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California Visual and Performing Arts Framework Focus Group

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Framework Focus Group Sessions Announced - Public Comment Opportunities

The State Board of Education is hosting four Framework Focus Group meetings. This will also be an opportunity for the public to give live comments on the Visual and Performing Arts Standards. The Stanards will be published on the CDE website on or around July 16, 2018. ​​

  • 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.)


​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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