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Published: September 12th, 2019

Celebrate National Arts in Education Week with Technology

Today in celebration of National Arts in Education Week, Erin Henderson, Title IV-A Digital Learning Specialist, shares resources & inspiration for integrating technology into the five artistic disciplines: Music, Media Arts, Theater, and Visual Arts.

“Artists can share their work better than ever before by incorporating technology into performances and art and utilizing technology to market their skills and create a digital portfolio. Arts educators can introduce technology tools to streamline classes, create student portfolios, and communicate with students and their families. If you are looking for inspiration and ideas on how to integrate technology into your arts classroom and build your student’s digital literacy in the process, check out some of the resources compiled below. Take your arts classroom to the next level! Collaborate with technology and computer science teachers! ”

Dance: 

Dance Choreography Improves Girls’ Computational Skills Clemson University studies how dance choreography can improve girls’ computation skills and help them understand coding and programming. This is a way to increase representation of girls and women in STEM fields.  

danceLogic: This 14-week program teachers girls ages 13-18 how to dance and code, as well as teamwork, dedication, and focus. Watch the CBSNews coverage of this wonderful community program.  

Dance Party Code Tutorial from Code.org:Students learn to code their very own dance party in under one hour! Teachers can also utilize theDance Party Unplugged lesson as an introduction the Hour of Code tutorial, or as a standalone activity if you do not have technology available. 

Extension Activity: 

  •  Students can share their Dance Party Code video with the rest of the class, using a website like Padlet.  
  • After they code their dance, they can perform their code live for the rest of the class.  

Media Arts: 

Media arts and technology go hand-in-hand. Students can use technology to take and edit photos, create films, code websites, apps, and video games, create interactive simulations and digital arts, and really, the possibilities are endless. New technologies are creating entirely new art fields and university programs.   

How Technology Continues to Change the Film Industry: Part of the “Every Job is a STEAM job” series from Ozobot, this blog describes how technology plays a vital and changing role in the film industry and why all film students should be learning technology.  

Music 

Composing Code: Why Musicians Make Great Software Developers: All the things that make musicians great, are the same things that make them excellent coders; they are analytical, logical, and methodical with the ability to recognize and manipulate patterns.  

How Technology is Changing Music Education: Tim Topham hosts Simon Rushby on his podcast that discusses how technology is changing music education, including the flipped classroom, making the best use of students’ smartphones, and the best apps to use in your classroom.  

Music Lesson Tips: Lauma Kazaka offers practical approaches and programs to integrate technology into your music classroom.  

Tech in the Music Classroom Creates Efficiencies, Improves Accessibility: Meghan Bogardus Cortez discusses how technology can be utilized in a meaningful way in music classrooms, from 3D printing custom musical instruments, apps to help students compose, and creating links between music, coding, and computational thinking.  

Theater: 

How Technology is Changing Theater Design: Part of the “Every Job is a STEAM job” series from Ozobot, this blog describes how technology is changing theater design and why all theater students should be using technology. 

Technology in the Theater Classroom: The Drama Teacher Podcast discusses tools, tips, and tricks to incorporate technology into the Theater classroom. Many of these tools can be utilized in other arts’ classrooms as well. 

The Top 25 BFA Theatre Design & Tech Programs: Technology is critical to Theater Design. Explore 25 college degree programs the integrate theater, design, and technology.  

Visual Arts: 

Bringing Technology into the Visual Arts Classroom- Watch Mr. Leichnitz utilize technology in his Graffiti Art project.  

The Visual Arts and Technology- Students are using technology in their everyday lives to create and produce art. This article briefly discusses how visual arts teachers can harness this interest in their classrooms.  

10 Ways Technology can Enhance the Art RoomWynita Harmon guides readers through 10 ways teachers can utilize technology to enhance the traditional art room.  

What is the Perfect Balance of Technology in the Art Room?– Middle School art teacher Tracy Hare discusses the perfect balance of technology in the art room. Too little and your students miss out on the opportunity to develop the 4 C’s (creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. Too much and your students miss out on the benefits of a traditional arts classroom.  

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Email [email protected] with questions or requests for more information on how to build students’ digital literacy in your arts classroom.

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Published: September 10th, 2019

Call for Student Designers: State Seal of Arts Proficiency

Today, in celebration of National Arts in Education Week, ADE’s Office of Arts Education is opening a call for student designers to design the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency! Feature your artwork on the diplomas of arts students across the state.

History:

On May 14th, 2019 Governor Doug Ducey signed SB1111 State Seal of Arts Proficiency into law. On August 26th, the Arizona State Board of Education voted to open rulemaking on this law. Currently, the State Seal of Arts Proficiency has entered into a 60 day public comment process. If the measure becomes official board rule after this 60 day period, it will recognize graduating seniors who meet the minimum requirements as soon as THIS YEAR 2020!

Call for Designers:

The Arizona Department of Education Office of Arts Education will be featuring an original student design on the State Seal of Arts Proficiency which would be affixed to the diploma of graduates who meet the minimum requirements.

Each school may submit the online application for up to 2 students per grade level 9-12. Each student entry will require a separate application. Designs must be created and uploaded using the Arts Proficiency Seal Design Form.

Who is eligible to participate?

Arizona district or charter high school students in grades 9-12

Timeline:

  •  Applications due Friday December 20th by 5pm MST
  • Winning design will be unveiled in March during Youth Arts Month and the designer will be recognized at a reception at the Arizona Department of Education.

To Apply:

Each school may submit the online application and upload the Arts Proficiency Seal Design Form for up to 2 students per grade level 9-12.

Tips:

  • Keep it simple! Lots of detail will NOT show up on the seal. Utilize positive and negative space, line drawings, and/or silhouettes.
  • Represent Arizona’s 5 artistic disciplines: Dance, Music, Media Arts,Theatre, and Visual Arts.
  • Two Colors: Submit black and white designs or designs utilizing two colors only.

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Published: September 9th, 2019

ARIZONA CELEBRATES 2019 ARTS IN EDUCATION WEEK

Happy National Arts in Education Week! September 8-14th 2019

Arts Education has a huge impact on Arizonans! From providing us with vibrate, creative public spaces to enjoy, to providing students with supportive, caring environments to explore their self expression, to laying the foundation for the future of the creative industries sector– it is clear that arts education deeply matters.

Since 2010, House Resolution 275 has designated the week beginning the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education joins together to tell the story of the impact and power of the arts in education.

This year ADE’s Office of Arts Education, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, Act One, The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts asked for videos telling your stories of how arts education impacts the lives of Arizonans. The #BecauseofArtsEd2019 video below resulted from your responses.

It’s not too late to add your story on social media during Arts in Education Week about the impact Arts Education had on your life using the hashtag #BecauseofArtsEd! How are you celebrating National Arts in Education Week? Take pictures of celebration events and tag them with the hashtag #ArtsEdWeek. What’s going on in Arizona? Tag your Arizona events with the hashtag #AZArtsEd!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates this week from ADE’s Office of Arts Education to celebrate 2019 National Arts in Education Week.

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Published: August 29th, 2019

YoungArts’ National Arts Competition for 15-18 Year Old Visual, Literary, or Performing Artists

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

YoungArts’ signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15–18 or in grades 10–12 from across the United States. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, YoungArts winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors, and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions. Joining a 20,000-strong alumni community, they receive creative and professional development opportunities and connect with an extraordinarily rich network of peers.

 

For more information view the 2020 Application Poster

WHY APPLY

  • ​Receive up to $10,000 in cash awards

  • Take master classes with accomplished artists

  • ​Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts

  • Receive a lifetime of creative and professional development opportunities

  • Achieve national recognition

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident/green card recipient (copy of documentation is required in the application)

  • Be in grades 10–12 or 15–18 years of age on December 1, 2019

  • Have not already been named a YoungArts Finalist and previously attended YoungArts Week

HOW TO APPLY

  • Complete the YoungArts application on Acceptd, including required documentation and audition or portfolio materials. ​Pay the $35 application fee or get a fee waiver. Learn more about fee waivers in our FAQ.

Deadline for applications is October 11th, 2019 11:59pm Eastern Time.

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Published: August 26th, 2019

Online PD & Resources for Visual Arts Educators: The Art of Education University

The Art of Education University is an online platform specializing in content and resources for visual art teachers, some completely free of charge. Their mission is to grow amazing art teachers at every stage of their career. You can subscribe to their magazine and podcast, or download lesson plans completely for FREE. Their content is developed by art teachers for the professional development of art teachers.

Additional paid content The Art of Education University offers includes:

  • An on-demand PD platform Art of Ed PRO that allows access to PD on a daily basis
  • A 100% online Art Ed NOW conference to help arts teachers develop and grow professionally
  • An affordable Masters Degree in Visual Arts Education through their DEAC accredited university

Check out free resources for your classroom!

Share this video as a way to advocate for teacher access to Art of Ed PRO at your school, or district!

 

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Published: August 26th, 2019

Teaching Music with Purpose: 25 Things You Can Do Tomorrow to Improve your Ensemble

On Monday October 14th, the Kyrene School District is hosting a FREE workshop from 9am to noon at Pueblo Middle School, 360  South Twelve Oaks Blvd, Chandler (South of Chandler and Rural).

This Professional Development session is sponsored by Alfred Music, hosted by the Kyrene School District, and will be led by  the amazing Music Educator and author, Dr. Peter Boonshaft.

The In-Service is Titled: TEACHING MUSIC WITH PURPOSE: 25 Things You Can Do Tomorrow to Improve Your Ensemble.

Called one of the most exciting and exhilarating voices in music education today, Dr. Peter Loel Boonshaft has been invited to speak or conduct in every state in the nation and around the world. Honored by the National Association for Music Education and Music For All as the first recipient of the “George M. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education,” he is currently on the faculty of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is Professor of Music and Director of Bands. He is Conductor of the Hofstra University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, professor of conducting and music education, and Director of the graduate wind conducting program.

Dr. Boonshaft has received official proclamations from the governors of five states and a Certificate of Appreciation from former President Ronald Reagan, as well as performing for former President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush, former President Bill Clinton, and for Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. His honors also include being selected three times as a National Endowment for the Arts “Artist in Residence,” three times awarded Honorary Life Membership in the Tri-M® Music Honor Society, and being selected for the Center for Scholarly Research and Academic Excellence at Hofstra University.

To register for the October 14th In-Service, please go to https://forms.gle/dcNSz6gA3uV67Zag7

Questions? Contact Julie Hackmann, Kyrene Performing Arts Coordinator at [email protected]

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Published: August 21st, 2019

Harmony Project Phoenix- 15 Music Scholarships Available

Harmony Project Phoenix is expanding programming this year!

15 Scholarships are available for students ages 5-17 interested in music & attending Title I schools.

 

Each scholarship comprises of:

  • Year long Private or group lesson
  • Year long Orchestra participation
  • Musical Instrument at no cost (based on availability)
  • Performance at ASU
  • Solo Recitals
  • $1,200 annual value

For more information HP-Scholarships

Questions? Email [email protected] or call 480.227.8607

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Published: August 19th, 2019

#BecauseofArtsEd Arizona Arts in Education Social Media Campaign

How has arts education impacted your life? In preparation for National Arts in Education Week September 8-14, the ADE Office of Arts Education, Act One, Arizona Citizens for the Arts,  and the Arizona Commission on the Arts are requesting videos to highlight the ways that arts education makes an impact on everyone in our state. We want to hear from all of you! If you live in the state of Arizona and arts education has or had an impact on your life, share your story!

To participate submit to [email protected] by 11pm Saturday August 31st with the subject line #BecauseofArtsEd: 

                        1. First Name
                        2. Job Title or School
                        3. A 10-20 second video completing the sentence “Because of Arts Education…”
                        4. Video Release Statement

Use your creativity | Submit your video | Share your impact

“Because of Arts Education, I became a graphic designer.”

“Because of Arts Education, I gained confidence in myself.”

“Because of Arts Education, I look forward to coming to school.”

“Because of Arts Education, I can solve complex problems.”

“Because of Arts Education, I think outside of the box.”

“Because of Arts Education, I’ve got great dance moves.”

Download and share the 2019 Because of Arts Ed Flyer and invite others to share the impact of Arts Education!

For inclusion of your video in the campaign please include the following video release statement in your email.

I authorize ADE’s Office of Arts Education, Act One, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts to utilize submitted video content for the Arizona Arts in Education Social Media Campaign. If submitting on behalf of a minor, I have received the proper consent from the appropriate legal guardian. I understand that name and video content may be shared via social media networks during National Arts in Education Week September 8-14.

 

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Published: August 14th, 2019

2019 Biosecurity Poster Competition: Entries Due Friday September 27th

Encourage your students to visualize their learning about Biosecurity through the visual arts! A great opportunity for arts and science collaboration, Arizona State University’s Environmental Health and Safety department is hosting the second Biosafety and Biosecurity Month poster contest. This year’s Biosecurity Poster Contest is open to students grades 3-8. Students are encouraged to respond to the theme “What does biosafety mean to you?”

Mail entries by September 27th to:

Arizona State University Environmental Health and Safety

Attn: Darren Bowens

P.O. Box 876412

Tempe, AZ 85287

Winners will be notified by Friday October 11th, 2019 and recognized in an awards ceremony on Tuesday October 29th from 3-5pm at ASU.

For full contest rules and more information: 2019 Biosafety Poster Contest guidelines.

Please direct your questions about the competition to Irene Mendoza, [email protected] EHS associate biosafety officer and CDC responsible official | 480-965-5347 or Darren Bowens, EHS program manager [email protected]| 480-965- 5443.

 

 

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Published: August 8th, 2019

Free Concert, Q&A, and Meet & Greet with Rob Halford Singer of Judas Priest

On Friday August 23rd at 5pm, Alice Cooper’s The Rock Teen Center (13625 N. 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85032) will be having a very special event with Rob Halford, the legendary singer of Judas Priest. After the concert, young  musicians will have the opportunity to be able to be a part of a Q&A followed by a meet & greet/photo. Open to all young musicians ages 12-25. RSVP is required via email ([email protected]) or call (602.522.9200.)

 

 

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