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Grant Writing Webinar

Join us for an online grant writing clinic with Grant Writer and Fund Development Consultant Keri Healey Use effective techniques to find and secure funds for your school’s arts programs. This webinar will be a hands-on working session. Keri will provide some leads and start you on drafting a proposal* during this clinic. Keri will […]
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smARTS For Students: Show Your Support

We hope you have enjoyed reading our newest arts education advocacy tool, smARTS for Students: An Arts Education Guide for Parents & Families. As Washington state's leading arts education organization, we work tirelessly to bring you the highest quality programs and resources available, so that your advocacy efforts are successful, and your children can engage […]
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Principals’ Professional Development: Race, School Climate, & the Arts

How do we meet state standards for teaching the arts 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 us […]
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Building Your Arts Education Toolbox and Constructing Your Outreach Plan

An arts education toolbox and outreach plan are two essential elements to effective advocacy efforts. While it is important to regularly connect with elected officials and school board directors, election years are a particularly excellent time to engage your current leaders and candidates and ask them where they stand on arts education. It is easy […]
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Highline School District: Ensuring Equitable Access to Arts Learning

Highline School District continues making progress on their thoughtful and systemic work to ensure equitable provision of arts learning to all students. In recognition of the need to attend to arts education, and in response to concerns raised by parents, Highline Superintendent John Welch established a Superintendent’s Council on the Arts in the fall of […]
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ArtsEd Washington Launches New Website

Dynamic and interactive portal focuses on advancing arts education for all students SEATTLE – In continuing to advance arts education for students in grades K-12, ArtsEd Washington has launched a new dynamic and interactive website, www.artsedwashington.org, further raising the awareness of the importance of ensuring that every student at every school has equal access to […]
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Research Projects: Arts

Project Zero's mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as in humanistic and scientific disciplines, at individual and institutional levels. Link: http://www.pz.harvard.edu/Research/ResearchArts.htm
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Arts Education Partnership

The Arts Education Partnership provides information and communication about current and emerging arts education policies, issues, and activities at the national, state, and local levels. Link: http://www.aep-arts.org
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    • ArtsEd Washington/ AWSP Principals Forum 2015

      Closing the Gap:

      The Vital Connection Between Equitable Arts Provision & Student Success

      A peer forum for principals, assistant principals, and district administrators/elected leaders

      Presented by

      ArtsEd Washington (Principals Arts Leadership Program) &

      the Association of Washington School Principals

      Date: Tuesday, April 21     Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Location: Cornish Playhouse (Seattle Center) | 201 Mercer Street | Seattle, WA 98109 Contact: Laurie Utterback | (206) 441-4501

      REGISTER HERE.

      Principals and educational leaders won’t want to miss this compelling opportunity in two back-to-back events to explore an engaging (and effective) path to student and school success through the arts. (Continuing Education Clock Hours available for both events.) In the context of an increasingly complex K-12 landscape, where new testing and assessment models mean high demands and high stakes for educators, it can be tempting to push the arts to the sidelines. And yet, the arts–which are a core subject and part of the state definition of basic education–are a powerful tool to help both your students and your school achieve success. The arts teach students vital 21st-century skills such as: how to think critically and solve problems; how to observe and synthesize different pieces of information, ideas, and abstract concepts; and how to apply them in new, real-world ways. And effective arts integration can deepen students’ learning and understanding of concepts across every other academic subject as well. As our state adopts new learning standards and the new Smarter Balanced assessments, there has been a shift to a greater emphasis on this kind of deeper learning and understanding. Indeed, the arts can be one of your most valuable tools in meeting many of the goals you have for your students and school, including student engagement and increased attendance. Join us for a dynamic exploration of how closing the opportunity gap can help close the achievement gap. This event is a “leadership only” pre-workshop to the evening public lecture, CounterpARTS in Education: The Andrea Allen Memorial Lecture Series featuring Dr. Linda Nathan.

      REGISTER HERE.

      During the afternoon workshop, participants will:
      • Develop a deeper understanding of how inequities in provision of arts learning correlate to a growing achievement gap.
      • Explore the Creative Advantage, a unique model to reinvest in student success through the arts, with Seattle Public Schools' Carri Campbell and Gail Selhorst.
      • Discover real-world examples of effective arts integration to teach cross-curricular concepts in two workshops: a theatre and language arts lesson from Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE, and a visual art lesson aligned with Common Core math standards, led by art educator Carl Clausen.
      • Walk away with concrete ideas about how to close the achievement gap by closing the provision gap, and ready-to-use ideas to bring engaging, arts-integrated learning experiences into the classroom.

      REGISTER HERE.

      Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the area’s many delicious restaurants or at the Seattle Center's Armory. Then join us for ArtsEd Washington’s annual CounterpARTS in Education event featuring a premier thought leader in educational reform with over 3 decades of experience leading urban, bilingual schools to success through the arts.

      Why Arts? Confronting Issues of Race, Access, and Equity

      featuring

      Dr. Linda Nathan

      Dr. Nathan will then join a panel with local Washington educators Gil Mendoza, Deputy Superintendent, OSPI, and Keisha Scarlett, Principals Leadership Coach and Former PAL Principal, Seattle Public Schools

      7:30 PM | Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)

      Read more about CounterpARTS in Education and Dr. Linda Nathan here. Continuing Education Clock Hours available when you register for both the Principals Forum and CounterpARTS. Standard registration for the Principals Forum includes discounted admission to CounterpARTS in Education evening lecture.

      Standard Registration: $70 for afternoon workshop and evening lecture

      Afternoon Workshop Only (no lecture admission): $60

      Discounts available for principals and staff of ArtsEd Washington Member Schools, subject to verification. Please email programs@artsedwashington.org to verify pricing and eligibility. Both the afternoon and the evening events take place on the Seattle Center campus with abundant parking and dining options available.

      REGISTER HERE.