Tag Archives: the Arts

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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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 […]
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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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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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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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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 […]
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From Sea to See: Frye Family and Educator Day

Celebrate the beginning of the school year and the closing of summer exhibitions at the Frye Art Museum with a Family and Educator Day inspired by themes of international voyage and exchange. Create artwork, listen to live music, join a family tour through the galleries, and learn about upcoming exhibitions and Pre-K–12 educational programs. Educators […]
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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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    • 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!