* Stay tuned for updates regarding Bootcamp and the Arts Amplifying youth summit 2024!
The Convergence of Art, Mindfulness, and Creativity in Cybersecurity
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to see how art, mindfulness and creativity meld into cybersecurity! Check Please fill out the form below to let us know which sections you will join us for. An email with the location and directions will be sent the day prior to the visit.
Virgina Hansen Speaker Series Featuring Alma Sanchez
Check out this professional opportunity to learn new strategies that promote academic language acquisition, high engagement, and cross cultural skills!
Virgina Hansen Speaker Series Featuring Tammy Striler
Check out this professional opportunity to learn new math strategies and procedures that you can implement in your class right away!
Art Teacher Workshop
This professional development opportunity is a great way to be introduced on how to become an art teacher! You will be able to hear from current art teachers and be a part of interactive activities!
Gettin' CRSP! An Introduction to Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Pedagogy
Attend to learn how to incorporate cultural competence, critical consciousness, and cognitive capacity development into your lessons, units, and projects from Dr. Michelle Pledger!
Meet the Free Agent Learners: Changing Schools and Classrooms from the Outside In
Join us for this professional development opportunity where Julie Evans will provide an insider view on the activities and motivations of these Free Agent Learners and unpack the implications for the future of in-school learning experiences. Included in the conversation will be new strategies for how to incorporate Free Agent Learning within K-12 classrooms.
Multimodal Composition and Practical Applications
Join us for this professional development opportunity to learn more about multimodal composition and practical applications for preservice and classrooms teachers!
Amplifying Audio for Student Creativity
Join Jostin Grimes, Education Specialist, from Soundtrap for Education as he walks participants through the phases of audio creation for student discovery and exploration.
Design Project-Based Learning For All
Join us for this awesome professional development opportunity to learn more about making project based learning successful and accessible for all students of varying abilities!
Cultivating Responsive Education
Dont miss out this professional development opportunity, it will showcase examples of unique lesson and unit plans!
Restorative Practices in education
Supporting Student Readers and Writers
Join us for this professional development opportunity for teachers in all subjects to explore why students need literacy support in every class. Jennifer Gonzales will be teaching strategies that can be used to support reading and writing in any content area!
Integrating STEAM into Virtual Learning
Saturday April 24th we will be having Christine Dixon lead the professional development to help us learn meaningful ways in which STEAM instruction can be implemented regardless if you are teaching in person or virtually! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!
WHY ART? Webinar; March 2021
- LEARN ABOUT CURRENT RESEARCH THAT SUPPORTS THE IMPORTANCE OF ARTS EDUCATION
- INTERACT WITH ARTS ADVOCATES FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA IN BREAKOUT GROUPS
- HEAR THE COMPELLING STORIES FROM STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN PART OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS (CSSSA)
- LEARN HOW YOU CAN INCREASE PUBLIC WILL FOR ARTS EDUCATION SO THAT MORE STUDENTS RECEIVE A QUALITY ARTS EDUCATION
Podcasting 101; March 2021
Alex Owens co-director of Be Loud Studios will share best practices and specific tools to integrate radio, podcasting, and audio production into your classroom.
From In-Person to On Screen; February 2021
How does a hands-on children's museum survive in the time of Covid-19 and continue its mission to be a community resource? Join Amy Gray, M.Ed., Arts Education and Community Programs Manager at The New Children's Museum, as she shares about the Museum's unexpected 2020 journey and the transition from onsite programming to virtual offerings.
Hear about lessons learned through this new forum as well information on the variety of online and deliverable arts resources now available to educators, students, and families, including details on new offerings yet to be released!
- COST: Free!!!
- DATES: Feburary 13, 2021
- TIME: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
- WHERE: Zoom!
Design Project-Based Learning for All; January 23
Project-Based Learning can seem daunting when you have time constraints, standards, and a curriculum map. Often, the push for better test scores and “basic skills” means certain students (English Language Learners, Special Education students) fail to have access to these projects. However, PBL can work for all students and in this workshop Dr. Spencer lays out the blueprint for making this a reality. Presented in conjunction with the Virginia Hansen Endowment and Arts=Opportunity.
The Art of the Book; November 21st
Art Cart Distribution (FREE Art Kits!)
We are so excited ,for the first time ever, to bring to the communities that we serve FREE art kits! Our art kits are open for Students k-12, Teachers, Student Teachers, parents and art lovers in general! The Art Kits will include STEAM Literacy Lessons from our partnership with the New Children's Museum as well as posters stickers and more! Registration is now open (on a first come first serve basisi) while supplies last.
Arts Amplifying Youth Summit
This is an in-person event for youth ages 12 to 24. The event will take place outdoor, at Writerz Blok, and be in observance of all Covid-safe guidelines from the CDC and San Diego county. We can accommodate a maximum of 35 participants so please register ASAP. There will also be a virtual option on Oct. 18th, 2020 for those who opt to not attend the in-person event.
Navigating a Virtual Art Room with Heidi Knisely; October 10th
Heidi Knisely arts educator at Double Peak School will present lesson ideas to help educators navigate a virtual art room across K-8 grade levels. The skills and tools provided in this workshop will help teachers lead and provide students with tools to continue creating and developing their unique artistic voice remotely!
Bitmoji Tips and Tricks with Christine Dixon; September 19th
Did you miss out on the workshop? No problem! The beauty of virtual workshops is that they can be recorded and shared with the public!
Christine Dixon, Innovation TOSA from Double Peak School will be demonstrating how to design Bitmoji dream rooms with tips and tricks as well as Q&A! The skills and tools from this workshop can be utilized to create fun interactive rooms as well as to help students create their own unique virtual rooms!
Arts & Literacy Maker Space 3-day Bootcamp; (postponed)
The 3-day hands-on bootcamp experience led by CSUSM professors Christiane Wood and Laurie Stowell will provide participants with the tools to efficiently integrate arts into their curriculum through the use of unique and engaging techniques such as literacy maker spaces, visual literacy strategies, and an interactive lesson of comic strips as literary agents led by award-winning cartoonist Greg Evans and Karen Evans. Participants will acquire various new skills and leave with several lessons and methods for assessing student learning
Super STEM/STEAM Saturday; Canceled
Super STEM/STEAM Saturday!
A morning with author and storyteller Shelley Moore Thomas; Feb. 1
San Marcos Writing Project
MEGA ARTS Conference; October 17
Arts Empower San Diego Mega Conference on Oct. 17 at Balboa Park.
The Arts Empower Mega Conference is a one-of-a-kind forum that unites teachers of all arts disciplines, elementary multiple-subject teachers, teaching artists, school administrators, and arts organization members. It’s developed in partnership with the county’s arts education organizations and Balboa Park arts and culture institutions.
The Arts Amplifying Youth will lead a work shop in which they will provide participants with hands on experiences and activities that describe and relate to their work. Participants will leave with the perspective unique to the youth we teach by hearing directly from them.
For more information contact the Visual & Performing Arts Department, San Diego County Office of Education, 858-292-3789
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
Participants will leave with several lessons, new
skills, and methods for assessing student learning.
Arts Amplify Youth (AAY!) 2019
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 activities, science experiments will be open to the public ALL DAY LONG!! Follow the link below to visit the event's website!
Learning Literacy Through the Arts!
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.
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
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 flier 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
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!
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
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.