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Arts & Literacy Maker Space 3-day Bootcamp; June 26-28


This 3-day hands-on bootcamp will provide participants with tools for integrating arts throughout the curriculum with unique and engaging techniques such as literacy maker spaces, sketch-noting, visual literacy strategies, and theater tableau for reading comprehension.
Participants will leave with several lessons, new
skills, and methods for assessing student learning.

COST: $90.00 which includes your materials and food for all three days
DATES: June 26 - 28, 2019
TIME:  8:30 am - 3:30 pm
WHERE:  North County Regional Education Center (NCREC)
Register Now! Space in Limited!!!

Arts Amplify Youth (AAY!) 2019


Arts Amplifying Youth presents its 2nd annual interactive summit created for youth, by youth. In this space, we invite young people to connect, creatively explore and spark new conversations around issues that impact them. 
This year's event, entitled "This is Personal...", will amplify our voices around the topic of safety, exploring through the arts how we realize, reclaim and reimagine it for ourselves.

Super STEM Saturday!


Super STEM Saturday!

We put the "A" in S.T.E.M. ! Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are ONLY BETTER when the arts are incorporated. Join California State University San Marcos for a FREE, family friendly campus wide event on March 9 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Refreshments and goodies will be provided and booths with activites, science experiments will be open to the public ALL DAY LONG!! Follow the link below to visit the event's website!

Link to Super STEM Website!


 Learning Literacy Through the Arts!

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San Marcos Writing Project

The San Marcos Writing Project (SMWP) is one of 190 sites of the National Writing Project (17 in California), which is a professional development network of teachers whose goal is to improve student-writing achievement by improving the teaching and learning of writing in the nation's schools.

The writing project is a resource for teachers and school districts. During the school year, writing project teachers can also provide professional development workshops for other teachers in their schools and communities. We host Open Institutes around relevant topics for two weeks in the summer or two to three day workshops during the school year. We also host Young Writer's Camps for two weeks in the summer at school sites around North San Diego County for students in grades two through eight.

Visit the San Marcos Writing Project to RSVP!

Saturday February 2, 2019

9:00 - 3:00 pm in the McMahon House



Educator's Night Out Event; October 23, 2018

Although the RSVP window is now closed, this free and fun event showcases opportunities and resources available to classrooms throughout the county and offers teachers an opportunity to gather new, innovative teaching resources. Educators and their families will be able to explore the Museum’s latest exhibitions, learn about educational opportunities at The New Children’s Museum, and visit community partner booths with information on school field trips, teacher training, and in-classroom education.


Arts Empower SD: Mega Arts Conference 

On October 18, Arts Empower San Diego, partnered with the San Diego County Office of Education and a coalition of nonprofit arts education organizations and school districts gathered at the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park to participate in professional development sessions, networking, to celebrate arts education in our schools!

National Arts in Education Week; Let's Celebrate!

A celebration of the transformative power of the arts in education in San Diego. The arts education community joins forces with Americans for the Arts to spotlight successes in advancing arts education equitable for all students. Come together with colleagues to hear inspirational stories, youth performers, and enjoy refreshments in honor of National Arts in Education Week.

Sunday, September 9, 2018   4:30 - 6:30 p.m.   Located at The New Children's Museum 200 W Island Ave San Diego, CA 92101



La Jolla Playhouse with Arts Education Resources Organization (AERO) presents Creative Collaborations with Arts Integration

In this interactive workshop, we will explore what Arts Integration is, look at co-teaching models, experience an Arts Integrated lesson, and collaborate with other educators to develop an Arts Integrated lesson plan. Free for all AERO Organization* Associates! $15 fee for non-members *See the back of the flyer for a list of AERO Organizations


WHO: Teaching Artists, Administrators, Classroom Teachers & Parents

WHEN: Saturday, September 8th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please arrive early to find parking!

WHERE: La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive

Download AERO PDF Flyer



PLEASE JOIN US on July 25, 26, and 27, 2018 

at the San Diego County Office of Education for an exciting 3-day institute that will focus on arts learning and California State Standards. Hear from educational leaders, teaching artists, arts specialists, and inspirational speakers from across the state as they provide hands-on learning opportunities focused on a suite of CCSESA’s new professional learning modules developed by County Offices of Education and Arts Partner Organization Leaders.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Arts Integration course credit is offered to attendees whom have registered prior to the JULY 24 DEADLINE. For those of you interested in receiving credit, please be sure to register before the deadline!


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Art Amplifying Youth (AAY) Summit; April 28th, 2018

The 2018 AAY! Youth Summit, led by youth for youth:

  • provided a platform for creative expression around the issues of Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, and Change,
  • foster peer-to-peer and professional learning and networking opportunities
  • advocate for the importance of youth arts and creative youth development programs.

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Literacy Residency: Event at The New Children's Museum

literacy residency

February 13, 2018

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Come meet and hear about the work of Lee Cataluna and Cheyne Gallarde, author and illustrator of the children's book, Ordinary 'Ohana. The book shares images of a contemporary Hawaii, both familiar and unique. Martha Barnette, of the radio show A Way With Words, will be interviewing Lee and Cheyne, highlighting how they brought the work together and to share how their work applies to educational settings.

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