SMMUSD Arts for All Meeting, 3/7

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 12:00pm
Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

SMMUSDSanta Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) will host the next Arts for All meeting on Wednesday, March 7th at 7:00pm.  Suggested arrival time is 6:30pm.  The meeting will take place in the Board Room of SMMUSD District Office, 2nd floor, 1651 16th St., Santa Monica, 90404.

During this arts education-focused meeting, the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Department will feature a special presentation from Santa Monica Alternative School House (SMASH) focusing on their visual arts studies, what they are doing, and how they integrate visual arts into their curriculum.  The purpose of this presentation is to encourage the exchange of ideas.  The presenters will be SMASH principal Jessica Rishe, SMASH classroom teacher Tamara Mugalian, and SMASH Art Program Director Marni Gittleman. 

SMMUSD adopted an Arts Education Strategic Plan in Feb 2005 with the assistance of LA County’s program, Arts for All.  One of the Goals for Arts for All is to assist school districts to develop sustainable arts educational plans for the implement of high-quality, multidiscipline, sequential curriculums.  SMMUSD has utilized the Arts for All program to strengthen the arts education curriculum and artistic opportunities for the students of SMMUSD.  The SMMUSD's Arts Education Strategic Plan is available to view through this Link.

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