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Development Resources

student-centered

learning

in and through

the arts

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RESOURCE PROGRAMS

The Perpich Center works with Minnesota teachers to help students realize their full creative and academic potential. Educators in all arts areas help underscore the many ways that the arts are powerful, expressive, and investigative vehicles for all learners.

Professional Development and Resource Programs serves arts educators across the state as well as administrators and teachers of other subjects who want to integrate the arts into their curriculum. The arts are core academic subjects that are an essential part of a well-rounded education. Professional Development offers initiatives that address the rapidly changing needs of Minnesota teachers, schools, and districts.

INVOLVE STAKEHOLDERS IN POLICY DEVELOPMENT

As new policies are shaped by legislation or rule-making, the Perpich Center works with Minnesota educators developing, updating, and implementing academic standards, models of teacher evaluation and teacher licensure in the arts, while focusing on teacher development through artistic processes and collaboration.

PROVIDE TRAINING, GUIDANCE, AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

A staff of Arts Education Specialists and Professional Development leaders offer guidance and assistance in the arts to schools and educators to increase student achievement and engagement.

DISSEMINATE BEST PRACTICES

Research and best practices inform processes, tools and strategies for professional learning, in and through the arts. The work is standards-based and often job-embedded, leading to measurable changes in teaching practice and student learning.

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Arts Teachers: What To Look For

How can arts teachers help peers and evaluators better understand the teaching and learning that takes place in their classrooms? The purpose of the “What to Look For” documents are to help arts educators communicate about teaching and learning in their classrooms with peers, instructional coaches, administrators, and others who may not have a background in the arts.

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Professional Development staff have expertise with Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in all arts areas as well as interdisciplinary arts education. We can be instrumental in helping you implement the academic standards.

PERPICH NEWS

  • Music for PreK Classes Workshop

    Perpich Professional Development & Resource Programs hosted a workshop in early October on the topic of Music for PreK Classes. Participants took away a better understanding of three-year-old and four-year-old children plus countless songs and finger plays.

    Wendy Barden, Music Education Specialist, said, “Participants took…

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  • Perpich Students Shine at Portfolio Day 2019

    On Monday, October 7, students at Perpich Arts High School participated in Portfolio Day, celebrating college and career readiness. For over 20 years each October, Perpich sponsors a Portfolio Day, offered in conjunction with a national portfolio day at Minneapolis College of Art and…

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  • Orlando Hunter (Dance 2009) Visits Perpich as a Guest Artist

    Orlando Hunter (Dance 2009) visited Perpich Arts High School as a guest artist for Dance and Theater students in mid-September. Hunter spent several days working with the students. He taught movement from the African diaspora, concentrating on the storytelling aspects while teaching movement from…

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