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Published: Published: May 4th, 2020

Arizona Department of Education Awards 585 Graduates with the State Seal of Arts Proficiency

ADE Arts Education extends a tremendous congratulations to the 585 graduates awarded the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency!

Learn more about this year’s graduates of the program by reading the one-page: 2019-2020 Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency Year End Report

Arizona Department of Education Awards State Seal of Arts Proficiency to 585 Graduating Seniors

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Published: Published: March 24th, 2020

Online Learning & Arts Education Resources

Dear Arts Education Community,

March quickly turned from a focus on the celebration of dance, music, media arts, theatre, and visual arts in our schools to the navigation of a global health pandemic for the well-being of our students & communities. In the midst of all this, we need the arts and the ways they foster connection, joy, social critique, collaboration, and creativity more than ever.

As we navigate new ways of engaging with arts education, we wanted to share with you all some wonderful landing pages of resources that have emerged to support arts educators during this time. These include:

  • ADE Title IV-A‘s page for Online Learning & Enichment Resouces in Arts, Connectivity, EdTech, Health, PE, Professional Development, and Virtual Field Trips.
  • State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education‘s page of Arts Instructional Resources in the five artistic disciplines (Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts).
  • Arts Education Partnership‘s page for COVID19 Resources shared by partner organizations.

Additionally we are sharing the Arizona Department of Education‘s COVID19 Guidance page & The Arizona Commission on the ArtsCOVID19 Resources page for artists & arts organizations.

Above all please prioritize your own well-being during this time. In an NPR article describing Panic-gogy (Panic + Pedagogy) Robin DeRosa Director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University describes this emerging educational pedagogy:

“The real skill that Panicgogy requires is sort of a critical compassion, if you will, the ability to look at the situation as it really is. Figure out what’s going on, how you can operate within that, and how you can be compassionate in that as well.”

Take good care of each other,

Dustin & Haley ADE Arts Education


Online Resources for Arts Educators

Title IV-A: Online Enrichment Learning Resources

These resources in Arts, EdTech, Health, and PE are to assist Teachers as they plan for non-traditional instruction including synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning. Teachers – Please use your own discretion in what you select to use for your students.  These resources could compliment your current district adopted online resources.

For questions or to add to this site, please contact [email protected].

State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education: Arts Instructional Resources

The arts education community is working to build a repository of instructional resources for the field. The links within this page continue to be updated.
For questions about this site, please contact [email protected], SEADAE Wisconsin Member.

Arts Education Partnership: COVID-19 Resources

At the Arts Education Partnership, we’ve started to receive requests from our partners for additional resources that can help them shift operations to online platforms for telework situations, serve their constituents in new ways and care for their employeesIn response to these requests, we’ve engaged our partners in sharing resources they’ve created and compiled that may be useful to others as we navigate these new ways of working. 

To add to this page click here.


Arizona Department of Education

COVID19 Guidance to Schools

This page contains guidance and resources for Arizona’s public district and charter schools as they navigate COVID-19 response. The situation around COVID-19 is rapidly changing, so please continue to check this page for updates and guidance.


Arizona Commission on the Arts

COVID19 Resources

A collection of resources that may be relevant to you and/or the artists, arts professionals, and organizations . We will continue to update this page for as long as it may be useful.


 

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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: 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: 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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