The Young Audiences Arts for Learning network is busy celebrating the National Arts-in-Education Week (September 9–15, 2012). It began in July 2010, when the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring the second Sunday in September as the beginning of National Arts-in-Education Week. Take this opportunity to get involved with Young Audiences and the local arts programs in your community and schools.
Young Audiences affiliates will be organizing a variety of events that will showcase their immense role in arts-in-education and their contributions to the community. Young Audiences Arts for Learning programs produce engaged and successful students. Below is a select list of highlights.
Young Audiences of Houston: 2012 Conference
Please join the Houston Arts Partners community as they welcome educators from the surrounding 53 school districts in our region to discover the why, what, and the how of building a community of arts partnerships for your classroom and students. This day of learning includes, 14 grade-level specific presentations, two panel discussions, an inspirational keynote speech and many resources to begin connecting your school to our richly diverse arts and cultural community. For more information, click here.
Young Audiences of Connecticut: Arabic Music Performance, Fall Artist Showcase, and More!
YA of Connecticut has a mulitude of events taking place this week including an interactive Arabic music performance (pictured above), their Fall Artist showcase, and a professional development seminar for elementary school teachers on September 12th. The seminar, is part of the Sharing Our Stories project that will link content creation, language arts, videography and story writing for fourth graders.
Young Audiences of Northern California: Generous Pizza Offer by Patxi's
In celebration of Arts-in-Education Week, on September 11th, 2012 Patxi's Pizza at 822 Irving Street in San Francisco is donating 10% of the location's sales to Young Audiences of Northern California!
Kansas City Young Audiences: Interactive Play at the Kansas City Library
Miss Nelson Is Missing is a humorous tale of a teacher who must go to outrageous extremes to deal with the most horribly-behaved class in her school. Now Harry Allard and James Marshall’s perennially popular book for young readers comes to life in an interactive play performed by arts educator Andi Meyer. The performance is sponsored by Kansas City Young Audiences in celebration of National Arts-in-Education Week.
Young Audiences Western New York: Free Family Puppet Production of Ferdinand
Young Audiences Western New York presents The Story of Ferdinand performed by theatreFiguren on Saturday, September 15 at 1 pm. Re-experience this beloved story penned in 1935 by Munro Leaf. This is a story about "being yourself" with the universal message of nonviolence. So, take the bull by the horns and introduce the next generation to the peace-loving and flower-smelling bull - Ferdinand.