Take Action: Ask your Candidates where they stand on Arts Education!
Did you know that this November half of School Board seats in Washington will be up for election? We want to make sure that those seats are filled by board members who know the value of a comprehensive education that includes a rigorous, sequential, standards-based arts education and will advocate for all students to have access to all the arts, all the time. Just click the button below to send a message asking your local candidates to take our survey on the arts. Results will be published October 26.
Art Lessons in the Classroom (ALIC) is a K-6 Visual Arts integrated lessons aligned with Washington State Arts Standards and Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Math. Seventy lessons (10 per grade level) offer step-by-step classroom instruction that build student skills sequentially year after year. Vocabulary lists and glossaries, supply lists, studio tips, and more make it easy for classroom teachers to get started. Online classroom resources also include nearly 80 lesson-aligned Masterworks from prominent museums and public collections around the state. Clear, objective student assessment checklists and criteria enable teachers to evaluate student work and learning without subjective interpretation or cultural bias. Learn more about ALIC here.
This school year, we are thrilled to be partnering with Title 1, Part A (OSPI) to offer ALIC to 14 schools in 7 different ESDs and 12 different districts. Learn more about this pilot here.
Meet ArtsEd Washington: Ren
As Community Engagement Officer, Ren works as liaison to community members and supporters. Before she became a full time advocate for education, a brief career as a paleontologist and a summer chasing blue whales on a marine research vessel gave her unique insight into the ties between STEM subjects and the arts. She earned her Masters degree in Education Policy from the University of Washington after interning with Stand for Children to support Seattle’s Universal Preschool campaign. She is excited to be a part of the ArtsEd Washington team where every day she gets to combine her passion for learning with creative expression.