We draw from a wide range of resources, including the following:
STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES:
Arts & Education Organizations:
Americans for the Arts www.americansforthearts.org
A national organization that seeks to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.
Arts Education Partners www.aep-arts.org
A national coalition of more than 100 education, arts, business, cultural, government, and philanthropic organizations with the mission of securing a high-quality arts education for every young person in America.
CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) is the nation’s leading organization advancing the development of academic, social, and emotional competence for all students.
A nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.
Coalition for Essential Schools www.essentialschools.org
A national network of pre-K-12 schools that have adopted the CES Common Principles, CES supports membership schools that foster personalization, democracy, equity, intellectual vitality, and excellence.
DC Collaborative www.dccollaborative.org
A partnership organization that advances access to learning opportunities in the arts and humanities for all DC public school and charter school students.
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities http://dcarts.dc.gov/
A municipal arts resource that provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to local artists and nonprofit organizations.
A local arm of Project Zero, DCPZ is composed of over 450 educators in the DC area who support one another to integrate PZ ideas in their practice through ongoing, educator-led professional development.
Partnership for 21st Century Learning www.p21.org
P21's mission is to serve as catalyst for 21st century learning to build collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders so that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops.
Progressive Education Network www.progressiveeducationnetwork.org
A national network comprised of teachers, administrators, and school personnel that supports the practices of progressive pedagogy by connecting educators with one another to share ideas, practices, and experiences.
Project Zero www.pz.harvard.edu
A national arts education research center that develops scholarly reports and practical tools based on investigations into the nature of intelligence, understanding, thinking, creativity, cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural thinking, and ethics.