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

Kickstart the Arts in (Y)Our Schools

Come together May 4 with school and district administrators, teacher leaders, parents, and community arts organizations providing arts education programs to expand arts education for our students. The 2018 Kickstart the Arts in (Y)Our Schools event includes structured networking with colleagues and discussions on creating the best possible arts learning environments in San Diego County schools. The theme this year is advocacy. Jeff Poulin from Americans for the Arts will be the keynote speaker.

May 4, 2018   Register

4th annual Creativity at the Core Summer Institute

PLEASE JOIN US on July 25, 26, and 27, 2018 at the San Diego County Office of Education for an exciting 3-day institute that will focus on arts learning and California State Standards. Hear from educational leaders, teaching artists, arts specialists, and inspirational speakers from across the state as they provide hands-on learning opportunities focused on a suite of CCSESA’s new professional learning modules developed by County Offices of Education and Arts Partner Organization Leaders.


 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