Register Now: Equity in Arts Education Webinars

SEADAE is proud to present Equity in Arts Education: Cultivating SEL for Arts Educators, Supervisors, and Administrators, a three-part professional learning series. We invite you join us for sessions on August 11, August 18, and September 15, 2021.

Featuring leaders from across the field of arts education and other creative industries, these sessions address the fundamental question of "What does it mean to be anti-racist in arts education?"

Registration is free and open to all. Learn more and register below.

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Session # 1: Wednesday, August 11th 3:00-4:30 pm EDT
The Anti-Bias Anti-Racist Art Room (ABAR): Curriculum & Instruction in Praxis

Led by Anti Racist Art Teachers, this panel discussion will focus on what anti-bias, anti-racist curriculum & instruction looks like in praxis. Each panel member will provide examples of lessons and teaching strategies that they utilize in the classroom. There will be opportunity for collaboration and conversation among the panelists and participants as we discuss what it means to move from reflection to reformation of our curriculum and instruction.


Session # 2: Wednesday, August 18th 3:00-4:30 pm EDT
Promoting Equity from Coast to Coast

This panel will share examples of how Maryland, New York, and Seattle Public Schools promote culturally responsive and anti-racist arts education for all students through: New York’s Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Framework and policy statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Maryland’s Anti-racist Educator’s of the Arts Learning Lab; and Seattle Public School’s Culturally Responsive Antiracist Arts Framework.

Panelists: Alysia Lee (Maryland State Department of Education); David Seligman (New York State Education Department); Gail Sehlhorst (Seattle Public Schools)


Session # 3: Wednesday, September 15 6:30-8:30 pm EDT
The Anti-Racist AME Classroom

The California Department of Education established the Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME) industry sector to support high school students interested in pursuing careers in California’s thriving creative workforce. The AME educator community is committed to recognizing and eliminating racism in our classrooms, schools, and communities. We are also focused on developing culturally aware content creators who will work to increase representation and build sensitivity to issues around race in the creative industries. But what are the specific tools and resources that will support us in this work? And how can we build strategic alliances and engage in meaningful dialogue with other teachers in our disciplines about building an anti-racist AME pathway?

Please join us for a special CA-AME-EO and SEADAE professional learning event for Arts, Media, and Entertainment teachers. We will begin with a panel of speakers, addressing the ways you can identify bias and racism in your curriculum and materials, align your pathway with an anti-racist perspective, and use your creative classroom to combat racism and systemic inequalities. After the panel, we will break up into discipline-specific discussions for conversations that address anti-racism in your AME pathway.


This series is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.