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Arts Education Policy, Equity and Action
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Arts Education Convening: Policy, Equity and Action | Flyer | May 14Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • 2-5 p.m.
(Followed by the Cultivating South Florida's Dance Community convening from 5:30-8 p.m.)
RSVP
ArtServe - Auditorium
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Contact: Grace Kewl-Durfey, Arts Administrator
Broward Cultural Division information
gkewl@broward.org(954) 357-7869


On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, the Broward Cultural Division will host two back-to-back regional convenings: Arts Education: Policy, Equity and Action (2-5 p.m.) and Cultivating South Florida’s Dance Community (5:30-8 p.m.).

The convenings will bring together stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and organizations, representing a range of perspectives. These gatherings are designed to generate ideas and action beyond what a single individual is able to imagine or achieve on their own.

These convenings have been made possible through national, state and local collaborators including Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts; American Dance Legacy Initiative at Brown University; ArtServe; Arts for Learning Miami; Bak Middle School of the Arts; Ballet Brika West African Dance Theatre; Body and Soul Dance Theatre; Brazz Dance; Broward County Board of County Commissioners; Broward Cultural Council; Children’s Services Council of Broward County; Florida Dance Education Organization; Jayadevi Arts, Inc.; Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; Power of Performance; the School Board of Broward County; and VSA Florida.

Why Convene? | Section Breaker


"…the nation’s leadership in technology and innovation depends on a ‘deep veining of creativity’ and people who can…write books, build furniture, make movies, and imagine new kinds of software that will capture people’s imagination…”

-- Reinvesting in Arts Education, Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools

All young people deserve access to arts and culture whether in school or out of school. High quality arts education can play a critical role in the achievement of educational and socioeconomic objectives. Arts education approaches such as standards-based, arts integration and teaching artists’ programs are very powerful tools that can work collaboratively to ensure and maximize impact and equitable access.

Arts and cultural artists, educators, administrators, organizations and agencies along with business, school and community stakeholders can work together to increase student productivity, strengthen teachers and principals, and generate a more highly engaged community.

From "The Arts Education Field Guide," Americans for the Arts (www.artsusa.org):

  • School boards are a primary audience for advocacy arguments, regular updates and recommendations on arts education in the district. As the supervisory body to the superintendent, they impact how the superintendent empowers principals to provide high quality arts education to students or professional development in and through the arts to the teachers.

  • County and municipal elected officials benefit from the bully pulpit, influencing public dialogue and setting tones and priorities for public policy work. Their work benefits from great visibility. As such, they are able to attract public attention and resources to the cause of arts education and the impact of arts education on schools and communities.

  • Business Leaders may provide funds for specific arts education projects. Business leaders can also be key advocates for arts education. They can champion arts education by mobilizing resources, raising visibility through op-eds and letters to the editor. They can also be effect advocates with elected officials because of their role as a driver of the local economy.

  • Community leaders may act as advocates for arts education because education policies are heavily influenced by local trends and knowledge. Community leaders can form or fuel coalitions to rally support for arts education, included dedicated funding; policy and planning; and materials, equipment, supplies and facilities. Arts education in local communities often relies on the leadership of a few to ensure that supporters are identified and mobilized. Without such leadership, even vast community interest can languish, allowing arts education to decline in quality and/or access. The credibility of local leaders is often crucial to winning the support of decision-makers.
Program Schedule | Section Header

Visual Art Exhibition

Presented by:
VSA Florida Hand ‘n Hand School Residencies Program

Hand 'n Hand is a three-part program comprised of classroom instruction, collaborative creativity and public exhibition. This school residency program pairs a teaching artist with an artist with a disability. The program provides an opportunity for the artist with a disability to work in their field, to be a mentor for their audience and to showcase teaching strategies for the inclusion of all. Art works from these residencies are highlighted in a final exhibition in their respective county. Residency availability is based on funding.


Performance

Music of the Andes
Ulises Pineda
Teaching Artist
Member
Broward Cultural Division Arts Education Directory

Experience Andean music and its main flute instruments as an essential part of the large and diversified Latin community.


Panel Discussion
 
Arts Education Policy, Equity + Action

Panelists include:

  • Marian Winters
    Executive Director
    VSA Florida


    VSA Florida (VSAFL) is a state affiliate of VSA, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. VSA arts was first known as Very Special Arts. The FL affiliate was begun in 1981 by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Department of State and was housed at FSU. The state office moved to USF, Tampa in 1996. VSAFL now offers programs/activities for all 67 FL counties. VSAFL provides programs in: cultural access, services for adult artists with disabilities, outreach and exhibitions, professional development, community programs, and artists in residence.

  • Darby Hayes
    Master Teaching Artist
    Member
    Broward Cultural Division Arts Education Directory
    President
    Power of Performance

    Darby Hayes, M. Ed., has an over thirty-year background in professional training and development, integrated arts program design, and coalescing key stakeholders around a unified vision. Ms. Hayes is founder and director of the Power of Performance®, which offers a diverse curriculum of integrated strategies drawn from educational technology, human resource development, psychology, and the arts. She has conducted workforce trainings for private, nonprofit and corporate interests; serves as private coach and consultant to a variety of arts and humanities projects and has presented at major conferences; she is one of a select few chosen by The Kennedy Center to lead their Arts as Education workshops for teachers. She has coordinated local, regional and national meetings.

    Ms. Hayes directs the Art Works! Partnership Initiative in collaboration with The Miami Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Community, its affiliates, and the Florida Department of Children and Families, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office. This community outreach initiative is focused on building and sustaining community service partnerships and their application of evidence based practices to arts integrated prevention.

  • Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

    The Kravis Center has received national recognition for its education programs, which have become a model for other performing arts centers around the country. In January 2007, the Palm Beach County Cultural Council honored the Kravis Center with the inaugural Muse Award for Arts Education in recognition of the comprehensive arts education programs that are so vital to the Kravis Center’s mission of enhancing the quality of life in Palm Beach County. The Center has remained steadfast in its commitment to arts education during the last 18 years as evidenced by the more than 1.1 million children who have attended a S*T*A*R (Students and Teachers Arts Resource) Series performance, made possible in part by The Picower Foundation. The flagship of the Kravis Center’s educational programs, the S*T*A*R Series serves tens of thousands of school children annually, introducing young minds to the wonder of the performing arts, many of them for the very first time.

  • Piper Weber Roth
    Programs Manager
    Children’s Services Council of Broward County


    Piper Weber Roth is a programs manager at the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC). The mission of the CSC is to empower Broward’s children to become responsible, productive adults capable of realizing their full potential, their hopes and their dreams. Since being created by the voters of Broward County in 2000, the CSC has funded hundreds of programs that serve children and families in Broward County. Piper oversees the implementation of funding for transitional programming for older youth with disabilities and youth development programming for middle-school-aged youth. She has extensive experience and knowledge in working with diverse learners and currently serves on the Broward County Arts Education Committee which works to strengthen the community’s arts education coalition with the School Board of Broward County, artists, and community partners. Piper serves as an advocate for the arts and sees the arts as an integral part of educating and supporting children and youth to learn and grow.


Presentation

SFL Teaching Artist Certification Project

Presenters:

  • Sheila Womble
    Executive Director
    Arts for Learning Miami

  • Betsy Mullins
    Artist Services Director
    Arts for Learning Miami

Arts for Learning (A4L) is an arts-in-education nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts and community cultural resources. As one of Miami's leading sources of arts-in-education services, A4L provides quality arts-based programs that connect the arts to other core-curriculum subjects to support academic achievement and child development. All A4L programs teach life and communication skills, support literacy and problem solving skills, foster self-discovery, and build self-esteem.

Their comprehensive services include teacher professional development, multimedia classroom resources, and community arts instruction and programming. These services are delivered to over 13,000 students in more than 100 schools, early learning centers, after-school programs and summer camps throughout Miami-Dade County.


Arts Education Partnership Highlights

Arts and Anti-Bullying - Weight of Words

Presenters:

  • Amalio Nieves
    Director
    Diversity, Cultural Outreach and Prevention
    Broward County Public Schools

  • Dr. Teri Triguba Williams, Ph.D.
    (YMSM) Program Manager/Prevention Specialist
    Diversity, Cultural Outreach and Prevention
    Broward County Public Schools


    Diversity, Cultural Outreach & Prevention Department’s (DCO&P) goal is to plant the seeds for a drug- and violence-free tomorrow for all Broward County Public School students. DCO&P, formerly the Office of Prevention Programs (OPP), employs culturally competent family counselors and prevention specialists to implement this vision through the provision of resources and support to our community of educators, students and families. Through collaboration and carefully planned services and programs focusing on the four strands of prevention, the DCO&P helps to ensure the academic success of all Broward County’s students.

Arts Integration in Parks and Recreation

Presenters:

  • Darby Hayes
    Master Teaching Artist
    President
    Power of Performance, Inc.

  • Val Wolberg
    Neighborhood Parks Area Supervisor
    Broward County Parks and Recreation


Performance

Bak Middle School of the Arts Dance Program with the American Dance Legacy Initiative

  • Martha Satinoff
    Dance Chair
    Bak Middle School of the Arts
    Board Member
    Florida Dance Education Organization (FDEO)

    Bak Middle School of the Arts (Bak MSOA), an arts magnet middle school, is the largest total magnet middle school in Palm Beach County, Florida serving 1360 students. The school works towards making sure the academic and arts curriculums reflect a real world perspective and that the students will maintain high standards through a strong arts program that enriches their lives and enhances academic achievement, develops creative thinking and analytical skills and embraces reading.

    The Florida Dance Education Organization, an affiliate of NDEO, envisions a state where every citizen gets equal access and opportunity to quality dance arts education regardless of gender, age, race, culture, or socio-economic status, ability or interest. It is a growing organization that provides several kinds of services and information for dance educators. Each year in October, FDEO presents educators' conference featuring guest presenters, roundtable discussions, networking sessions, and a performance by the National Honor Society of Dance Arts Florida Chapters. In addition to the conference, FDEO is the State Affiliate for the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA).

  • Laura Bennett
    Core Network Manager
    Dancing Legacy Director
    American Dance Legacy Initiative (ADLI)

    ADLI transforms how people think about and experience dance through collaborative programming that connects with American heritage and builds a dance literate public.
    ADLI produces innovative materials and programs designed to engage artists, educators, and the general public with participatory viewing and dancing experiences that connect with American heritage, building a dance literate public. Founded in 1993 by dance pioneers Carolyn Adams and Julie Adams Strandberg, ADLI is housed at Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage to strengthen a shared commitment to public engagement with the arts and culture. Operating on a project-by-project basis, ADLI partners with a broad, geographically diverse network of organizations, inter-generational practitioners, and dance enthusiasts to carry out activities on Brown’s campus and in communities across the nation.

Agenda | Section Header

 Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
 Time: Time: 2–5 p.m.
  (Followed by the Cultivating South Florida's Dance Community convening from 5:30-8 p.m.)
 Location: ArtServe – Auditorium, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
 Contact: Grace Kewl-Durfey, Arts Administrator, Broward Cultural Division information
gkewl@broward.org | (954) 357-7869


RSVP
 

Performance 2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Music of the Andes

Ulises Pineda
Teaching Artist
Member
Broward Cultural Division Arts Education Directory
Welcome 2:15 – 2:25 p.m.
Panel Discussion 2:25 – 3:00 p.m.


Arts Education Policy, Equity + Action

Panelists include:

  • Marian Winters
    Executive Director
    VSA Florida

  • Darby Hayes
    Master Teaching Artist
    Member
    Broward Cultural Division Arts Education Directory
    President
    Power of Performance

  • Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

  • Piper Weber Roth
    Programs Manager
    Children's Services Council of Broward County
Presentation 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.


SFL Teaching Artist Certification Project
Presenters:

  • Sheila Womble
    Executive Director
    Arts for Learning Miami

  • Betsy Mullins
    Artist Services Director
    Arts for Learning Miami
Arts Education Partnership Highlights
Arts and Anti-Bullying - Weight of Words 3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Amalio Nieves
    Director
    Diversity, Cultural Outreach and Prevention
    Broward County Public Schools

  • Dr. Teri Triguba Williams, Ph.D.
    (YMSM) Program Manager/Prevention Specialist
    Diversity, Cultural Outreach and Prevention
    Broward County Public Schools
Arts Integration in Parks and Recreation 3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Darby Hayes
    Master Teaching Artist
    President
    Power of Performance, Inc.

  • Val Wolberg
    Neighborhood Parks Area Supervisor
    Broward County Parks and Recreation
Performance 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Bak Middle School of the Arts Dance Program with the
American Dance Legacy Initiative

  • Martha Satinoff
    Dance Chair
    Bak Middle School of the Arts
    Board Member
    Florida Dance Education Organization (FDEO)

  • Laura Bennet
    Core Network Manager
    Dancing Legacy Director
    American Dance Legacy Initiative (ADLI)
Where Do We Go From Here? 4:30 – 4:50 p.m.
Farewell 4:50 p.m.