Artspiration Community Survey
Santa Clara County Office of Education is
committed to advance the equity goals
for arts education and integrated
learning in Santa Clara County public schools. This
survey will take 5 minutes
of your time. We greatly appreciate you sharing your thoughts.
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY LINK OR
Arts Education Year-End Debrief
June 2, 2020 | 3:00 P.M. Zoom Meeting
Join us as we introduce the new Arts Coordinator, Sofia Fojas.
How can Artspiration SCCOE can support arts education in Santa Clara County.
June 2, 2020 - Arts Yr End Debrief + S Fojas Intro Announcement.pdf
To register, please click here or use the following site: https://santaclara.k12oms.org/1050-166547
2020 Congressional Art Competition
In California's 19th Congressional District
Each spring, a nation-wide arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of
Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage
the artistic talent around the country, as well as in California's 19th Congressional District.
The Congressional Art Competition is open to all middle and high school students in our District.
The winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington
will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The
winning artwork is also featured on http://House.gov's Congressional Art Competition page.
CREATE CA - #CREATEATHOME
The following message is from CreateCA, for more information please click the hashtag image above or
use the hyperlink below.
Art gives all of us the power to make meaning.
Through stories, we understand how small details come to
represent big ideas.
This week, as part of Create at Home, we’re giving you the tools to make sense of your
world with art.
Online and Distance Learning Resources
As we begin navigating through uncharted waters with school shut downs during the Covid 19 Pandemic,
we are exploring alternative platforms and other creative sources for students to learn from home.
Here are a few online sites to kickstart your transition as you continue to support and engage with your students
in all five art disciplines. In addition, if there are any additional resources you would like to share with other
educators please send them to email@example.com.
Posts are for informational purposes only. The views expressed herein are those of the presenter/partner; they do not necessarily reflect the views of the SCCOE. Any questions/comments related to the content should be directed to the original source.
LETTER FROM THE NEW ARTS COORDINATOR
I am happy to be back in Santa Clara County! Best wishes and good health to everyone as we navigate the new teaching
and learning ecosystem in this unusual time! As the Arts Coordinator for Santa Clara County Office of Education, I
am returning to the community where I have spent most of my career in education, as a classroom teacher/music director
in San Jose Unified, and teacher leader for Artspiration and the former Arts Education Local Area Network (LAN).
I was born in Honolulu and came to San Jose in the third grade. Participation in the arts for me was learning the violin
in elementary school. Music class gave me a group to join, a discipline to study, and a place to belong. As an adult, I
became a professional musician and, then, a music educator. The belief that the arts are a necessary part of every child's
life is fundamental to my work.
My work has always been strongly rooted in racial equity and community arts. I look forward to leveraging my experience
to support the teachers and students of Santa Clara County schools and connect local arts organizations and funders to
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will also be having open collaboration times on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 2:00-3:00 on Zoom. I look forward to a time soon when I can come out to visit your schools in person!
Click here for the zoom link.
Be well and stay connected!