Advocating for the Arts

Advocating


Credits: 3 Credits
PD Hours: 120 Hours
Length: 5 Weeks

With budget cuts galore, the arts can easily be pushed to the sidelines in the eyes of the community, administration and politicians. You care about your art program more than anyone else, but this passion must be contagious in order to truly make a difference.

Though this class you will learn tips and tricks to advocate for your program, help the community see the arts in a new light.  You will research the arts in your area, and brainstorm ways to connect with the community at large through becoming your own best “Artvocate.” You will leave the course with a comprehensive Advocacy Plan you can start using tomorrow in order to boost your program and gain the respect the arts deserve in your community.

Stop sitting on the sidelines – Become a passion driven “Artvocate!”

  • Empowerment – get the skills you need to speak up for the arts
  • Gain access to a variety of essential advocacy ideas and resources
  • Learn to use research to become a more powerful “Art-vo-cate”
  • Brainstorm and implement ways to connect directly to your community through art
  • Create an Advocacy Plan to utilize in your school district immediately

No-Credit

$100/credit

  • Degree Level Graduate Credit
  • Morningside Grade Report
  • Morningside Transcript
  • Full HLC Degree-Level Accreditation
  • Letter Grade
  • 120+ PD Contact Hours
  • Full Access to Class Resources
  • Full Instructor Feedback
  • AOE Certificate of Course Completion
$300
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Credit

$250/credit

  • Degree Level Graduate Credit
  • Morningside Grade Report
  • Morningside Transcript
  • Full HLC Degree-Level Accreditation
  • Letter Grade
  • 120+ PD Contact Hours
  • Full Access to Class Resources
  • Full Instructor Feedback
  • AOE Certificate of Course Completion
$750
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Sample topics we’ll cover:

    • Gathering arts data to use as an advocacy tool
    • How to Market your art program
    • Exciting and engaging students through the arts
    • Getting parents on board with your art program
    • Gaining respect from peers and colleagues

    • Strategies to reach out to your admin/community
    • Using Technology to promote your art program
    • Developing Community Partnerships
    • Using Your Assessment Data to Advocate
    • How to create an Advocacy Calendar

     


    Notes from past participants:

     

    Like all of the AoE classes I have taken, this Advocacy class offered great information that was pertinent to my career, right now. The classes are insightful, collaborative and useful immediately in the classroom. I love the format – vast amounts of learning with no pre-scheduled class times, and getting to interact with teachers all over the country was insightful. I have already recommended this AoE class and others to my colleagues.

    - Ida O.

     


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