Posted on 02/20/2019 at 01:36 PM by Blog Experts

Create. Perform. Respond. Connect. By now these are probably becoming pretty familiar terms with the release of the “new” National Fine Arts Standards. If you’re like me, you could probably spout off the 1994 standards verbatim. Getting a new set of standards was, and is, both exciting and slightly terrifying. Whether you’ve spent some quality time with our new standards or you’re just dipping your toes into the water, there’s a place for you at the Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit on June 20th.

Presented in partnership between the Iowa Arts Council, Iowa Department of Education, and Iowa Alliance for Arts Education, the Summit seeks to bring together preK-12 fine arts educators, administrators, non-profit arts education leaders, and teaching artists in the areas of dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts with a focus on the new Iowa Fine Arts Standards.  Start your day with a focused session that meets you where you are in understanding the standards, then attend break out sessions ranging from assessing the standards, creating in a large musical ensemble classroom, school-community partnerships, and incorporating Social Emotional Learning as part of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports.  You’ll also have time to browse Iowa arts organization booths, student work and performances, and new resources and visuals.

Registration opens on April 1, so be looking for more information coming soon.  I just wanted to take a moment here to get this on your radar and get you thinking about all the great learning you can do on June 20 in Ankeny!

Erin Nelson, Music Specialist
Morningside Elementary, Sioux City

 

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