No Boundaries 8 All District Art Show
PUSD Arts is proud to present our 8th annual All District Art Show No Boundaaries! Please join us on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 6-9 pm for our opening reception at The Shops on Lake, 345 S. Lake Ave. in the Corner Bakery Plaza, north of Macy's. Artwork from every school in the District K-12 will be on display all with student performances on opening night. The exhibit will run from May 4-19 and gallery hours are Sat-Sun, 1-4pm and Mon-Fri, 3-6 pm (see flyer attached at the bottom of the page).
Little Kids Rock March 18th After School Training
Join us for our last VAPA After School Training of the school year on Monday March 18th from 1:30-3:30 in the Eliot Middle Schoool Band Room! This hands-on workshop is designed for any teacher who wants to integrate guitar, keyboard, drum set, and songwriting into their classroom with students. The program focuses on popular music styles that most students already listen to--rock, blues, rap and hip-hop--and they record, create CD's, or make their own rock video! Little Kids Rock provides the instruments and their easy-to-use curriculum for you and your students. Workshop led by Scott Burstein, LKR Program Director and veteran music educator. Download Flier from the Teacher Folder at bottom of page.
Education Through Music LA
Join us for an after school elementary teacher training with Education Throuigh Music LA www.etmla.org, Thursday January 17th from 4-6pm at the PUSD Ed Center. Come be inspired by natioanlly recognized music educators as they share innovative classroom teaching strategies that connect music to Common Core Standards. Flier with all the details in Department Files.
2012 Secondary Winter Music Concerts
Get out and enjoy the music of the season at one of the many concerts being offered by PUSD secondary schools. A flier with all the dates and locations is attacted below in our Department Files.
VAPA Workshop October 18th at Lineage Dance
Join us at our first VAPA After School Workshop at Lineage Performing Arts Center on October 18th from 4:00-6:00pm for "Beginning, Middle and End: Understanding Story through Dance". Registration flyer in the "For Teachers" folder with all the details!
Artful Connections with Math Begins Second Year!
Last year, 20 second and third grade teachers took part in Artful Connections with Math, a program funded by a generous three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The program was co-developed by a PUSD math coach and a visual artist from the Armory Center for the Arts. Twenty new second and third grade teachers have been selected to participate for the 2012/2013 school year.
During this program, classroom teachers work collaboratively with Armory teaching artists during the school day to creatively integrate visual arts with math. Teachers will develop an understanding of the VAPA Content Standards, increase skill levels in art making techniques and processes, and become adept in innovative instructional methods that effectively integrate standards-based visual art and mathematics instruction to improve student achievement. Artful Connections with Math is designed to improve student performance in both the visual arts and in mathematics by supporting teachers’ professional practice.
We welcome our 2012/2013 cohort and look forward to working with them. Check back often for pictures and updates on this groundbreaking project!
District and Community Arts Team 2012-13 Meetings
Join the District Arts team and Community Arts Team (DAT/CAT) for our monthly planning meetings. Long range strategic planning and professional development is the focus to bring high quaility, standards-based instruction in all four art forms - Dance, Drama, Visual Art and Music - to our K-12 students. See flier with schedule and location information at bottom of page in our Department Files.
Buy a PUSD Arts logo tshirt and support the arts in our schools!
T-shirts with the new PUSD Arts logo designed by Pasadena High School junior Olive Lalli are now on sale. All proceeds benefit the PUSD Arts Fund held by the Pasadena Educational Foundation and are available at the Arts Education Office at 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena. Learn more about our new logo.
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