Joint Arts Administrators Institute
A Professional Learning Opportunity for District Arts Coordinators and Administrators of Schools Utilizing an Arts-focused Curriculum
Twice a year, the Joint Arts Administrators Institute offers an opportunity for administrators to focus on their unique needs and demands in delivering quality arts education to their students. Meeting for two days in late winter and one in mid-summer, the institute has proven to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and strategies among peers as well a conduit for current, relevant information directly affecting administrators.
The original institute in 2004 was conceived as a means for district arts coordinators to form a support network, learning from not only from experts, but from one another as well. The resulting network, the South Carolina District Arts Coordinators (SCDAC), was then housed under the umbrella of PSAE. Among the first items that the network undertook was the development of a document that would help define standards for quality arts programs. The resulting document is the Essential Elements of a Quality Visual and Performing Arts Program, which provides a model for a quality, standards-based arts education program along with an accompanying checklist that serves as a diagnostic tool for evaluating and improving school and district programs. In 2013, the decision was made to expand the institute to include school-based administrators of schools with an arts-focus.
The PSAE Joint Art Administrators Institute is a joint project of PSAE with its partners, the Arts in Basic Curriculum Project, and the South Carolina Department of Education.
Mark Your Calendar!
The next Joint Arts Administrators Institute is coming!
October 4, 2017
Palmetto State Arts Education is hosting an Arts Coordinators Day to provide professional development and support for individuals who provide a leadership role and coordinate arts programs for their district.