PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RESOURCE PROGRAMS
Perpich Center for Arts Education works with Minnesota teachers to help them realize their full creative and professional potential. Through networking and professional learning, teachers increase their knowledge, skills, and toolbox of resources to improve student success.
Professional development staff provide district, school, and one-on-one support statewide in the arts including: arts instruction and assessment, curriculum development, district arts programming, standards implementation, and other professional development opportunities. Programs, workshops, and conferences focus on relevant arts education topics to support educator growth and expertise.
Goal: Build teacher and administrator capacity statewide so they can provide innovative, inclusive, standards-based, measurable, and student-centered learning in and through the arts.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR TEACHERS & DISTRICT LEADERS
Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) – The CAPP Program provides assistance to selected public school districts as they design three-year, strategic plans for K-12 arts education programs. CAPP provides financial and technical assistance to support the strategic planning process through workshops, site visits, and resource materials.
Regional Centers – The Regional Center’s program provides professional development and leadership opportunities to Minnesota teachers through our Regional Arts Teacher-Leader Network, Demonstration Schools, and Regional Workshops.
State Arts Education Specialists:
Dance Education Specialist – Supports dance educators with standards implementation, curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the K-12 classroom through workshops, demonstration schools, and other professional development opportunities. The Dance Specialist also supports physical education and general education teachers with implementing movement into their classrooms.
Music Education Specialist – Serves the work of Minnesota music educators and administrators through dynamic regional workshops, demonstration school visits, consultation, and professional development customized to their school or district needs.
Theater Education Specialist – Advances the work of theater education in Minnesota by supporting theater teachers, directors, English Language Arts teachers, elementary generalists, and others in: standards implementation, curriculum development, and assessment through demonstration schools, regional workshops, theater partnerships, mentorships, and more. The Theater Specialist also leads the Scholars of Distinction in Theater Arts program.
Visual & Media Arts Education Specialist – Provides professional development, curriculum development, standards implementation, and more to assist in the advancement of visual and media arts programs in schools across Minnesota.
Professional Development Digital Resources – COMING SOON! Click here for helpful resources including arts standards, tools, and more!
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RESOURCE PROGRAMS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Perpich Center hosts an Annual Conference for Minnesota educators each year. This year, our conference is for Arts Educators who want to better support learners of all abilities. The day will include a keynote presentation from Dr. Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education at Pennsylvania State University, as well as a performance from Young Dance’s All Abilities program.
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.
following Academic standards
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.
2020 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards
We are very pleased to announce the 2020 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards! Congratulations to the Perpich Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention award winners and our hard working and inspiring teachers! With this list of impressive students, Perpich ranks in the top 3…
FY21 Regional Arts Teacher-Leader Network Application Now Available
Perpich Center for Arts Education’s Regional Arts Teacher-Leader Network is now accepting applications for FY21!
Teachers in the RAT-L network participate in ongoing professional development in both leadership and effective teaching. They apply their learning through implementing an annual leadership plan to advance arts education…
2020 Minnesota Dance Summit
Save the date! The 2020 Minnesota Dance Summit is February 1, 2020.
Hosted by Perpich Center for Arts Education in collaboration with Dance Educator’s Coalition of Minnesota.
This year’s summit will begin with a keynote speaker and feature multiple sessions that include technique classes, movement…