The Arts, Anti-Racism, and Climate Change Virtual Webinar
Join us in our virtual webinar on March 18th from 3:00 - 4:15 pm.
This is a collaboration among six counties in the Bay Area, offering creative and
critical strategies using the arts to support teaching and learning.
Resolution Recognizing Youth Art Month
Theme: Art Connects Us
021721 Youth Art Resolution.pdf
CCSESA Arts Education Framework Survey
We are trying to gather information from educators statewide to help us re-envision a state Arts Education Framework rollout. Please send the following information and request to educators and administrators in your county. We are hoping that you, as an administrator, will also click on the link below and take the short survey. We intend to use this data to inform our planning for next steps with our state Arts Education Framework.
Here is the survey link for educators:
Here is the survey link for administrators:
CONTEST THEME 2021: THIS IS MY TIME
Growing Up Asian In America (GUAA) art, essay and video contest is for K-12th graders. GUAA gives a unique platform for young people to creatively explore and celebrate their cultural identity through the lens of civic engagement. The contest website can be found here:
The theme for 2021 is: This is For more information, use the link to see the flyer: bit.ly/3qtdaGM.
For more information please click
here or use the following link: https://www.artsareeducation.org/about.
APPLY FOR AN ED&I SCHOLARSHIP
The NAEA ED&I Commission is initiating a pilot scholarship opportunity that is designed to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion in the
field of visual arts and design education and remove barriers to access for underserved and underrepresented individuals. This pilot will
support ED&I-focused visual arts educators, with a priority focus on first-time attendees of the NAEA National Convention and Preservice
visual arts and design students.
The scholarship award will cover the registration fee for the [VIRTUAL] 2021 NAEA National Convention and one year of membership to
NAEA (not to be combined with state association membership). To apply, use this link: https://arteducators.wufoo.com/forms/p1y7bjk518oew0u/.
PERFORMING ARTS AEROSOL STUDY REPORT 3
These results are preliminary and will be further defined as the study continues. These preliminary results are to assist in the safer
return to performing arts activities. This study focuses strictly on the distribution of respiratory aerosol that is generated while playing
wind instruments, singing, acting, speaking, dancing, and in a simulated aerobic activity, which may potentially contain virus. This
study is based on previous research that shows the virus which causes COVID-19 can travel in respiratory aerosol. This study then
was designed to identify performing arts activities that generate respiratory aerosol including volume, direction, density, and mitigation
strategies. Aerosol is defined as solid or liquid particles suspended in a gas. For more information, please click
here, or use this link.
Love, Move, Play: Dance in Early Childhood
Luna Dance is offering a new virtual Dance in ECE course starting in February. Explore the essential nature of dance and movement for
young children. Teachers, teaching artists and ECE educators are invited to participate.
For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/y3aj2pzn.
HOW WILL YOU USE YOUR CREATIVITY TO IMPACT YOUR SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY? We want to hear from YOU. The
Student Voices Campaign is an annual statewide creative arts challenge for students (grades 7-12) to make their voices heard!
Advocate for the education you want to see in your schools! Outstanding art pieces will be selected and recognized in Spring 2021.
For more information, visit https://studentvoicescampaign.org/.
NEW GUIDANCE FOR BAND & CHOIR CLASSES 2020-21
IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY
- Do not allow electives and extracurricular activities in which physical distancing (at least six feet) and face covering
use cannot be maintained at all times.
- Do not allow aerosol generating activities, including in-person choir, band, and vocal cheerleading activities
(cheers and chants)due to increased risk of disease transmission
As there is not sufficient science around aerosol-generation of band and choral activities, both indoor and outdoor
activities are prohibited at this time. We will continue to review additional science related to this topic and adjust
the guidance as appropriate.
In-person choir, band, and vocal cheerleading activities must be modified to eliminate in-person singing, playing of
wind instruments, cheering and chanting. We encourage schools to consider arts activities such as choir and band
rehearsal usingZoom or other distance learning platforms that allows students to participate in separate spaces
employing a flipped modelwhere practice is done at home or using distance-learning technology and in-person class
time is used for non-aerosol generating arts activities (such as rhythm study, music theory, music history, composition,
analysis, and more) may be done in person in classroom settings that comply with the guidance on classroom settings.
Counties on the Move: Arts Education for All Students
The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) Statewide Arts Initiative believes that the visual and performing arts are an integral part of a comprehensive curriculum and are essential for learning in the 21st century. All California students - from every culture, geographic region and socio-economic level—deserve quality arts learning in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts as part of the core curriculum. Every student needs and deserves a high-quality education in the visual and performing arts. This publication is a celebration of progress in improving and increasing arts education throughout California through the 58 county offices of education. It is intended to provide a glimpse of the excellent work being done on behalf of students in California’s public schools. The document also serves another purpose. Along with snapshots of how county offices are supporting arts education, the information reveals the statewide arts education network and supporting infrastructure needed to provide leadership training, program planning, curriculum, professional development, and resources in arts education. Written in their own words, these short descriptions reveal different approaches in reaching our diverse student populations in California. For more information please click
here or use the following link https://bre.is/DNVAyoDZ.
CDE 2020-21 Guidance for Arts Education
Arts Distance Learning & Updates
EdTA has reviewed multiple guides, studies, and expert resources and synthesized them into a series of suggestions for the reopening of theatre classrooms and facilities. This document offers recommendations for how theatre educators can continue to provide meaningful theatre
education experiences for their students in the COVID-19 era, as well as programmatic guidance for state, district, and school decision makers
who are tasked with deciding how education will be delivered to students in the 2020-21 school year and beyond. It represents the best guidance available at the time of writing.