The Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective supports school districts to increase the quality, quantity and equity of arts instruction in their schools. Currently, 74 of 81 LA County school districts, plus five charter school networks, partner with the Arts Ed Collective to formulate and implement arts education policies and plans that embed the arts in student learning.
If you are interested in having your district join the Arts Ed Collective, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Services are Offered Free of Charge.
The Arts Ed Collective brings together leaders and practitioners to learn, collaborate and network. We partner with regional organizations to offer a range of learning opportunities for school district stakeholders, from teacher professional development to convenings for education foundations and school board members.
School districts in the Arts Ed Collective have their efforts featured as part the story of arts education, highlighting successes, lessons learned and promising practices from the diverse school districts across LA County.
The Arts Ed Collective partners with arts and education organizations to bring together practitioners and experts to offer professional development opportunities for educators and administrators to advance their practice. See the events calendar for a full listing of upcoming events.
Technology Enhanced Arts Learning (TEAL)
Arts integration is an approach to teaching that connects an art form and another subject in ways that meet learning objectives in both areas simultaneously. Developed in partnership with the LA County Office of Education, the TEAL Project builds the capacity of administrators, educators and teaching artists to deliver arts integrated lessons through blended (face-to-face supported by online) learning opportunities that explore the fundamentals of arts integration. This approach to large scale professional development utilizes web-based technologies and a trainer-of-trainer model to extend resources to thousands of educators across LA County.
TEAL also provides arts integration training for college students earning their teaching and school administration credentials. Addressing arts integration training in pre-service programs helps new educators feel more comfortable delivering arts integrated content when they reach the classroom.
Strategic Planning Coach
The Arts Ed Collective offers coaching support for school districts interested in creating or updating strategic arts plans. Based on the needs of a district, our experts provide customized coaching services to support the long-term implementation of arts education. If a district does not have a strategic plan for arts education, the current district plan is outdated or it has been accomplished, a coach will guide the district team through the strategic planning process to create a new plan that builds upon past work and reflects the current landscape. If a school district seeks to update an existing arts education plan, a coach will work with the district team to revise components of the existing plan and identify new actions to expand arts instruction. Plans lay out strategic directions for a five-year period.
Coaching services are offered to school districts at no cost, but space is limited. The application for 2022-23 will open in Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
School districts in the Arts Ed Collective that have formally adopted arts education strategic plans are eligible to apply for Advancement Grant funding. This matching grant program offers financial support to assist school districts in achieving key action items identified in their district arts plans.