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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

  • Studio Arts Students Present Threshold: A Curriculum Exhibition

    Perpich Arts High School Media & Visual Arts students presented Threshold: A Curriculum Exhibition on November 7, 2019. The exhibit featured work made in classes during Quarter One. A wide range of work was represented: drawings, prints, sculptures, paintings, animations, digital art, photography, video, and…

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  • MN Climate: A Creative Call for Change – November 6, 2019

    Perpich Arts High School students invited the community to MN Climate: A Creative Call for Change on November 6, 2019. Students responded to climate change through Visual Arts, Theater, Dance, Spoken Word, and Music. The event was designed to coincide with the Santiago Climate…

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  • Music Students Perform Sound Works Fall Concert

    The Performance Hall was packed on October 30, 2019 for the Sound Works 1 concert, featuring Music students from Perpich. The audience was treated to an eclectic selection of performances, with everything from Mozart to Patsy Cline, from Radiohead to original works, from ensembles to…

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