Arts Education Providers Directory

Mon, 06/20/2011 (All day)

Los Angeles County Arts Commission Arts for All LogoArts for All has announced the application and workshops for arts education professional development providers who wish to be included in their online directory.  The deadline for directory application is July 27, 2011.

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is accepting applications starting June 15 for the Arts for All online directory, Programs for Educators (www.lacountyartsforall.org). This listing of professional development arts education providers is just one of the resources provided by Arts for All to support school districts and their community partners.

To improve quality and equitable student access to arts learning, Arts for All invites professional development providers that have high quality programming and the capacity to serve educators in Los Angeles County to apply. To be listed on the directory, individuals and organizations must submit an electronic application, required supplemental materials and be approved by a peer panel comprised of individuals with knowledge and professional qualifications in arts education.

Prospective applicants should first read the Programs for Educators guidelines available now at http://lacountyartsforall.org/docs/downloads/afa_pfe_guidelines.pdf.  

The online application is available online at http://pd.laartsed.org/Home/About.  All applications must be submitted electronically by July 27.

Arts educators seeking to join the directory and/or strengthen their professional development offerings are invited to participate in two workshops: June 28 and/or July 13 at the L.A. County Arts Commission offices. For details and registration information, see below:

Workshop I – Building Capacity through Professional Development: Designing Effective Programs
Tuesday, June 28, 1:00-5:00pm
RSVP at: http://artsforallpdseries1.eventbrite.com

Workshop II – Building Capacity through Professional Development: Facilitating High Quality Experiences
Wednesday, July 13, 1:00-5:00pm
RSVP at: http://artsforallpdseries2.eventbrite.com

The searchable, online Programs for Educators directory provides centralized access to quality, local, national, and peer reviewed arts education professional development. The programs serve the needs of Los Angeles County's arts educators, including generalist classroom teachers, arts specialists, teaching artists, and school and arts administrators. For example, district administrators can find individuals and organizations to provide professional development focused on student achievement and instructional quality in the arts; classroom teachers can find professional learning communities to join; and teaching artists can find programs that will deepen their capacity to serve the needs of students. To explore the format of the online Programs for Educators directory, visit www.lacountyartsforall.org . For questions about the directory, e-mail artsforall@arts.lacounty.gov.