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​​​​​​​​Visual and Performing Arts Professional Learning​ Opportunities​

Vapa Teacher Community of Practice

This Community of Practice has been designed for VAPA Teachers at all levels of experience with a shared commitment, passion and desire to improve their teaching practice through regular interaction with one another. Topics will include creating standards-based curriculum and assessments, maintaining a work/life balance, and planning successful student productions. Participants will share successes, work through challenges together, and build relationships while creating a shared repertoire of resources to use in the classroom..  Cost: $100  FLIER

Nov. 28, Jan 23, and Feb. 15, 2018  Register

Diving Deeper NCAS

During this three-day learning opportunity, visual and performing arts teachers will examine the new National Core Arts Standards in their discipline and will begin to align their coursework to the standards. Teachers will have the opportunity to create new instructional units, write performance assessment tasks, and align course descriptions using the National Core Arts Standards, Common Core State Standards, and the California English Language Development Standards. Cost: $175 FLIER

Feb. 28, March 21, and May 2, 2018   Register

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Pauline Crooks



Kathy Bowman

Program Secretary