For Educators

We bring knowledge, support, and inspiration to teachers and administrators across the state.

First, we listen to your needs and priorities. Then we partner with you to put the tools in your hands.

We are committed to supporting your work by providing the following tools and information.

Our nationally recognized Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program is designed to help schools implement and sustain high quality arts education programs.  Recognizing the school principal as the instructional leader in the arts, PAL offers the support necessary to maintain powerful arts programming year after year. Principals lead an arts team of teachers, parents, and community members to develop an ongoing annual plan for school arts programs.  PAL provides tools and a coach to help create the roadmap to success.

Our Common Core standards-aligned Art Lessons In the Classroom (ALIC) curriculum provides sequential learning in visual art for grades K-6. The lessons include key vocabulary, parent letters, teacher assessments, and connections with literacy and math concepts.  ALIC is supplemented with an online Curriculum Portal which includes a discussion forum, instructional videos and photos, and images of art from around the state that correlate with each lesson – bringing the museum masterworks to the classroom.

We work closely with our arts partners to bring you access to information and opportunities that help educators expand their understanding and expertise around arts learning.

Our comprehensive Calendar aggregates events from schools and organizations across the state to bring you the latest in arts education information, conferences, and learning opportunities.

To learn how you can get your school involved, please contact us. We look forward to advancing the arts in your school!

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    • PAL School Receives Crayola Grant!

      ArtsEd Washington is pleased to announce that our Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program participant, Madrona K-8 School, was recently awarded a grant from the Crayola Champion Creatively Alive program!

      Under the leadership of Principal Farah Thaxton, and with guidance of our PAL program, Madrona has enlisted an active group of parents, community partners, and artists to assist in their capacity building to integrate the arts into all aspects of their curriculum. As they head into their second year of PAL, and now with the support of the Champion Creatively Alive grant, Madrona plans to continue developing their arts plan that will:

      • Establish model lessons and implementation tools;
      • Strengthen teachers’ confidence in facilitating arts-integrated lessons; and
      • Set standards around long-term, sequential arts programming, and more.

      When asked how the PAL program was a contributor to their grant application , Principal Thaxton said, “Our work through PAL enabled our Arts Team to clarify our priorities, to be very intentional in what we plan to achieve in the years ahead. Working with an experienced Coach, we created a realistic, practical plan, with benchmarks each trimester. This is critical in achieving the transformation we have envisioned for Madrona. We were able to show Crayola and NAESP that we are taking concrete steps to teach our students critical skills, like resourcefulness and inventiveness, which strong arts education provides.”.

      Congratulations, Madrona!

      A special thank you to Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) for providing opportunities for schools to foster creativity through the arts, as part of a basic and complete education. We appreciate all that you do to support arts education for every student at every school!