National Core Arts Standa

JOIN US, SEPTEMBER 16 National Core Arts Standards and You!

A great opportunity for Teaching Artists to learn how to design your programs based on the National Core Arts Standards (NCAS).  Spend a morning with arts education colleagues from around the state learning about the practical applications of the National Core Arts Standards (NCAS). The RI Department of Education has officially endorsed the NCAS as Rhode Island's new arts standards. NCAS replaces the current Rhode Island Fine Arts Grade Span Expectations. Local education agencies should begin now to align curriculum to these standards and plan to fully implement NCAS aligned curriculum beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. 

Event sponsored by the RI Arts Learning Network. Free, but REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
8:30 Check in and refreshments
9:00 Introductory remarks, Carol Blanchette, Chief for Teaching and Learning, RI Department of Education
9:30 Participatory Workshops by arts discipline (facilitated by the RI professional arts educator associations)
11:30 Panel discussion w Q and A
Special guest panelists:
Dennis Inhulsen, Chief Learning Officer, National Art Education Association
David Neves, Eastern Division Past President, National Association for Music Education
Susan McGreevy Nichols, CEO, National Dance Education Organization


3rd Annual Healing Arts Conference at Butler Hospital September 29, 2017

This one-day conference focuses on applying arts interventions to promote well-being within specific populations andour communities.

Learn specific arts-based protocols to address therapeutic needs through break-out sessions.

Explore meaningful interventions to empower clients through self-expression.

Acquire real-life skills that can be implemented immediately in your work setting.

Continuing Education Credits offered for Nursing, LMHC and Social Work. All participants will receive attendance
certificates for 5.5 contact hours.

Breakfast and lunch are included.