Arts Integration at the Core with Dr. Merryl Goldberg and Ron Jessee

Woodland, California
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Arts Integration at the Core with Dr. Merryl Goldberg and Ron Jessee
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Yolo County Office of Education Conference Center
1280 Santa Anita Court
Woodland, California 95776
United States

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Arts Integration at the Core

Professional Learning Opportunity

This event is sponsored by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) and the California Alliance for Arts Education through funding from the Stuart Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Panta Rhea Foundation.

  •  Learn research about the effectiveness of arts integration to impact student achievement.
  • Experience culturally and linguistically responsive strategies for interdisciplinary learning across subject  matter and grade levels K-12.
  • Learn about the new statewide TPE's teaching performance expectations for arts in K-12.
  • Engage in hands-on effective strategies for powerful arts integration in the classroom in Humanities and STEM.
  •  Learn more about Title I and the Arts.
  •  Develop structures by which your own districts plan for and/or implement arts integration strategies alongside Common Core.
  •  Learn about the ART=OPPORTUNITY campaign how you can use research to inform educators.
  • Hear about the CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative  and the Creativity at the Core program.
  • Network with colleagues from across  California and so much more! 

Targeted Audience:  County and District leaders, School Principals, Arts leaders, County Arts Leads, Curriculum Coordinators, District Arts Coordinators, Arts Specialists, teachers, and parents.

Presenter: Dr. Merryl Goldberg
Merryl Goldberg is a Professor of Music at California State University San Marcos and Director of the ART=OPPORTUNITY campaign of Center ARTES, a university center dedicated to restoring arts to education.  Her publications include Arts Integration: Teaching Subject Matter Through the Arts in Multicultural Settings 5th edition (2017) as well as other books, articles, chapters, editorials, and blogs.  She has received numerous research and programmatic grants including Federal Department of Education Arts in Education Program, Fulbright-Hays Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Stuart and Panta Rhea foundation grants.  She is a member of the CREATE CA Leadership Council.  Merryl’s undergraduate degree is from New England Conservatory of Music, and her doctorate is from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Prior to entering academia, she recorded numerous CDs and was on the road for 13 years playing the saxophone with the Klezmer Conservatory Band.  Merryl’s hometown is Boston. Go Red Sox!

Presenter:  Ron Jessee
Ron Jessee is committed to powerful, standards based arts learning across the spectrum of every academic subject.  He teaches at California State University, San Marcos and is the Director of Professional Development for The Arts = Opportunity Initiative.  Having spent 22 years as a high school arts teacher and another 16 years as a site and arts administrator, Mr. Jessee is well versed in the day-to-day needs of the K-12 educator.  In his capacity as the former Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts for the San Diego County Office of Education, he served the arts needs of the 42 school districts and represented California Region 9 for the CCSESA Arts Initiative.  He was the Principal Facilitator of the Arts Assessment Resource Guide and Compendium of Arts Assessment Examples. He has received Administrator of the Year Awards from CMEA, CAEA , CETA  and California State University, San Marcos Center Artes. In 2012 he received the PTA District 9 Honorary Service Award and the Educator of the Year Award from Young Audiences.  In his spare time, Ron is the Music Director and Organist at Pacific Beach United Methodist Church and is studying painting and drawing at the Athenaeum in San Diego.


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  • COST:  $100 (includes breakfast, lunch, and materials)

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