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    For nearly twenty years, ACOE has been providing strategies and practices for K-12 educators in both in-school and after school/expanded learning spaces to engage students more deeply, and improve their understanding and achievement across disciplines and in all subject areas through intentional arts learning and integration.


    With the recent COVID-19 pandemic putting new stresses on school districts, county offices of education need to be more flexible in meeting districts where they are but also in being responsive to the pivots they must take amid the pandemic. ACOE’s 18 school districts along with its court and community schools are looking to the county office to provide support around distance and blended learning for the 2020-21 school year. With the recent approved guidance and release of the CA Arts Education Standards and Framework, ACOE is also being looked to to provide support for implementing these new standards in a variety of circumstances.


    Arts Learning Communites of Practice 2020-2021

    For district/site leaders and educators in one of ACOE's 18 districts.

    In order to better serve Alameda County districts in increasing and enhancing their arts learning needs, ACOE is launching a new community of practice. This network will assist educators and leaders in reflecting on their arts education strategies through community building and design of purposeful opportunities that matter in students' lives and communities. We see arts learning as a way to draw upon the interests, talents, and creativity of every child and teacher, building the skills, confidence and motivation to persist through challenges, as fully present "solution-aries" for the complex social, economic and environmental issues that concern and worry us all.

    AREAS OF FOCUS TO INCLUDE: New CA Arts Standards & Frameworks / Social & Emotional Learning & the Arts / Promising Practices in Arts Disciplines / Anti Racist Education & Arts Learning / Art-Centered Literacy Strategies / Integrated Thinking and Learning


    Due to the overwhelming requests from arts education folks from outside Alameda County, we have added a second community of practice.


    For arts education leaders and educators from the Bay Area and beyond.

    With the same intent and areas of focus as the above community of practice, this group is for anyone who doesn't work in an ACOE district to attend and connect with others around arts learning.


    A flyer for both communities of practice is below.

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    Derek Fenner

    Arts Learning Program Manager | 510-670-7730


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    Spanish-Language Arts Learning Resources - ACOE

    The Arts Learning Team at the Alameda County Office of Education, in collaboration with bilingual arts education consultant, Héctor Márquez, have compiled a series of Spanish-language arts education resources intended to broaden access to diverse materials for teachers and students navigating instruction in these unprecedented times.

    Recursos para el aprendizaje de Las artes en español - ACOE

    El Equipo de Aprendizaje de Artes de la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Alameda, en colaboración con el consultor bilingüe de educación artística Héctor Márquez, ha compilado una serie de recursos educativos de artes en español destinados a ampliar el acceso a diversos materiales para maestros y estudiantes que navegan la instrucción en estos tiempos inciertos.

    Spanish Language Arts Learning Resources (pdf)

    Recursos para el aprendizaje de Las artes en español (pdf)

The Arts & Social Emotional Learning (CREATE CA)

Arts Education for Districe and County Leaders Video

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