The ARTS matter because they help us see the world from different perspectives. They give us empathy and help us understand people, places, periods of history, and issues with which we may otherwise be unfamiliar.
Strengthening and Expanding Arts Education in California Public Schools
The California County Superintendents believe that all California students from every geographic region and at every socioeconomic level deserve in-depth arts learning as part of the core curriculum. The Statewide Arts Initiative works at all levels to strengthen and expand arts education in California Public Schools and increase student access to sequential, standards-based arts education through a full complement of services utilizing the statewide county office of education infrastructure. One of its key purposes is to build educator capacity to implement California Arts Standards and the Arts Education Curriculum Framework.
New Resources for Leaders and Administrators!
The California County Superintendents Arts Initiative and The California Arts Project (TCAP) are pleased to announce new resources have been published on the California Arts Education Framework Resources for Implementation website.
Arts Education Research Aligned to LCFF Priorities
Early in 2023, The California County Superintendents Arts Initiative worked with ArtsEdSearch, a project of the Arts Education Partnership, to review a new set of resources for California. The California LCFF Priority-Aligned Research project includes a new search filter that organizes search results around Local Control Funding Formula (LFCC) priorities 1, 4, 5, 6, and 8.
Building Effective Arts Education Programs: A Professional Learning Series In this interactive webinar series, we will explore Chapter 9: Implementing Effective Arts Education of the California Arts Education Framework and how to leverage arts education funding including Prop 28. Chapter 9 of the Arts Ed Framework has many tangible resources as schools across the state expand VAPA positions and offerings.
This session is offered by Southern California Regions 9 (Imperial, Orange, San Diego counties), 10 (Riverside, San Bernardino counties), and 11 (Los Angeles county) of the California County Superintendents Arts Initiative.
Audience: Open to all California arts leaders and school leaders.
Improving Arts Ed Through Strategic Program Evaluation and Planning
Professional Learning in Support of Effective and Equitable Arts Learning
Engaging in Leadership and Advocacy for Arts Education
There will be an all-day, in-person culminating event on November 3, 2023 at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA. All participants who register for the virtual series will be automatically registered for the event!
The passage of the Arts and Music in Schools Funding Guarantee and Accountability Act (Prop 28) spotlights the importance of planning strategically and creatively to maximize funding streams and fulfill the goal of equitable access to fully-staffed, sequential, standards-based arts education for all students at all grade levels.
Community of Practice (CoP) participants will prepare to support their county or district with funding implementation by: Developing a deeper understanding of the various funding streams and possible uses Taking stock of current need in their county or district Engaging in facilitated conversations with other arts education leaders around problems of practice Sharing ideas and best practices
CoP Meetings will be virtual and will from be held from 10:00-11:30 AM on the following dates: August 25 October 6 December 1 February 2 March 1 April 5 May 3
Audience: Participation is free to county and district arts education leaders but advance registration is required. Teams are encouraged but each individual member must register with the name and email that will be used for the Zoom meeting.
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SEL-nificant Art: Creative Ways to Foster Social-Emotional Learning
It isn’t IF art will impact an SEL competency, but HOW it will happen. Gain practical and easy applications and strategies for using visual art to support SEL development in your classroom, and to promote wellness and reduce stress. You’ll leave empowered to replicate transformative, no-experience-needed art experiences with your students. Date: 10/9/23, 2/5/24 Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Virtual) Audience: UPK-12th Grade Teachers and/or Administrators; open to educators statewide Flyer October Registration Link February Registration Link
Every kid deserves a quality education that includes the ARTS.
All California students from every culture, geographic region and socioeconomic level deserve quality ARTS learning in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts as part of the core curriculum.
The California County Superintendents Arts Initiative
believes the visual and performing arts are an integral part of a comprehensive curriculum and are essential for learning in the 21st century. All California students from every culture, geographic region and socio-economic level–deserve quality arts learning in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts as part of the core curriculum.
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