Find everything you need to successfully plan your lesson based on works of art from the Museum's collections. Online lesson plans are adaptable for a variety of grades, and feature ideas for assignments, further enrichment, and discussion.
These Smithsonian American Art Museum features contain interactive or media-rich content. Features such as Catlin Classroom and Picturing the 1930s have been created specifically for a K-12 audience. Some web features, such as online exhibitions, contain sections created for educators and students, while other features contain primary sources such as artist interviews.
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) aims toward the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. MTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.
The California Arts Council encourages public participation in the arts; helps build strong arts organizations; assists with the professional development of arts leaders; promotes awareness of the value of the arts; and directly funds arts programs in California's communities.
The purposes of the California Association for Music Educators (CMEA) are: (1) to promote access to a sequential music education for all Pre-K through Grade 12 students taught by fully qualified music educators; (2) to support and improve existing music programs; (3) to promote quality pre-service and in-service music teacher preparation programs; and, (4) to create a greater awareness of the value of music education through partnerships with other associations and advocacy among state and local agencies.
The California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) mission is to promote and advocate for comprehensive theatre education throughout the State of California;
to actively encourage and develop high standards in teaching, learning, curriculum, research, scholarship, production, and accreditation criteria from pre-kindergarten through university level theatre education; to foster educational excellence through an
atmosphere of diversity, and encourage
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The National Art Education Association (NAEA) was founded in 1947 in order to promote art education. NAEA stresses the importance of professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership and strives to encourage humanistic growth, aesthetic and quality performance in visual art.
The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities. NASM provides information to potential students and parents, consultations, statistical information, professional development; and policy analysis.
The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) exists to promote and improve the ceramic arts through education, research, artistic practice, and flexible programming. As a non-profit, educational organization, NCECA offers a variation of resources for members, schools, and organizations, including exhibitions, courses, and a variety of publications.
San Diego County Art Education Association provides professional standards based art education workshops and exhibition opportunities for k-12 teachers and their students. Members are provided with opportunities to network, attend workshops and attend an annual state and national art conference.
Promotes and advocates for quality theatre education throughout San Diego County and encourages educational excellence through an environment that embraces an atmosphere of diversity and fosters cooperation with other established arts organizations. Formerly the San Diego Educational Theatre Association (SDETA).