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The Santa Clara County Arts Education Initiative

 Upcoming Events



Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Meetings 

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Join us on May 29th in the Guadalupe Room at the Santa Clara County Office of Education at 4:00 P.M. for a discussion on The Arts as a Vehicle for Change. All are invited to the VAPA meetings including teachers, administrators, community members, arts specialists, parents, students, and business leaders. Register here for notifications and reminders. This is the last one of the year and you won't want to miss it!

Note: New location! Guadalupe Room 


CCSESA State Arts Learning Colloquium 
May 17, 2018
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento​
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California Visual and Performing Arts Framework Focus Group

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​Apply to Participate in a Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Framework Focus Group!

The State Board of Education is recruiting educators to participate in focus groups to inform the content and guidance in the 2020 VAPA Framework. Current K–12 educators are encouraged to apply. Please note that focus group meetings are planned for the following dates and locations:

  • August 16, 2018 – San Diego County Office of Education (4–6 p.m.)
  • August 22, 2018 – Santa Clara County Office of Education (4–6 p.m.)
  • August 30, 2018 – California Department of Education (4–6 p.m.) and via video conference at the Humboldt and Tulare County Offices of education
  • September 12, 2018 – Los Angeles County Office of Education (4–6 p.m.)

You will be asked to select one location when you complete the online application available on the VAPA Framework Web page until May 21, 2018. Please note there are just 3 weeks left to apply!


​​"Creativity at the Core" The State of CA Region Five 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 3:00 - 6:00 P.M.

MCAETtv @ Monterey County Office of Education

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​For more information and to register visit ​ca-region-5-artsforum.eventbrite.com​


​10th Annual Marion Cilker "Arts Really Teach" Conference 

Save The Date - October 27, 2018 



The 10th Annual Marion Cilker "Arts Really Teach" Conference ​will take place on  Saturday, October 27th, 2018 and Friday, November 2nd.  The conference features two separate days of professional development engaging about 450 pre-school to 8th grade teachers and pre-service teachers. The conference features standards-based workshops in the arts and arts integration. In the true spirit of the arts, our workshops exemplify creativity, excellence, and cultural inclusivity. 

This conference is co-sponsored by Lurie College of Education at San Jose State University and the Santa Clara County Office of Education. 

Vist the NEW website for introductionary information. Sessions, speakers, venues, and registration information will be available July 2018!




The 2018 Create CA Statewide Convening​ has moved to one day earlier in order to take advantage of lower hotel rates.
New Dates: October 15-16
Early Bird Registration Opening Soon!​










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