DC Collaborative Launches the 
DC Collaborative Distance Learning Resource Database

The DC Collaborative and its partners launch the 

The DC Collaborative would like to extend well wishes to educators, students and parents/ caregivers as the first day of DCPS Distance Learning begins. Though these times are not normal, we are contacting you with hope and optimism that you will experience joy at home with your loved ones. 

As it is necessary for teachers to educate their students remotely and for parents/ caregivers to homeschool their children, the DC Collaborative and the greater arts and humanities education community of practice are here to assist! The DC Collaborative has rapidly responded in creating the following resource for our entire community, including students and educators in both the DC Public School and Public Charter School communities.

The DC Collaborative along with its organization and practitioner members as well as the DCPS Central Office Arts Team have compiled an online Distance Learning Resource Database, a list of online and downloadable arts and humanities education resources from our members. We already have more than 60 responses from our cultural institutions and practitioner/ teaching artist members!  These resources encompass curricular guides, virtual field trips, and other educational activities to enhance students' at-home learning experiences.
Equity/ Access

We are increasingly concerned about student equity and our continued digital divide, especially during our current crisis. We recognize that not all families have access to technology and the Internet, and we are working on creating equitable solutions to provide our most marginalized students with resources. For now, please include downloadable materials so schools can, if possible, distribute the resources to students who do not have online access.

We are inspired by our community coming together to ensure that students still have access to the arts and humanities learning experiences, even in a time of a health crisis. The creative community looks to uplift and enrich the residents of our District, even in a time of "social distancing" and look forward to sharing our collective resources and having our institutions open once again to serve you.

Get Involved! 
Calling All Educators, Students, Parents/ Caregivers, Cultural Institutions and Practitioners/ Teaching Artists

We encourage teachers students and parents to utilize the database in their learning and for more members of the cultural community to participate!

Educators, Students, Parents/ Caregivers

View the Database! Peruse the online resources broken down by visual arts, performing arts and humanities and grade level. Each resource includes a description, the appropriate grade levels, curricular connections/ learning standards, and if the resource is printable/ downloadable.

Wish something else was included in the DC Collaborative's Distance Learning Resource Database? 

Fill out this survey OR email Clarissa Heartsfield, Manager of School Partnerships ( Clarissa@DCCollaborative.org), to share what you would like to see included.

Cultural Institutions and Practitioners/ Teaching Artists

Needs Assessment! We would like to hear from you regarding how COVID-19 has impacted the education programming at your organizations so far. We've been called upon by funders, public education system and DC government and other key community stakeholders to share the needs of the greater arts and humanities education community of practice. Fill out needs assessment survey here by C.O.B. Friday, March 27.

We are still collecting Distance Learning Resources! Together, let's help our schools provide digital and printable learning opportunities from our arts and humanities organizations. Submit your resources here OR reach out to Trés McMichael, Education Programs Manager (Tres@DCCollaborative.org), to brainstorm resources for inclusion in the database.
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The DC Collaborative is a proud recipient of an FY20 General Operating Support Service Organization 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 .

About the DC Collaborative:
More than 120 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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DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
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