The Marion Cilker Conference for Arts in Education
Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
@San Jose Museum of Art
Website Information & Registration Link:
Santa Clara County Arts Teacher Leadership Award Nominations
Accepted Until September 20, 2019
Santa Clara County Office of Education and the Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union have established a new award opportunity for our Teacher Recognition Celebration:
The Santa Clara County Arts Leadership Award honors those special instructors in Santa Clara County public schools who inspire students to enjoy and excel in arts, languages, creative writing, and literature programs. This award includes:
• an evening of recognition at the Santa Clara County Office of Education Teacher Recognition Celebration on October 3;
ArtsEdConnect Educator Grants Open September 18th!
The ArtsEdConnect program awards grants to teachers and classrooms in Santa Clara County to support and encourage arts education in our schools. ArtsEdConnect is jointly managed by SVCREATES and the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.
The ArtsEdConnect partnership is pleased to announce that through the generosity of the County of Santa Clara and the Warmenhoven Family Foundation $150,000 will be awarded again this school year. There will be two grant cycles. The first round of 2019-2020 grant applications will open on September 18th 2020 and close on October 2nd 2020. The second round will open in January 2020.
Grants are available for teachers to take students to performances or museums, bring artists to the classroom, or help with student performances and special, interesting arts projects that local teachers can create for their students. Grants of up to $250 per teacher are available for the purchase of arts-related materials for special class art projects.
VAPA Community of Practice Meetings
November 18, 2019 | 1:00 P.M. @Santa Clara County Office of Education
Join us as we review the Artspiration Strategic Directions and discuss the Vision of Arts Education in Santa Clara County with Peggy Burt of the California Alliance for Arts Education.
VAPA Flyer 2019-20 - UPDATED.pdf
2019 - 2020 Media & AME Workshop Opportunities
We are excited to bring an engaging oportunity for teachers and industries to connect and create partnerships to support Media Arts and AME/CTE standards at local K-12 schools. Join us at our workshops as we discover the different ways VAPA and CTE intersect with Arts, Media, and Entertainment. Several partners will be there to share their teacher and student resources including:
CMAP (Gilroy), CreaTV of San Jose, KQED, Midpen Media Center, SCCOE Ed Tech Team, SCCOE Media & Communications, SCCOE VAPA, and more to come!
Download the flyer: 2019-20_AME and Media Workshop_Final.pdf
Teacher Ignite Session - September 23, 2019 - 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Poetry Out Loud Santa Clara
Valley Creates and Santa Clara County Office of Education will be coming together
Poetry Out Loud, a free high school program
that encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through
memorization and recitation. This dynamic program helps high school students
master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and engage deeply with
complicated literary texts. Students compete to represent Santa Clara County at
the State Poetry Out Loud Championships in Sacramento. This event is supported
by the National Endowment for the Arts and Poetry Foundation, both partnered
with the California Arts Council.
On September 23rd, we invite high
school teachers to join us as we ignite the event with curriculum, guest poets,
poetic inspirations and guidance to easily implement this program in your
classroom. Josy Miller, California Arts Council, will give a statewide overview
and Mike McGee, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate will share his partnership
with Poetry Out Loud.
The finalists will compete in the county Poetry Out Loud competition on February 10, 2020 for a chance to move to state and national finals.
#CaArtsEdChat on Twitter
Every Wednesday at 4:00 P.M.
Join @PCrooks_VAPA and arts education experts from across the state for a Twitter Chat every Wednesday from 4 to 4:30 p.m. We are growing a statewide virtual professional learning community for educators, artists, and others passionate about arts education. Let’s chat about the new state arts standards, best practices, and the great things happening in your classes. If you have never Twitter Chatted, here is the helpful website with instructions.
September's theme will be on RESPONDING, one of the four artistic processes addressed by the California Arts Standards.
the arts matter.
Film by Iris L., 10th Grader at Silver Creek High School, East Side Union High School District
First Place Winner of the Student Voices Campaign
Iris L. with Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, Superintendent of Schools
Read this article:
- By Gary Waddell, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Educational Progress and Public Affairs
- for the Santa Clara County Office of Education.