December 2019
Advancing the heART of Education
a monthly newsletter about Fine Arts in Iowa
Advocacy Day
The Iowa Alliance for Arts Education will be hosting their annual Arts Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in Des Moines on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.  We are currently recruiting advocates to attend this event.  

The day will begin at 8:00 a.m. with an advocate information session. This will be followed by attendance at the opening of the Iowa House and Senate where Miss Iowa, Emily Tinsman, will be singing the national anthem. Advocates will then have the opportunity to meet with legislators to speak to their assigned legislators about the importance of arts education in Iowa schools and the positive effects that the arts have on Iowa students. IAAE will provide lunch and entertainment for the advocates. 

The Johnson STEAM Academy in Cedar Rapids will be the featured school at our testimony for the House and Senate Education Committees in afternoon. These meetings are open to all advocates. Advocates will be groups of 2-3 and will be assigned to speak to 4-5 legislators during the morning session. In the past, most of the legislator visits were completed by noon. If you would be interested in participating in this important event for arts education, you can register on the IAAE website. 

If you would be willing to be an arts advocate, you can register by clicking the link below. 

Final information on Arts Advocacy Day will be sent the first week of January. Please pass on this information to your friends and colleagues.  

Thank you so much for your support of arts education in our state!

Leon Kuehner
IAAE Executive Director
IAAE Mentor Webinar Program
wordle ethics
Our webinar archive topic this month is "Ethics." Joanne Tubbs, Licensure Consultant with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners was our presenter in December 2018 on this topic.

This presentation "Professionalism in and out of the classroom:Ethics for Educators" provided information and ideas to consider regarding choices that can lead to risky behavior with students.

Arts Educators in particular can be at higher risk, due to the amount of time we spend with students, during travel and outside school time activities.

Thinking about Year-End Giving? Add the IAAE Mentor Program to your list!
News and Events

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Arts Advocacy Day at the Capital

Need more information about the Alliance and our programs?

Contact our Executive Director: Leon Kuehner 641-425-0959