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The Santa Clara County Arts Education Initiative

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Create CA Convening Early Bird Registration now open
Boldly Create Our Future: Create CA Convening 2018 
October 15-16, 2018 in San Jose.

In partnership with the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
Never have we been in such a moment of opportunity for arts education in California. Join us as we think together, reflecting on the resources that currently exist, and the strategies that are needed to take full advantage of the launch of the new Visual and Performing Arts Standards in January. Register and book your hotel room now!​
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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!












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