Equity and Arts Education During COVID-19 in 2020

Date: August 13, 2020

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Description: Join MDE for an interactive professional learning opportunity, “Equity and Arts Education During Covid-19”. In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and the movements for change that are expanding since the murder of George Floyd, many have said, “We can’t return to normal, because normal was the problem.” So, what is necessary in order to make a more equitable learning experience this fall?​ How can we ensure that we don’t return to business as usual? This professional learning opportunity will support participants to be able to:​

  1. Examine and reflect on inequities that have been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic and by the murder of George Floyd​
  2. Make connections to the arts as well as their own beliefs and actions that either sustain or work against inequities​
  3. Make steps toward creating an equitable arts learning environment through​
  • Culturally sustaining teaching and learning​ in the arts
  • Intentionally focusing on our own competencies and use of an equity lens when integrating SEL and arts learning​
  • note that this opportunity includes interaction and participation. Because it is interactive, participants will be asked to turn on their video during the workshop, if their situation allows for that. 

Presenters: Macarre Traynham, Equity Specialist, and Alina Campana, Arts Specialist

Event Type: Online professional learning opportunity (interactive webinar)

Audience: Public; primary audiences are licensed arts educators and school and district administrators

Sponsor: Division of Academic Standards and Instructional Effectiveness and School Support Division

Register: Register for the August 13, 2020 “Equity, the Arts, and Education in 2020” Webinar. If you need assistance with registering or prefer to register by phone, please contact us by using the phone number(s) listed below.

Contact Information: Anne Danielson, 651-582-8484

Please contact Anne Danielson, 651-582-8484 at least two weeks before the event to request a reasonable accommodation.