LynnOn to the census. Census findings released one year ago at Joint Arts Education ConferenceSince then many things have happened.Image not comprehensive, present additional information verbally:
AlexWe’ve all worked to spread the gospel far and wide.Note that this does not include a long list of meetings, workshops, and other community events where committee members mentioned the census and its findings.
AlexThe main focus of today’s convening is the community support recommendations.So why the last two agenda items?
LynnCensus data told us Arizona schools were really good at leveraging partnerships and resources to provide high quality programming.
LynnNew DOE program will address this recommendation.
AlexCensus data told us there were the expected barriers to participation in arts field trips, but also the unexpected no obstacles!
AlexPotential new collaborative program addresses this recommendation.
AlexBut before we look to develop solutions to barriers, we need to take a deeper look at what those real and perceived barriers are.Briefly discuss difference between real and perceived barriers.Split into two groups:School representatives groupOrg representatives groupStart by brainstorming barriers, real and/or perceived, and contributing factors.Then we’ll come back together to compare notes and consider how some of these barriers might be addressed.
FacilitatorsAlex and Lynn take notes for wordles
Side by side comparison of wordlesDiscuss differences and similarities
Lynn and Alex
Final group wordle
June 20 AZ Arts Ed Meeting - Intro and barriers presentation
Updates on the<br />Arizona Arts Education Census <br />
Sharing the Census findings<br />Arizona Art Education Association Conference<br />Arizona Music Educators Association Conference<br />Arizona Thespians Association Festival<br />National Dance Education Organization Conference<br />Arizona Department of Education MEGA Conference<br />ACA and AzCA Joint Board Meeting<br />Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence Annual Conference<br />Arizona State Board of Education<br />
Recommendations: policy<br />IN PROGRESS<br />Require schools and districts to sign an annual statement stating that they are teaching the arts according to the Arizona Academic Standards in the Arts. <br />Continue collecting and analyzing data on arts education;<br /><ul><li>Embed arts education reporting within the state’s data system for education,
Undertake a stand-alone mandated arts education census in 2012-2013 to monitor progress since 2008-2009. </li></li></ul><li>Recommendations: student centered<br />IN PROGRESS<br />Strengthen curricular, instructional and assessment approaches aligned to Arizona Academic Standards in the Arts through pilot programs, research and web-based resources;<br /><ul><li>Develop assessment tools, products and processes to determine student proficiency in arts learning.</li></ul>Schedule an Arizona Department of Education review of schools where no arts instruction is available so information, policies and resources may be aligned to support the restoration of arts education in these schools.<br />
Recommendations: TEACHER SUPPORT<br />IN PROGRESS<br />Collaborate with the Arizona Charter School Board and the Arizona Charter Schools Association to assist charter schools on the law requiring arts education in K-8 and high schools, and provide technical assistance to charter schools to meet Arizona Academic Standards in the Arts.<br />
RECOMMENDATIONS: COMMUNITY<br />IN PROGRESS<br />Strengthen partnerships between schools and arts and culture resources.<br />Develop better communication tools and strategies to connect arts and culture providers (teaching artists, cultural organizations, community resources) with schools.<br />Strengthen education plans and education funding for large and mid-sized arts and cultural organizations.<br />
Building new ways to connect</li></li></ul><li>
Agenda item 2<br /><ul><li>Document existing high quality partnerships, especially in rural Arizona and with charter schools, to share with schools, cultural organizations and teaching artists throughout the state.</li></ul>Recognizing Model Arts Education Program in Arizona’s Public Schools<br />
Agenda item 3<br /><ul><li>Develop better communication tools and strategies to connect arts and culture providers (teaching artists, cultural organizations, community resources) with schools.</li></ul>Building New Ways to Connect: Creating webinars for teacher professional development<br />