|Welcome to The Arts News & Notes from The Arts Office at OSPI. Please share with colleagues and friends who are interested in the arts, and thank you for your support of arts education in Washington.|
46th Superintendent’s High School Art Show
The awards ceremony and reception is taking place on Friday, May 17, from 1–3 p.m. at OSPI. All of the winning artwork, from the ESD regional and state art shows, is now on display at OSPI through May 30. For more information and access to the online galleries, please go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/Arts/ArtShow/default.aspx [links.govdelivery.com]
The Arts Assessment Reporting
OSPI Bulletin B007-19 [links.govdelivery.com] details the annual reporting requirements and timelines related to the implementation of assessments and other strategies in Social Studies, The Arts, Health, Fitness (RCW 28A.230.095 [links.govdelivery.com]), and for Educational Technology (RCW 28A.655.075 [links.govdelivery.com]). The deadline for reporting is June 30, 2019. For more information, please go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/BulletinsMemos/Bulletins2019/B007-19.pdf [links.govdelivery.com] and http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/OSPI-DevelopedAssessments.aspx [links.govdelivery.com]
May is Arts Education Month!
Arts Education Month is a month-long public celebration of the creative endeavors taking place in our schools and in our community arts organizations. To view OSPI’s Arts Education Month Proclamation signed by Superintendent Chris Reykdal, please go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/Arts/ArtShow/pubdocs/ArtsProclamation2019.pdf [links.govdelivery.com]
My Public Art Portal – The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA)
To celebrate Arts Education month, ArtsWA is pleased to present a selection of artworks in the State Art Collection. These artworks are inspired by and illustrate elements from each arts discipline. To view this collection, please go to: http://www.artswa.org/mwebcgi/mweb/mweb/mweb?request=record;id=86;type=901 [links.govdelivery.com]
The Arts and Dropout Prevention: The Power of Art to Engage
This National Dropout Prevention Center/Network White Paper provides a look at the value of arts education being considered more intentionally as a dropout prevention strategy. To download this white paper, please go to: http://dropoutprevention.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/arts-and-dropout-prevention-2017-10.pdf [links.govdelivery.com]
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 [links.govdelivery.com] and http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleIV-A/ [links.govdelivery.com]
Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab (TAT Lab) – Accepting Applications!
TAT Lab is a professional development program with a focus on supporting arts education as part of basic education in K–12 schools. This training is designed for professional teaching artists and also welcomes K-12 educators who can receive clock hours at no additional cost. The application deadline for the 2019-2020 program is July 11, 2019. For more information and a link to the application, please go to: https://www.arts.wa.gov/arts-in-education/teaching-artists/teaching-artist-training-lab [links.govdelivery.com]
2019 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards – Accepting Nominations
The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) invites nominations of outstanding arts leaders, artists, culture bearers, and arts organizations for the 2019 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards. Nominations for the Arts & Heritage Awards are being accepted until June 3, 2019. For more information, please go to: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Nominations-open-for-2019-Governor-s-Arts—Heritage-Awards.html?soid=1108687355846&aid=clraT3ls8ow [links.govdelivery.com]
Dance Opportunity for Students at Centrum
Centrum, located in Port Townsend and in partnership with OSPI, gathers young artists, scientists and teachers together. Dance This! For grades 9-12, August 11-18, is an in-depth opportunity to learn a wide range of dance styles, techniques and choreography for all levels. For more information, please go to: http://centrum.org/dance-this-grades-9-12/ [links.govdelivery.com]
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/ [links.govdelivery.com]
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/ [links.govdelivery.com]
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 [links.govdelivery.com]
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, and another 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 [links.govdelivery.com].
Birch Bay Workshops
Workshops will be held July 29 – August 2. College credit and clock hours will be available. For more information, please go to: https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/events?option=getdetails&event=268 [links.govdelivery.com] for the Band Workshop and http://www.birchbaystringteachers.com/#!/page_About [links.govdelivery.com] for the String Workshop.
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 [links.govdelivery.com]
Washington Art Education Association Conference – Call for Presenters
The fall conference will be held November 1-2, in Leavenworth. The deadline for proposals for 90 minute hands-on sessions and 40 minute best practice or demonstration sessions is June 30th, 2019. To submit a proposal, please go to: https://forms.gle/boSK3Tbj1Dy67MNL8 [links.govdelivery.com]
Adopt-a-Highway Litter Bag Art Contest
The Washington State Department of Transportation is asking the state’s young artists to help design new Adopt-a-Highway litter bags for vehicles. The contest is open to grades 1-6 and entries are due May 31. For more information, please go to: https://wsdotblog.blogspot.com/2019/05/know-child-who-loves-earth-and-art-weve.html [links.govdelivery.com
Sensory Friendly Performance – Disney’s Frozen
The Seattle Theatre Group invites you to “Save The Date” for the sensory friendly performance of Disney’s FROZEN, the hit Broadway musical, on February 22nd, 2020 at 2:00pm at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle. For more information, please go to: https://www.stgpresents.org/sensory-friendly [links.govdelivery.com]
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Enjoy the arts!
Anne Banks, Program Supervisor