Professional Learning Opportunities, Events, and Conferences
Registration is now open for the Pennsylvania Educational Leadership Summit. This year’s summit will feature teacher and bestselling author Simon T. Bailey as well as 2016 Pennsylvania Principal of the Year Dr. Bill Ziegler. Participants can receive 40 Act 45 hours for participating. Registration is limited to the first 400 applicants. The Summit will take place in State College from July 29-31.
Prime Stage will be hosting a Walk and Talk Shakespeare Workshop on August 7. This will be a one-day workshop for English and theatre teachers to facilitate the learning and teaching of Shakespeare with Director of Twelfth Night, Andy Kirtland, Elena Alexandratos and Linda Haston as presenters. The $125 fee is due by July 30 and includes registration and lunch.
The Kennedy Center is sponsoring VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference, a two-day symposium in Atlanta, GA. Through interactive sessions, this conference will provide professionals in the intersecting fields of arts education and special education the opportunity to share current information in research, practice, programs, and policy. Preconference workshops will be held from August 5-6 while the two-day full conference will take place August 7-8.
The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) will hold its annual convening in Indianapolis from September 12-13. Early bird registration is still open until August 10. The Convening will include keynote speech from PBS documentary series producer Lois Vossen, a special film screening, workshops, and more.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust welcomes educators to attend its Trust Arts Education Showcase. This free event will engage participants in mini arts integration lessons led by teaching artists. Participants will also explore the Education Center and learn more about opportunities the Trust Arts Education Department has to offer for educators and students of all ages. Those interested can register for this event, which will be held on August 20, at the link above. Breakfast will be included.
Registration is still open for the Educational Theater Association’s National Conference, which will be held from September 13-16 in Denver, CO. Featured events include talks by playwright John Cariani, Broadway actor Alton Fitzgerald White, and director and actor Sue Hamilton.
NAfME is accepting proposals for professional development webinars on a variety of topics. These webinars will be broadcast to NAfME members. A 20-minute video explains proposal submission, with a short survey following.
Teaching Tolerance is offering Diverse Democracy grants for educators committed to diversity, equity, and justice. The Summer 2018 grant period ends on August 31. Information and articles on diverse democracy can be found on the Teaching Tolerance website.
The Foundation for Rural Service is offering several grants for rural service, including grants centered on education, the arts, community development, and tourism. Grants ranging from $250 to $5000 will be awarded for projects promoting a high quality of life in rural areas served by NTCA: The Rural Broadband Assocation. The deadline to apply is September 15.
Yemaya Productions seeks artists to participate in its 4th annual production on September 7. This social justice play will use techniques from Theatre of the Oppressed to engage the audience and will be followed by a networking reception. Actors, artists for the open mic reception, support staff, and community organizations are needed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.