Tag Archives: Parents

Additional Resources for smARTS

Get the most out of your arts education advocacy efforts by using the following resources in conjunction with our smARTS For Students guide.  Each of these topics provides you with a full and comprehensive approach to making your voice heard, and the tools necessary to make a difference for Washington state students: Build Your Foundation, Cultivate […]
Posted in Advocacy Tools, ArtsEd WA News
Also tagged , , ,
Comments closed

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 […]
Posted in
Also tagged , , ,
Comments closed

Parents for Arts in the Schools: A Parent Docent Training Workshop

Parents for Arts in the Schools: A Parent Docent Training Workshop is developed for parent volunteers in school classrooms, this annual workshop provides training in facilitating interactive discussions about art, leading art lessons, and developing creative habits in students. Parents practice Visual Thinking Strategies in the Museum galleries and learn techniques for teaching art making […]
Posted in
Also tagged , ,
Comments closed

Is Creativity the #1 Skill for the 21st Century?

From Psychology Today: the Working Creativity blog authored by Mark Batey, Ph.D., discusses how, against a backdrop of uncertainty, economic turmoil and unprecedented change a new picture is emerging of the skills and traits for success (and perhaps even simply survival) in the modern era.  At the heart of this essential skill set for the future […]
Posted in News, Uncategorized
Also tagged ,
Comments closed

Celebrating Arts Education in the Holidays

The holidays offer ideal opportunities for arts education advocacy efforts as schools present their concerts, performances, and more. This is your chance to spread some holiday cheer and raise awareness of the importance of arts programs for every student in your school. Below are some ideas to help get you started in your efforts. Have […]
Posted in Advocacy Tools, News
Also tagged , , , , ,
Comments closed

11th Annual Music Student Scholarships

Finish this essay: “How my music teacher has influenced me and my goals in school…” You could win your share of $20,000 including music products for your school music program! For more information, please click here.
Posted in Community Resources, Opportunity for Teachers
Also tagged , , , , ,
Comments closed

All Kids Can CREATE

The All Kids Can CREATE visual arts program showcases how students with and without disabilities learn through the arts in their schools and communities. The program is presented annually by VSA and CVS Caremark All Kids Can. All submitted artwork will be featured in an online gallery and considered for display in a national touring […]
Posted in Community Resources, Opportunity for Teachers
Also tagged , , , , , ,
Comments closed

School Spotlight: Rocky Ridge Elementary

ArtsEd Washington highlights the challenges and achievements of one of its PAL Schools. School Stories: Rocky Ridge
Posted in Stories from the Schools
Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Principals’ Arts Leadership report

September 29, 2010: ArtsEd Washington today announced the results of an extensive study examining the effectiveness of the organization’s Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) program. Principals and teachers at many of the PAL schools reported increased student engagement in the classroom and significantly decreased behavioral issues throughout the school as a result of the program.
Posted in Press Releases
Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Key Features of the PAL program

The purpose of ArtsEd Washington’s Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) program is to increase the provision of high quality arts instruction in Washington State’s educational system. PAL’s goal is to build and support systemic change in public elementary schools so that all students can benefit from the proven and powerful role of arts learning in a […]
Posted in Principals' Arts Leadership
Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • Random Posts

    • 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!