Summits

Since 2000, Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts (CEDFA) has organized successful statewide fine arts summits that focus on teaching strategies aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The CEDFA Summits serve as the only venue for educators from all four fine arts disciplines to meet and discuss relevant issues. Education Service Centers (ESC) have replicated each statewide summit at the regional level.

From 2005 through 2008 the Summit participants looked at integrating Fine Arts with other subject areas focusing on “Through the Arts Knowledge becomes Success”.

The Fine Arts Summit is the only major venue in Texas that brings together educators from each of the four fine arts content areas of art, dance, music, and theatre. In 2009 CEDFA introduced a four-year plan to provide Summit participants with professional development training on assessment strategies in each of the four fine arts content areas, one strand of the Fine Arts Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) per year:

    Assessment Strategies

  • Thirteenth Annual CEDFA Summit
    Assessments in the Fine Arts 2012 Creative/Expression Performance
    June 7-8, 2012
  • Twelfth Annual CEDFA Summit
    Assessments in the Fine Arts 2011 Response/Evaluation
    June 9-10, 2011
  • Eleventh Annual CEDFA Summit
    Assessments in the Fine Arts 2010 Historical/Cultural Heritage
    June 10-11, 2010
  • Tenth Annual CEDFA Summit
    Assessments in the Fine Arts 2009 Perceptions
    June 11-12, 2009
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    Fine Arts Integration

  • Ninth Annual CEDFA Summit
    TAKS=S 4: Through the Arts Knowledge becomes Success, Year 4
    June 13-14, 2008
  • Eighth Annual CEDFA Summit
    Through the Arts Knowledge becomes Success, Year 3
    June 7-8, 2007
  • Seventh Annual CEDFA Summit
    Through the Arts Knowledge becomes Success, Year 2
    June 8-9, 2006
  • Sixth Annual CEDFA Summit
    Through the Arts Knowledge becomes Success
    June 16-17, 2005
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    Original Summits

  • Fifth Annual Texas Fine Arts Summit
    Innovation in Arts Education
    June 17-18, 2004
  • Fourth Annual Texas Fine Arts Summit
    Expanding the Learning Community Through Fine Arts
    June 19-20, 2003
  • Third Annual Texas Fine Arts Summit
    Fine Arts: Building a Successful Learning Community
    June 13-14, 2002
  • Second Annual Texas Fine Arts Summit
    Performance Assessment, Technology Integration, Interdisciplinary Instruction
    June 14-15, 2001
  • First Texas Fine Arts Summit
    Texas Fine Arts Summit : TEKS Empower Texas Fine Arts Educators
    June 13-14, 2000