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  • Arts Education: English Language Learners

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/13/2017

    English Language Learners are a growing student population in Americans schools. Recently, many policies and increasing amounts of research is being conducted on ELLs. What is the role of the arts in the education of ELLs? How do we enact policies of equity? As an arts education supporter, connect with experts in this field, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward.

    English Language Learners are a growing student population in Americans schools. Recently, many policies and increasing amounts of research is being conducted on ELLs. What is the role of the arts in the education of ELLs? How do we enact policies of equity? As an arts education supporter, connect with experts in this field, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward.

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    Merryl Goldberg, Professor of Music, California State University, and Director, ART=OPPORTUNITY campaign of Center ARTES

    Merryl Goldberg is a Professor of Music at California State University San Marcos and Director of the ART=OPPORTUNITY campaign of Center ARTES, a university center dedicated to restoring arts to education.  Her publications include Arts Integration: Teaching Subject Matter Through the Arts in Multicultural Settings 5th edition (2017) as well as other books, articles, chapters, editorials, and blogs.  She has received numerous research and programmatic grants including Federal Department of Education Arts in Education Program, Fulbright-Hays Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Stuart and Panta Rhea grants.  Merryl’s undergraduate degree is from New England Conservatory of Music, and her doctorate is from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Prior to entering academia, she recorded numerous CDs and was on the road for 13 years playing the saxophone with the Klezmer Conservatory Band.

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    Francisca Sanchez, CEO, Provocative Practice™

    Francisca Sánchez is a poet, “word weaver,” educator, and former English Learner. She is CEO of Provocative Practice™, an educational consultant organization. She recently retired as Associate Superintendent for Educational Services with Hayward Unified School District. She has served in a variety of leadership, administrative, and teaching positions at the district, county office, regional, and state levels, including as Chief Academic Officer for San Francisco Unified School District and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction with the San Bernardino County Office of Education. She also served as president of the California Association for Bilingual Education for two terms.

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    Hector DeLeon, 4th Grade Teacher, Vista Academy

    Hector DeLeon is a 4th grade teacher at Vista Academy and has been teaching at Vista for 23 years.


  • Arts Education for Students with Disabilities

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/12/2017

    It is widely believed that the arts can provide a pathway to enhance learning for students with disabilities. Recently, many policies and increasing amounts of research has been conducted on the impact of arts education for students with disabilities. What is the role of the arts in the education of students with disabilities? How do we enact policies of equity to address these issues? As an arts education supporter, connect with experts in this field, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward.

    It is widely believed that the arts can provide a pathway to enhance learning for students with disabilities. Recently, many policies and increasing amounts of research has been conducted on the impact of arts education for students with disabilities. What is the role of the arts in the education of students with disabilities? How do we enact policies of equity to address these issues? As an arts education supporter, connect with experts in this field, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward.

    Presenters:

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    Jenna Gabriel, Manager of Special Education, The Kennedy Center

    Jenna Gabriel is the Manager of Special Education at The Kennedy Center, where she supports all education initiatives affecting students with disabilities or their teachers, including the annual VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference. Ms. Gabriel was previously based in Boston at IBA-Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, where she designed and supervised out-of-school-time programs for ELLs and struggling readers. Ms. Gabriel is the Founding Executive Director of Daytime Moon Creations, a NYC-based nonprofit that provides arts programs to children with disabilities, and has led arts-based special education programming throughout NYC. Her most recent publication, “Use of Theatrical Techniques and Elements as Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders” was released in 2016 by Bloomsbury Press. She travels frequently to promote arts learning for students with disabilities, and works with teachers, school districts, and arts organizations to build capacity to reach diverse learners in and through the arts. Ms. Gabriel holds a BFA with honors in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and studied Intellectual Disabilities and Autism at Teachers College, Columbia University before completing her Masters in Education at Harvard University.

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    Rhoda Bernard, Chair of Mused Education and Director of Autism Spectrum Programs, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

    Rhoda Bernard holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in government from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Music with academic honors in jazz voice from New England Conservatory. She earned both her Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Bernard regularly presents research at conferences throughout the United States and abroad, and she provides professional development workshops for educators in local, national, and international forums. Her work has been published in several book chapters and in numerous journals, including Music Educators Journal; Music Education Research; Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education; Mountain Lake Reader; and Arts and Learning Research Journal. Bernard has been honored with the Berklee Urban Service Award (2017), the Boston Conservatory Community Service Award (2011), the Boston Conservatory Faculty/Staff Spirit Award (2007), and the Outstanding Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention (Second Place) from the Arts and Learning Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association. A vocalist and pianist who specializes in jazz music and Jewish Music in Yiddish and Hebrew, she performs regularly with a number of klezmer bands and has recorded two CDs with the band Klezamir. 

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    Sunnylee Mowery, Art Teacher, The School District of Philadelphia

    Sunnylee Mowery is a graduate of Moore College of Art & Design’s Masters in Art Education with and Emphasis on Special Populations Graduate Program. She has taught for nearly a decade in public, community, and Montessori school settings. She has also served as the Director of Art Education with Young Audiences of Western New York, a non-profit arts organization that helps professional artists engage young people in creative learning through the arts. She is a graduate of Tyler School of Art who granted her the 2007 Essie Baron Memorial Award for unusual promise in the field of art education. 

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    Jeff Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Jeff M. Poulin joined the arts education team at Americans for the Arts in 2013. He works to empower local, state and federal supporters of arts education to become effective advocates to advance policies supportive of equitable access to arts education for all students.

    In his role at Americans for the Arts, Jeff has trained over 10,000 advocates in all 50 states.  He was also been instrumental in the publication of the 2014 National Core Arts Standards, a leader in the creative youth development movement, and a founding board member of the Innovation Collaborative. Before arriving in D.C., Jeff worked for several nonprofit and commercial organizations in the US and abroad focused primarily in production and programming, audience development, research and policy. Notably, he was a chief advisor on the implementation of the first national Arts in Education Charter under the directions of the Ministers of Arts and Education in the Republic of Ireland. Jeff frequently speaks at a number of nonprofit organizations and universities.

    Jeff hails from Portland, Maine and holds a Master of Arts degree in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from University College Dublin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Business from Oklahoma City University.

  • Arts Education for Incarcerated Youth

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/11/2017

    Arts education should be offered wherever young people are, including jails or detention centers. Recently, many policies and increasing amounts of research is being conducted on the impact of arts education in transforming the juvenile justice system. What is the role of the arts in the education of incarcerated young people? How do we enact policies of equity to address these issues? As an arts education supporter, connect with experts in this field, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward.

    Arts education should be offered wherever young people are, including jails or detention centers. Recently, many policies and increasing amounts of research is being conducted on the impact of arts education in transforming the juvenile justice system. What is the role of the arts in the education of incarcerated young people? How do we enact policies of equity to address these issues? As an arts education supporter, connect with experts in this field, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward. 

    Presenters:

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    Kaile Shilling, Executive Director, Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network (AIYN)

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    Fabian Debora, Community Connection Director, Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network

    Zoe Rawson, Policy Director, Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network

  • Special Edition Member Briefing: Arts, History, and Community Dialogue

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/22/2017

    Join Americans for the Arts to discuss...

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    Arts, History, and Community Dialogue


    REGISTER FOR THIS BRIEFING TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN A RECORDING OF THE CALL IS POSTED.

    Read the full statement in the Arts Mobilization Center.

    About the Member Briefing

    Join us as we discuss the issues outlined in our position statement as well as examples and next steps. As always, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions of Americans for the Arts staff, but after the Briefing, you'll have additional time to discuss the trends, challenges, and solutions you're seeing in your community during a 30 minute open conversation lead by a member of the Public Art Network Council. 

    Sign up, call-in, and join the discussion!

    Please note, to join the call you must first access the platform on the right-hand column. 

    If you will be viewing the live event on your ipad or iphone you will need to download the MobileMeetings APP By E-STREAM.COM, Inc. and enter the meeting number: 435995.




    Presenters:

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    Clay Lord, Vice President of Local Arts Advancement, Americans for the Arts

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    Patricia Walsh, Public Art Program Manager, Americans for the Arts


    Moderators:


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    Bridget Woodbury, Membership Marketing Coordinator, Americans for the Arts

  • Building Arts-Based Employee Engagement Services

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    A digital classroom series intended for artists and arts administrators who are interested in building corporate partnerships by offering an arts-based service that engages groups of employees.

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    Arts & Business Council of New York is offering a three-part training for artists and arts organizations who work across all disciplines to develop or hone their creative services specifically with the business community in mind.

    This digital classroom is intended for artists and arts organizations who are interested in building corporate partnerships by offering arts-based workshops that engages groups of employees. Subsequent modules two and three will be launched in Winter ’17 – 18.


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    Training Takeaways:

    • Understanding of what constitutes an arts-based employee engagement service.
    • Familiarity with the various types of successful services.
    • Guidance on developing your employee engagement workshop.
    • Analysis of your capacity and readiness.
    • Recent case studies from New York City arts organizations (check out sample offerings here)
    • Companion workbook with exercises to facilitate your learning.
    • Opportunity for selection as featured ABC/NY arts service.

    Click Module One on the right to begin course 

    (Make sure to download Companion Workbook from tab above)

  • Member Briefing: Arts & Economic Prosperity 5

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Join us for this member only debrief on Arts & Economic Prosperity 5. Speak directly with Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy. Sign up, call-in, and join the discussion!

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    Join us for this 30 minute, members-only call to learn more about our new Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 directly from Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy. We'll provide some top-line findings and tell you more about how your peers use this study!


    About the Member Briefing


    Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 is Americans for the Arts’ fifth study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry's impact on the economy. It documents the economic contributions of the arts in 341 diverse communities and regions across the country, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

    Sign up, call-in, and join the discussion!

    Please note, to join the call you must first access the platform on the right-hand column. 

    If you will be viewing the live event on your ipad or iphone you will need to download the MobileMeetings APP By E-STREAM.COM, Inc. and enter the meeting number: 277454.


    Presenter:

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    Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy

    Randy Cohen is Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts.  He recently published Americans Speak Out About the Arts, one of the largest national public opinion studies about the arts ever conducted, and publishes the two premier economic studies of the arts industries—Arts & Economic Prosperity, the national impact study of nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences; and Creative Industries, a mapping study of the nation’s 703,000 arts establishments and their employees.  Randy developed the National Arts Policy Roundtable, an annual convening of leaders who focus on the advancement of American culture, in partnership with Robert Redford and the Sundance Institute. His 10 Reasons to Support the Arts blog recently received the Gold Award from the Association of Media & Publishing—their top honor for best blog post of the year. Randy has given speeches in 49 states and regularly appears in the news media—including the Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, and on C-SPAN, CNN, CNBC, and NPR.


    Moderator:

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    Bridget Woodbury, Membership Marketing Coordinator, Americans for the Arts


  • Special Edition Member Briefing: Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA)

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Join Americans for the Arts and PAN Council Chair and lawyer Sarah Conley Odenkirk to discuss the implications of the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA)

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    Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA)



    Join Americans for the Arts and PAN Council Chair and lawyer Sarah Conley Odenkirk to discuss the implications that the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA), 17 U.S.C. § 106A can have on your work in the public art field. 


    About the Member Briefing


    Enacted in 1990, VARA is a United States law granting certain rights to artists, and was the first federal copyright legislation to grant protection to moral rights. During this call, we will review the impact VARA may have on Local Arts Agencies and Public Art Programs, artists, and others who are involved with the development of public art projects. We encourage you to bring your questions! 


    Sign up, call-in, and join the discussion!

    Please note, to join the call you must first access the platform on the right-hand column. 

    If you will be viewing the live event on your ipad or iphone you will need to download the MobileMeetings APP By E-STREAM.COM, Inc. and enter the meeting number: 942747.


    (This briefing is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.)


    Presenter:

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    Sarah Conley Odenkirk, Attorney, Law Office of Sarah Conley Odenkirk

    Sarah Conley Odenkirk has been practicing law in the area of fine art for more than seventeen years. She deals with issues faced by artists, municipalities, administrative bodies, art organizations and art-related businesses in all matters related to the creation, sale, exhibition and management of fine art and represents clients at all stages of creative and business development with a focus on public art and policy. Conley Odenkirk contributes articles to artist trade publications and legal journals on current art-related issues and has a book forthcoming on the subject of contracts for artists. She has presented seminars on contract and copyright issues at the annual PAN Preconference and on AFTA webinars.


    Moderators:

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    Patricia Walsh, Public Art Programs Manager, Americans for the Arts

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    Bridget Woodbury, Membership Marketing Coordinator, Americans for the Arts

  • Member Briefing: Americans for the Arts Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Update

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    Member Briefing: Americans for the Arts Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Update

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    Join us for this members only 30 minute call to discuss Americans for the Arts' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work directly with Americans for the Arts staff and board members. We'll update you with the latest news, our position on the issue, and actions you can take right away.

    Sign up, call-in, and join the discussion!

    Please note, to join the call you must first access the platform on the right-hand column. 

    If you will be viewing the live event on your ipad or iphone you will need to download the MobileMeetings APP By E-STREAM.COM, Inc. and enter the meeting number: 375191.

    The Statement

    To support a full creative life for all, Americans for the Arts commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, and equitable nation.

    Read the full statement.

    Presenters:

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    Abel Lopez, Board Chair, Americans for the Arts

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    Mara Walker, Chief Operating Officer, Americans for the Arts

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    Clay Lord, Vice President of Local Arts Advancement, Americans for the Arts

    Moderator:

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    Bridget Woodbury, Membership Marketing Coordinator, Americans for the Arts


  • Member Briefing: Arts, Immigration, and Sanctuary Cities

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Join us for this member only debrief on arts, immigration, and sanctuary cities . Speak directly with the VP of Government Affairs & the Director of Local Arts Services. Sign up, call-in, and join the discussion!

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    From the Statement on 

    Immigration and Refugee Ban

    Americans for the Arts stands in opposition to policies that limit the free exchange of art, artists, and ideas based on nationality, faith, race, age or ability—and deplores the discriminatory nature of [President Trump's] travel ban.

    Read the full Statement


    About the Member Briefing

    Arguing for the impact, value, and relevance of the arts is a constant effort. We are here to support you as you make your case.

    Join us for this members only 30 minute call to discuss our Statement on Immigration directly with Americans for the Arts staff. They will discuss the latest updates, implications for arts, and what you can do.

    Sign up, call-in, and join the discussion!

    Please note, to join the call you must first access the platform on the right-hand column. 

    If you will be viewing the live event on your ipad or iphone you will need to download the MobileMeetings APP By E-STREAM.COM, Inc. and enter the meeting number: 185960 .


    Presenters:

    Narric W. Rome, Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education, Americans for the Arts


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    Ruby Lopez Harper, Director of Local Arts Services

    Moderator:

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    Bridget Woodbury, Membership Marketing Coordinator, Americans for the Arts


  • Member Briefing: Arts and Education Policy

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Join us for our second member-exclusive conversation about arts and education. Speak directly with the Arts Education Program Manager. Sign up, call-in, and join the discussion!


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    About the Member Briefing

    Hear directly from Jeff Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager about the latest in arts ed policy at all levels. 

    Join us for this members only 30 minute call to discuss our Statement on Arts Education directly with Americans for the Arts staff. They will discuss the latest updates, implications for arts, and what you can do.

    Sign up, call-in, and join the discussion!

    Please note, to join the call you must first access the platform on the right-hand column. 

    If you will be viewing the live event on your ipad or iphone you will need to download the MobileMeetings APP By E-STREAM.COM, Inc. and enter the meeting number: 297970.


    Presenters:

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    Jeff Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager

    Moderator:

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    Bridget Woodbury, Membership Marketing Coordinator, Americans for the Arts