Resources: Professional Development

Free Professional Development Resources from Crayola

Posted on Nov 11, 2013

Crayola's Champion Creatively Alive Children series will help you implement arts-infused education in your school. The complete program includes 7 videos and guides, along with a supplemental...

What are the best tools for integrating the arts and technology?

Posted on Jan 2, 2013

Tools for integrating the arts with technology

So how do you integrate technology into the arts to positively influence student learning? There are many software programs...

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An Essential Guide from SEADAE: Understanding the Roles of Arts Educators in Schools

Posted on Jul 10, 2012


Roles of Certified Arts Educators, Certified Non-Arts Educators, & Providers of Supplemental Arts Instruction


NAEA releases Advocacy White Papers for 2012

Posted on Jul 9, 2012



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Arts Partnerships 101 - Exchange Summit

Posted on Mar 8, 2012

Arts Education Partnerships 101: basics on...

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Long Term Partnerships - Exchange Summit

Posted on Mar 8, 2012

Sustaining Long Term Arts...

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Arts & Education Exchange Summit - Opening Remarks

Posted on Mar 7, 2012


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Arts & Education Exchange Summit 2012

Posted on Jan 23, 2012

Attention Educators! Introducing a new event to connect you with Chicago's arts providers, hundreds of arts education opportunities for lesson planning, and professional...

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What Makes Quality Curriculum?

Posted on Sep 21, 2011


A quality curriculum:

  • Is a written document that is available to teachers and community and widely used across the district or school
  • Specifies the concepts,...

Collaborating with Community Partners

Posted on Sep 20, 2011


There are many types of external partnerships that support school improvement, including:

  • Higher education
  • Museums
  • Teaching artists
  • Theaters...
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