[OregonArts] Register Now for 3rd Annual Arts Education Congress: November 8, 2010, Portland

D'Arcy, Christine T christine.t.darcy at biz.state.or.us
Tue Sep 28 13:12:29 PDT 2010

Register Now for 3rd Annual Arts Education Congress: November 8, 2010

November 8, 2010
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Left Bank Annex
101 N Weidler
Portland, OR 97227

In 2008, the Oregon Arts Commission convened the first Oregon Arts Education Congress, recognizing the need for diverse stakeholders to come together and share stories and challenges.  Since then, the event has grown from a small leadership team into a network of nearly 500 members strong, all of whom care deeply about the future of arts education.

The first Congress created a foundation and established the mission to sustainably improve Oregon's K-12 education systems so that the arts play a key role in the education of every child.  The second Congress grounded Oregon's Education Leaders Institute proposal and provided key information on the realities of teacher preparation in the arts.  The ELI team traveled to Chicago in July, and you can expect a full report from them at the Congress.

What to expect at the Congress:

Lunch keynote by Barbara Shepherd, Director of National Partnerships, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

An update from Oregon's Education Leadership Institute team:

       Duncan Wyse, Chair, Oregon State Board of Education
        Rep. Peter Buckley, House District 5
        Martha Richards, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation
        Sue Thompson, School of Education, Western Oregon University
        Christine D'Arcy, Executive Director, Oregon Arts Commission/Oregon Cultural Trust
        Tom Manley, President, Pacific NW College of Art

Twelve break-out sessions revealing proven strategies for stabilizing, improving and expanding arts education, even in challenging times:

 *   The Human Side of Leadership--in times of crisis, we often forget to support the relationships between the adults who serve our students.  How can leaders maintain an environment of safe risk-taking, collegiality and learning?
 *   How to Play Well With Others--serving the needs of different school buildings presents an ongoing challenge to service providers.  Join the voices of district, school and classroom leadership to discuss how to align those needs with program offerings.
 *   From Anecdote to Evidence--what do we know right now about arts education in Oregon?  Using existing data sets from the Department of Education, discover how No Child Left Behind has impacted access to arts education and what the data doesn't tell us.
 *   Community Advocacy: Building a 3-Story House--when arts education is threatened, do you have enough tools in your toolbox to take action?  Explore strategies for diversifying your partners and strengthening your message.
 *   Plus--play with clay, experience an "Imagination Interview," explore systems of the human body through movement, unpack your neural network, take your residency "beyond the one-hit wonder," make music, learn how proficiency-based learning and the arts can transform a school and more!

*         A lunch keynote by Barbara Shepherd, Director of National Partnerships at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC

Facilitated regional planning teams, guided by national recognized arts learning consultant Deb Brzoska

Social networking time, engaging dialogue and new inspiration for success in challenging times!
A complete agenda and registration are available at: http://www.regonline.com/3rd_annual_arts_education_congress

Cost: $50 per person

Some discounts are available:

-          Registration waiver for anyone traveling more than 160 miles one way to attend the Congress.

-          $5 discount for individuals who sign up for the Commission's Arts Education Online Forum (available for new users only).

-          A limited number of stipends are available for classroom teachers to cover the cost of substitute teachers. Stipends will be granted on a first come, first served basis and are not guaranteed.

Register now:  http://www.regonline.com/3rd_annual_arts_education_congress

Chris D'Arcy
Christine D'Arcy
Executive Director
Oregon Arts Commission - Oregon Cultural Trust
775 Summer Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301-1280
(503) 986-0087 direct
christine.t.darcy at state.or.us

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