Published: November 25th, 2019

Cybersecurity Calendar Contest Deadline Approaching: December 13, 2019

Only 3 weeks left to enter the Cybersecurity Calendar Contest! Entry forms are to be postmarked or received electronically by ​December 13, 2019.

Public, Private, and home schooled students in Grades K-12 are invited to participate for a chance to have their artwork displayed in the 2020-2021 Cyber Security Calendar. Entries should feature original artwork illustrating the safe use of the Internet and/or mobile devices.

​Winners will be  announced in January 2020 and will also be entered in the federal calendar contest.


For more information: Cyber Security Calendar Rules 2020-2021

To enter: Cyber Security Calendar Entry Form 2020-2021

*Featured Artwork: 2019 Overall Winner Miyu 11th Grade Cibola High School

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Published: November 13th, 2019

Key Connections Mixer Nov. 21st 4:30-6:30pm

An Invitation for All Music Educators and a chance to win a Casio for your Classroom!

Hosted by Phoenix Conservatory of Music

When: Thursday, November 21 from 4:30p- 6:30p

Where: Phoenix Conservatory of Music (PCM) Inside Metrocenter Mall, 2nd Floor, North End 9617 N. Metro Parkway West, Ste. 2112 Phoenix, AZ 85051

Through the support of the CMA Foundation (Country Music Association) and US Bank, The Phoenix Conservatory of Music is hosting a series of networking mixers designed specifically for music educators! General Music Educators, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Electronic Music, Teaching Artists and Private Teachers- ALL are welcome!! This is an opportunity for you to network and mix outside of your schools, districts and organizations. Let’s come together as a community and support each other…


This is a FREE Event.

  • There will be food…and cookies.
  • There will be goodie bags….
  • There will be a door prize from CASIO!!! Who has graciously donated a Casio Portable CT-S200 that can live in your classroom if you have the winning ticket!

Please RSVP so we know how much food and cookies and cake to provide and come meet with other music educators and see what we can’t do to help each other.

For more information: 11.21 Key Connections Mixer Flyer

Questions? Email [email protected]

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Published: November 8th, 2019

Youth Arts Month Showcase: Call for Participation

This year the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona Art Education Association are partnering to celebrate Youth Art Month (YAM) with a showcase during March & April. This collaboration will unveil ADE’s Brand New Student Art Gallery. We invite schools to submit student artworks to showcase in celebration of Youth Arts Month in the Arizona Department of Education’s Jefferson Building.

reception will be held Friday March 6th from 6-7:30pm at the Arizona Department of Education Jefferson Building to present awards in Elementary, Middle, and High School grade bands and to celebrate the excellent art education happening in Arizona Schools.

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  • Open to ALL public-school students grades K-12!
  • Each teacher may submit up to 2 student artworks per grade band K-4, 5-8, 9-12.
  • Frames will be provided by ADE sized 8×10, 9×12, 12×12, 11×14, 16×20, and 18×24.
  • Work must be be matted or mounted to one of these sizes on a black mat with artwork labels attached to the front and ready to be framed. Works not following these guidelines may not be eligible for display.



and upload a signed Artwork-Photography Release form.

  1. Attach label to the front of the artwork.
  2. Drop off or mail submissions to The Office of Arts Education M-F 8-4:30pm. Drop off artwork by Friday January 10th at 4:30pm.

Attn: Haley Honeman

1535 W. Jefferson St.

Phoenix, Arizona 85007


Title I Districts/Charters may elect to also display submissions at the 2020 ESSA Conference.

Artworks will be displayed Mon. March 2nd– Fri. April 24th at the Department of Education.

Artworks are available for retrieval Monday April 27th– Friday May 8th at drop off location.

Questions? Contact Haley Honeman [email protected]

The Council for Art Education administers Youth Art Month (YAM) at the national level to showcase the positive impact and association between art teachers and students. YAM promotes visual art education for all K – 12 students and encourages funding for quality school art programs.

Download this flyer here: YAM Showcase Flyer

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Published: November 8th, 2019

2 Weeks Left to Submit Applications: Student Engagement 2020 ESSA Conference

Applications are due November 22nd at 5pm MST to showcase student voice & highlight well-rounded education in Arizona schools at the 2020 ESSA Conference. Get involved in one of the following ways:

STEM/STEAM Panel Presentations

Present with students during a break-out session on a hands-on learning project integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math at your school. Click the link below to apply!

STEM/STEAM Panel: Apply Now

Featured Student Performances

Highlight a 15-minute performance from a student theatre, dance, or music group at your school. Click the link below to apply!

Featured Performances: Apply Now

Selected applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Friday December 6th 5pm MST. This year’s ESSA Conference will be held February 19-21 at the We Ko Pa Resort Conference Center.

Questions? Contact Haley Honeman [email protected]

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Published: November 7th, 2019

Music Booster Group Registry for Advocacy

The Arizona Music Educators Association is collecting information from music booster groups throughout the state. Please visit  to sign up your organization on the AMEA booster group registry.

Please distribute the flyer below to other music booster groups throughout the state:

AMEA Advocacy Flyer 2019.docx


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Published: November 7th, 2019

Art Ed Now: Global Online Conference Saturday February 2nd

What is Art Ed Now?

Art Ed Now is the world’s largest online conference for art educators! This one-day event (join us live or watch on-demand for an entire year) features 20+ inspiring and innovative TED TALK-style presentations covering topics that are relevant right NOW in Art Ed!

For more information visit Download the Flyer Below or visit the Art of Education University Website:

Art Ed Now Flyer


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Published: November 7th, 2019

Foothills Fine Arts Academy Visit Day

You are invited to visit Foothills Fine Arts Academy and experience how students learn through the arts!

For More information: 2019 Foothills Fine Arts Academy Invitation

WHEN DECEMBER 4th, 2019 8:30AM- 1:00PM

WHERE Foothills Fine Arts Academy PEORIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 15808 N. 63rd Avenue Glendale- Arizona- 85306

VISIT FOCUS • Observe classroom use of arts strategies and group discuss quality instruction.

• FH Model of Arts Learning

• FH Arts Education

• Observe Moving Through Math Arts Integration Residency and Coaching Model.

• Maker Space

RSVP- SPACE IS LIMITED Email Dr. Robert Benson @ [email protected]

He will respond with a sign-up link ASAP. Any questions, please call 623-412-4626







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Published: November 7th, 2019

AzDEO’s 16th Annual Pink Tutu Flu 2020

Join AzDEO for a day of professional development for dance educators. A great day of sharing curriculum ideas and methods from fellow educators including information from the NDEO annual conference last October. All welcome- K-12 teachers, college students, studio teachers, Post-Secondary teachers.

Friday, Jan. 24th 2020 9 am-3 pm. Check in from 8:30-9 am


Ballet Theatre of Phoenix

2326 E Indian School Rd.

Phoenix AZ 85016


Coffee, Tea and lunch included.

Certificate of hours awarded.


To register email Lynn Monson at [email protected].

Send registration fee to:


PO Box 60152

Phoenix, AZ. 85082


AzDEO Members: Free

Non-Members: $20

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Published: November 6th, 2019

Apply for the 2019-2020 Vans Custom Culture Grant

Americans for the Arts, in partnership with VANS Custom Culture, is now accepting grant applications for the 2019-2020 VANS Custom Culture Grant cycle

VANS Custom Culture Grants are available to public high schools (including charter schools) serving students in grades 9-12 or community based nonprofit organizations/governmental agencies serving as a fiscal agent for arts programming at a qualifying school. The grants are intended to encourage the inclusion of the arts as an integral component of an excellent education, and to support activities that are consistent with local and national learning standards for arts education. Ten (10) schools across the country will each receive a $2,000 grant to support their work in providing high-quality dance, media arts, music, theater, and/or visual arts instruction for students. More details on eligibility and evaluation criteria can be found in the full grant guidelines.

Applications open Wednesday, November 6, 2019, and close on Friday, December 6, 2019. A judging panel will convene in December to select the 10 grant recipients. Americans for the Arts will notify grant recipients in January 2020 and will disperse all grant funds by February 1, 2020. Funds must be used between February and May 2020. A final report on projects and activities funded by the Custom Culture Grants will be due to Americans for the Arts no later than July 15, 2020.

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Published: November 1st, 2019

2019 Biosecurity Poster Contest Winners Announced


The ASU Biodesign Institute honored 25 students on Tuesday October 29th 2019 in a reception for the Biosafety Poster Competition. This year’s 2019 Biodesign Poster Contest participants recieved awards in four categories for posters illustrating their understanding of Biosecurity and Biosafety. Winning students came from Porter Elementary School, Northwest Christian School and Chaparral Elementary School. For a complete list of winners see the list below. Congratulations to this year’s winners of the 2019 Biosecurity Poster Contest!


What does Biosafety Mean?

  • Third Place Winners: Olivia Jodray & Chance Wickham, Porter Elementary School
  • Second Place Winners: Ameire Auguste, Sophia Ciganick & Ashton Neal, Porter Elementary School
  • First Place Winners: Torrey Klein, Sophie Mendoza, & Ariel Gordon, Porter Elementary School

Germ Prevention

  • Third Place Winner: Brisbane Bushbaum, Northwest Christian School
  • Second Place Winner: Sarah Beth Engle, Northwest Christian School
  • First Place Winner: Hannah Sabo, Northwest Christian School

Wash Your Hands

  • Third Place Winner: Reese Hunt, Northwest Christian School
  • Second Place Winner: Lila Sands, Northwest Christian School
  • First Place Winners: Gillian Bauer, Northwest Christian School

Staying Healthy Tips

  • Third Place Winner: Presley Davy, Northwest Christian School
  • Second Place Winner: Ella Bridges, Northwest Christian School
  • First Place Winners: Ephriam Graves, Xavier Jackson, Tyler Shad, Porter Elementary School

Honorable Mentions

  • Germ Prevention: Maecyn Huizinga & Sarah Jakubowski Northwest Christian
  • Staying Healthy Tips: Luke Perales & Bentley Kavlie, Northwest Christian
  • What does Biosafety Mean?: Alexis Encinas, Chaparral School

Grand Prize Winners

  • Torrey Klein, Sophie Mendoza & Ariel Gordon, Porter Elementary School


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