2018 Joint Arts Education Conference
November 13, 2018 | Tucson
Every two years, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona Department of Education co-host a Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC) with arts educators from all disciplines. This year, the co-hosts have enlisted a highly qualified cohort of experts on creative youth engagement strategies to lead the planning and presentation of JAEC.

Composed entirely of young people from throughout the state, ages 15-18, the JAEC Youth Advisory Board is guiding Arts Commission and Department of Education staff in a collaborative effort to provide Arizona educators, administrators, and teaching artists an opportunity to explore the potential of student-centered learning and develop culturally responsive curriculum.

Conference attendees will acquire new tools and knowledge to support the creation of programs rooted in the principles of creative youth development (CYD), a recent term for a longstanding theory of practice that integrates creative skill-building, inquiry, and expression with positive youth development principles.
Nicole Amri  is the program director of SAY Sí, a national-award-winning creative youth development program. Amri currently serves on local and national committees such as city-wide collective impact initiatives: SA2020 and Excel Beyond the Bell SA and national groups: the ARE (Artists for Racial Equity) Network and National Advisory Committee to the Creative Youth Development National Partnership. Her artwork predominantly explores human rights issues with a focus on interpersonal relationships and societal conditions.
Jon Hinojosa is an artist masquerading as an arts administrator who serves as the Artistic | Executive Director of SAY Sí, a national award winning, creative youth development program for urban students.
Jon has presented and facilitated learning at numerous conferences and symposia on the value, tangible evidence, and the transformative power the arts have on urban youth. Jon also serves as a trustee for the National Guild for Community Arts Education, helping lead their Creative Youth Development initiative.
Registration is now open! The 2018 Joint Arts Education Conference will be held the day before and at the same location as the Arizona Department of Education’s  ESSA Conference  (formerly known as the Title I MEGA Conference). Those interested in attending both conferences can bundle their registrations and save!
Cost: $100/person
Cost: $350/person
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2019 Arizona Poetry Out Loud: School Registration Now Open
Register closes Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Registration for 2019 Arizona Poetry Out Loud closes October 31st. Teachers who would like to participate register themselves for the program. Once registered, each participating teacher/school site receives a toolkit, which includes a program guide to help teach recitation and performance and a DVD and companion guide for learning recitation—free of charge.

Visit our Poetry Out Loud page to register your school and learn more.

Poetry Out Loud seeks to foster the next generation of literary readers by capitalizing on the latest trends in poetry – recitation and performance. The program builds on the resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, as seen in the slam poetry movement and the immense popularity of rap music among youth. Poetry Out Loud invites the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater into the English class. Through Poetry Out Loud, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage.

Participating teachers receive free multimedia curriculum materials – a poetry anthology, audio guide, teachers’ guide, posters and comprehensive website (www.poetryoutloud.org) all aligned to national standards – augmenting their regular poetry curriculum with poetry recitation and a classroom-level competition. School-level recitation champions compete to advance to the regional, state and then national levels.
Join the Celebration! October is National Arts and Humanities Month 
This annual celebration focuses on the arts across local, state and national levels and brings attention to the role that the arts and humanities play in communities and throughout daily life. During the month, individuals and organizations across the country can join the online conversation using #NAHM. Learn more about this celebration and how you can participate by visiting Americans for the Arts’ website.
Request for Survey Responses from Theatre and Acting Educators
The Social Skills, Imagination and Theatre Lab in the Department of Psychology at George Mason University is surveying theatre and acting teachers across age groups, training and professional level to better understand the psychological abilities and skills taught through theatre. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, with responses remaining anonymous.
NAEA/AAMD Symposium: Impact of Art Museum Programs on Students Research Initiative
October 13, 2018 | Detroit, MI
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) join for a one-day symposium in Detroit on October 13 exploring the impact of single-visit art museum visits on school children as reported through their Impact of Art Museum Programs on Students Research Initiative. This investigation assessed qualitatively and quantitatively the cognitive, affective, social, and other instrumental outcomes, resulting from single-visit, guided school programs.
2018 GIA Conference: “Race, Space and Place”
October 21-24, 2018 | Oakland, CA
Grantmakers in the Arts welcomes you to Oakland, home to vibrant creatives, diverse communities, and a heritage of activism. At this rich time, Oakland – home to artists, immigrants, and newcomers for generations – explores its histories of resis­tance and empower­ment with a future that celebrates roots, creativity, the power of stories, and the essential desire for belonging. Engage with colleagues at the GIA Conference to be inspired by the people and culture of Oakland.
College Board Forum 2018
October 22-24, 2018 | Dallas, TX
The College Board Forum brings together professionals and thought leaders from across disciplines to address access and success issues that challenge—and inspire—educators at all levels and in all professions. An annual gathering of professionals from across K–12, higher education, and college access professions, Forum offers speakers, networking opportunities, and sessions and workshops led by experienced colleagues. 
Arts Schools Network Annual Conference 2018: Arts in Motion
October 23-26, 2018 | Orange County, CA
Hosted by Orange County School of the Arts, the 2018 ASN Conference will focus on connecting arts education leaders with professional master artists, industry leaders, and active change-makers in the arts and education fields. Arts in Motion will feature engaging discussion forums and diverse, topic-specific sessions; exclusive tours of renowned arts and educational institutions; master classes with esteemed industry professionals; and inspiring student showcases celebrating the intersection of dance and the Silver Screen.
2018 Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research
Oct 25 | Washington, D.C.
This year, the 2018 Brown Lecture will be given by H. Richard Milner IV, a leading scholar of urban education and teacher education. He is Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair of Education and Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.
National Association for Music Education National Conference
Nov 10-14 | Dallas, Texas
The following tracks will allow attendees to share their own practice, collaborate and network with colleagues from across the country, and expand their toolkit of ideas, models, and activities:
  • Amplify: Learning
  • Amplify: Innovation
  • Amplify: Involvement
  • Amplify: Inspiration
  • Amplify: Technology
2018 Conference for Community Arts Education
Nov. 14-17| Baltimore, Md.
The Conference for Community Arts Education brings together more than 700 leaders and educators from a range of backgrounds to share knowledge, build relationships, and advance a common vision: a nation where arts education is accessible and embraced as essential for human development and healthy communities. This year, the Conference will showcase change makers from across the country and throughout Baltimore that are using the power of the arts to examine and challenge inequity, engender hope, and promote connected, creative communities. 
Wolf Trap Symposium – Explore How Arts Integration Supports STEM Learning
October 18 | Denver, CO
Creativity Connects: Arts in Early Learning will bring together community leaders in five diverse cities to spark a dialogue about early learning through the arts. The project, funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, is being implemented in partnership between Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, a national leader in early childhood arts integration; and the Institute for Child Success (ICS) an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization.
2018 Journal of Folklore and Education Volume 5
The National Network for Folk Arts in Education recently released this special issue that illustrates folklore’s critical engagement with emerging and established partnerships between the arts, humanities and science. This volume is a two-part edition that spans such topics as traditional ecological knowledge, language, and innovative pedagogies and curricula.
Creative Youth Development: Transforming the Learning Environment
Education Commission of the States | Sept 2018
This report explores the design and impact of CYD programs — including examples of successful programs across the country — and provides policy considerations for states looking for ways to narrow the achievement gap and support student success.
2018 AEP Annual Convening Resources Now Available
The 2018 Arts Education Partnership Annual Convening agenda included engaging panel discussions and concurrent sessions that explored the latest research, innovative practices and emerging policy approaches that highlight the arts in preparing all students for success in school, work and life. AEP has released the videos and presentation from this year’s Annual Convening that arts and education leaders and stakeholders can utilize and share.
Grant Opportunities Available for Museums Across the Country
Deadline: November 1 & December 14
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting grant applications in five existing programs, as well as in a new program designed to support small museums with projects ranging from community partnerships to expanding access to resources.
Professional Development Grants
Cycle C Deadline: January 31, 2019
Professional Development Grants (PDG) are designed to assist Arizona artists, arts administrators, and arts educators with funding support for participation in professional development and skills-building activities which contribute to significant professional growth.
Submit a Nomination for Education Commission of the States' Awards 
Education Commission of the States is accepting nominations through Nov. 2 for its 2019 James Bryant Conant, Frank Newman State Innovation and Corporate Awards. Each year at the National Forum on Education Policy, Education Commission of the States presents awards to individuals, states and organizations that have made significant contributions to public education.
New Research on the Arts & Early Childhood: A Symposium
Oct 29, 2019 | 10:30 am
The National Endowment for the Arts' “New Research on the Arts & Early Childhood: A Symposium” webinar will highlight a series of research articles appearing in Early Childhood Research Quarterly in a section focused on the nature, value and impact of the arts in a child’s early years.Tune in and hear researchers and guest editors of ECRQ discuss the role of the arts in education in early learning.
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