JAEC 2018: Creative Youth Development

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This year’s JAEC explores the principles, practices, and potential of creative youth development (CYD), a recent term for a longstanding theory of practice that integrates creative skill-building, inquiry, and expression with positive youth development principles, fueling young people’s imaginations and building critical learning and life skills.

Meet the Young People Planning JAEC 2018

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Composed entirely of young people from throughout the state, ages 15-18, the JAEC Youth Advisory Board is guiding Arts Commission and Department of Education staff in a collaborative effort to provide Arizona educators, administrators, and teaching artists an opportunity to explore the potential of student-centered learning and develop culturally responsive curriculum.

Meet the JAEC 2018 Keynote Speakers

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We are pleased to announce that Nicole Amri and Jon Hinojosa of San Antonio’s award-winning youth program SAY Sí, will provide the keynote addresses at JAEC 2018. Attendees will also hear from Thameenah “Ty” Muhammad, a Phoenix-based performer, teaching artist, and member of the JAEC 2018 Youth Advisory Board.

2018 JAEC Places Young People in the Lead

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Every two years, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona Department of Education co-host a Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC) with arts educators from all disciplines. This year, the co-hosts have enlisted a highly qualified cohort of experts on creative youth engagement strategies to lead the planning and presentation of JAEC.

Save the Date: 2018 Joint Arts Education Conference

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Arizona Department of Education are pleased to announce the 2018 Joint Arts Education Conference! Taking place at El Conquistador Tucson on November 13, 2018, the conference will bring together Arizona’s arts educators, teaching artists, and arts administrators for a full day of professional development. Additional details and registration information coming soon!

Over 150 Attend 2016 Joint Arts Education Conference

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The 2016 Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC) was held at Herberger Theatre Center in downtown Phoenix on Monday, October 24, 2016. The full-day event drew over 150 teaching artists, educators, arts administrators and arts education advocates from all across the state.

Save the Date: 2016 Joint Arts Education Conference

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Every two years, Arizona’s teaching artists, educators, arts administrators and arts education advocates gather to explore key areas and trends in education and the significant role arts educators play in the academic, social and personal success of students. The 2016 Joint Arts Education Conference will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016.

Joint Arts Education Conference 2014

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The biennial Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC) convened at the Phoenix Art Museum on Monday, October 20. Presented through a partnership between the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Arizona Department of Education, the conference attracted over 170 attendees, including arts educators, school administrators, teaching artists, and arts learning professionals from across the state.

Arts in Education Week: A Conclusion and an Invitation

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In our opening post this week, we shared that: Arts in Education Week exists as an opportunity to put a national spotlight on arts education, creating a forum for leaders in arts and education at the local, state, and national level to exchange perspectives, ideas, and solutions to obstacles unique to our field. That important… Read more »