We draw from a wide range of resources, including the following:



Core Arts Standards   

CASEL Social Emotional Standards

Framework for 21st Century Learning

Coalition for Essential Schools Common Principles


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  www.casel.org 

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. 


CAST  www.cast.org  

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.


DCPZ  sites.google.com/site/dcprojectzero

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.