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  • standards

    March 22, 2017

    external resource from Education Week, Arts Standards Quietly Take Hold in 14 States
    standards

    As of early this year, 14 states and the Department of Defense Education Activity had either adopted the National Core Arts Standards in their entirety or written new ones based on them. Several more states are expected to follow suit in the coming months. The National Core Arts Standards mark a significant development in arts education: They include, for the first time, a fifth artistic discipline, media arts, as well as guidelines for individual grades instead of broader “grade bands.” They are more accessible online than previous standards, and come paired with model assessments to guide teachers.

    Education Week
  • NCCAS

    February 16, 2017

    external resource from NCCAS, NCCAS Releases Update on State Arts Standards Adoption
    NCCAS

    The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has released a report entitled “The Status of Arts Standards Revisions in the United States since 2014.” The report is the result of an analysis of states who have revised their standards since the publication of the National Core Arts Standards in June 2014.

    NCCAS
  • arendt

    January 11, 2017

    external resource from National Endowment for the Humanities, The Political Theory of Hannah Arendt: NEH Summer Seminar - Applications Due March 1, 2017
    arendt

    This Seminar offers stimulating dialogue for School Teachers (K-12) of all disciplines, including history, social studies, philosophy, literature, philosophy, and government. Given the varied responses to the recent election and the documented increase in incidents of hateful speech and other attacks on school campuses and in classrooms across the country, having a space to learn and practice how to engage difficult conversations on controversial subjects is needed now more than ever. Although the seminar emphasizes the analysis of history and political theory, it serves to foster community among school teachers and change-makers interested in practicing and encouraging critical thinking about contested political and ethical issues framed by what Hannah Arendt called “the human condition of plurality.” The seminar will take place over the course of four weeks at UC Davis, June 25 through July 21, 2017.

    National Endowment for the Humanities
  • design

    January 11, 2017

    external resource from The Atlantic, What is Design Thinking?
    design

    Design thinking has captured the attention of educators, but there may be ambiguity about how to define the concept, says Neil Stevenson of global design company IDEO. Stevenson offers insights about the definition and its application in schools.

    The Atlantic
  • supplies

    January 11, 2017

    external resource from ScienMag, Arts Education May Help Lower Stress in Economically Disadvantaged Preschoolers
    supplies

    A new study, published in the journal Child Development explores the impact that intensive arts programs in music, dance and visual arts may have on stress for children living in poverty. The study, by researchers at West Chester University and the University of Delaware, found that experiences in arts education lowered the levels of cortisol, an indicator of stress in economically disadvantaged preschoolers. The National Endowment for the Arts funded the study.

    ScienMag
  • teacher

    January 6, 2017

    NAEA Advisory: Classroom Intervention on Teaching Students with Special Needs
    teacher

    Authors Sheng Kuan Chung and Dan Li Classroom Intervention on Teaching Students with Special Needs

  • SES

    December 14, 2016

    external resource from Endangered Species Coalition, 2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest
    SES

    The Endangered Species Coalition (ESC) is pleased to announce our 2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, which is open to K-12 grade students, including those who are homeschooled or belong to a youth/art program. The contest is an integral part of the 12th annual Endangered Species Day on May 19, 2017. The deadline for submission (electronic) of entries is March 1, 2017.

    Endangered Species Coalition
  • Google Expeditions

    November 21, 2016

    external resource from Google, Doodle For Google Contest Open - Deadline: December 2
    Google Expeditions

    The time has come once again to engage your students in an exciting challenge—create and submit an idea for the Google homepage. The theme this year is “What I See for the Future." Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2016 Doodle 4 Google contest, and create a doodle that tells the world "What I See for the Future.” From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The contest deadline is December 2, 2016. Enter a Doodle.

    Google