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 – 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 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.

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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.

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