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This page features resources and opportunities around arts education in Oregon, to help connect arts educators, schools and districts with the support needed to offer Oregon students a quality, standards-aligned arts education. 


New Transformative SEL and Arts Guidance from the Oregon Department of Education
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently announced the upcoming release of new resources to support K-12 education programs across the state. Integrating Transformative SEL and the Arts highlights areas where the arts are especially suited to support students’ transformative social and emotional growth by reinforcing connections and helps support coherence, consistent language use, and alignment between Oregon’s Transformative Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Standards and Oregon Arts Standards.  
ODE invited administrators, educators, teaching artists, arts organizations, and all school staff, families, and community members interested in arts education to join us on May 15th to learn more about this guidance. Although the session has passed, you can view the presentation materials here.

Join the Oregon Arts Group!
The Oregon Arts Group is a digital resource repository and collaboration space in Oregon Open Learning for educators, administrators, and other educational partners to curate, create, and remix open educational resources (OER). Interested in joining and contributing to the Oregon Arts Group, but not sure how it works? Asynchronous learning options about the OER and the Oregon Open Learning Hub include the OER Professional Learning Group on the Hub and the User Guide for Oregon Open Learning.

Statewide Arts Education Programs

Arts, Care & Connection Program

Native Arts Program

The Oregon Department of Education is partnering with Arts forArts Care Connection Logo jpg.jpg Learning Northwest to design an Arts, Care & Connection program, offering free K-5 arts integration lessons and professional learning for teachers. These lessons, designed by teaching artists from across Oregon, will create high quality arts and social emotional learning opportunities for elementary students during the school day, and will be available statewide in the 2024-2025 school year. This work is done in partnership with ODE’s Care and Connection campaign and will integrate and align to ODE's recently adopted Oregon’s Transformative SEL Framework & Standards.
Arts for Learning NW is seeking teaching artists and elementary dance, music, theatre, and visual arts educators to create arts education lessons and videos for this project. Click here to apply!

The Well-Rounded Access Program is excited to announce a project to increase access to arts learning through culturally responsive lessons about contemporary and regional Native artists! This work aims to boost access to accurate, Tribal-specific arts content for Native and non-Native students through partnerships with federally recognized Tribes, Southern Oregon ESD, and the Jim Pepper Native Arts Council. They will develop lessons and professional development sessions integrating local Tribal cultural practices and the work of contemporary Native artists, incorporating the Oregon Arts Standards and the 9 Essential Understandings (developed for the Tribal History/Shared History (TH/SH) project).

Learn more about the Native Arts Program

Stay tuned for more updates as lessons and professional development opportunities become available for school year 2024-25!

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