A working group comprised of experienced arts education professionals met via Zoom to share and discuss strategies involved with arts education teaching and learning, as presented in the Arts Education Framework. Areas of focus were arts integration, social emotional learning, and distance learning and included developing lessons and professional development. Participating in this group were individuals representing school and district administration, higher education, teaching artists, classroom teachers, and arts teachers.

Featured presenters included:

Jessica Progulske, Social Emotional Learning and the Arts – Opportunities Ahead
Elizabeth Robertson, Social Emotional Learning and the Arts
Jessica Martin, SEL and the Arts in Practice
Dr. Kim Morin, Virtual Arts Activities to Engage Students
Kirsten Franklin, Demonstration of Arts Integration with Science at McNear Elementary

Working Group Participants: 

Aja LaDuke, Sonoma State University
Alyse Breece, Petaluma City Schools Docent Program
Elizabeth Evans, Santa Rosa City Schools
Elizabeth Robertson, Windsor Unified School District
Erik Ohlson, Santa Rosa City Schools
Gena Richman, teaching artist
Jane Shelly, Santa Rosa Symphony
Janet Greene, teaching artist
Jessica Progulske, Sonoma County Office of Education
Karen McGahey, SCOE (retired), education consultant
Kathy Harris, Schaefer Elementary
Kris Menlove, West Side Union School District
Lisa Damico, teaching artist
Liza Eichert, McNear Elementary
Nicole Rose Gelormino, teaching artist
Robert Bullwinkel, Big Idea Consulting
Tracy Sawyer, Luther Burbank Center
Debbie Yarrow, Creative Sonoma


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