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 – Click here for helpful resources including arts standards, tools, and more!
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.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RESOURCE PROGRAMS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Perpich Center hosts an Annual Conference for Minnesota educators each year. This year, our conference is moving to an online format and is for arts educators who want to better support learners of all abilities. The conference includes a keynote presentation from Dr. Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education at Pennsylvania State University, as well as additional video sessions by Alicia Peters (visual arts) (pending), Amy Furman (music), Jennifer Wirz (theater), and Young Dance’s All Abilities program. Click here to view the conference materials.
Books with Transgender & Non-Binary Characters
June 14, 2021
Representation in literature is important, especially for widely misunderstood groups such as transgender and non-binary people. Reading stories with trans and non-binary characters validates the experiences of those who identify as such and helps to promote empathy and understanding in the broader…
Libby Tonn (Visual Arts 2021) Receives Rotary Scholarship
June 2, 2021
Congratulations to Elisabeth “Libby” Tonn (Visual Arts 2021) on receiving the Golden Valley Rotary Club’s $1,000 Scholarship! Libby graduated with honors from Perpich Arts High School on May 28, 2021. She will study Biology at Loyola University Chicago in the fall.
Perpich Arts High School Graduation 2021
May 28, 2021
The Perpich Arts High School Class of 2021 graduated on the Perpich campus on May 28 in a series of three ceremonies that were also live streamed on Facebook. Savanna Ferrera (Literary Arts 2021) served as Student Speaker and math instructor, Amy…