Published: Published: July 20th, 2020


AzDEO is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Dance Educator Retreat.

This year will be a little different and will be offered virtually (via Zoom) due to COVID19. Movement type and discussion classes will still be offered, specifically designed for teachers in any setting.

Date: Saturday August 22nd from 8 am.-12:00 pm.

Cost: $40 for members, $65 for non-members, $40 for students.

Retreat Sessions:

    • Buti Yoga: Brittny Estle. Vinyasa style yoga flow combined with tribal-Dance cardio, plyometrics, and strength/flexibility
    • Yoga Flow for Dancers: Leanne Schmidt. Flowy, musical, focus on stabilizing and balancing postures.
    • Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom: Erica Maxwell from ADE
    • Reconstructing Our Teaching Practices: Uncovering our Internal Biases: Tiffany White, De’Vonne Gonzales, Susannah Keita. Closely examine the ways in which you think about your students of color and learn new and effective ways to teach with equity and inclusion.


  • Mental Health for Teachers & Students
  • Managing the New In-Person (live) Dance Class
  • Ideas for Teaching in a Virtual and/or Hybrid Environment

Deadline to register and payment postmarked- August 17th. Go to www.azdeo.org, Professional Development.

Registrants will receive information on the Zoom access by Monday August 17th.

Payment can be made via check or Venmo: Checks to AzDEO. Mail to AzDEO, PO Box 60152, Phoenix AZ. 85082 Venmo: @AzDEO or search Arizona Dance Education Organization

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Published: Published: July 9th, 2020

July 20-24 The Arts Under the Cuban Revolution: Protest, Propaganda, Politics?

Florida International University is offering a FREE K-12 Teacher Summer Institute July 20-24 from 7am-10am MST via Zoom

The Arts Under the Cuban Revolution: Protest, Propaganda, Politics?

The Institute looks beyond Cuba’s Cold War conflict with the US and examines a less familiar side of the Cuban story of the 1960s. Scholars and experts on Cuban history, politics, sociology, music, theater, photography, film, and dance provide new insights into the politicization of daily life and expression in 1960s Cuba.

The program is led by Dr. Michael Bustamante, FIU History professor and specialist on modern Cuba, and features pedagogy sessions and classroom implementation strategies by FIU LACC Master Teacher and Palmer Trinity School History Department Co-Chair, Laura Massa.

Institute content targets Social Studies, Fine Arts and Language Arts educators, but public, charter and private school teachers from all subjects and grade levels are welcome to participate. Content may qualify for teacher professional development and/or re-certification credit depending on your district requirements. All registrants must commit to participating in the entire week-long program.

If interested in this free PD register at this link by July 14th.  Or see attached flyer for more information.


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Published: Published: April 22nd, 2020

Online Exhibition- One World: Out of Many, We Are One

How about some student artwork that spreads messages of togetherness and hope? Take a trip to this fantastic online art exhibition hosted by Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation.

Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation launched its first online exhibition in partnership with SUSD high school visual arts students, Scottsdale Artists’ School, and Scottsdale Sister Cities. The exhibition, entitled One World: Out of Many, We Are One, highlights work from nearly 40 youth from schools in Scottsdale. This year’s theme asked students to explore creative ways that we create peace through people-to-people interaction and to think about the ways different nations come together during a time of physical separation… quite timely given where we are today.

Featured Artwork: Eike Mussig Contreras Saguaro High School & Allison Zhang Chaparral High School


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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: 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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