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  Anne Banks
  Program Supervisor

  The Arts

The Arts Cadre of Educators

The Arts office at OSPI has openings for new members to join the arts cadre of educators representing the arts disciplines. The OSPI Statewide Cadre for The Arts comprised of arts educators who have both experience and expertise in one or more of the arts disciplines of dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. Cadre members will have the opportunity to provide input on the arts learning standards, assessments, and implementation supports. Members may also participate in professional learning opportunities at state, regional, and local workshops and conferences.

The cadre will review and provide input on revisions to statewide materials and resources, specifically focusing on:

  • Washington State K-12 The Arts Learning Standards and Arts Options for Implementing the Arts Standards through Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts by Grade Level.
  • A review of the National Core Arts Standards.
  • OSPI-Developed Performance Assessments.
  • Intentional connections across arts disciplines and with other content areas.
  • Identifying helpful resources for the field.

The Arts Learning Standards – Public Comment Requested

Washington State is moving towards the adoption of new learning standards in the arts, which will include the National Core Arts Standards and the new arts discipline of media arts, along with suggestions for students and examples. These standards include the arts disciplines of: Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

Please use this survey link to view the draft learning standards and provide input.

Contact Anne Banks, The Arts Program Supervisor
OSPI TTY number 360-664-3631

Please Note: OSPI does not compensate cadre members for trainings other than those arranged by OSPI for statewide professional development. If cadre members receive training requests from individual school districts or from regional partners, it is the responsibility of cadre members and their schools or districts to negotiate these requests. If ESDs or individual districts request training support from cadre members, they will be expected to negotiate compensation of the cadre member for expenses such as preparation time, substitute coverage, mileage, meals, lodging, and materials costs.


   Updated 1/17/2017

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