Published: 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:


PO Box 60152

Phoenix, AZ. 85082

  • AzDEO Members: Free
  • Non-Members: $20
  • Certificate of hours awarded.
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Published: 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: Published: August 27th, 2018

2018 International Biosafety Month Posters Contest

Arizona State University Environmental Health and Safety will host its first “International Biosafety Month Poster Contest”!

The contest is open to all Arizona K–8 students and is intended to increase the students’ interest in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields, and to foster awareness on the topics of biosafety and biosecurity. The contest consists of two divisions:

Students in grades K–5 will use their imagination to create and submit posters illustrating the theme — How would you stop germs?

Students in grades 6–8 will submit posters illustrating the theme — Biosafety: defending the Earth from germs.

Important dates and deadlines

Poster submission deadline:   Monday, October 1, 2018 – Entries postmarked after the deadline will not be accepted.
Award notifications mailed:     Monday, November 12, 2018
Contest winners recognized:   Friday, December 14, 2018 at the 2018 Arizona Biosecurity Workshop.

For more information about the official rules and methods of entry, contact:
[email protected], ASU EHS associate biosafety officer and CDC responsible official, at 480-965-5347, or
[email protected], EHS program manager, at 480-965-5443

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Published: Published: August 27th, 2018

First Annual AAEA National Art Education Week Meet & Greet

Did you know that the week of September 9th is National Art Education Week?

To celebrate, Arizona Arts Education Association (AAEA) has planned a meet and greet for all art educators at Helton Brewery. You do not have to be a member of AAEA to participate, simply gather up your art ed peeps and come celebrate. Aside from conversations, there are many games on the patio that are worth playing. As a bonus, the wonderful people at Helton Brewery will be donating $1 from specific purchases to AAEA! Food is available to order if you work up an appetite.

Bring your fellow art educators for a fun-filled afternoon!


Helton Brewery

2144 East Indian School Road

Phoenix, AZ 85016

September 15, 2018    Noon-4:00 pm

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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 23rd, 2018

Summer Arts Ed a Success!

We had a GREAT time last Friday at ADE’s first annual Summer Arts Education Institute for K-12 Teachers and Teaching Artists! We had over 100 Arts Educators, Teaching Artists, Administrators, and Leaders in attendance! Participants enjoyed learning about Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom, building sustainable community partnerships to extend learning, and leveraging the POWER of student voice in lesson planning and performance.

Special thanks to the Alice Cooper’s Teen Solid Rock Teen Center for sponsoring the event and Chick-fil-A for providing our lunch!

PD Certificates are available through the Event Management System. Stay tuned for the NEXT ADE ArtsEd Opportunity!  

 SolidRock Doors  Summer Institute- VA Summer Institute Drama  

AliceCooper Solid Rock Thank you, Chick-Fil-A!

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Published: Published: April 17th, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Night

Heard Museum PD

Arizona Educators,

Come celebrate all of the hard work and time you’ve dedicated to teaching your students this year with a free evening of pampering at the Heard Museum. Enjoy appetizers and drinks with a friend while you stroll through the museum after hours, exclusively for you and your guest.

Invite your colleagues to join in on the fun and reserve your spot today. The event is free but reservations are required.

For more information, please contact our Education Department at [email protected]


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Published: Published: April 2nd, 2018

Update from AzCA- City of Phoenix Budget Hearing Impacts the Arts!

The city of Phoenix has scheduled 15 public hearings in April where citizens may comment on the city’s proposed Fiscal Year 19 budget. Included in the proposed budget is funding to increase grant funding in the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture (POAC) to pre-recession levels and to support continued planning for a proposed Latino Arts and Culture Center.

It is important that city staff, the Mayor and members of the City Council hear from arts and culture supporters that these efforts to restore funding are appreciated, and to remind them that there is more work to be done.

The new funding level for the grants POAC provides to Phoenix-based arts and culture organizations would rise by $30,000 to $790,000 – equal to the dollar-amount last allocated in the Fiscal Year 2001 budget – before any adjustment for inflation (which would increase the budget to nearly $1.5 million.)

Also – the budget does NOT include support to maintain the city’s public art installations, many of which of tied to improvements in streets, transit and other necessary city services. So, it is important that city leaders know this is a priority.

However, the proposed budget increases do reflect strong efforts by the Phoenix arts advocates and support from the Mayor and City Council to support a critical sector of the Phoenix economy.  POAC investments help support a nonprofit arts and culture sector in Phoenix that generates $420 million annually in economic impact, and for every city dollar invested, $26 is delivered back in taxes.

You can add your voice of support by attending a public hearing in your neighborhood.


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