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.
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
- 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.
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.
- 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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It has been a busy year at The Office of Arts Education.
Some of the highlights:
- A State Arts Proficiency Diploma Seal Became Law
- Media Arts Courses Were Added to the Arizona Course Catalogue
- Over 300 students showcased their artistic voice at the 2019 ESSA Conference
- Arts Educators of the Year were Celebrated During Youth Arts Month
- Conferences and Various Professional Development Trainings Were Provided Across the State
- New Data Provided the Clearest Picture Yet of who has Access to Arts Education in Arizona
We want to celebrate the momentum in Arts Education in our state with you.
This year we are thrilled to release our first annual Arts Education Year End Report.
We hope you will take time to read about some of the going ons in Arizona Arts Education.
18-19 Arizona Department of Education Arts Education Year End Report
You can also find this report housed on the Arts Education Website under Research & Advocacy
As we begin the 2019-2020 school year, we want to thank you for your shared commitment to quality Arts Education experiences for Arizona students.
We look forward to collaborating to advance arts education in the state of Arizona.
Wishing you a year full of imagination,
AzDEO’s 15th Annual Pink Tutu Flu (Professional Development Day) 2019!
Friday, Jan. 25th 2019. 9 am-3 pm.
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.
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,
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
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!
2144 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
September 15, 2018 Noon-4:00 pm
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!
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!
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!
Families are invited to visit the Heard Museum for free this weekend!