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* Due to the novel COVID-19 virus our annual Bootcamp have been postponed and the annual Youth Summit took place later in the year in person and virtually! The health of all participants is our top priority and as there are more developments we will send updates through our social media platforms.  (If you registered for Bootcamp you will be contacted for refund information).  

Supporting Student Readers and Writers

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Join us for this professional development opportunity for teachers in all subjects to explore why stduents 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!

COST: Free!!!
 
DATES:  September 11, 2021
 
TIME:  10:00 am-11:30 pm
 
WHERE:  Zoom! 
 

 

Integrating STEAM into Vitual Learning 

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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! 

COST: Free!!!
 
DATES:  April 24, 2021
 
TIME:  10:00 am-12:00 pm
 
WHERE:  Zoom! 
 
Register now: STEAM Integration 

WHY ART? Webinar; March 2021 

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  • 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 
COST: Free!!!
 
DATES:  March 12, 2021
 
TIME:  12:00 am-1:30 pm
 
WHERE:  Zoom! 
 
Register now: Why Art? Webinar

Podcasting 101; March 2021 

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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.

 

COST: Free!!!
 
DATES:  March 6, 2021
 
TIME:  10:00 am-12:00 pm
 
WHERE:  Zoom! 
 
Register now: Podcasting 101

From In-Person to On Screen; Feburary 2021 

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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! 
 
Register now: Amy Gray Workshop

Design Project-Based Learning for All; January 23

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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.

 

COST: Free!!!
 
DATES:  January 23, 2021 
 
TIME:  9:00 am-12:00 pm
 
WHERE:  Zoom! 
 
Register now:  RSVP for Dr. John Spencer  

 The Art of the Book; November 21st 

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November 21st join Olivia Bernardy, a middle school teacher from  the Poway Unified school  district for a workshop on  The Art of the Book!  The workshop consists of a lesson plan for a visual journal, a paper folding technique, and artist books. This workshop is free and open to  Teachers, Genral and Art Specialist, PArents, Future Teachers,  and Teaching artist! 
 
 
 
COST: Free!!!
 
DATES:  November 21, 2020
 
TIME:  10:00 am-12:00 pm
 
WHERE:  Zoom! 
 
Register now: The Art of the Book

Art Cart Distribution (FREE Art Kits!) 

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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. 

 

COST: Free!!!
 
Pick Up DATE:  October 17, 2020
 
TIME:  10:00 am-12:00 pm
 
Pick Up Location:  California State University of San Marcos, Campus Way- Chavez Circle  (By the Student Union)  (333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096 )
 
Register now: Free Art KIt!

 

 

Arts Amplifying Youth Summit 

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Arts Amplifying Youth is a movement created for youth by youth to amplify our voices and experiences around issues that directly impact us. Our 3rd annual summit will bring together students from all over San Diego to connect through the arts and create changes they want to see in the community.

 

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. 
 
For more information check out their website! 

Navigating a Virtual Art Room with Heidi Knisely; October 10th

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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! 

COST: Free!!!
 
DATES:  October 10 , 2020
 
TIME:  10:00 am-12:00 pm
 
WHERE:  Zoom! 
 
Register now: Virtual room workshop!

Bitmoji Tips and Tricks with Christine Dixon; September 19th  

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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! 

 COST: Free!!!

DATES:  September  19, 2020
 
TIME:  10:00 am-12:00 pm
 
WHERE:  Zoom! 
 
Register now: Bitmoji workshop!
 
 

Arts & Literacy Maker Space 3-day Bootcamp; (postponed)

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2020 Bootcamp

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

COST: $90.00 which includes your materials and food for all three days
DATES: June 22 - 24, 2020
 
TIME:  8:30 am - 3:30 pm
 
WHERE:  North County Regional Education Center (NCREC)
 
 

Super STEM/STEAM Saturday; Cancelled

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Super STEM/STEAM 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 14 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!

A morning with author and storyteller Shelley Moore Thomas; Feb. 1

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 1, 2020

9:00 -11:30 pm in the McMahon House

8:30 am Catered breakfast 

MEGA ARTS Conferenc; October 17 

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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 Amplyfying Youth will lead a work shop in which they will provide participants with hands on experiences and activities that describe annd 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

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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)
 

Arts Amplify Youth (AAY!) 2019

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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!

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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!

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

Saturday February 2, 2019

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


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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.


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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

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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!

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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.

Follow our  Youth Summit Team on Facebook


Literacy Residency: Event at The New Children's Museum

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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.