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AEC is currently accepting applications for Leadership Academy, Community of Learners for Arts Education, and Identifying and Supporting Quality Arts Education Programs. The deadline for Leadership Academy applications is May 3, apply today!


Navigating the Neighborhood: Performing Arts Strategies to Teach Life Skills at The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (May 6, 2017 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Discover how dramatic play, music, puppetry, and creative movement can help early learners independently and successfully engage with friends, family, and their community! This workshop, led by Wolf Trap Teaching Artist, Rebecca Covert, uses “Bear about Town” by Stella Blackstone as a framework to teach functional life skills and facilitate positive social/emotional development. Participants will walk a mile in Bear’s shoes and offer assistance as he learns lessons in self-care, visits neighborhood businesses, and interacts with friends during playtime. In addition, participants will learn how to develop interactive role-playing experiences from nonfiction picture books, create effective visual supports and social stories to guide activities, and employ music to help students follow directions and self-regulate behavior. Cost for the workshop is $25.


Accessibility Grant Alert! Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities-Stepping-Up Technology Implementation

The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program are to: (1) Improve results for students with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities; (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) provide accessible educational materials to students with disabilities in a timely manner.


Submit Your Proposal for a Concurrent Session at the 2017 AEP Annual Convening (Due June 2, 2017)


Startable is a free summer program that teaches teens 15-19 entrepreneurship and maker skills to help them launch their own handmade businesses. Over the course of eight weeks, students work with a team of experts to develop, design, prototype, build, brand, market and sell products of their own creation.


Spring Learning Opportunities at transformED (now – June 2, 2017)


National Standards Institute at Millersville University (June 19-23, 2017)

New National Core Arts Standards were released in 2014, and states across the U.S. and individual districts are now beginning to align their curricula to the new standards. The new standards are based on a different philosophical foundation than the previous standards, published in 1994, and this shift demonstrates the field of art education’s evolution as they prepare students for the 21st century. Participants in this institute will have an opportunity learn about and work with the National Core Arts Standards alongside of experts in art education curriculum as well as those involved in the national standards writing process.


Art and Activism at The Warhol

May 20
10 a.m.–1 p.m. $30 per person/per workshop
Advanced registration is required

In conjunction with our collaborative public art project Activist Print, this workshop examines the long history of artists using silkscreen and print-based media to raise awareness of contemporary issues and inspire change. Learn how to use silkscreen, stencil, and collage in the classroom to create activist prints and engage students in timely community concerns. Tickets include museum admission, materials, and a private exhibition tour.

Teachers in attendance may receive Act 48 credit hours and information about school partnership opportunities.

Pop Culture in the Classroom at The Warhol

July 21
5 p.m.–8 p.m. $30 per person/per workshop
Advanced registration is required

Explore Andy Warhol’s lifelong fascination with Hollywood, fame, and stardom in the exhibition Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen. Learn how to integrate pop culture into the classroom, fostering critical thinking and media literacy in an age of global celebrity culture. This workshop explores techniques for linking learning and creative expression to popular music, celebrity, and contemporary media. Tickets include museum admission, materials, and a private tour of Stars of the Silver Screen.

Teachers in attendance may receive Act 48 credit hours and information about school partnership opportunities.


Project Zero Perspectives: Making-Innovating-Learning (May 12-13, 2017)

In May, the Project Zero Perspectives Conference will gather educators from around the world in Pittsburgh to explore the attributes of effective learning environments, with a special focus on creativity, the arts, and the maker movement.

The two-day conference will offer both large and small group settings in which to explore pedagogical tools, strategies, and frameworks developed at Project Zero. Project Zero Perspectives is your chance to hear from educators and innovators at Quaker Valley School District and the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History about practices for embedding maker thinking and learning into your practice.

Read more about the conference here, then click here to registerProject Zero is offering is a special discount for members and friends of the Remake Learning Network: get $125 off the conference rate by entering promo code 125remake6.


Save the date! 2017 PAEA CONFERENCE will take place in PITTSBURGH (October 20, 21 & 22, 2017)


Pittsburgh Glass Center Act 48 Credit (ongoing)

Pittsburgh Glass Center offers Act 48 credit for classes and workshops! Call Ashley at 412-365-2145 x210 for more details on Act 48 and Traveling Tours.


The Bard for Beginners

Pittsburgh Public Theater is accepting applications from underserved schools to participate in a new pilot program called “The Bard for Beginners,” which seeks to introduce middle school students to Shakespeare. The program is fully funded and includes 3 visits from teaching artists and a tickets to the student matinee of Twelfth Night. For more information, contact Katie Conaway, Director of Education & Outreach, at kconaway@ppt.org or 412.316.8200 x715


Prime Stage Events

Registration open for Prime Stage Monologues and Movement Summer Camp

The Prime StageMonologues and Movement Summer Camp” is accepting registrations for teens between the ages of 13-17 looking to begin a career in theater and those wanting to improve their improvisation, reading and self-confidence skills.

The camp runs Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Prime Stage Studio in the West End. There is a showcase performance on Friday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Classes are taught by professional actors with experience in dance, movement, voice, acting, and improvisation. Tuition is $150 per student.

Parents said this camp was the best ever. “It was great to have students write their monologues and see what they could do. My child was proud of what he did and so was I!”

Space is limited so early registration is recommended http://www.primestage.com/education/summer_camp.html

Prime Stage is taking reservations for Field Trips to student matinees of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” on May 9, 10 & 11, 2017 at The Hazlett Theater Center for Performing Arts.  Reservations can be made http://primestage.com/education/field_trips.html

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