*Updated* NCDPI Arts Education Newsletter - February 5, 2021

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February 5, 2021

NC Arts Education


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In this Newsletter:

  • Learning Differences Webinar: Specially Designed Instruction (IEP students) for Arts Education
  • Children's Music Shows - Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival
  • EdNC Arts Education Survey
  • Arts ARE Education Town Halls
  • NC Arts Day 2021

Learning Differences
Specially Designed Instruction


Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for Arts Educators within an MTSS

We all have at least one student who needs specific interventions. Are you wondering how to meet their needs most effectively? Join Ginger Cash, NCDPI Intervention Consultant, in this webinar where we dig into specific Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts classrooms to meet the needs of students with IEPs (or any other specific learning modifications). You will come away from this webinar with the tools you need to effectively plan for instruction specially designed to improve every student’s outcomes.

February 25 @ 4-5pm

Register Now!


Breakout rooms for every content looking at learner profiles and how to adapt instruction for specific disabilities. 


Interested in other Learning Differences Topics? Visit the Webinar Archive for the following:

More topics to come! What would you like us to cover? Email Brandon or Sayward to let us know!

Children's Music Shows - Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival

The Concert Truck

In response to the pandemic, the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival at ECU has partnered with The Concert Truck to create a mini tv series on the building blocks of music. There are four episodes: Rhythm, Melody, Harmony and Story Telling. These episodes last 15-20 minutes each and are geared towards elementary students but are enjoyed by older ages as well.  


To receive access to these videos, click on the link below and fill out the form. There is no cost. Feel free to forward this email to other interested teachers in your community. Contact Four Seasons directly with any questions at fourseasons@ecu.edu or 252-328-6019.



Arts and education: What do you want to know?

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EducationNC is beginning to take a deep dive into arts and education, and we want your help.

What stories remain untold in the North Carolina arts world? What do you want to read about? What is happening in your district that you believe would benefit others?

Please take this brief survey below, and contact Caroline Parker at cparker@ednc.org with any questions or additional thoughts.


Take the Survery Here

Arts ARE Education Tuesday Town Halls

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Join arts educators and other stakeholders for an overview of the Arts ARE Education campaign and join in the dialogue about the state of your district programs—the challenges, successes, and future. All Town Halls are scheduled for 5 pm EST, unless otherwise noted.

Town Hall Schedule

ARTS Day '21 Registration is NOW OPEN!

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Join us for ARTS Day 2021, as speakers and performers engage, educate and energize us to speak up for the Arts.


Arts NC is excited to invite you the first Online ARTS Day Conference! Join us for ARTS Day 2021 to hear engaging and informative speakers and enjoy inspirational performances. This year, our conference may look a little different, but ARTS Day is still more than a collection of speakers and meetings with lawmakers, it is the annual culmination of a movement. The mission of Arts NC is to unite people and communities to strengthen and celebrate a creative North Carolina, an idea that is embodied in our annual conference, and in everything we do.

 Learn More & View the Schedule

We're Here for you!

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All Arts:

Regional Partners

Not in the Raleigh Area? Not a problem! Visit the Regional Arts Partners Google sheet to search for arts education organizations which serve students in your region, city, and educational district! If you have more organizations to add to the list, please contact Brandon Roeder.




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North Carolina's Vision for Comprehensive Arts Education

In today's globally competitive world, innovative thinking and creativity are essential for all school children. High quality, standards-based instruction in the arts develops these skills and effectively engages, retains, and prepares future-ready students for graduation and success in an entrepreneurial economy. Dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts, taught by licensed arts educators and integrated throughout the curriculum, are critical to North Carolina's 21st century education. (Senate Bill 66: Comprehensive Arts Education Task Force, 2010)




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Contact Us!

Sayward Grindley: K-12 Dance and Visual Arts Consultant

Brandon Roeder: K-12 Music and Theatre Arts Consultant