REPORT CARD: 10/14/16 STEERING COMMITTEE: Announces Professional Development Opportunity

Last school year, a group of 30 leaders came together each month to collect and analyze the data that is guiding Any Given Child Indy. They were called the Community Arts Team.

The new phase of the program is to design the programs and to build budgets for those programs with 30 new volunteers who have joined the initiative including parents, teachers, and business people. There are four committees, led by previous members of the Community Arts Team (except for one new person), and those co-chairs had their first meeting together in October. These groups are already moving fast!

  1. The Budget & Resources Committee, chaired by Greg Wallis, Harrison College, and Dr. Yvonne Stokes, Indianapolis Public Schools, has identified over a dozen potential funding sources.
  2. The Evaluation & Assessment Committee, co-chaired by Dr. Jason Kelly, IUPUI, and Andrew Black, Central Indiana Community Foundation, is wrestling with the work of prioritizing gaps and defining tiers of engagement.
  3. The Creative Engagement Committee, co-chaired by Michael Grady, WRTV-6, and Gail Thomas-Strong, WFYI, selected parents as their key audience for community discussions on arts education.
  4. Additionally, the Professional Development Committee, co-chaired by David Newman, Indianapolis Public Schools, and JoEllen Florio Rossebo, Arts for Learning, has selected their first Arts Integration trainer for January 2017.

Lastly, Dr. Wanda Legrand, IPS Deputy Superintendent for Academic Improvement, and Ernest Disney-Britton, Arts Council of Indianapolis, presented an update to the Indianapolis Public School Board on October 27 that was broadcast on WFYI. It is an exciting time to be engaged in arts education!    

 Ernest Disney-Britton
Director of Grant Services & Education Partnerships
Arts Council of Indianapolis

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#ArtsEdWeekIndy: 2016 RECAP

Thank you to those of you who participated in one or more of the events and activities during National Arts in Education Week last week, September 11 – 17, 2016! It was a very successful week, and we would like to share the following highlights with you:

Last week, 26 local arts organizations participated in a Week of Giving to raise funds for arts education programming in partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools. Next week, we will share the tally of the total amount raised through the Week of Giving to bring high-quality arts programming to the students of IPS. If you were unable to make a donation last week, we encourage you to still make a donation to one or more of the participating organizations. Click here to learn more.

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#ArtsEdWeekIndy: 9/12 Kickoff Celebration Recap

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Thank you to those who were able to join us for the National Arts in Education Week Kickoff Celebration at the Indianapolis Artsgarden this afternoon! There were more than 60 people celebrating the kick off of National Arts in Education Week. Those in attendance had the opportunity to witness:

If you were unable to attend the Kickoff Celebration to pick up your copy of the 2016-2017 Community Report, you may download a copy here. The report includes information about the 2015 Data Collection as well as next steps for the 2016-2017 school year and beyond!

We hope you will join us this week as we continue our celebration of National Arts in Education Week in Indianapolis! The full schedule of activities and list of 26 arts organizations participating in the Week of Giving for arts programming can be found here.

A Message from Mayor Joe Hogsett – Celebrate National Arts in Education Week! from Arts Council of Indianapolis on Vimeo.

 

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#ArtsEdWeekIndy: Arts Education School Tours

bus-tour-01Curious to know what the arts look like when implemented in the classroom? During National Arts in Education Week, you will have the opportunity to visit two high-performing schools and learn what students experience in the arts on an every day basis.

On Wednesday, September 14 from 8:30 am to 12 pm, attendees will visit Edison School of the Arts IPS School 47 and Tindley Genesis Academy, one of the Mayor’s Charter Schools. During the school tours, those in attendance will be able to hear firsthand from the schools’ principals, have the opportunity to ask questions, and visit a handful of classrooms. Click here for more information or register for the tours.

Details
At 8:30 am on Wednesday, September 14, attendees will meet at the Arts Council of Indianapolis (924 N Pennsylvania Street) where they will enjoy breakfast and be briefed on the morning’s activities. At that time, participants will be divided into carpools for the school tours. The carpools will transport participants to the schools and back to the Arts Council of Indianapolis by 12 pm.

singingThis event is FREE of charge and open to the first 50 people who register via Eventbrite at http://artseducationschooltours.eventbrite.com. Reserve your spot as soon as possible! Only those who have pre-registered for the school tours on Eventbrite will be able to participate.

PARKING: Please park in the Arts Council’s parking lot (just south of the building off Pennsylvania) or the lot across the street from the Arts Council. Parking is free and no parking passes are required.

Questions?
Please contact Taylor Fengya, Grant Services & Education Partnerships Coordinator at the Arts Council of Indianapolis, at tfengya@indyarts.org or 317-631-3301.

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The Arts Council of Indianapolis and its Any Given Child Indy initiative, a partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools and the Mayor’s Office, are celebrating National Arts in Education Week from September 11 – 17 along with the rest of the country. Designated by Congress in 2010, through House Resolution 275, National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration that promotes and showcases the important role of the arts in education. Learn about Indianapolis’ weeklong celebration here.

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#ArtsEdWeekIndy: Think & Drink – Arts Education Trivia Night

IMG_5237Do you remember what you learned in art class in the third grade? Do you know what fifth graders typically learn in music class? Here’s the chance to find out what you know! Come out to Sun King Brewery on Monday, September 12 from 5:30 – 7 pm to test your knowledge of arts education with a trivia night.

Attendees may choose to participate in the trivia night by filling out a worksheet, but if trivia isn’t your cup of tea, or in this instance beer,  there are many other fun activities for you to enjoy at Sun King.

Come color iconic Indianapolis murals, strike up a conversation with your friends about why you believe in arts in education, and drink Sun King’s delicious craft beer. Trivia participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Prize Pack, generously donated by Sun King Brewing Company.

You will also have the opportunity to sign up to join one of four Any Given Child Indy committees – Creative Engagement, Professional Development, Budget & Resources, or Evaluation & Assessment.

This event is for those 21 and older.

 

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The Arts Council of Indianapolis and its Any Given Child Indy initiative, a partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools and the Mayor’s Office, are celebrating National Arts in Education Week from September 11 – 17 along with the rest of the country. This trivia night is just one of the many that have been planned throughout the week to celebrate arts in education. Designated by Congress in 2010, through House Resolution 275, National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration that promotes and showcases the important role of the arts in education. Learn about Indianapolis’ weeklong celebration here.

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