Here is the Wisconsin DPI Fine Arts and Creativity Education February Newsletter. Please distribute this resource to your colleagues. Past issues are available online within the Fine Arts and Creativity site.
The March issue will focus on Music in Our Schools Month and Youth Art Month activities. Please share what your school is planning for these celebrations through the From the Field link to be highlighted in the March issue (deadline for news 2/15/17).
Share. Forward your great news about arts and creativity education. Three online sharing tools are specifically available for use. Please visit one or both:
- Kudos- news of honors, events, and special arts awards
- From the Field- classroom strategy sharing
- Creative Classrooms – Innovative strategies and/or resource use in teaching (Encouragement for any content to submit news.)
Be Engaged. Consider joining a WI DPI Fine Arts Education Google Community to connect with other arts educators. Click on the link to visit andjoin the community of your choice. View the video to see what online resources are available for arts educators.
Continuing to build your arts education skills and knowledge. Visit the WI DPI Fine Arts Professional Development site for learning modules and resources. Face to face sessions in February are listed below. Please follow the links for additional details and registration sites.
WI DPI Arts Online Resources, Fine Arts Assessment Review - Watertown Areao Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at the Watertown Unified District High School, 825 Endeavour Drive, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Julie Palkowski, DPI Fine Arts & Creativity Education Consultant, will be facilitating both sessions. The interactive session agendas are focused on the investigation of WI DPI Arts Resources and Fine Arts Assessment strategies. Bring your laptop or tablet with you. Register online at - https://docs.google.com/a/dpi.wi.gov/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2DKW8DlFcxj1NZxwze7M61OcSTzwYQ6wJipJScsa8MXt_xg/viewform by Feb. 10, 2017, 12 noon.
· Edgar Area PD day with art educators and Special Guest - David Hummer on Feb. 16, 2017 from 8am to 3:30pm. Schedule/Registration/Cost details -https://goo.gl/forms/TvDsVLlrcRmaVR022
If your school district is interested in hosting an arts educator session, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am coordinating my spring and summer schedule now for visits and sessions. These can be face to face or virtually as needed. In the past I have facilitated sessions for disciplinary literacy in the arts, arts assessment, train the trainer, WI DPI arts resource reviews, developing online arts networks, and student learning objectives writing workshops. Dates fill up fast, so please contact me with your questions and ideas for a visit and arts education sessions.
Thank you again for the work you are doing to support arts education in Wisconsin.
Julie A. Palkowski, Ph.D.
Fine Arts and Creativity Education Consultant; SEADAE President 2015-17
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
125 South Webster Street
PO Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
Phone 608-261-7494; Fax 608-266-1965
WI Department of Public Instruction - http://dpi.wi.gov/
Fine Arts and Creativity Education Website - http://dpi.wi.gov/fine-arts
Fine Arts Professional Development - http://dpi.wi.gov/fine-arts/pd
WI DPI Arts Google Communities - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4LMDPvLeFzLUlNrSjZ5N1ZwNFE/view?usp=sharing
Links for Sharing
Kudos - Celebration news
From the Field – Instruction
Fine Arts and Creativity Education Newsletter- http://dpi.wi.gov/fine-arts/newsletters
FaceBook- Arts Education in Wisconsin - https://www.facebook.com/ArtsEdWI/
Creativity Education and Research - http://www.scoop.it/t/creativity-education-and-research
Inclusive Arts Education - http://www.scoop.it/t/inclusive-arts-education
Music Education and Research - http://www.scoop.it/t/music-education-and-research