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PAL Spotlight On: Madrona K-8 School

“It was one of the most focused professional development experiences I’ve had as a principal,” Farah exclaims. “PAL brought everybody’s voice together and was a key strategy in our success.” The Arts are Alive Thanks to Strong Leadership and PAL Throngs of students fill the halls with busy footsteps and the buzz of chatter as […]
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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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Visual Thinking Strategies Intro Two-Day Practicum

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a student-centered, research-based teaching method that improves critical thinking and language skills through discussions of art. VTS encourages participation and self-confidence, especially among students who struggle in traditional learning environments. VTS is easy to learn and offers a proven strategy for educators to meet current learning objectives. This two-day workshop […]
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Teaching Artist Training Lab

The Washington State Arts Commission continues its partnership with Seattle Repertory Theatre and the Pacific Northwest Ballet for the Teaching Artist Training (TAT) Lab.  The TAT Lab cohort will include up to 40 teaching artists from various artistic disciplines and regions of the state.  The training includes: six days of in-person training six teleconferences and […]
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Principals’ Peer Forum: Arts Instruction as a Pathway to Meet Students’ Needs

ArtsEd Washington and the Association of Washington School Principals presents: Principals’ Peer Forum:  Arts Instruction as a Pathway for Rigorous School Programs that Meet All Students’ Needs Come explore how the arts are one of the best ways to achieve the expectations in the state’s new expanded teacher/principal evaluation tools.  Learn from Erin Jones, former […]
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Principals’ Workshop: Race, School Climate, and the Arts

How do we meet state standards for teaching music and dance if some cultural norms prevent students from participating? How come the makeup of some parent committees does not match the diversity of our student population? When these topics came up in the Principals’ Arts Leadership Program last year, we invited Arts Corps to join […]
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Dance Educators Association of Washington Annual Conference

Our friends and partners at Dance Educators Association of Washington (DEAW) are holding their bi-annual professional development conference for dance educators.  Sessions will be offered for in-school specialists, dance educators in and out of schools, studio owners and teachers, choreographers, and professionals who promote the art of dance to students in Washington state.  Clock hours […]
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“Transforming Urban School Systems Through the Arts” Forum

Join our friends and partners at Arts Education Partnership (AEP) for their national forum, Transforming Urban School Systems Through the Arts, this fall in San Francisco, CA.  Taking place during National Arts in Education Week, learn how arts education can help revitalize and reclaim urban school systems, re-engineer the future of America’s cities, and make […]
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Kennedy Center Arts Integration Conference

The Kennedy Center is offering a new Arts Integration Schools conference will explore the “how” of arts integration. Registration is $250 per participant. For more information, contact Michelle Carney at MLCarney@kennedy-center.org or 202-416-8842.
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Dance In Early Childhood: Movement Matters

Movement is the key to learning! The workshop will be a blend of discussion and movement experiences that are developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. We will learn the preschool BrainDance moving through the fundamental movement patterns that wire the brain and central nervous system in the early years of life. Participants will learn how the fifteen […]
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      “As they develop into arts leaders, PAL participants are emerging as stronger, more dedicated, more effective principals. And, because the PAL model emphasizes shared leadership, these principals are building programs of success that can be sustained for years to come.”

      Gary Kipp
      AWSP