A monthly spotlight on ideas, strategies, and resources to support and advocate for arts education in Sonoma County.

New California Arts Education Framework Adopted 

The new California Arts Education Framework was adopted in July 2020 and is currently available online only as the work is being published.

The Framework brings together and presents the new 2019 California Arts Standards. These standards outline learning expectations in the now five arts disciplines. Media Arts is included as a stand-alone art form. The Framework includes information about arts integration and its role in the classroom.

To note, the Framework also includes a wealth of online resources to support remote arts education instruction, as well as important, relevant information about the value of the arts in student learning. 

  • Read more from the California Department of Education HERE


Integrating the Arts to Ensure All Students Can Engage in Learning

Students and teachers currently face new challenges as well those that are brought along into pandemic times. Throughout it all, the arts remain a source of sparking engagement and a method of creating richer, deeper connections.

These opportunities in arts education exist by thinking forward. Future teachers must be trained in the arts, and the higher education community can support this need. Arts integration is a significant component of how students receive the arts. This means relevant training and support for future teachers in arts integration and arts standards. The arts are a must-have for students facing social emotional deficits and layers of trauma.

  • Read the entire article by the Education Commission of the States HERE.


Visit the Creative Sonoma Arts Education page to learn more about arts education projects and opportunities in Sonoma County.