear on a field of green (for forest and farming) represents California. The column, or pillar, on a field of orange (for California poppies) signifies support. More information can be found on the California County Superintendents Twitter page. The arts initiative logo will remain the same though branding will be affected with the transition away from CCSESA. In the coming months, we will have more changes to announce involving the Arts Initiative website.

Click here for the announcement video from California County Superintendents President Debra Duardo about the new name and logo!

Arts Education Framework Implementation Collaboration Continues

Thanks to generous funding granted to the California County Superintendents from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and funding and in kind support contributed by The California Arts Project (TCAP), The collaboration to support the rollout of the CA Arts Education Framework between the California County Superintendents Curriculum and Instructional Steering Committee (CISC), TCAP, and the California Department of Education (CDE), has begun a second year of work. The collaborative welcomes new Executive Leadership Team members CISC Arts Subcommittee Chair Jeanette Spencer, and CDE Curriculum Framework and Instructional Resources Division Director Dr. Mike Torres. They are helping to oversee several small design teams focused on developing resources for specific user groups including court and community school educators, and a module featuring the content of framework Chapter 9: Implementing Effective Arts Education. New resources will be added to the California Arts Education Framework Resources for Implementation Hub and rolled out in March 2023.

Creativity at the Core Online Modules

The latest module, a refreshed Module 12: Leadership in Action developed by the Los Angeles Office of Education and the Riverside County Office of Education, launched in September at the Cheech Museum. The updated module is robust, with sections devoted to advocacy, culturally responsive teaching, arts integration, and strategic planning. There is also a video library featuring interviews with education leaders, including county superintendents and other educational leaders, addressing topics related to arts education leadership. In the coming months, the module will continue to launch with in-person and virtual options including a webinar on January 31, 2023.

Check out the other California County Superintendents Arts Initiative Modules developed by the county office of education leaders and partners! Recently produced examples include Leveraging English Learner Assets through the Arts, Grades K-12 developed by San Diego County Office of Education, Teaching Visual Arts in Connection with History/Social Studies, Grades K-12 developed by the Butte and Stanislaus County Offices of Education, and Media Arts for Elementary Classrooms, Grades TK-6 developed by  the Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Center for Distance and Online Learning. The complete set of modules include many different arts standards-aligned education topics and are a great resource for educators. To view and access the entire collection of resources, click here.

Arts Leadership Meetings 2022-23 Calendar

Regional and County Art Leads Meetings


For Regional and County Office Leaders and State Partners

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2023
 

Rural Arts Network Meetings


For County and District Leaders from Rural Counties

  • November 2, 2022
  • January 18, 2023
  • May 17, 2023

California County Superintendents Regional and County Arts Leads

To view and/or download a contact list of Regional and County Arts Leads (updated 10/21/22) click here

Arts Ed Twitter Chat – #CaArtsEdChat

This is a reminder that the online professional learning community that exists through the #CaArtsEdChat, co-hosted by Region 9 and 11 leads, @PCrooks_VAPA and @VAPAJeannine takes place on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. The chat centers around issues related to the California Arts Standards and the Arts Education Framework. Visit the San Diego County Office of Education Visual and Performing Arts web page and scroll down to see how to participate in the chat. The chat is a great opportunity to share with and hear from arts educators across the state and past chat topics can be helpful and easily digestible professional learning bytes. 

COUNTY PROGRAMS

 


Humboldt County Office of Education

 

Save the Date!!!

Creative Education Symposium

Humboldt County Office of Education presents the annual Creative Education Symposium on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Keynote speaker is Dr. Susie Wise, author of “Design for Belonging”. The emphasis is Arts, Creativity, and Belonging – critical for Social Emotional Well-being. Breakout sessions include: “Social Studies through Shadow Puppetry”, “SEL through Movement”, “Body Percussion with STOMP Artist”, and more!

Contra Costa Office of Education

Arts Leads Convening was held on September 28th at the CCCOE office. Four LEAs were represented and participated in lively exchanges regarding Arts Education, needs, and strategies including updates and the beginning of an ongoing Frameworks conversation.

Riverside County Office of Education

Riverside County Office of Education is offering many professional learning events in November.

Let Them Play! English Language Learners and The Power of the Arts (Virtual Event)

November 3, 2022- 3:30-4:30 p.m.

“In this presentation, Dr. Veronica Alvarez will present research and model evidence-based strategies that enhance critical thinking and language production using works of art. During the session, participants will learn about current scholarship on how language is acquired, participate in accessible discussion-based strategies, and engage in dialogue about equitable and inclusive classroom spaces for all learners.”

Register for this free event HERE

PDF Flyer linked HERE

Social and Emotional Learning Through Dance (In Person Event)

November 9, 2022- 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: Step by Step Dance Studio- 316 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

“Please join us for a fun, one hour dance
session at a local studio. Professional dancer
and instructor, Callie Neal, will present a
one-hour lesson that shows participants how
to integrate dance into their classroom in a
way that incorporates the SEL capacities.”

Register for this free event HERE

PDF Flyer linked HERE

Creative Wellbeing For Teachers (In Person Event)

November 14, 2022- 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Sunnylands- 37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270

Cost $120: Includes Lunch and Art Supplies

“This workshop is designed specifically to meet the needs of teachers in a post-pandemic educational environment. It provides space and guidance to process feelings and stress while building resilience through group support, indigenous practice, and art mindfulness. The program facilitators are Gabriela and Claudia Arment and Judy Sklar, Artist.”

Register for this event HERE

PDF Flyer Linked HERE

STATE HIGHLIGHTS

 
 

The California Arts Project (TCAP)

Collaborating to Build Statewide Awareness and Support Implementation California’s Arts Education Framework

TCAP’s and California County Superintendents’ Arts Initiative’ Year 2 support for the California Arts Education Framework is well underway! In September a TCAP Leadership Practicum, bringing together county office and TCAP leaders together to learn and engage in professional dialogue focused on the new Framework. Design Teams consisting of county office arts leads and TCAP arts leads started in October to work on a set of additional resources to support awareness and implementation of the Framework. The resources will be available spring of 2023 on the California Arts Education Framework Resources for Implementation Hub .

Upcoming 2022 – 2023 TCAP Professional Learning Opportunities!

TCAP’s Regional Arts Education Network Communities: 2022 – 2023

“TCAPs statewide and regional networks support TK–12 through post-secondary dance, media arts, music, theater, visual arts, and CTE AME educators as they strive to implement the goals of the Arts Education Framework and Standards to further equitable, standards-based arts education for California students. The network sessions provide opportunities for teachers and administrators in the arts to stay informed of statewide and regional arts education news, issues, and dialogue with others on critical arts education topics.”

This is a free professional learning opportunity but pre-registration is required and available on the TCAP website.

Register here.

  • November 17, 2022, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • February 23, 2023, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • May 18, 2023, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Thriving Through the Arts: Supporting Arts Educators’ Well-Being and Social and Emotional Capacity Webinar Series

TCAP and Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities are collaborating on a new webinar series featuring a panel of therapists (art, drama, expressive arts, and dance movement) moderated by Dr. Kelvin Ramirez. This is open to arts educators and college/university arts education students from across the state.

This is a free professional learning opportunity but pre-registration is required and available on the TCAP website.

Register here.

  • January 26, 2023, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • February 16, 2023, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • March 23, 2023, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

TCAP’s Arts Education Administrators and Leaders: Implementing Equitable and Effective Arts Education 2022 – 2023 Series

The 2020 CA Arts Education Framework illuminates the value and importance of providing equitable and effective arts education for all students. This series focuses on Chapter 9, Implementing Effective Arts Education and engages arts education leaders and administrators in conversation, sharing, and reflection. More information is available on the TCAP website.

This is a free professional learning opportunity but pre-registration is required.

Register here.

  • December 8, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Episode 3: Creating Curricular Coherence)
  • February 2, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Episode 4: Strategic Planning as a Continuous Improvement Tool)
  • March 9, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Episode 5: Inquiry as Professional Learning)
  • April 20, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Episode 6: Program Assessment: A Pathway Toward Equitable and Effective Arts Education)

TCAP Customized Professional Learning Programs

Contact TCAP at reach.tcap@gmail.com to arrange or learn more about TCAP’s customized and context specific arts education professional learning programs for schools or districts. 

Arts Education Resources on TCAP’s Website

The TCAP website has useful arts education information and resources for teachers, administrators, and arts education advocates. The Arts Education Resources website tab has a growing collection of resources including  California Arts Education’s Framework and Standards, California’s Transformative Social and Emotional Learning (T-SEL), and resources related to  safe school opening and arts education. Visit often, as the collections are updated.

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

Follow TCAP
Instagram – www.instagram.com/Tcapcalifornia 
Twitter – www.twitter.com/tcapcalifornia 


California Department of Education

The California Exemplary Arts Education Award: APPLICATION NOW OPEN!!!

The California Exemplary Arts Education Award (EAE) is a school-based program that acknowledges local educational agencies (LEAs) who demonstrate a commitment to equity and provide all students access to standards-aligned arts education. All eligible kindergarten through grade twelve (K–12) schools can apply for the award. Schools recognized as a California EAE School Awardee will hold the title for three years, and can reapply in 2025. The 2022–23 application process is the same for elementary and secondary schools. The application process is now open.

 For more information, please visit the California Exemplary Arts Education web page. The application deadline is November 28, 2022.

Arts, Music, & Instructional Materials Block Grant

The Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division organized and participated in two webinars designed to support local education agencies (LEAs) in understanding and maximizing new discretionary block grant funding. The first webinar, “Navigating the Arts, Music, and Instructional Materials Discretionary Block Grant,” aired October 14, and the second, “Block Grant Funding Options for Professional Development and Instructional Materials,” was presented Wednesday, October 19. The webinars covered a range of topics and content areas and provided guidance on ways LEAs can utilize the moneys to ensure, among other things, that students have access to a high-quality arts education. These recordings, transcripts, and accompanying resource documents can be found at the Arts, Music, and Instructional Materials Discretionary Block Grant information web page.


Create CA

Strategic Arts Education Planning Guide

Calling all administrators and school leaders! Create CA has simplified implementing long-term arts programs with the latest edition of our Strategic Arts Planning Guide. Use this guide along with other tools to make championing the arts easier! 

Have you seen @Create_CA’s new Strategic Arts Planning Guide? This guide is a tool for school districts and county offices of education putting a Strategic Arts Plan in place! Assess, envision, plan and implement arts education with this resource.

Sample images from Create CA’s Social Media Toolkit

Share Create CA’s November social media toolkit and follow along through our social media channels as well as Create CA’s!

Proposition 28

Let’s make 2022 the last year of arts inequity.

Create CA’s Yes on proposition 28 toolkit includes posters, social media posts, endorsement language, presentation material, and other information about the proposition

Arts Now Meet Up!

Join Create CA staff and other advocates on November 10th from 12pm to 1pm to discuss new funding opportunities available for school leaders to actively prioritize and fund sustainable arts programs.

Register for the event here.

View/Download this flyer with the registration link here.

Designing Advocacy

Taught in partnership with ArtCenter, Designing Advocacy will provide students with a clear understanding of organizing principles as well as comprehensive knowledge of the design process and how to translate that into powerful visual messaging in support of advocacy.

Join the conversation, and talk about the issue in your community using the hashtags #CreativityIsNotOptional and #ArtsEdRebuilds.

Check out CreateCA.org today to find resources for advocating for a full and relevant arts education!

For more information, contact us at info@createca.org.


The California Arts Council

Free Racial Equity Learning Series, November 3,6, & 10

The California Arts Council is partnering with PUSH Dance and Dancing Around Race to offer three racial equity learning workshops this November. Click here to learn more about Push Dance and Dancing Around Race

These workshops will highlight local artists and cultural practitioners and are intended to advance racial equity within California’s arts and cultural field.

The themes that are going to be explored will be relevant to arts organizations, artists, nonprofits, and government agencies interested in advancing racial equity practices in their institutions.

Each workshop features a unique topic and registrants may attend as many as they choose. To allow for a level of interaction and depth for all participants each workshop is limited to 50 participants. Please register today to hold your place; there will be a waitlist.

Closed captioning and live ASL and Spanish interpretation included. Video recordings of the workshops will be archived on the website.

Workshop #1
Looking Back to Move Forward:
How to Begin Addressing the Impacts of Systemic Racism
Thursday, November 3
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Click here to register

Workshop #2
Decentering Whiteness in Education
Sunday, November 6
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Click here to register

Workshop #3
Economics of Race:
Intention, Impact, and Consequences
Thursday, November 10
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Click here to register

SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

 

NOVEMBER EVENTS

November 2, 2022

Rural Arts Network Meeting

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Presented by The California County Superintendents Arts Initiative

November 3, 2022

Let Them Play! English Language Learners and the Power of the Arts

3:30 – 4:40 PM

Presented by  Dr. Veronica Alvarez and Riverside County Office of Education

Register here.

November 3, 2022

Workshop #1: Looking Back to Move Forward

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Presented by The California Arts Council

Register here.

November 6, 2022

Workshop #2: Decentering Whiteness in Education

12:00 – 2:00 PM

Presented by The California Arts Council

Register here.

November 9, 2022

Social and Emotional Learning Through Dance (In Person)

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Presented by Callie Neal and the Riverside Office of Education

Register here.

November 10, 2022

Arts Now Meet Up

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Presented by Create CA

Register here.

November 10, 2022

Workshop #3: Economics of Race

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Presented by The California Arts Council

Register here.


November 14, 2022

Creative Wellbeing For Teachers (In Person)

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Presented by Sunnylands and Riverside Office of Education

Register here.

November 16, 2022

Regional and County Arts Leads Meeting (Hybrid)

10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Presented by the California County Superintendents Arts Initiative

November 17, 2022

Regional Arts Education Network Communities

3:30 pm – 5:00pm

Presented by TCAP

Register here.

November 28, 2022

Deadline to Apply for The California Arts Educational Award

California Department of Education

Apply here.

DECEMBER EVENTS

December 8, 2022

Episode 3: Creating Curricular CoherenceImplementing Effective Arts Education 22-23 Series

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Presented by The California Arts Project (TCAP)

Register here.

JANUARY EVENTS

January 18, 2023

Rural Arts Network Meeting

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Presented by the California County Superintendents Arts Initiative

January 25, 2023

Regional and County Leads Meeting

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Presented by the California County Superintendents Arts Initiative

January 26, 2023

Thriving Through the Arts: Supporting Arts Educators’ Well-Being and Social and Emotional Capacity Webinar Series

3:30 – 5:00 PM

Presented by TCAP and Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities

Register here.

FEBRUARY EVENTS

February 2nd, 2023

Episode 4: Strategic Planning as a Continuous Improvement Tool

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Presented by TCAP

Register here.

February 16, 2023

Thriving Through the Arts: Supporting Arts Educators’ Well-Being and Social and Emotional Capacity Webinar Series

3:30 – 5:00 PM

Presented by TCAP and Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities

Register here.

MARCH EVENTS

March 9th, 2023

Episode 5: Inquiry as Professional Learning

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Presented by TCAP

Register here.

March 15, 2023

Regional and County Leads Meeting

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Presented by the California County Superintendents Arts Initiative

March 23, 2023

Thriving Through the Arts: Supporting Arts Educators’ Well-Being and Social and Emotional Capacity Webinar Series

3:30 – 5:00 PM

Presented by TCAP and Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities

Register here.

March 25, 2023

Creative Education Symposium

Presented by Humboldt County Office of Education and Dr. Susie Wise

 

MORE FUTURE EVENTS

April 20th, 2023

Episode 6: Program Assessment: A Pathway Toward Equitable and Effective Arts Education

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Presented by TCAP

Register here.

May 17, 2023

Rural Arts Network Meeting

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Presented by the California County Superintendents Arts Initiative

May 24, 2023

Regional and County Leads Meeting

10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Presented by the California County Superintendents Arts Initiative

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