The Iowa Alliance for Arts Education supports and advances quality arts education programs.
Our mission is to increase awareness, recognition and support of policies, practices, and partnerships that ensure quality sequential arts education programs for all Iowa students.
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Here is a valuable resource for arts teachers! Presented by NAMM Foundation, the list of 10 Tips may also be useful to teachers of the visual arts, dance, and theatre...
I want to share the following WebEx recording with you. Click the link below to play it: https://namm.webex.com/namm/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=39591307&rKey=98d95076d36c3f6f
IOWA Arts Ed Advocacy Webinar-20131214 1601-1
December 14, 2013, 12:03 pm New York Time
"Fine Arts Testmonial Submission Information"
The Iowa Alliance for Arts Education is planning a Fine Arts Advocacy Day at the State Capitol on January 29, 2014. The purpose of the event is to advocate for Fine Arts education in Iowa and ask for legislative support of a bill to add Fine Arts to the Iowa Core. In addition to a “celebrity” luncheon for state legislators, Fine Arts advocates will be scheduling personal visits with legislators. As part of the advocacy material given to legislators, IAAE is collecting statements of support for Fine Arts education from Iowans to be presented to Iowa legislators as part of the Fine Arts Advocacy Day. We are hoping to collect statements from Iowans of differing age levels and occupations from all 99 counties. IAAE is inviting you to respond to the following question: How has Fine Arts education impacted your life? I am asking that this information be distributed to the members of your respective organizations through emails, newsletters and postings on your organizational websites. You may respond to this question by visiting the following link:https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=CLxwWeutjkRg45NKp3H7mQ
The deadline for responding is December 20, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Leon Kuehner, IAAE Executive Director, at: Llkuehner@fastermac.net
Congratulations to Marty Fonley Superintendent of Algona Schools on his recognition as Outstanding Administrator. The award was presented at the Iowa All-State concert co sponsored by the Iowa Music Educators Association.
A National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers.
Walking beside thousand-year-old burial mounds, flaking raw stone into tools, learning how potsherds tell us about human behavior, and understanding how humans adapt to complex, ever-changing environmentsour 2014 NEH Summer Institute features all this and more.
The Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse will offer a three-week NEH Summer Institute on July 14–Aug. 1, 2014. This dynamic learning experience for K-12 teachers will explore how Native Americans and Euro-Americans have adapted to the Upper Mississippi River Valley over the past 13,500 years, and how archaeology leads to an understanding of how human cultures change and adapt through time.
The Institute will feature a one-day excavation experience, field trips to archaeological sites, hands-on laboratory and workshop activities, demonstrations, and classroom activities. Individual projects will help participants tailor the content to their own teaching areas. NEH Summer Scholars receive a $2,700 stipend to help offset their expenses.
Application and other information on the Institute is available online at http://www.uwlax.edu/mvac/neh.htm. The deadline for applications is March 4, 2014.