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  • Dr. Wendy Barden Named Director of Professional Development and Resources

    April 21, 2022

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is happy to announce that a staff member will be taking on a new role. Dr. Wendy Barden was hired as our PDR Director in the Professional Development and Resource Programs department. Wendy’s start date is Wednesday,…

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  • Connect and Respond to the Arts of Dakota and Ojibwe People in Mankato

    October 27, 2021

    As part of the Professional Development on Location Series, the Perpich Center’s Professional Development and Resource (PDR) team led three tracks of professional learning opportunities in Mankato on October 26, 2021. The day centered around the theme of Connect and Respond to…

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  • CAPP Co-Chairs Kick Off Two-Year Program

    August 18, 2021

    The Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) launched the 2021-2023 CAPP cohort with a Kick-off Conference on Monday, August 16th and Tuesday, August 17th. Twenty-seven arts specialists, classroom teachers, and administrators attended the two-day virtual event to commence this strategic planning program for…

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  • Update on Scholars of Distinction for 2020-2021

    November 2, 2020

    The Minnesota Scholars of Distinction Award Program has nurtured and recognized distinguished achievement by highly motivated, self-directed students since 2005. During the 2020-2021 school year, the program will pause for a review of the leadership, mathematics, science, social studies, science, technology, engineering,…

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  • Perpich Partners with Penumbra and NEW DAWN

    September 25, 2020

    Stephanie Lein Walseth, Ph.D., Education Specialist in Theater, is making important connections with theater organizations in Minnesota. With her direction, Perpich is partnering with Penumbra Theatre and NEW DAWN Theatre Company to provide educational opportunities on the topics of equity and anti-racism….

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  • CAPP Co-Chairs Start Second Year of Program

    Co-Chairs meeting in August, 2019, pre-COVID-19.

    August 17, 2020

    The Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) recently held its Fall 2020 Co-Chair Conference for the eight participating school districts: Bemidji Area Schools, Columbia Heights Public Schools, Minneapolis Public Schools, Pine City Public Schools,…

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  • Jeremy Holien Teams Up with OK Go for National Art Education Association Conference

    July 16, 2020

    Jeremy Holien, Education Specialist in Visual and Media Arts, served as Convention Coordinator for the 2020 National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Leadership Conference. Because of COVID-19, the conference went virtual in July. As an expert in media arts instruction, Jeremy arranged…

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  • Regional Arts Teacher-Leaders named Candidates for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

    UPDATE: February 28, 2020

    Wonderful to see that TWO of the 36 semifinalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year are members of the Perpich Center’s Regional Arts Teacher-Leader network! Congratulations to John Myszkowski and Nora Tycast! Read more: https://edmn.me/2w1s1kD

     

    When Education Minnesota named their 134 candidates…

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  • 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…

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