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;
2019 - 2020 VAPA Dates
VAPA Community of Practice Meetings and VAPA Teacher Network Meetings
Two ways to participate and contribute to arts education in Santa Clara County.
Click on the flyer for details and registration information/links.
VAPA Flyer 2019-20 - UPDATED.pdf
VAPA Network Meeting 2019-20 FINAL.pdf
VAPA Community of Practice Meetings
September 16, 2019 | 1:00 P.M. @Santa Clara County Office of Education
Join the VAPA Community of Practice Meeting as we discuss the Arts and Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Pedagogy with Abby Almerido of the SCCOE Ed Tech Team. See flyer above for registration information.
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.
First VAPA Network Meeting of the Year
August 26, 2019 | 4:00 P.M. @Campbell School of Innovation
Join visual and performing arts teachers from across the county for networking, support, and development. See flyer above for registration information. We look forward to seeing you there!
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.
Workshop: Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Arts Teaching
Want to know how to make your classroom more inclusive and culturally responsive? Want to develop your skills in integrating the Arts? Join us as we learn how the Arts supports a culturally and linguistically responsive classroom. No prior arts knowledge is needed to attend.
Participants will complete two of four modules in the Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Arts Teaching course offered through Santa Clara County Office of Education’s (SCCOE) Professional Innovation Pathways. Participating educators will earn a badge in addition to a micro-credential. This is an ideal course for K-8 teachers.
Monday, September 16, 2019 | 9:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
#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.
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.