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Published: January 14th, 2019

Successful Evaluations for Music Educators: A Free Clinic for Administrators

Friday February 1st 11:30-12:30pm

Delta Hotels by Phoenix Marriott Phoenix Mesa

200 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201

ALL educators deserve support from their administrators to improve and maintain quality instruction for students. Do you feel prepared for your music educator evaluations? This interactive clinic provided in partnership by The Arizona Department of Education Office of Arts Education and the Arizona Music Educators Association will highlight the differences between a music education classroom and a general education classroom, overview the 2015 core arts standards with a focus on the music education standards, and give you tools and tips to successfully support your music educators.

Register for FREE today!

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Published: December 27th, 2018

Desert Dance Theatre presents “Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman”

“Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman” is a beautiful story of a courageous woman’s determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad. She was one of America’s first liberated women of color, who fought against all odds for the sake of freedom and equality. This production brings light to the incredible accomplishments of Harriet Tubman, the anti-slavery activist. This powerful dance drama features Desert Dance Theatre with Renee Davis as Harriet Tubman, dramatic narration by Renee Morgan Brooks, African drumming and music direction by Step Raptis, accompaniment by a string quartet and traditional spirituals sung by a choral ensemble featuring baritone soloist, Greg Dansby. The unique blend of this 45-minute multidisciplinary presentation highlights the most important episodes of Harriet Tubman’s life.

A valuable educational tool in bringing this period of American History alive. It shares the knowledge and experience of the struggles and accomplishments of Harriet Tubman that will bring a source of inspiration to students and adults alike. The program follows Tubman’s life as a young slave on a Southern Plantation, her attempts to escape slavery, her work on the Underground Railroad, and her contributions to the Abolitionist movement. Slave songs from that period are featured for their significance as a means of passing information among the slaves. Hidden in the lyrics were vital escape details.

 

For more information, contact Desert Dance Theatre at 480-962-4584 or visit our website

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Published: December 19th, 2018

2019 Excellence in Theatre Education Award

We have wonderful theatre educators in Arizona. Consider nominating a teacher in our state who has had an impact on the next generation of theatre artists  for the 2019 Excellence in Theatre Education Award.

Did a theatre educator make a difference in your life, or the life of someone you know? The Tony Awards® and Carnegie Mellon University are looking for the teachers who create the next generation of theatre artists. These dedicated professionals discover talented students, nurture them, inspire them and set them off on a lifelong journey as theatre supporters and professionals.

We invite members of the public to submit candidates for the 2019 Excellence in Theatre Education Award by telling the story of a theatre educator who made a difference in your life, and the lives of others. Visit the website below for info on how to submit a candidate.

https://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/nominees/education_award.html

I would love to see an Arizona theatre teacher recognized this year,

 

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Published: December 3rd, 2018

Winners of the 2018-19 Dance Education Advocacy Student Essay Contest Announced!

Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) Announces the Awardees for its

2018-19 Dance Education Advocacy Student Essay Contest

 

AzDEO is pleased to announce the awardees for our 2018-19 Dance Education Advocacy Student Essay Contest.

Huntington Parson, a 12th grader at Centennial High School in Peoria, was awarded 1st place in Division 2 (Grades, 10, 11, 12), and Danielle Pfeiffer, a 12th grader at Centennial High School in Peoria, was awarded 2nd place in Division 2. Both students study under Kim McFall.

In Division 1 (Grades 7, 8, 9), Diya Jim, a 9th grader, studying dance at Classic Image Dance, was awarded 1st place.

Congratulations!

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Published: November 20th, 2018

It’s Here!!! AzDEO’s Pink Tutu Flu!

 

AzDEO’s 15th Annual Pink Tutu Flu (Professional Development Day) 2019!

Friday, Jan. 25th 2019. 9 am-3 pm.

Gilbert HS

1101 E Elliot Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

 

A great day of sharing curriculum ideas and methods from fellow educators including  information from the NDEO annual conference last October.

All are welcome- K-12 teachers, college students, studio teachers, Post-Secondary teachers.

Coffee and Tea and lunch included.

 

To register email Lynn Monson.

Send registration fee to:

AZDEO

PO Box 60152

Phoenix, AZ. 85082

  • AzDEO Members: Free
  • Non-Members: $20
  • Certificate of hours awarded.
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Published: September 24th, 2018

Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO)  1st Middle School  Dance Festival

 

Register Now!! AzDEO.org under Events

LOCATION: Mesa Arts Academy

221 W 6th Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210

DATE: Sat. February 16, 2019, 9 am- 1 pm.

REGISTRATION FEES: Fees are per school!

Early (Payment Postmarked by December 1st):

$100 for AzDEO/NDEO Members

$150 for non-members

Regular: (12/2/2018-1/10/19) 

$150.00 for AzDEO/NDEO members

$200.00 non-members

Late Reg: (1/11/2019- 2/12/19):  Same fee as regular but no option to perform or to purchase t-shirts.

ADJUDICATION: $20 for AzDEO/NDEO members; 25 for non-members. This is entirely voluntary. Schools can opt out of being adjudicated.

VIDEO: $25 for AzDEO/NDEO members and $35 for non-members.

PAYMENT: All checks and Purchase Orders should be made out to AzDEO.

 MAIL PAYMENTS TO: Arizona Dance Education Organization State Dance Festival PO BOX 60152 Phoenix, AZ 85082-0152

Fill out your purchase orders NOW!! Registration and class availability is on a first come, first served basis, so please register on-line and mail your registration fee ASAP. Once fees (check or P.O.) have been received, you will be officially registered for classes.

Additional Information at our website under events.

 

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Published: September 14th, 2018

ADE and the AZ Arts Commission releases the AZ Arts Ed. Data Project

What an amazing week we have journeyed through together! We have introduced our new Arts Education Specialist, sent our Director to the National Arts Education Partnership Conference in Indiana, we’ve highlighted celebrations happening in our schools, and now we are pleased to unveil the Arizona Arts Education Data Project!  This interactive dashboard is the most comprehensive analysis to-date of Arizona Student access and participation in Arts Education courses. Interested in learning about Arts Education access in your county? The dashboard can tell you that. What about 5th grade enrollment in dance at your district? The dashboard can tell you that. For the first time, we can clearly analyze student access and participation in the arts by geographic location, economical demographic, by artistic discipline- for EVERY school in Arizona!

Interested in the full Executive Summary, or would you rather just look at the highlights? Either way, we are working hard to better frame the Arts Education landscape as it truly exists in each of our Arizona schools.

We are very proud to share this information with you, adding to transparency and choice for you and your student(s).

Happy National Arts in Education Week form the ADE Office of Arts Education,

 

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Published: September 9th, 2018

Happy 2018 National Arts in Education Week!

September 9th – September 15th is National Arts in Education Week! Join ADE and over 500 organizations across the NATION as we celebrate the Arts in Education!

We would LOVE to know how YOU are participating!! What events are happening at your school/organization? Let Americans for the Arts know what you’re up to so that your celebrations can be added to the National Map! Please fill out this form to be added to the conversation and receive important updates throughout the week. Email our ArtsEd Inbox so that the ADE can #Spotlight your event!

How can you participate in National Arts in Education Week?!? Easy!! Here are a few ideas:

  • Host or attend celebrations and register them through the ArtsMeet National Event Calendar. More than 500 celebrations are anticipated to occur around the country;
  • Advocate. An essential part of National Arts in Education Week is leveraging the celebration for advocacy to decisionmakers. Spread the word about two easy advocacy opportunities: sign the petition to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about arts education policy; and submit an op-ed to your local paper;
  • Share your story on social media and help bring visibility to the issue of arts education. Use the hashtags #ArtsEdWeek, #BecauseOfArtsEd, and #AzArtsEd to share stories of the impact of arts education on individual lives. Tag Arizona Citizens for the Arts on Facebook, and azcitizens4arts on Twitter – they will rebroadcast what you’re doing during arts education week!

Keep your eyes out for some exciting Arts Ed announcement from both ADE and the Arizona Commission on the Arts! Arizona Arts Education is very vibrant, with intentional energy being cultivated for a collective impact on policy, access, and participation.  Join us and Americans for the Arts as we celebrate, advocate, and participate in the well-rounded and artful education of Arizona students!

Yours in creation,

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