TAKING IT TO THE SCHOOLS III: COMMUNITY EXPERIENCES IN FINE ARTS
In partnership with the Arkansas Arts Council and Arkansans for the Arts, the Arkansas Department of Education offers its third summer of the popular Taking It to the Schools: Community Experiences in Fine Arts professional development workshop series.
Teachers, teaching artists, and community arts participants are invited to attend one-day trainings which focus on the potential collaborations between school arts programs and community arts organizations. Participants will take away a series of instructional modules developed by the team of trainers. These modules will provide arts educators with rich resources that are specific to the artistic discipline they teach and aligned to the Arkansas Fine Arts Academic Standards.
Registration is open for classroom teachers with accounts through escWorks (search ‘All’ co-ops and enter ‘Community Experiences’). LRSD Teachers should register through the LRSD PD registration page and PCSSD should follow registration instructions on the 2018 PCSSD Summer Professional Development Calendar. Registration is open for all other interested parties at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/FvelRVPMg6sCJOFn2
COMMUNITY EXPERIENCES IN MUSIC
Presenters: Patty Oeste (Conway Public Schools) and teaching artist Sheldon Harden (AAC Arts in Education) will create and utilize an ‘escape room’ as a formative or summative assessment related to the study of the elements of music.
Hosts: Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale on June 21; Ouachita Little Theatre in Mena on June 20; Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock on June 8; DeltaArts in West Memphis on June 18; Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View on June 12; Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff on June 14; South Arkansas Arts Center in El Dorado on June 15