5/22/12 – I was invited to be on the Seattle Public Schools Arts Plan Representative Advisory Committee. Tonight was the first of four meetings to engage us – a group of artists, educators, parents, arts organization representatives and administrators – as stakeholders in the arts education plan being developed under the Wallace research grant. It should be an interesting group to work with. We will meet every two months till November. Check back for updates!
5/31/12 Update: The title of the the group has been changed to Seattle K-12 Arts Learning Collaborative based on the feedback they got at the first meeting. From Audrey Querns, Seattle Public Schools K-12 Arts Plan Project Manager: “The goal of this citywide collaboration is for all students in all SPS schools to have opportunities to learn through the arts, helping them be successful in school and in life.” You can check out the project website for further info. Audrey will be adding more content over the next couple of weeks, including the report on the March public engagement meetings.