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October 2019

2019 National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference

October 30, 2019 - November 2, 2019
JW Marriott Austin, 110 E. 2nd St.
Austin, Texas
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The Conference for Community Arts Education brings together more than 700 leaders and educators from a range of backgrounds to share knowledge, build relationships, and advance a common vision: a nation where arts education is accessible and embraced as essential for human development and healthy communities. This year, the Conference will showcase visionary and creative change makers from across the country and throughout Austin. They are using the power of the arts to examine and challenge inequity, engender hope, and…

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November 2019

Teaching Arts – It’s your Superpower!

November 14, 2019 - November 17, 2019
McClellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Ave.
McClellan, CA
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The California Art Education Association presents its 2019 Annual State Conference on November 14–17 in Sacramento at the McClellan Conference Center. The first keynote will be Lois Hetland, the nationally known author of Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Art Education and her work with Harvard’s Project Zero.

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December 2019

The 2019 California STEAM Symposium

December 9, 2019 - December 10, 2019
Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802 United States
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Join more than 3,000 STEAM educators from across California for the 2019 California STEAM Symposium! If you are interested in practical strategies and new ideas, classroom resources and curriculum, networking, and inspiration to reinvigorate your practice, the California STEAM Symposium is for you. The California STEAM Symposium offers ongoing rigorous, collaborative, and inspiring professional learning and resources to support high-quality science, technology, engineering, art, and math instruction for all students.

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January 2020

The NAMM Show

January 16 - January 19
Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802 United States
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Uniting the Music, Sound and Entertainment Technology Communities The NAMM Show is the global crossroads of the music, sound and entertainment technology products industries with more than 115,000 registrants from 139 countries and regions commanding $11+ billion in buying power. Benefits of Attending Access to over 7,000+ brands-------400+ educational sessions 150+ free networking events------Hundreds of concerts & performances Free breakfast every morning at NAMM U-----Discounts on flights and ground transportation Assistance for international travelers requiring a visa or ESTA----Year-round education…

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February 2020

2020 Statewide CDEA Conference

February 1 - February 2
Cal State East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward,, CA 94542
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$95

INSPIRE, CREATE, REFLECT: THE POWER OF PEDAGOGY is the California Dance Education Association’s 2020 statewide conference held at California State University, East Bay, February 1- 2, 2020. This year’s theme focuses our attention on dance advocacy and how we as dance educators advocate for dance for all children at our schools, in our communities and statewide. How do dance teachers create work to speak to the value of dance education in our state? How do our pedagogical habits undergo refinements…

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April 2020

Webinar: The Arts and Socio Emotional Learning: Leveraging Arts Instruction as Essential in Recovery

April 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

News reports and social media are making the arts a priority and, as one prominent newscaster exclaimed, the Arts are “food for the soul”. We know that dance, music theatre, and visual arts are the way to counter the anxiety, lift our spirits and connect us to others.  Before this crisis we were already on a path to positioning arts education as a solution partner to socio-emotional learning. However, the big question on everyone’s mind is: will our decision makers…

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May 2020

The 44th Annual (Virtual) VSA Festival

May 21 @ 8:00 am - June 13 @ 5:00 pm
Online: https://sites.google.com/ocde.us/vsaocfestival CA United States + Google Map

The Super Power in ME celebrates the artistic accomplishments of individuals with disabilities. In partnership with the Orange County Department of Education and VSA Orange County, the annual "Very Special Arts" Festival is held each spring to culminate year-round, school and community based arts program efforts, including hands-on workshops, demonstrations, performances, and a visual art exhibit, serving all ages and all disabilities. Although we are unable to gather in person this year, we hope that you will join us in…

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Webinar: COVID-19 & Local Arts Education Advocacy

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by the California Alliance for Arts Education & Arts for LA, this online training will provide advocates with the concrete tools necessary to ensure local decision makers harness the full power of arts education in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. The session will cover strategies for engaging local school board members, responding to proposed budget cuts, and best practices for amplifying student voices.

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June 2020

TEAL: Technology Enhanced Arts Learning Project, Free Professional Development for Arts Integration throughout K-6

June 13 - September 7
online

A blended professional development, modeled after the essentials of Arts Integration, and created exclusively for K-6 Educational professionals at no cost.

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Free Practitioner Exchange Series: Teaching Dance from a Distance

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online

Dancers in Leadership: Dancers have the power to imagine possibilities and create change, and to step up as leaders to advocate for our art and our values. What does leadership in dance mean or look like in this climate? What is the role and possibility of dance now? How can I use my creative practice in how I consider leadership and advocacy? How do I listen deeply and examine my own biases when in a position of power? How do I…

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Arts:It’s Elementary Webinar

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online
Free

Louisa Higgins is the Arts Administrator for Riverside County Office of Education.  She has fourteen years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher, and another fourteen years as an arts educator and administrator.  She is a practicing artist and poet, and a passionate advocate for the need for arts access for every student! This webinar will explain how the arts enhance social/emotional learning and cultural relevancy, while at the same time making learning less intimidating for second language learners. Louisa…

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July 2020

Virtual Arts Integration Symposium

July 15 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 4:00 pm
Online

Engaging ALL Learners Through The Arts Join us for The Music Center's first-ever virtual Arts Integration Symposium! This three-day online symposium will feature a variety of virtual professional development sessions for TK-12 classroom teachers, arts teachers and educators led by expert teaching artists in dance, music, theatre, visual and media arts. This year’s Symposium will also feature work by two national partners, The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), to help guide educators in developing skills and strategies to…

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California Arts Education Mini Online Conference

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online
$60

Teaching Visual Art virtually. It's your superpower.

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iAspire: Arts Integration Summit

July 27 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Online
$150

The iAspire Arts Integration Summit 2020 will be an exciting and engaging learning experience providing participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to integrate the arts. The first two days will be online with the final day of face-to-face learning to be scheduled when it is safe and appropriate. Working with the iAspire team, participants will be creative, have fun and learn more about the arts. At the Summit, participants will be provided with model arts integrated units to…

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August 2020

AME Virtual Institute: Thriving in the New Normal

August 3 @ 1:30 pm - August 6 @ 5:00 pm
Online
$40 - $60

The AME Virtual Institute is the back-to-school resource for AME teachers. Gain access to incredible speakers, roundtable discussions, opportunities to interact with industry and tech, and community of practice conversations. Each day will offer 2-3 hours of specific content for each AME pathway.

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Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring – Online Training

August 8 @ 9:00 am - August 23 @ 12:30 pm
Online
$180

Interested in learning the basics of a social emotional arts approach to art, movement, music, and writing without a long training commitment? Learn how to deliver social emotional arts activities in four art forms and how to accommodate any age group, ability, participant number, and budget. Four sessions over two weekends: Saturday & Sunday August 8 – 9 & August 22 – 23, 2020

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Voting for the Arts in 2020: Public Art & City Finances in the Age of COVID-19

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online
Free

Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin will be joining Arts for LA on August 12th at noon for a special session on mapping LA’s arts assets and other arts resources, as well as a training on Control Panel LA— the city’s innovative tool for learning about the budget, finance, and identifying underutilized City assets. The session will conclude with a training on the questions you should be asking candidates running for elected office to ensure they continue to be an…

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September 2020

CA STEAM Symposium

September 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online
$85

To best serve your needs, we are convening the same great Symposium you know and love in a virtual venue. Mark December 11-13, 2020 on your calendar for another wonderful year of inspiration, collaboration, and professional learning. As a #CASTEAM20 participant, you can expect: Focus On Best Practices For Every Learning Environment! Excellent peer-led professional learning highlighting ideas, strategies, and innovations that work for ALL students. Our goal: Advancing STEAM Equity In All Learning Environments. Global Participation! No longer limited…

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State of the Arts Summit: Equitable Arts Education

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online

This year, Arts for LA's STATE OF THE ARTS SUMMIT will include five individual digital events. Throughout September, Arts for LA will host a series of four Community Strategy Sessions each focusing on a different topic impacting the creative community. This session focuses on EQUITABLE ARTS EDUCATION and is a chance for you to share your experience, ideas for change, and help shape Arts for LA's 2021 public policy agenda.

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Arts Providers & Teaching Artists in a New Paradigm

September 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online

How have arts providers and teaching artists adapted to the distance learning environment? What opportunities have emerged for arts integration and social emotional learning in the arts? How might we address the challenges that persist for students and teaching artists alike? Leaders from P.S.ARTS, Teaching Artists Guild and Luna Dance Institute share promising practices and stories of success from the field

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The Arts & SEL: A Synergistic Pairing

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar
$50

This virtual half-day event, open to all, will explore the synergistic relationships between the arts and Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Join us for stimulating breakout sessions, engaging presentations from arts education leaders, and a post-conference reception and networking opportunity. Due to the interactive nature of this event, advanced registration is required.*

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Soundtrap Educator Summit 2020

September 28 @ 8:00 am - October 7 @ 5:00 pm
Online

We want students to know more than facts. They need to know they can make an impact on the world. The Soundtrap EDU Summit is a free online experience dedicated to helping educators learn how to empower their students and, in turn, helping to create the future world we all envision. The Soundtrap EDU Summit is live from September 28 to October 7. During that time, you will receive an email with a new video presentation every day. Watch the videos. Download PDF notes. Generate FREE certificates…

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Student Role and Participation in Advocacy

September 30 @ 3:30 am - 5:00 pm
online
Free

Led by ACLU's Arts Fellow, GenUp, and students from RYSE, this webinar will provide attendees tools and strategies to involve and collaborate with students.

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October 2020

Connecting the Dots of Theatre Education

October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm
Online
$99

This year the theme is "Connecting the Dots of Theatre Education," inspired by the new CA Arts Framework. You don't want to miss this essential event for understanding and implementing the new framework and other issues essential to California Theatre Educators.

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Navigating a Virtual Art Room

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

Heidi Knisely arts educator at Double Peak School will present lesson ideas to help educators navigate a virtual art room across K-8 grade levels. The skills and tools provided in this workshop will help teachers lead and provide students with tools to continue creating and developing their unique artistic voice remotely!

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Importance of Local Advocacy in School Board Races

October 14 @ 3:30 pm
Online
Free

2020 is a crucial election year. Learn how you can affect change on the local level by engaging your school board candidates.

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Cultural Relevancy and the Arts (Elementary and Middle School)

October 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online
Free

Please join Arts Administrator for RCOE, Louisa Higgins, as she explains cultural relevancy and the arts, through the lens of Social and Emotional learning (SEL). She will take participants through two hands-on arts lessons: Four To Know (elementary) and Equity Arts Study (secondary) to ensure an engaging process that will lock in the concepts and give teachers the skills and understanding to start incorporating cultural relevancy into all areas of their classroom practice.  

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Rural Arts Education Strategies

October 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online

Rural communities face specific challenges when working to deliver arts education to students. Learn from several experts who have created tailored approaches for rural communities

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Arts Education in the New Normal: Essential Resources for Right Now

October 29 @ 4:30 am - 6:00 pm
Online

Join us for an interactive webinar where state partners will share about the newest resources and essential information about Arts Education in the new landscape of Distance Learning.  Participants will be the first to access the newly revised Parent Guide to the new Arts Standards! Featured Speakers: Erin Jenks, California State PTA Sarah Anderberg, California County Superintendents Educational Services Association Letty Kraus, California Department of Education Aaron Bryan, Fresno County Superintendents Office Pat Wayne, Create CA

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Why Race? A Racial Equity Learning Journey

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online
Free

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” -James Baldwin Racial equity is the center point for the CAC’s equity journey. in this 90-minute workshop, we invite our creative communities across the state to share, listen, reflect, and iterate together on racial equity commitments. This year the CAC will have a new eligibility requirement for grant applicant organizations to include a racial equity statement. This workshop is one element of the support…

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– focused on professional learning; and
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