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  • I am interested. swahlen@holynames-sea.org Thank you, Sarah ------------------------------ Sarah Aanderud Wahlen Director of Theatre & Film Holy Names Academy Seattle, WA ------------------------------

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    I am choosing shows for our Fall Night of One Acts and have decided on Wiley and the Hairy Man for one but need a second one. I'd like it to be Halloweenish and true ensemble piece, preferably something that utilizes a Greek chorus. I have a possibility but it's pretty expensive so I was looking for read more

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    Thank you for the information, Awele. I will check it out. ------------------------------ Stanley Coleman OR ------------------------------

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    This year, I've asked for student input and feedback on play selection (first time I've tried this after years of just choosing the shows myself). Would love some advice from those of you who have done this. My committee of students that is advising me has taken the process seriously (to their credit) read more

  • Is the import student roster function ever coming back? It's pretty cumbersome to be manually creating accounts for 20-40 students at a time which slows down the process for inducting the students with the national organization. ------------------------------ Jeannine Wrayno Technical Theater Teacher read more

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    As we approach this summer's Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, how can the Advocacy Leadership Network and EdTA empower teachers and students to unite in Washington DC to advocate for the essentialness of theatre in our schools? What barriers do teachers face that prevent them from attending? With the challenges read more

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    • Educational Theatre Association Receives $50,000 Grant for NCAS Partnership Work

      CINCINNATI, OH—May 24, 2023—The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $50 thousand dollar grant to the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) to support “Creating A Community for All Learners- Reimagining Standards-based Arts Education for Equity & Inclusion." This grant is among NEA-funded projects across the country, totaling more than $31 million, that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2023. 

      "Creating A Community for All Learners", a joint initiative of EdTA and other members of the National Coalition for Arts Standards (NCAS), will convene diverse education stakeholders from under-represented populations and experts on culturally responsive teaching practice in arts education. Selected stakeholders will work to craft guidance for inclusive teacher practices as well as discipline specific recommendations for future national arts standards revisions.  

      Along with EdTA, NCAS partnering organizations participating in the project are the National Arts Education Association (NAEA), National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Media Arts Committee (MAC), and Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA).

      A panel of culturally responsive experts who guide teachers will be pre-chosen, based on recommendations from the partnering NCAS organizations and a review of suggested applications resumes by grant leadership. Through a process of virtual and in-person convenings, the panel will analyze how the national arts standards could better address the needs and cultural benchmarks of a diverse student population to produce a gap analysis and a report that outlines guiding principles for culturally responsive teaching, along with specific instructional strategies.

      The project will culminate with the work of a cohort of classroom teachers paired with community arts providers who will apply the guidance and recommendations to create and field test standards-based model lesson plans as a part of a toolkit for all arts educators, bringing the guidance to life for arts educators everywhere. 

      According to Cory Wilkerson, Chief Learning Officer for EdTA, "Creating a Community for All Learners" represents the first step towards an expected revision of the 2014 National Art Standards. “We know from experience that the arts standards can have an impact on how arts teachers teach and how students learn,” she said. “This project is an opportunity to consider how we can refine those standards to make them more meaningful and inclusive to a broader teacher workforce and student population.”

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       "Creating a Community for All Learners" is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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