Creativity at the Core

The goal of California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) is to make visible and accessible paths to 21st Century learning for California’s diverse learners through a focus on powerful arts teaching and learning that builds on and supports learning in the Common Core .

Creativity at the Core is an exciting new statewide program put forth by the CCSESA. It provides  professional learning modules focused on many key topics that support arts learning and Common Core Standards. Regional teams including Regional Arts Leads from across California and key Arts Organization Partners collaborated on professional learning materials that educators can use in their own educational and arts settings.image001

P.L.A.C.E. was a collaborative entity, and instrumental in putting together Module 10Getting Ready for Performance: Building the Creative Process in Dance Technique (Grades 7-12)

Refreshing and deepening dance content through curricular best practices, sharing ideas, and sharing resources to implement Dance Content Literacy and the Common Core for Technical Subjects.

Links to related information:

Creativity at the Core – main page

California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) Arts Initiative launches Creativity at the Core.

Regions as defined by the CCSESA  regions

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A professional development day for Region 10 was held on November 20, 2014

Facilitated by  Armalyn De La O with Sue Roginski of P.L.A.C.E. and Nicole Robinson

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GettingReadyforPerformanceFinalThis was a professional development workshop for dance educators (grades 7-12).

The workshop focused on building the creative process in technique class to improve artistic performance.

Region 10 Counties include Riverside, San Bernardino, Inyo, and Mono.


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