• OSPI: The Arts Office - May 2018

    45th 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 31. There will be an awards ceremony and reception on Friday, May 18, from 1–3 p.m. at OSPI. For more information and access to the online galleries, please go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/Arts/ArtShow/default.aspx

    Arts Assessment Reporting
    OSPI Bulletin B006-18: 2017-18 details the annual reporting requirements and timelines related to the implementation of assessments and other strategies in Social Studies, The Arts, Health, Physical Education (RCW 28A.230.095), and for Educational Technology (RCW 28A.655.075). The deadline for district reporting is June 30, 2017. For more information, please go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/OSPI...sessments.aspx

    To view OSPI’s Arts Education Month Proclamation signed by Superintendent Chris Reykdal, please go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/Arts/ArtShow/pu...mation2018.pdf. In addition, ArtsEd Washington has developed tools and resources to help promote Arts Education Month. For more information, please go to: http://artsedwashington.org/news-eve...ducation-month.

    smARTS For Students: An Arts Education Guide for Parents & Families

    ArtsEd Washington and the Washington State PTA have collaborated to create this arts education guide for parents and families. For a downloadable link and more information, please go to: http://artsedwashington.org/smartswa

    The Arts and Dropout Prevention: The Power of Art to Engage

    This National Dropout Prevention Center/Network White Paper, which was published in October 2017, 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

    Provide Your Input to OSPI on Budget Requests to the Governor and the Legislature
    What is your opinion on the most important issues facing public K-12 education in WA? For the first time ever, OSPI is giving you a chance to “Pick Your Priorities!” Take the 5-minute survey today: http://bit.ly/pickyourpriorities

    National Gallery of Art
    The National Gallery of Art offers a variety of resources and programs to teachers to foster understanding and a lifelong connection to art. For more information, please go to: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/ed.../teachers.html

    The Power of Arts to Engage – Join this webinar!

    On May 9 at 10:00, OSPI, Arts Impact, and the National Dropout Prevention Center are collaborating on a webinar based on the white paper titled: The Arts and Dropout Prevention: The Power of Art to Engage (http://dropoutprevention.org/wp-cont...on-2017-10.pdf). For more information and to register for the webinar, please go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/GATE/default.aspx

    The DANCE This Camp at Centrum

    Presented by Seattle Theatre Group and Centrum, for grades 9-12, August 12-19. The DANCE This Camp at Centrum provides an opportunity for high school students to study a wide range of dance styles and techniques in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere. For more information, please go to: http://centrum.org/dance-this-grades-9-12/

    Arts Infused Conference: Launching into Engagement: Project-based Learning and the Arts This Summer Conference (June 28-29) is a sampling of what the full two-year Arts Impact professional learning program has to offer. Arts Impact trains PreK-8 classroom teachers and specialists how to teach visual and performing arts skills and concepts, as well as how to integrate these ideas across the curriculum providing all students pathways to success. For more information and to register, please go to: http://arts-impact.org/arts-infused-...-registration/

    Arts Impact 5-day Summer Institutes – Select Tacoma or Seattle location
    Arts Impact provides professional learning for K-5 teachers and specialists to build confidence and competence to integrate the arts into the everyday classroom experience, helping to ensure all children have access to quality arts education. Arts Impact is committed to building key 21st Century Skills for both teachers and students that include creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, growth mindset, and perseverance, all vital to closing the opportunity gap. Tacoma dates are August 6–10 and Seattle dates are August 13–17. For more information and to register, please go to: www.arts-impact.org

    Summer Dance Institutes for Teachers
    Join Anne Green Gilbert, Dionne Kamara, Terry Goetz, Anna Mansbridge as they share the philosophy of brain-compatible teaching and the power of the Brain Dance. Through movement and discussion, participants experience sample lessons based on Anne Green Gilbert's 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.The one week refresher course and two week foundational course are designed for educators, dance teachers, arts specialists, and therapists who wish to understand the vital link between movement and cognition. For more information, please go to: http://creativedance.org/institute-workshops/sdit/

    The Washington State American Choral Directors Association (ASCDA) Summer Institute
    will be held at the University of Puget Sound, July 18-20. For more information and a registration link, please go to: https://waacda.org/si/

    The Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) – call for proposals is open!

    The WAEA conference will take place in Tacoma on October 5-6, 2018. They are seeking proposals for several types of sessions that will include Hands-On Mini Workshops, Best Practice Sessions, Product Demos and Extended-Time Master Classes. Most Fall Conference sessions are 60 minutes. To submit a proposal, please go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...IHERw/viewform

    Birch Bay String Workshop

    Workshop will be held July 30 – August 3. College credit and clock hours will be available. For more information, please go to: http://www.birchbaystringteachers.com/#!/page_About. To register for the String Workshop, please go to: http://www.birchbaystringteachers.co...e_Registration

    Fridays at the 5th - Workshops for high school students

    These 5th Avenue Theatre workshops give high school students with an interest in musical theater the opportunity to create the characters, sing the songs, learn the choreography, and meet with the cast and crew for the productions on their stage. For more information, please go to: https://www.5thavenue.org/education/...ays-at-the-5th

    If you have news that is of statewide interest that you would like to have considered for inclusion in this newsletter, please submit it 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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