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Arts programs have the potential to center joy, creativity, and resilience in our schools, provide meaningful and relevant learning opportunities for our students, and prepare all students for healthy and successful future endeavors through well-rounded learning. Through standards-aligned arts learning opportunities, students gain access to essential skills and knowledge needed to communicate effectively, develop their creativity, and make meaningful change in our complex world.

Oregon adopted new Arts standards in September 2015. Based on the National Core Arts Standards, they contain standards for five discrete disciplines, a glossary for each discipline and supporting materials for the standards.

The State Board Adopted Oregon Arts standards provide a guide to what students should be able to know and do in arts courses at specified grade levels.

Announcement: Teaching Artists Needed

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!

Oregon's State Board Adopted Arts Education Standards


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For more information, contact Shannon Johnson, Arts Education Specialist, (503) 863-6237.