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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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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

  • 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.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

  1. Fill out the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

http://www.azed.gov/artseducation/youth-arts-month-showcase/

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 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!

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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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Published: October 28th, 2019

Applications Open for the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency

At the State Board of Education meeting on Monday October 28th 2019, rulemaking closed on the State Seal of Arts Proficiency R7-2-321SB1111 was signed into law May 14, 2019 and has been officially adopted by the State Board of Education to award high school graduates who meet minimum pathway requirements with a diploma seal of arts proficiency.

In tandem with announcing the adoption by the State Board of Education, The Department of Education’s Office of Arts Education is launching a website to the support the State’s Administration of the State Seal of Arts Proficiency.

http://www.azed.gov/artseducation/arizona-state-seal-of-arts-proficiency/

The Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency website includes guidance and resources for LEAs to explore the seal’s background, objectives, pathway requirements, and examples of procedures to administer the seal at the local level. LEAs who wish to administer the State Seal of Arts Proficiency in the 19-20 school year must apply by 5pm MST on Friday November 22nd. LEAs will be notified of their status by 5pm MST Friday December 20th. LEAs who are approved to administer the seal will submit an LEA Seal Achievement Report by April 15th 2020, and will receive diploma seals for qualifying graduates no later than May 1st 2020.

An exciting aspect of the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency implementation is the “Call for Student Designers”! The website includes a link where interested student artists can upload an original design. Arts Education Stakeholders will determine which design will become the official seal that will be affixed to qualifying student diplomas.

If you have any questions about how your LEA may participate in administering the State Seal of Arts Proficiency, please email [email protected].

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Published: September 19th, 2019

Call for Student Voice at the 2020 ESSA Conference

The 2020 ESSA Conference “Educating the Whole Child” at the We Ko Pa Conference and Resort Center February 19-21 is seeking to feature student performers and panelists to highlight examples of well-rounded education in the state. Fill out an application to showcase student voice in one of the following two ways:

Student Performance Group: Student performance groups will showcase 15 minute performances during whole group sessions, breaks in programming, or at close of conference day for over 500 educational leaders from through out the state.

Student STEM/STEAM Panelists: Student STEM/STEAM panelists will co-present a 10 minute break outsession on a panel with an educator that highlights integrated learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

More information below. To apply visit the Arts Education Student Opportunities Page and fill out an application.

Application Timeline:

  • Submit the ONLINE APPLICATION by Friday November 22th at 5pm MST
  • Applicants will be notified of their status by Friday December 6th 5pm MST

Questions? Email [email protected]


2020 ESSA Call for Featured Student Performances

Highlight the ways your school provides students with access to a well-rounded education through the arts. The Arizona Department of Education is seeking featured student performances for the 2020 ESSA Conference February 19-21 at the We Ko Pa Resort Conference Center. We are looking to feature student performance groups in theatre, dance, or music.

Featured students will present their work at the We Ko Pa Resort and Conference Center preceding or following a whole group session, during a scheduled break, or at the close of the event day.

Past performance groups have included:

  • Contemporary Rock Bands
  • Concert Choirs
  • Modern Dance Ensembles
  • Mariachi Performances
  • Orchestras
  • Solo Performers
  • Bands
  • A Capella Choirs

Application requirements:

  • Arizona District or Charter School
  • Performance selections should not exceed 15 minutes in length

For more information see the ESSA 2020 Call for Featured Student Performances.


2020 ESSA Call for Student STEM/STEAM Panel Presentations

Highlight an integrated, hands-on student learning project at your school! The Arizona Department of Education is seeking student presentations for a panel on STEM & STEAM education at the 2020 ESSA Conference February 19-21 at the We Ko Pa Resort and Conference Center.

STEAM Education is an integrated approach to teaching Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

Application requirements:

  • Arizona District or Charter School
  • Presentations 10 Minutes in length
  • Teacher and 2-3 students
  • Feature STEM & STEAM Learning

For more information see the ESSA 2020 Call for Featured Student Performances.

 

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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 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: September 3rd, 2019

UPDATE: Arizona Arts Education Proficiency Seal

SB1111, better known as Arizona Arts Education Proficiency Seal, took another step forward on Monday August 26th. The Arizona State Board of Education unanimously allowed the bill (known as R7-2-321 to the State Board) to open for rulemaking.

What is rulemaking?

SB1111 was signed into law by Governor Ducey on May 14th, 2019. The law stipulates that, ADE and the State Board, in partnership with Arts Education experts, will create the student and LEA requirements for participation in the Arts Education Proficiency Seal. ADE and stakeholders submitted the proposed requirements for State Board rule on Monday, August 26th, and the board agreed that the item should move forward through the process.

What’s next?

The State Board’s rulemaking procedures require a public hearing no sooner than 20 days following opening the rule. The Board will be hosting a public hearing at the Board’s offices on September 18, 2019 at noon. Findings from this meeting will be submitted to the board on September 23rd.

It is anticipated that the board will not officially adopt the rule until their October 28 meeting, in which the rule will become active or will remain tabled for adjustments. If activated, the 2019-20 Arts Education Proficiency Seal LEA Application will be opened in November 2019. 

What are the proposed student requirements?

Arts Education Stakeholders from across the state submitted the following recommendation to the ADE and Arizona State Board of Education:

To qualify for the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency, a student will complete:

        • A final GPA of 3.0 or 4.0 in each qualifying arts/career and technical education (CTE) course.
        • 4 minimum credit requirements in one of the following ways:
          • A minimum of 4 credits in one artistic discipline: (dance, music, theatre, visual arts or media arts)
          • OR
          • 3 credits in one artistic discipline, and 1 qualifying creative industries CTE credit or separate artistic discipline.
          • OR
          • 2 credits in one artistic discipline, and 2 credits in a qualifying creative industries CTE class
        • 80 hours of arts related extracurricular activities
        • A student capstone project

Stakeholders also requested that the ADE produce a guidance document to assist in LEA implementation of the Arts Seal program, including examples and definitions of: appropriate extracurricular activities, appropriate and rigorous capstones, an approved list of Creative Industries CTE courses.

How can students begin the Arts Seal Pathway?

Interested students must be enrolled in a participating District/LEA. Districts and LEAs will submit an annual application to the department of education. Approved applications will allow Districts and LEAs to administer the seal of Arts Proficiency to qualifying students.

Can I engage in Public Comment?

Yes! You may express your support or share your concerns with the Arizona State Board of Education. If you would like to submit a public comment on rules, please submit them to [email protected], or you may attend the public hearing on September 18th. Information can be found via the Arizona State Board Website

The ADE Office of Arts Education is happy to answer any questions you might have.

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Published: August 7th, 2019

The Molly Blank Fund- ASU Gammage Teaching Artist Roster

After a year of training facilitated by ASU Gammage in The Kennedy Center’s arts integration method, the first cohort of The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists are available to work in schools. If you are looking to infuse the arts in your classroom, these teaching artists are trained and ready to share their artistic disciplines with students in ways that meet classroom learning objectives.

The Office of Arts Education is so excited to announce that the first cohort of The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists has been published in this roster. Check it out and imagine the creative possibilities in the classroom!

MBF ASU Gammage Teaching Artists Roster

For more information about the Teaching Artists Roster or The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists Program please contact [email protected]

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Published: July 25th, 2019

Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative: Theatre Classroom Resources Grant

APPLICATIONS OPEN! Apply Now for the 2019 Classroom Resources Grants

We have great news! The American Theatre Wing is now accepting applications for the 2019 Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Classroom Resources Grants, and we encourage you to apply.

In just three years, the American Theatre Wing has distributed over $580,000 in grants to elementary, middle, and high schools across the country. The Classroom Resources Grants were designed to aid drama teachers at public K-12 schools to gain access to the resources necessary to ensure a quality, enriching, and well-rounded theatre education. We encourage any public K-12 school in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, or non-profit parent group associated with that school to apply.

Grant requests of up to $100,000 will be considered. The priority of funding will be for requests in the $10,000 to $40,000 range, allowing the Wing to extend meaningful support to multiple deserving schools each year.

The Wing understands the importance of access to resources such as production equipment, lighting supplies, musical instruments, etc, and the impact that access can have on students.That’s why a Classroom Resources Grant can help your theatre program not only be a place for your students to explore their talents and creative ideas, but to also lead them to a lifelong journey as theatre artists, technical professionals, and all around supporters of the performing arts.

The application deadline is September 27th, 11:59PM EST. To begin your application, please click here.

For more information on the Classroom Resources Grants and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative please visit our website. If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, please call (212) 765-0606.

Theatre education is important now more than ever, and The Wing is so excited to support its growth across the country. We sincerely hope that you will apply!

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