Perpich Professional Development and Resource Programs

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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!

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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.

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.

PERPICH NEWS

  • Alumni Speak to Students in Human Centered Design Class

    November 25, 2020

    Jenna Abts (Music 2001), Jessica Dercklein (Theater 2004), and Chris DeSalvo (Music 1998) met with Tory Peterson’s Human Centered Design class this fall to speak with current student designers about apps and social media platforms. The alumni used their work experiences to question…

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  • Dr. Heather Mueller Joins Perpich Board of Directors

    Dr. Heather Mueller

    November 24, 2020

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is pleased to welcome Dr. Heather Mueller as an ex officio member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Mueller is Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education. “As someone who…

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  • Honoring Native American Heritage Month

    November 17, 2020

    November is Native American Heritage Month when we honor the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories, and continuing contributions of Native peoples.

    It is especially important, as residents of Minnesota, to acknowledge that the land we are living on is the homeland of…

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