(Washington, DC)-The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative recently held their annual Teacher Orientation event at The Kennedy Center for nearly 100 DC teachers and administrators.
The purpose of the event was to guide teachers in the process of participating in the DC Collaborative’s Arts for Every Student (AFES) program designed to provide free transportation and tickets to arts and humanities events for DC public and charter public schools. Teachers learned how to register their schools for these trips offered by DC Collaborative member organizations.
DC Collaborative members, including the Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Textile Museum, Class Acts Arts, and the National Gallery of Art, presented their programs for the 2011-2012 school year. Highlights of the event included a performance by storyteller Diane Macklin.
“Teachers shine their light in the classroom each and every day, showing students the way to go,” said Macklin while drawing parallels between the story she performed and the work of educators.
DC Collaborative members provided resource tables and shared information about their opportunities for AFES trips this coming school year. The event, traditionally held in the Fall was moved to the Spring to provide teachers more time to plan their trips for next year.
“We look forward to providing another school year of memorable trips for DC students, ensuring access to the remarkable variety of arts and humanities programs and events our members have to offer,” remarked Louise Kennelly, Executive Director of the DC Collaborative.
DC Collaborative team members also reviewed the Arts for For Every Student program structure, as well as the registration process for student trips and for teacher professional development workshops.
Some key points from the orientation:
- The opening date for online student trip registration is Monday, September 12, 2011, which kicks off the same week as National Arts in Education Week
- A school’s Key Communicator for AFES trips may access the AFES Online Registration site at www.dccollaborative.org.
A second AFES School Orientation will be offered on September 8, 2011, for any individuals who could not attend the first session.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions, 202-204-7750, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:
More than sixty members strong, the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC Collaborative) provides equitable access to quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and chartered public schools for the growth of the whole child. Working with its partners, since its founding in 1998, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts for Every Student and the Arts Education Initiative.