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OSPI The Arts Office – News and Notes – April 2019

OSPI: The Arts News & Notes | April 2019
46th Superintendent’s High School Art Show: The artwork has arrived at OSPI! The winning pieces from the ESD regional art shows are now on display at OSPI through May 30. There will be an awards ceremony and reception on Friday, May 17, from 1–3 p.m. at OSPI. For more information and access to the online galleries that will soon be available, please go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/Arts/ArtShow/default.aspx

Visual Arts Matter: This newly released resource explores how visual arts support students’ academic success both within and outside of school settings by cultivating learning skills, boosting academic achievement and enhancing the educational experience of traditionally underserved students. To download this resource, please go to: https://www.ecs.org/wp-content/uploads/Visual_Arts_Matter.pdf

April is Jazz Appreciation Month: The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has partnered with Jazz at Lincoln Center to bring resources and ideas for bringing jazz into schools. For more information and a link to resources, please go to: http://www.nafme.org/my-classroom/jazz-appreciation-month/?platform=hootsuite.

The Arts and Title IV Funding: The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) contains specific language that allows school districts to utilize Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (Title IV, Part A) for programs and activities that support student access to a well-rounded education. School districts may use Title IV, Part A funds to implement or expand programs and activities that use the arts as tools to support student success through the promotion of constructive student engagement, problem solving, and conflict resolution. For more information, please go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleIV-A/pubdocs/TheArtsandTitleIVA.pdf  and http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleIV-A/

Western Governors High School Art Competition: The Western Governors’ Association is proud to announce, “Celebrate the West,” a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. The deadline for submissions is April 28, 2019. For more information and a link to the entry form, please go to: http://www.westgov.org/news/351-news-2016/1288-enter-celebrate-the-west-high-school-art-competition-launches-second-year

Evergreen Orff Chapter Workshop: Evergreen Orff Chapter workshops are held in the Puget Sound area. It’s all about the Process: Keetman’s Rhythmic Building Bricks and Beyond is the next workshop on April 27. For more information and to register, please go to: http://www.evergreenorffchapter.com/workshops.htm

Arts Opportunities for Students and Teachers at Centrum: Centrum, located in Port Townsend and in partnership with OSPI, gathers young artists, scientists and teachers together. Artists working in the fields of visual art, writing, theater, movement, and music will provide young artists opportunities to learn new ways of thinking, seeing, and being. Opportunities in 2019 include:

2019 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition: The NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition recognizes outstanding compositions and highlights the effectiveness of music technology in the school curriculum. Entries will be judged based on their aesthetic quality, use of electronic media, and the power of the composition. Application deadline is April 19. For more information, please go to: https://nafme.org/programs/contests-calls-competitions/nafme-electronic-music-composition-contest/

Take the CTE “Get Real” Video Challenge: The Workforce Board’s video contest encourages Washington CTE middle and high school students to shoot their own videos to promote Career and Technical Education. The contest deadline is April 30. For more information, please go to: http://www.wtb.wa.gov/CTEvideoproject.asp

Art How 2’s 2019: Designing Collaborative Creative Learning Experiences: In this workshop participants will learn how to facilitate the design thinking process by using their own curriculum to frame their lessons, make connections to other content areas, and acquire techniques for guiding students toward developing the necessary mindset and skills to thrive in today’s world. For more information, please go to: https://www.schack.org/art-education-training/

Bringing Theatre into the Classroom: Bringing Theatre into the Classroom or “BTiC” is an engaging, fun, five-day intensive professional development opportunity for K-12 teachers that will equip you with the tools and skills to integrate drama into your curriculum. This program will be held at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and will take place July 15-19. For more information, please go to: http://www.sct.org/For-Educators/Professional-Development/BTiC/

Summer Dance Institute for Teachers (SDIT): Join Anne Green Gilbert and colleagues as they share the philosophy of brain-compatible teaching and the power of the BrainDance. Participants will experience lessons based on Anne Green Gilbert’s patently successful five-part conceptual lesson plan and the brain-compatible principles that underpin it. Discover how incorporating these principles into your teaching and workplace can positively affect class management, behavior, learning, and focus. For more information, please go to: https://www.creativedance.org/institute-workshops/sdit/

Seattle Theatre Group’s (STG) Songwriters Lab:  STG’s Songwriters Lab is open to students ages 14-19, all levels of songwriting experience & genres/styles of music welcome. The program takes place July 15-20 at The Moore Theatre in Seattle. For more information, please go to: https://www.stgpresents.org/education/songwriters

Arts Impact Summer Institute: Join the teaching artists at Arts Impact for a five-day Summer Institute: one running August 5 to 9 in Seattle or August 12 to 16 in Tacoma, with classroom mentorships offered during the 2019-20 school year. Discover dance, theater, and visual arts lessons, delve into, and enjoy true project-based learning. Discover ready-to-use strategies that take best teaching practices to the next level. For more information, please go to: http://arts-impact.org

Seattle Theatre Group’s (STG) – Disney Musicals in Schools: STG’s Disney Musicals in Schools is a free musical theatre arts program for Title I elementary schools in Washington. Selected schools will receive free licensing and show kit materials to the Disney KIDS show of their choice including STG Teaching Artists to support their rehearsal process. For more information, please go to: https://www.stgpresents.org/education/dmis

Dance Educators Association of Washington (DEAW): DEAW is now accepting proposals for their annual conference entitled: Every Body is a Dancing Body. Deadline for proposals is May 15. For more information, please go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdL2PstDK0MZVPvPqOCv45KoLUutFS0LCNN5z4ov6Lh9QSy6g/viewform

For information about upcoming DEAW events beginning in May, please go to: https://www.deawa.org/

Congratulations to…

  • Lisa Crubaugh – NAEA National Elementary Level Art Educator of the Year
  • Cynthia Gaub – NAEA Pacific Region Middle Level Art Educator of the Year

News? If you have news that is of a statewide interest and you would like to it have it considered for inclusion in this newsletter, please submit to: thearts@k12.wa.us

Enjoy the arts!

Anne Banks, Program Supervisor
The Arts – Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Phone: 360-725-4966

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