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  • artsy

    November 21, 2016

    external resource from Artsy, It’s about to Get Easier for Artists to Find Residencies

    Anyone who has ever tried to find an artist residency to apply to online knows it’s a difficult task. Seeing the need for a digital solution, three young art world professionals recently got to work. Billed as “a unified search tool for residencies,” their forthcoming project, RES, is a web-based platform that will help facilitate artist residencies for artists and administrators alike.

  • maker

    November 21, 2016

    external resource from Education Week, Study Profiles Maker-Space Educators and Their Needs

    Better networking, securing grant funding, more PD time, increased support from administrators, and finding ideas for lesson plans are some of the biggest needs of educators using maker spaces, according to a new study released last month. The “maker movement,” or projects that encourage students to learn by building, designing, and tinkering with various hands-on tools, is seeing a spike in adoption in recent years.

    Education Week
  • artsy

    November 21, 2016

    external resource from Artsy, What Artists Can Learn from Teaching

    Whether it’s critiquing an MFA painting class, giving a museum tour to a group of six graders, or leading a drawing workshop for developmentally disabled adults, working artists are often at the front lines of arts education. Many see teaching as a valuable practice, beyond simply a means of financial support. It may even shape how they approach their art practices. Below, six artists weigh in with the lessons they’ve learned from their work as educators.

  • ESSA

    November 7, 2016

    external resource from District Administration, Organization Releases ESSA Toolkits

    The Alliance for Excellent Education has released free toolkits designed to help navigate the Every Student Succeeds Act. The toolkits address topics such as funding and includes resources such as videos, analyses and case studies.

    District Administration
  • institute

    November 7, 2016

    external resource from Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, O'Donnell Art History Institute Launches New Online Resource

    The institute’s Art and Medicine website will include research and programming on the innovative partnerships between art museums and medical schools developing initiatives for students to strengthen their diagnostic and clinical skills through art. The website also will host documents from the first national forum examining art museum and medical school partnerships bridging the arts and sciences through collaborative programs.

    Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History
  • tech

    November 7, 2016

    external resource from Campus Technology, Top 10 Ed Technologies that Will Be Dead & Gone in Next Decade-predictions

    The technologies that exist in classrooms today won't necessarily be the same ones that are around in 10 years. In particular, the days of desktop computers and laptops are numbered. The survey polled faculty members across the country about their use of technology for teaching and learning, their wish lists and gripes, their view of what the future holds and more.

    Campus Technology
  • PCG

    November 7, 2016

    external resource from PR Newswire, New Professional Learning Resource on New National Arts Standards

    State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education and Public Consulting Group, a leading national provider of web-based tools for educators including Pepper, an online interactive professional learning platform, have partnered to provide professional development to support teachers and students in arts education.

    PR Newswire
  • ESSA

    November 2, 2016

    external resource from ASCD, The Essentials for ESSA Engagement

    Stakeholder engagement is one of the hallmarks of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which requires states to seek and include the input of educators as they implement many of the new law’s provisions. ASCD’s new ESSA Essentials for Educators (PDF) is a step-by-step guide to help educators navigate the myriad opportunities to provide their expertise. It summarizes the key issues states are working on, provides ASCD’s position on each issue, and links to topic-specific resources for in-depth information.

  • culinary

    October 28, 2016

    external resource from SmatBrief, 8 Culinary-Arts Integration Lessons

    developing strategies for content-based joy in the classroom can be challenging. We suggest culinary arts integration as a project-based learning strategy which naturally builds content-based joy. In fact, one could argue that few things in life create more joy than food; in the words of the old Irish proverb, “Laughter is brightest in the place where food is.”