Arts In Your Classroom Conference
Montalvo Arts Center
, in partnership with Santa Clara County Artspiration, San Jose State University, and the Arts Council Santa Cruz County, is proud to announce its annual conference for artists, educators, administrators, and members of the community interested in better understanding where arts and creative practice can enhance their professional and/or personal development. At this year's event, we will explore how the arts can help build tangible connections and cultivate empathy in an increasingly disparate and divisive world. Specific workshop topics engage with questions relating to the dualities of self/other, teacher/student, school/community, art/academics, technology/analog, and more.
The 2018 keynote speaker will be Jeff Chang
, Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University and the author of the award-winning books Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America, and We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation.
Conference will be on Saturday, March 3, 2018. See page for registration and session descriptions.
CreaTV San Jose The Creatives
The Creatives, an interactive event recognizing our community's unique and impactful storytellers, is back and better than ever!
Media Makers of all ages are invited to enter The Creatives competition now through February 28, 2018, in one of five categories: Creative Series, Creative Special, Creative Short, Creative Student Elementary and Middle School, Creative Student High School. Entry is FREE.
All types of noncommercial videos are eligible including shorts, web series, TV shows, documentaries, live action narratives, animation, music videos, public service announcements, mini-docs, and more!
Finalists will be announced on March 19. Winners will be announced on April 26 at Forager in downtown San Jose.
Winners receive a hand-blown glass award and a $1,000 cash prize.
Click here for Award Categories & Descriptions
Click here for complete Entry Instructions
Click here for the Entry Form
Just Add Music! JAM Conference - February 17, 2018
Training on innovative strategies to integrate music in the TK-5 classroom. Held at the Fairmont Hotel in Downtown San Jose on February 17th. Early bird registration is only $40!
San Jose Downtown Foundation
Downtown Doors is an art competition and outdoor exhibit produced by the San Jose Downtown Foudnation (SJDF). It is open to middle school and high school students. Artwork is displayed on utility boxes and blank service doors with adhesive decals professionally installed.
Submissions are due March 23, 2018 and winners are notified in early April.
For more information, visit their website
is a detailed flyer with information and guidlines.
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
(CAASPP) System is changing the way students demonstrate their knowledge and is providing teachers more information than ever about their students to help them improve teaching and learning. The Assessment Development and Administration Division, at the California Department of Education (CDE), is pleased to announce the launch of the CAASPP Video Contest – For Kids, By Kids.
The video contest is part of a statewide effort to raise awareness about the importance of the statewide assessments. This contest will put the script and the camera in the hands of our talented and creative students to create a message for other students.
Open to all public schools in California, the video contest seeks creative ways to emphasize to students of all ages the importance of the CAASPP System in improving teaching and learning; how students can prepare for testing; and why it is important for all students to try their best to show what they know and can do.
Videos are due April 20, 2018. The top entries will be voted on statewide, with the winner being announced in late fall 2018.
Montalvo Arts Center
Upocoming Arts Education Events
April 30 - PD Workshop
: Tell It! Move It! with Eth-Noh-Tec focuses on storytelling, drama, creative play, and music.
Arts Now Bay Area Summit
Saturday, April 7
Oakland Museum of California
Join the Arts Now Bay Area Summit on Saturday, April 7th to recognize and share the individual and collective work in support of arts education in the Bay Area! Hear success stories and learn how the arts can serve as a powerful tool for equity in our schools. Attendees will engage in meaningful discussions and workshops, as well as gain access to local and statewide strategies and resources for including the arts in LCFF/LCAPs, district strategic arts plans, and student advocacy.
The Summit will feature a special screening of videos from the 2018 Student Voices Campaign, an annual creative video competition by the California Alliance. Finalist videos will be shown and winning videos will be announced! Other opportunities for students (grades 7-12) at the event will include advocacy workshops and the chance to learn about careers in creative industries. (There's still time for students to enter the competition – learn more here!)
This event is recommended for school board members, superintendents, district and school leaders, VAPA coordinators, teachers, arts leaders, community partners, students (grades 7-12) and community advocates.
The Arts Now Bay Area Summit is presented by the California Alliance for Arts Education, Alameda County Office of Education, California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, San Francisco Unified School District, Oakland Museum of California, and California State PTA.
The Arts Now Campaign, launched by the California Alliance for Arts Education, shines a light on districts and counties that are working to improve the quality of students' educations through the arts.
Student Voices Campaign
WHY DO THE ARTS MATTER?
We want to hear from YOU.
The Student Voices Campaign
is an annual statewide creative video competition for students (grades 7-12) to make their voices heard! This year, we're asking students like you to show why the arts matter
and ask YOUR school board
to adopt the official declaration of Student Rights to Arts Learning
. Make your voice heard! HERE'S HOW.
Deadline to enter: March 1, 2018
Gamelan Çudamani: Music and Dance of Bali
Thu, Mar 1, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Bing Concert Hall
The extraordinary musicians and dancers of one of Bali's finest ensembles guide students through the island's celebrated arts and culture. Suggested for grades 1-12.
In tandem with Çudamani's matinee, we invite you to join us for a free Teacher Workshop on Balinese Gamelan on Monday, February 12 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the Studio at Bing Concert Hall, led by Sarah Willner. A longtime member of Gamelan Sekar Jaya, North American's leading Balinese performing arts ensemble, Sarah has studied and performed the music of Bali for 30 years, and has a book forthcoming on Balinese Arts for Educators. An Orff-Schulwerk music teacher in the Oakland Unified School District, she leads professional development for OUSD arts teachers. She also trains educators in the Alameda County Office of Education Integrated Learning Specialist Program, with a focus on arts integration and teaching for social justice. As a gamelan musician, violinist, and violist, she has performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Smithsonian, and other major venues.
For more information, please visit their website
SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART
The San José Museum of Art invites your students to experience our award-winning FREE program that brings interactive art presentations into your classroom. While observing art within a group environment, students analyze, reason and express their thoughts in a supportive environment that encourages participation and validates all ideas. To continue to foster an appreciation of art, every student will receive a FREE family pass for a follow-up visit to the Museum.
Art analysis teaches us to:
- think independently
- make sound judgments based on evidence
- understand that questions can have more than one answer
- respect other people's ideas
- witness that small differences can have large effects
- collaborate as a group
For more information, and to submit a teacher request, please click on one of the following links:
CCSESA State Arts Learning Colloquium
May 17, 2018
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
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