Professional Development and Awards Programs
SC District Arts Coordinators – Principals Peer-to-Peer
Arts School Network Institute
Monday, July 15, 2013
Columbia Museum of Art
On Monday, July 15, the SCAAE with its partners the ABC Project and the SC Department of Education will host a one-day institute for district arts coordinators and arts school principals.
With a focus on professional development, proposed topics for the institute include
- Review of the ABC Arts Infusion Continuum
- Strategies for integrating/infusing Media
- Planning and scheduling for the arts
- Telling the Infusion Story - (Pine Street Team)
- Sample Infusion Lessons
- Gender, Racial, and Socio-economic diversity in the arts
Registration deadline: Friday, July 5
Fees: For one primary representative from each school district and each arts-focused school (i.e. principal or designee) fees covered by grant money from the SC Department of Education. There is a $15 for each additional representative.
For further information, contact Eve Walling-Wohlford (firstname.lastname@example.org, (864) 388-8235)
SCAAE's Arts Administrator of the Year Award application
SC Schools of Distinction in Arts Education Award
Applications due June 7, 2013
Kennedy Center/National School Board Association Award
The SCAAE, as part of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN), is pleased to participate in the KCAAEN and National School Board Association (NSBA) award program to honor school boards that have demonstrated support for and commitment to high-quality arts education in its school district, community, state or special jurisdiction. Begun in 1988, this award recognizes districts that have included all four major artistic disciplines – visual arts, music, theater and dance in their programs. School districts that meet the criteria below are invited to apply for the state award. Nominations of those receiving the state award will then be forwarded by SCAAE for consideration for the national award.
Nominated school boards must demonstrate the following
a significant contribution in support of arts programs/curricula in the district’s schools. This should include exemplary programs of standards-based sequential, curriculum-based arts education and must include curriculum offerings in all of the four arts disciplines (visual arts, dance, music, and theatre), offered as part of the school day
evidence of district-wide policies and long range plans for arts education
collaboration with community cultural resources including academic/artistic programming with universities; art museums; symphonies; opera, dance and theatre companies, professional artists, etc.
promotion of the value and importance of arts education at the school, district, community, state or special jurisdiction levels
financial support of arts instruction in the school district
evidence of equitable access to instructional programs in the arts throughout the school district
appropriate administrative and instructional support, including ongoing professional development for classroom teachers and arts specialists , adequate instructional materials, facilities and administrative oversight
current membership in its NSBA Federation Member State School Boards Association and fulfillment of the responsibilities of effective school board members as prescribed by the NSBA in its Code of Ethics for School Board Members.
Applications for 2013 state level awards due November 3, 2013
Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra Summer Institute
Every summer, approximately 70 students (ages 15-20) from all over the nation meet in Washington, D.C., to attend the National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music Institute. The Institute offers four weeks of private lessons, rehearsals, coaching by National Symphony Orchestra members, classes, and lectures to prepare aspiring musicians for their futures in music. The Summer Music Institute is coordinated by the National Symphony Orchestra Education Program, which is a component of the Kennedy Center Education Department. Participants are selected through an application process.
Applications due Jan. 21, 2013.