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ArtsEd WA Principals’ Peer Forum: Arts and the Common Core

Arts-Integrated Instruction Aligning Your School’s Creative Lessons with Common Core State Standards A principals peer forum presented by ArtsEd Washington and the Association of Washington School Principals Come learn how to align the power of creative learning through the arts with Common Core State Standards at this lively half-day forum geared specifically for principals and […]
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Introduction to Design Thinking

How can design be used to make great experiences that promote learning and cultivate lasting, positive change? Design thinking is an approach to problem solving that combines empathy and creativity to answer messy, world-sized problems through innovation and collaboration. Design is no longer “nice to have;” it’s now “must have” in fields including education, business, […]
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Educator Preview: Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough

The Seattle Art Museum presents this Educator Preview: Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of the Kenwood House, London.  This FREE event is open to all K–12 educators interested in getting a sneak peak to the special exhibition. Gain free resources, make art, take a tour, and get creative in a community of peers. Admission […]
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WASA Small School Conference

Bringing it Together for Students: Systems Coherence The Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) is hosting their Small Schools Conference, and ArtsEd Washington will be in the Exhibition Hall showcasing our K-6 curriculum, Art Lessons in the Classroom (ALIC).  This exceptional literacy and visual arts curriculum is aligned with state standards and provides foundational concepts, […]
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Art Goes to School: Building a Community of Thinkers Summit

Join Seattle Art Museum for the 2nd Annual Art Goes to School: Building a Community of Thinkers Summit. This free, one-day professional development opportunity is designed for educators, parents, community members, cultural organizations, students, funders, policy makers and artists to join this critical conversation focused on providing creative learning for all students. Learn from national […]
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Arts & Heritage Day

Arts & Heritage Day is February 6 in Olympia, WA.  Join ArtsEd Washington staff and Board of Directors, along with other arts advocates around the state, to meet with legislators and talk about arts and heritage issues in the current legislative session, and the cultural concerns in our communities and schools. The key way the […]
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BrainDance Variations for All Ages

For participants familiar with the BrainDance, this will be a chance to spice up and enliven your BrainDance repertoire! New and fun BrainDances will be shared. Learn BrainDances that disguise themselves as fast and easy folk dances. Find ways to use props in meaningful ways. Learn how to integrate technique and different dance styles into […]
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Easy Informances & Recitals for Studios & Schools

Dancers need to share their work and accomplishments beyond the classroom or studio, but recitals can become overwhelming for dancers, families, and teachers!  Continuing to teach – and not drill – as performance time draws near is a fine art. This workshop will offer effective and easy tools to make your recital/informance as stress-free and […]
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Seattle Teaching Artist Network Meeting

Topic:  Professional Teaching Artists:  Supporting Active Learning in the Museum Setting Agenda: 4:45-5:00: initial meet and greet with snacks in the “Rec Room” EMPs group teaching space. Please invite your colleagues working in all sectors as teaching artists!  EMPs education programs employ 10-15 teaching artists per year for in-museum classes, outreach classes in schools,  as […]
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WSSDA Annual Conference Session: The Arts – A Strategy for Student Success

The Washington State School Directors Associationn’s (WSSDA) Annual Conference is November 14-17. ArtsEd Washington Executive Director Una McAlinden and OSPI Program Supervisor for the Arts Anne Banks, along with local School Board Directors, present Hidden in Plain Sight: The Arts – A Strategy for Student Success; a session focusing on the arts as a tool […]
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    • ArtsEd WA Part of Arts Vision for Seattle Public Schools

      2013: ArtsEd Washington was at the heart of the action as Executive Director Una McAlinden facilitated the creation of a concrete and specific arts vision for the Seattle Public Schools Central Pathway (the K-12 schools in the Washington Middle School service area). Principals from all the schools within this pathway came together with parents and teachers under the leadership of their Executive Director of Schools, Nancy Coogan, committed to improving the provision of arts learning for the students they serve. The team used a racial equity lens to examine arts access data for their pathway as a whole, considered the key components of a high quality arts program, and participated in arts learninSup. Banda SPSg. Given the recent shift from school choice to neighborhood schools in Seattle, this was the first time that the leaders from a K-12 pathway have planned the provision of a continuum of learning together, and it also marked the launch of the SPS districtwide K-12 Arts Plan.

      Superintendent Banda (pictured) joined the group to celebrate the vision and spoke passionately in support of the social justice which requires that this work continues. Congratulations to these leaders for all their work!