Opportunities, Professional Development

Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Opportunities

Invitation to Apply for Arts Cultural Diversity Committee

Consider participating in the creation of a new and much needed resource. The Guidebook of Diverse Artists and Artworks will highlight 10 examples that are representative of the student population in Massachusetts. It will also provide best practices for including these artists and artworks into the arts curriculum so that they are presented in culturally responsive ways. Learn more and apply here yourself or extend the opportunity to anyone who you feel this work may be a great match!

Professional Learning Opportunities in Arts Education

1) Take the Online Course: Overview of the 2019 MA Arts Curriculum Framework
This two-hour online course provides a basic overview of the major shifts in the 2019 Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework. It consists of four self-paced, unlocking topic sections with embedded assessments at the conclusion of each to check for understanding. To learn more about the course contents, please view this short video overview. Participants can self-enroll in the course here.
2) Register for DESE’s Professional Development Series on the Arts Curriculum Framework
Earn 10 PDPs for participating in this professional learning series led by DESE’s Arts Education Ambassadors in every region of the state. The series is comprised of the two-hour online course as a pre-requisite, followed by 8 hours total of in-person sessions that examine the major components of the new Arts Framework as they apply to practice. Participants engage collaboratively with authentic hands-on tasks that unpack the artistic practices and content standards. Registration is open now.  Enroll by following the simple steps on this PD Series Registration Flyer.

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