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Published: Published: March 21st, 2019

2019 Viola Award Winner Excellence in Arts Education

Today for Youth Arts Month we are highlighting the 2019 Viola Award Winner for Excellence in Arts Education Kathy Marron! Thank you for the hard work you invest every day to ensure that your students receive a quality arts education. Thank you for using art to connect students to each other and their community in meaningful ways.

Kathy Marron teaches art to all grades at Thomas Elementary. Her inspiration and energy is reflected in the work of her students. Marron began a school-wide mural and self portrait project at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. She had each grade create self portraits in assigned colors and then hung them separated by each grade. They now hang on the hallways of Thomas elementary portraying a rainbow of the faces of all students. This project was an important lesson on collaboration through art and a lesson in unity.

In October of 2018, the students at Thomas took part in another school-wide installation called, “Only One You” based off of the original book by local author Linda Kranz. It is a story of a rockfish Adri, learning about the sea floor through her parent’s wisdom. Marron ensured every student read the book and understood some of the main lessons:  “If you make a wrong turn, circle back”; “Look for beauty wherever you are, and keep the memory of it with you”; “Blend in when you need to, stand out when you have the chance”.

Marron had each student in all five grades paint a rock to look like their unique fish, which was then placed in a river shape through the school’s courtyard. Engaging creative young minds and a large amount of community support, Marron and other teachers were able to transform their courtyard into a fun and intriguing learning environment.

This past November, Marron and her 2nd and 3rd graders created “Helping Houses”, colorful mixed media magnets, to sell with proceeds going to the victims of the California wildfires. Raising over $1100, Marron has instilled how art can inspire and support a community.

Having just completed the Only One You Art Installation and the Helping Houses Art Fundraiser, Kathy is now embarking upon another student and community centered art project- a mural for our school.

Marron is an academic and artistic role model for both her elementary students and the community. All of the projects described are only the accomplishments of this school year. Magnify these accomplishments by 25 years of work as an educator.

Have a great youth arts story to share in your school or community? Email us at [email protected] or tag us on social media with the hashtag #AZYouthArts

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Published: Published: March 13th, 2019

Arts Education Data Makes its Debut on the AZ School Report Card

Today in honor of Youth Arts Month we are thrilled to unveil that Arts Education is one of the first subject areas outside of federally required reporting included in the new AZ School Report Card system.

Who has access to arts education in Arizona? What arts courses are offered in my child’s school? How many students are enrolled in dance courses in my county? The Arts Education Explorer can tell you that information. Now, this information makes it’s debut on the Arizona Department of Education’s School Report Card accountability system: https://azreportcards.azed.gov/state-reports. Please take some time to explore the Report Card system and the Arts Education dashboard.

The Office of Arts Education is committed to supporting the right of EVERY Arizona student to receive a quality arts education and access to arts learning opportunities. In the future we are working to integrate these two platforms to provide parents, students, and districts with improved transparency around what arts education looks like at each district and school around the state. Empowered with information, we hope you are inspired to move Arizona forward toward a future where ALL children have access to a well-rounded education that includes the arts. Happy Youth Arts Month Everyone!Have a great youth arts story to share in your school or community? Email us at [email protected] or tag us on social media with the hashtag #AZYouthArts

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Published: Published: October 30th, 2018

Arts Education for all! Doctor’s orders!!

BBC Headline:

Surgery students ‘losing dexterity to stitch patients’

Answer??

ARTS EDUCATION!!

“Creativity is not just for artists. Subjects like design and technology, music, art and drama are vitally important for children to develop imagination and resourcefulness, resilience, problem-solving, team-working and technical skills,” says Mr Hunt. “These are the skills which will enable young people to navigate the changing workplace of the future and stay ahead of the robots, not exam grades.”

Read the full article and share with the decision makers YOU know!

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Published: Published: September 24th, 2018

Heard Museum- Educator Open House

 

Interested in learning more about Heard Museum educational resources and upcoming events? Join us on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 8, for a free open house for educators from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m! Extend your visit by taking part in Indigenous Peoples’ Day activities across the Heard campus.

Free Museum admission included.

Click here to reserve your spot by 9 a.m. Friday, October 5.

For more information contact Sharah Nieto

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Published: Published: August 13th, 2018

NEW Navigation Guide for Integrating the Arts!

Are you considering exploring Arts Integration at your school or LEA? EducationCloset has created this AMAZING Interactive Navigation Guide for ALL things Arts Integration! Have questions on how to Fund your new Arts Integration program? Just click “Funding” and be directed to relevant resources. Interested in learning more about Curriculum or Professional Development? Click the related links, and discover the answers to your inquiry!

Should you or your school be interested in learning more about Arts Integration and the affects this practice has on schools and students, please do not hesitate to contact us at ADE.

Happy Integrating!

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Published: Published: August 3rd, 2018

Accepting Request for Proposals: Present at ADE’s ESSA Conference!

NOW is the time to roll up your sleeves and submit your application to present at this year’s ESSA  “Student-Focused, Well-Rounded Education” Conference!

We are looking for teachers, administrators, educational professionals, teaching artists, and community organizations to join us in Tucson at the El Conquistador Resort on November 14th and 15th! You will have the opportunity to share information (tools, resources, and strategies) with our over 400 conference participants! All sessions are 75 min in length. If your presentation is selected, you may participate in sessions and meals throughout the day for free OR, you may stay an additional day at a reduced conference rate!

Visit our Digital Conference Portal to review and sign the Request for Proposal Assurances, along with the digital submission form.

The deadline for submissions is September 7th! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with school leaders and educators from across the state! 

 

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Questions? Please contact us through the Arts Education Inbox

 

 

 

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Published: Published: August 1st, 2018

ADE Student SHOWCASE Opportunity: ESSA Conference, Student Talent Call!

The School Excellence Unit of the Arizona Department of Education is excited to offer their annual ESSA Conference, your one-stop-shop for federal grant program needs! 

Formally known as the Title I MEGA Conference, this year’s conference theme “Student-Focused, Well-Rounded Education” celebrates the wonderful programming and innovative solutions our schools are providing for our students. 

Seeking Student Talent

We are seeking to showcase our talented students and successful Title I programs.

Calling all K-12 Visual Artists and 6th- 12th grade Performing Artists! 

Now is your opportunity to present or perform at the 2018 ESSA Conference!
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Visit our Arts Education portal to access the Application and Download the Entry Requirements!
Deadlines are already approaching!
  • Performing Arts groups are required to submit their Audition materials by August 31st at 5:00 pm! 
  • Visual Arts students are required to submit entries by October 31st at 5:00 pm!

 

Please note: this year’s event will be hosted at the El Conquistador Resort and Event Center in Tucson Arizona! More information will be made available on our Conference website soon! 

 If you have any questions, please contact our Arts Ed Inbox!
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Published: Published: July 25th, 2018

PV Schools offers an Arts Intensive Education: North Valley Arts Academies

Offering the first fully integrated Arts Education program in the Northeast Valley, PVSchools has created an Arts intensive program through their North Valley Arts Academies. Taking root in Desert Cove Elementary School, Shae Middle School, and Shadow Mountain High School, North Valley Arts provides rigorous instruction in Dance, Theatre, Music Technology, and Visual Arts.

Learn more about this innovative program by visiting their website and attending a performance/exhibition!

Thank you for investing in the Well-Rounded education of our students!

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Published: Published: July 25th, 2018

The Phoenix Art Museum “Celebrates the Arts IN Education” FREE Teacher PD Day!

Join us for the 2018 EDUCATOR ARTS: ARTS INTEGRATED LEARNING & CULTURAL RESOURCE FAIR

 

 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

9 AM-4:30 PM

FREE! for all educators

This FREE day-long event celebrates arts-integrated learning, and includes:

  • 3 hands-on workshops
  • Resources
  • Catered Lunch
  • Prize Raffle
  • Certificate of Attendance

All AZ educators are welcome to attend: classroom, performing, and visual arts teachers from public, private and charter schools; community educators; preschool and out-of-school-time providers

Tickets available now Link: https://tickets.phxart.org/shows/educator%20arts%20day%20-%20cultural%20resource%20fair/events This event will sell out! Space is limited and pre-registration required.

 

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