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ECS President Jeremy Anderson Welcome

Education Commission of the States President Jeremy Anderson welcomes attendees and shares education trends and policies, as well as school…

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Media Arts Education in K-12 Schools

Led by the ArtsMatter team from LA Promise Fund, this asynchronous session explores the field of media arts education and…

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Virtually Free: Arts Education and Juvenile Justice

On a given day, more than 43,000 youth are held in residential placement facilities because of involvement with the juvenile…

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ESSA Arts Indicator: A Case Study in Systems Change

Can systems change really happen? What key strategies and messaging can bring it about? The Illinois ESSA arts indicator process…

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Guiding Principles in Co-Designing Arts Spaces With Youth Leaders

Facilitated by youth leaders of the National Youth Network (NYN) as part of the Creative Youth Development movement, participants at…

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Can Hip Hop Save Us?

The U.S. public education system is not providing a high-quality, equitable education for young people in our country. The opportunity gap…

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Arts Endowment Welcome Video

In this framing video, National Endowment for the Arts Chairperson Mary Anne Carter welcomes attendees and discusses the importance of…

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Welcome From AEP Director Jamie Kasper

AEP Director Jamie Kasper welcomes attendees to the 2020 Virtual Gathering and provides a programming overview.

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Are We Reaching the Promise of Title IV-A?

For the past two school years, the NAMM Foundation — in partnership with the National Association for Music Education, and…

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U.S. Department of Education Welcome

In this framing video, Christopher Rinkus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementray and Secondary Education at U.S. Department of Education, welcomes…

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: 25 Years of AEP

This plenary session takes a trip down memory lane in recognition of AEP's 25th Anniversary. Featuring speakers who paved the…

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When I was asked to create a work of art exploring literacy, I wanted to create a dance but I had no dancers or a studio, so I chose to use my own body in the space I had, my yard. Fluent Nature is video of micro-choreography that explores what cannot be expressed with words, how nature has its own language, and how placing the human body in nature changes the story.

Title: What Is Me and What Is Not Me | Artist: Alex Chadwell | Medium: Music

My thinking on arts and literacy centers around the concept of literacies and artmaking as both sense-making and meaning-making processes that organically and inevitably overlap, intersect, and reciprocate. Compositionally, What is me and what is not me is a sound collage of sorts (there is no notation for the piece, and I'd be hard pressed to recreate it accurately) that abstractly and aurally represents the relationships between literacies and artmaking.

Title: A Curious Honeybee | Artist: Gideon Young | Medium: Film

Offering welcome through traditional and digital elements of literacy, A Curious Honeybee provides an experiential learning environment by activating visual, musical, natural, and emotional literacies.

Title: Tercera Llamada | Artist: Karilú Forshee | Medium: Audio

La Carpa Theatre is a project that I am currently directing in the Detroit Latinx community. The project aims to strengthen and uplift youth voices through devised theatre, in the style of the Mexican Carpas. This audio was created in the theatrical environment envisioned for our project. The ways in which literacies are re-defined are at the heart of La Carpa Theatre's mission.

Title: Literaseas | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite and ink on paper with digital edits

Title: A Riddle | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite on paper with digital edits

Title: False Binaries | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite on paper with digital edits