Fine Arts Resources
Fine Arts Flyer
Monthly Fine Arts Newsletter featuring student and educator spotlight, state and national arts education organization updates, arts related opportunities and professional learning.
Fine Arts New Teacher Cohorts
New teachers will learn the nuts and bolts of teaching in Ohio from expert teachers and educational partners. Join colleagues from across the state virtually in these supportive cohorts that will assist new teachers in navigating a successful year of teaching. Topics will include standards-driven lesson planning, innovative practices, advocacy, program development and more.
All meetings will be held virtually the second Tuesday of the month from 4:30-6:00 p.m Sept.-May (no meeting in December).
Contact hours will be given upon completion of the cohort.
Building Bridges for Arts Educators
Join colleagues from across the state each month for creative conversations hosted by the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education and the Ohio Department of Education. The meetup format will allow teachers to interact with state arts organizations, hear updates and learn from one another.
All Building Bridges events are held virtually from 6:30pm -7:30pm.
Register for the Sept. 26 Building Bridges
- Sept. 26, 2023 – Our Powers Combined: How a Unified Fine Arts Department Will Strengthen Your District
- Oct. 24, 2023 – Getting to Know the Ohio Teaching Artist Roster and Ohio Arts Council
- Nov. 28, 2023 – FUNding the Arts: Overview of Federal Funding Available to Support Arts Programs
- Jan. 23, 2024 – Arts Education Data Dashboard: Exciting Updates for Ohio
- Feb. 27, 2024 – High-Quality Instruction, Materials and Data in the Arts
- Mar. 26, 2024 – BACKstage Exam: Measuring High School Tech Success
Blurred Borders for Arts Education
Join colleagues virtually from across the country as we build and share cross-state resources to further arts education for all students.
How Can the Smithsonian American Art Museum Help You Teach?
Join Peg Koetsch, Smithsonian American Art Museum, on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 from 4:30-6 p.m. for a two-part professional learning session. Participants can earn 3 hour of contact hours for attending both or 1.5 hours for attending just one session.
- Save the date! Registration link coming soon.
OTES 2.0 General Guidance
High-Quality Student Data Instruments
Choosing and using high-quality student data (HQSD) to guide instructional decisions and meet student learning needs is key in making sound instructional decisions for students. The teacher evaluation will use at least two measures of district-determined high-quality student data to provide evidence of student learning attributable to the teacher being evaluated. HQSD may be used as evidence in any component of the evaluation where applicable.
Schools and districts may approve the use of locally created assessments as measures of HQSD provided the measures have been vetted to ensure they meet the criteria identified on the HQSD Guidance Tool. Locally created fine arts assessments for HQSD must align to the Ohio state standards.
Resources for Educators
The Kennedy Center Digital Resources Library (formerly ArtsEdge) is the Kennedy Center's free digital learning platform for arts education.
The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent agency of the United States federal government that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence
It is the mission of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education to ensure that the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan.
The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.
Art Possible Ohio (formally VSA Ohio) is the statewide service organization on the arts and disability. They work with artists of all ages who have disabilities to make arts and cultural experiences more accessible and inclusive.
A national professional organization dedicated to advancing dance education centered in the arts.
National Dance Education Organization’s honor society for students studying dance in public and private schools in K-12 education, dance studios, cultural/community centers, performing arts organizations, and post-secondary education.
A statewide organization that inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance.
The Opportunity-to-learn Standards (OTLs) offer a guide to scaffold upon which to build programming and curriculum. The OTLs outline the resources recommended by NDEO to be in place for a basic or quality dance program to enable students to meaningfully participate in a standards-based dance education. The OTLs are meant to serve the locally determined needs and curricular aims for student learning.
The American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) works to ensure that every young person experiences quality theatre arts in their lives provided by proficient, talented artists and educators
A national professional organization for theatre educators whose mission is to shape lives through theatre education.
Educational Theatre Association’s international honor society for theatre students in middle and high school.
The professional organization for theatre educators in Ohio. An affiliated chapter of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).
The Opportunity-to-learn Standards (OTLs) offer a guide to scaffold upon which to build programming and curriculum. The OTL Standards do not identify specific curriculum that a theatre educator needs within a theatre program. Rather, they offer guidance on the curriculum and scheduling, staffing, resources and equipment, safety elements, and facilities that EdTA recommends be in place to support the theatre standards and theatre literacy. The OTLs are meant to serve the locally determined needs and curricular aims for student learning.
Media Arts EDU is a national initiative to fully establish quality, standards -based Media Arts Education (MAE).
A national organization dedicated to media literacy education.
The professional organization for music educators in Ohio. An affiliated chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
A national professional organization whose mission is to advance music education by promoting the understanding and making of music by all.
NAfME’s international honor society for middle/junior-high and high school students.
The Opportunity-to-learn Standards (OTLs) offer a guide to scaffold upon which to build programming and curriculum. The OTLs offer guidance on the curriculum and scheduling, staffing, materials and equipment, and facilities that NAfME recommends being in place to realize the music learning standards. The OTLs are meant to serve the locally determined needs and curricular aims for student learning.
A national professional organization whose mission is to advance art education through professional development.
National Art Education Association’s honor society for visual art students in middle and high school.
The professional organization for visual art educators in Ohio.
The Opportunity-to-learn Standards (OTLs) offer a guide to scaffold upon which to build programming and curriculum. The OTLs offer guidance on the curriculum and scheduling, staffing, materials and equipment, and facilities and budgeting that NAEA recommends being in place to realize the visual learning standards. The OTLs are meant to serve the locally determined needs and curricular aims for student learning.
Arts Ed Search
- Arts Ed Search is a hub for research on the impact of arts in education.
The Wallace Foundation
Education Commission of the States
Last Modified: 9/26/2023 3:25:50 PM