CT Arts Standards Conference



Learn how to make the Connecticut Arts Standards work for you at this exciting conference!  

Designed for teachers of the Visual Arts, Music, Dance,Theater and Media Arts, to assist with their implementation of the new standards.

Registration is free but space is limited!

Keynote: A National Perspective on Arts Standards Marcia McCaffrey, NH State Dept. of Education

Legislative Update: ESSA, Policy and News Jeff Poulin, Americans for the Arts

Sessions include:

  • Thinking Across Disciplines/Whole School Artistic Literacy (Cara Bernard/Joe Abramo)
  • Working with the NCAS Website/Exploring the Online Platform (Marcia McCaffrey)
  • How Essential Questions Lead to Conceptual Learning (Scott Shuler)
  • A Facilitated Dialogue – Making Connections (Ashlee Cascko)
  • Demystifying Digital- Samples from the Field (Matt Worwood)
  • Introducing the CSDE Program Guide for the Arts 2017 (Dee Hansen)
  • SLOs and the Arts (Brian Frazier)
  • Partnering to Promote Artistic Literacy/Examples from the Field (Panel incl. Ellen Maust, Yale, Hartford Performs, Little Kids Rock)
  • Thinking for Digital Media and Design (Matt Worwood)
  • Culturally Responsive Choices in the Arts Classroom (Jennifer Nario-Taliercio)
  • Supporting Students with Disabilities Develop Artistic Literacy (Jackie Smith)
  • Using Technology for Data Collection and Assessment (Kim Yannon)
  • Time to Revise Curriculum using the New Standards! Where Do I Start? (Tracy Kane)
  • Model Cornerstone Assessments (Scott Shuler)
  • Resource Review/Preview (Marcia McCaffrey)
  • C/P/R/C – One Process at a Time: Or Not? (Margaret Fitzgerald/Caroline Golschneider)

Model District Curriculum Presentations (presented by the arts teachers from Danbury, Middletown, New Britain, Glastonbury, Brookfield, East Hartford)

Institute Track Option: For conference attendees who would like to work on a standards based curriculum, units and/or assessments during the conference, either individually or as a group, and receive personal guidance from experienced arts curriculum leaders. People opting for the Institute Track will still have the opportunity to attending any of the sessions during the week that may be of interest to them, but the goal of the week will be to work toward accomplishing a specific project.  A daily schedule for Institute Track participants will be sent directly to them prior to the conference. If you have any questions regarding the Institute Track, please contact: Rick Sadlon at: rsadlon@darienps.org or 203-655-3981 ext: 2329

Lunch Plan Option $45  Available as an optional purchase when registering. Includes lunch for four days. (sandwich, fruit or side salad, chips, cookie/brownie, beverage) 

Register Here (until June 10th or when max capacity is reached)