Arts in our Schools Month

March is “Arts in the Schools Month”
What we have planned!…
  • Check out our daily posts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook highlighting celebrations, quotes, arts ed facts, Arts Ed Now resources and much more…
  • PRESS RELEASE TEMPLATE  to share with your local press highlighting your March events for Arts in our Schools Month.
Don’t forget to share on social media how you are celebrating in your school and tag us @ArtsEdNJ be sure to use #ArtsEdNow #NJArtsSchoolsMonth.
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Appel Farms Arts & Music Campus
  • March 4 2020 Burlington County Teen Arts Festival
  • March 10, 2020 HCATA: Performance Day 1
  • March 11, 2020 Middlesex County Teen Arts Festival
  • March 12, 2020 HCATA: Performance Day 2
  • March 11-12, 2020 Warren County Teen Arts Festival
  • March 12-13, 2020 Union County Teen Arts Festival
  • March 14, 2020 HCATA: NJ High School Dance Festival
  • March 17, 2020 Sussex County Teen Arts Festival
  • March 18, 2020 Ocean County Teen Arts Festival
  • March 19-20, 2020 Monmouth County Teen Arts Festival
  • March 20, 2020 Camden County Teen Arts 
  • March 21, 2020 HCATA: Performance Day 3
  • March 28, 2020 HCATA: Performance Day 4
  • April 1, 2020 Gloucester & Salem County Teen Arts Festival
  • April 2, 2020 Cape May and Cumberland County Teen Arts Festival 
  • May 4, 2020 HCATA: Visual Art Expo Days
  • May 8 2020 Atlantic County Teen Arts Festival
  • May 8 2020 Mercer County Teen Arts Festival
  • May 13 2020 Somerset County Teen Arts Festival
  • May 15, 2020 Bergen County Teen Arts Festival
  • May 15 2020 Morris County Teen Arts Festival
  • June 3 2020 Passaic County Teen Arts Festival 
  • State Finals Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
  • NJ High School Dance Festival MARCH 14, 2020 UNION CITY HIGH SCHOOL
  • Mason Gross School of the Arts on March 26
National Arts Advocacy Day – Youth Arts Advocacy Exchange
& National Arts Advocacy Day Summit
  • March 29, March 30 – 31 ArtPride NJ welcomes students to be part of the NJ delegation to this annual national summit that gathers advocates to meet with their members of US Congress. The 2 day event includes advocacy training and attendance at the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Find out more »

Professional Learning Opportunities

Developing Impactful Arts
Integration: From Planning
to Practice
Mar. 2, 2020; 9 am – 3 pm at FEA
Presenters: Wendy Liscow, Program
Director, Education, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; and Shawna Longo, Arts Integration Specialist and Music Educator, Hopatcong School District
Arts integration is an effective strategy for cultivating positive climate and culture, as well as deepening student engagement. This workshop will immerse participants in the fundamental components of high-quality arts integration. In each highly participatory session, the knowledge and skills needed to move confidently from planning to implementation will be explored.
Putting the Art in Language Arts
With Smithsonian Digital Collections
Mar. 3, 2020; 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Presenters: Phoebe Hillemann and Ashley Naranjo
How can visual art enhance your students’ learning in the ELA classroom? Experience how educators at the Smithsonian American Art Museum use artwork to engage students as critical thinkers, readers, and writers, while supporting the content you teach. Discover digital resource collections on the Smithsonian Learning Lab that you can use immediately in your classroom. (Suggested for ELA and visual arts connections)

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