Dear Friends,

As we approach the final stretch of the school year, we hope you take advantage of the remaining opportunities that the Collaborative has to share with you. In this newsletter, you will find:
  • Free Field Trips in September
  • Film Foundation Professional Development
  • Community Pop Up Fest and Mural Reveal

We know this season is often clouded with testing requirements, but we hope you can find the time to give yourself and your students a break outside of the classroom and enjoy one of these incredible opportunities within your local arts community 


With gratitude, 
The DC Collaborative Team   
Thank you, teachers!

Today is the final day of Teacher Appreciation Week and we'd like to take this time to thank all of our wonderful educators and key communicators. Each and every one of you make our Arts and Humanities for Every Student program successful and we are inspired by the work you do each and every day.
Free Field Trips in September
Glacier: A Climate Change Ballet
Presented by: Dance Loft on 14
"GLACIER: A Climate Change Ballet, directed by DC-based climate change policy expert and dance professional Diana Movius. GLACIER unveils a world affected by climate change by placing a changing Arctic environment in front of the audience. Profiled in Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and others do not miss this critically-acclaimed ballet!
Date: 9/26; 9/27
Time: 10:00AM
Length of Event: 40 min
Location: Dance Loft on 14, 4618 14th Street NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20011
Discipline: Dance
Curriculum Connections: Science, Environment
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th
Ticket capacity: 100 per date
Circus Without Borders: Documentary Filmmaking for Community Dialogue
Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
"Students will attend a screening of Circus Without Borders, a feature-length documentary film exploring how impoverished communities in the Canadian Arctic and Guinea are using circus to combat apathy and depression amongst their youth, at a local independent movie theater. The film is independently screening at international film festivals and models how a filmmaker adapted a short reporting project into a feature length, character-driven story. The screening will start and conclude with short exercises that introduce students to film analysis skills. Students will also connect with the film's director and two of the film's subjects."
Date: September 18th
Time: 10AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film, Media Arts
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Diversity, Technology, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, History/Geography
Grades: 6th - 8th Grade
Ticket capacity: 200
Professional Development
Portraits of America Democracy on Film
Hosted by: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

This free two-day seminar introduces educators to an interdisciplinary curriculum that challenges
students to think contextually about the role of film as an expression of American democracy.
Screening and discussion activities focus on strategies to:
  • Increase civic engagement by developing students' critical viewing and thinking skills
  • Give students the tools to understand the persuasive and universal language of moving images, a significant component of visual literacy
  • Explore the social issues and diverse points of view represented in films produced in different historical periods
Morning and afternoon workshops focus on learning how to read a film, principles of cinema literacy, and interpreting film in historical/cultural contexts:
  • Handout materials include screening activities and primary source documents to support and enhance students' critical thinking skills
  • Afternoon screenings showcase award-winning films, deemed historically and culturally significant by the Library of Congress National Film Registry
Lunch is provided for registered participants!

Dates: May 16 -17
Location: 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring MD 20910
Discipline: Humanities Learning - Civics/ Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Curriculum Connections: History/Government
Grades: 6th - 12th
Ticket capacity: 75
DCPS Arts invites you to attend a community festival! Transform DC: COMMUNITY POP UP FEST & MURAL REVEAL on May 17th from 1-7pm at Garnet Patterson Middle School. It is open to the community and will feature arts workshops from students, food trucks, and the revealing of a new mural installation by our high school students. This event is free and open to the public. 

Date: May 17, 2019
Time: 1-7 PM
Location: Shaw Middle School @ Garnet-Patterson,  2001 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Ways to Give
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The DC Collaborative is a recipient of an FY20 General Operating Support Service Grant from the  DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the  National Endowment for the Arts .

The DC Collaborative is members of the Any Given Child program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

About the DC Collaborative:
More than 100 members strong, the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC Collaborative) provides equitable access to quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and chartered public schools for the growth of the whole child. Working with its partners, since its founding in 1998, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts and Humanities for Every Student and the Professional Development Initiative. View our  Member Directory.

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