Published: Published: July 27th, 2020

Arizona Art Education Association Virtual Events

AAEA Virtual Professional Development Back to School 2020

lo·gis·tics     /ləˈjistiks/

Learn: detailed coordination of new classroom delivery systems involving many stakeholders, facilities, and/or supplies.

“the logistics and value of a virtual & face to face (f2f) learning environments”

We will review and discuss each topic, as K. Michelle Lindsay, an AAEA member, outlines her current best practices, for the upcoming school year as we are all asked to restructure our current face to face (f2f) instruction delivery.


July 28, 2020 6 – 8 pm


Online!  Email [email protected] for the zoom link.

Open to Members & Non-Members, Please invite any interested party, Cost is Free

Link to Registration Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdD7jAsXOv6Rek_6kCCSTloHhzaUUZKWpW7C9aTtIyg72YtmQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

AAEA Virtual Happy Hour

AAEA is inviting YOU to join us over zoom and share your concerns, worries, and exciting ideas about this upcoming school year! Let’s help each other get through this. Come discuss how we can ease our way back into the school year.


  • Meet local Art teachers in the same boat as you
  • Chat with educators to see what other Districts around the State are doing about returning to school
  • Chat with other Art teachers to see what they are doing to make this return to school as painless as possible


August 2  5 – 7 pm


Right here, online! Email [email protected] for the zoom link.

Open to Members & Non-Members, Please invite any interested party, Cost is Free


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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 14th, 2020

Arizona Theatre Company- Free Online Classes for Adults & Teens

Arizona Theatre Company is offering a free weekly adult class every Thursday from 4:30-5:30. The class is a new topic each week, and participants are welcome to attend them all or pick the topics that are of interest to them! Classes may be used for Professional Development hours for teachers. These classes are geared towards adults of all experiences and backgrounds. All classes are on zoom. You can register by email [email protected] or signing up on the website: https://arizonatheatre.org/classroom/

Upcoming class schedule: 

  • 7.16.20 Theatre History: Commedia Dell’arte taught by Tajh Oates
  • 7.23.20 King Lear & Shakespeare Scene Work taught by Carolyn Marie Wright
  • 7.30.20 Directing Aesthetics taught by Will Rogers

Arizona Theatre Company is also offering a free & online Devising Digital Theatre Workshop for teens coming up July 15th- 24th.

Our students will work virtually in small groups to create an original theatrical play told over a digital medium. Using any digital medium they can think of, students will be encouraged to think about what the most interesting way to tell their story is, and how they can make bold choices via unconventional theatrical mediums. Join us if you are excited about collaborating with others, experimenting with genre bending creativity, and thinking outside of the box.

The workshop will be from July 15th – July 24th, with a presentation of works for their peers and family on July 27th. 

Additional Information: 

This online workshop will utilize zoom, google classroom, and other digital platforms. The workshop will be facilitated through a daily group session to be held each afternoon. Students will also spend time collaborating with their teams, and working on individual creative prompts and assignments.

Register Here

Hey there! We’re excited you want to explore and create with us! This workshop will take place completely online from July 15th to July 24th with a final presentation of your devised theatrical pieces on June 27th. We will use a combination of zoom meetings, group chats, and individual work throughout the 9 days! You will spend 1-2 hours each day M-F working with the whole group, and the rest of the time collaborating with your team members or working on an individual prompt. Meetings will mostly occur in the early afternoon, and you will expected to work with your team members throughout the day. Participants should be eager to collaborate with others, excited to experiment and think outside of the box!

Questions? Email Jasmine Roth [email protected]

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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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