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The Santa Clara County Arts Education Initiative

 Upcoming Events


10th Annual Marion Cilker Conference for Arts in Education

Satyrday, October 27, 2018 

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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 is live! Click Cilker SATURDAY 2018 SJMA.pdf for a flyer. 


NEW for the 10th Anniversary! TWO sessions on Saturday instead of just one, amazing prizes for the Prize Drawing (must be present to win), free admission to participating downtown art museums/venues, and website with all the details, session, venue , map, and parking information. 

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Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA)  Meetings Announced 

Join us for our first meeting on Monday, September 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. Click VAPA_Meetings_2018_19.pdf for the flyer.  Click here to register. In addition to talking deeply about "What data can we use to measure Arts in schools?", we will also have a session on the California Student Support and Academic Achievement (SSAE) Grant. (see below) 

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Network Meetings for all Arts Teachers 


Join us on Monday, January 14th, 2019 for a networking opportunity. See flyer for more information and to register. See you there! 

Flyer: VAPA_2018_19 Network_Meetings.pdf

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