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 SDCOE Hosts Statewide Summer Arts Institute

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is hosting the statewide Creativity at the Core summer institute focused on arts education and state standards.

This three-day event from July 25 to 27 is an opportunity for educators to learn more about tools to increase equity and access to a quality arts education, which include arts integration across content areas.  

SDCOE Arts Coordinator Pauline Crooks will be leading two of the sessions: Problem Solving Through Theatre: Learning 21st-Century Skills via the Dramatic Arts and Building Empathy and Understanding through World Music.

This is the fourth annual event by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association arts initiative and features learning modules designed by regional arts leaders and organizational partners. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn directly from the people leading the work on the revisions to the visual and performing arts state standards and framework.

The institute includes an administrative strand for leaders and administrators, as well as a teacher stand for educators to gain new approaches and strategies for student learning.

One of the event goals is for leaders and educators to discover new ways to open doors of creativity and innovation and support students in being prepared for college and career in the 21st century.

"I am proud of the existing arts programs in our county as well as those that have been growing in quality and the number of students served," said San Diego County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Gothold. "This statewide event is another opportunity to expand the great work in our districts."

San Diego County Board of Education President Guadalupe González agreed and said that these types of quality professional learning opportunities help educators model lifelong learning to their students.  

Other topics at the summer institute include:

  • Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Pedagogy
  • The Intersection of the Arts, Maker Ed, and Ed Tech
  • Literacy and the Arts
  • Inclusion of Students with Disabilities
  • Cultivating Global Competence
  • Native American Culture
  • Title I and the Arts
  • STEAM Education

Learn more in the event flyer and register today