Promotional Materials for the Education Service Centers

The Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts (CEDFA) began in 1998 with the expressed purpose of being a statewide network to support fine arts teachers in implementing the Fine Arts TEKS. What started as a small group of dedicated professionals volunteering to help other fine arts teachers work with the new TEKS, has grown into a cadre of over 120 members located in districts throughout the geographic regions of the state. Furthermore, CEDFA built upon the idea of a “statewide network” of support for fine arts educators by establishing relationships with fine arts contacts at each of the regional Educational Service Centers. CEDFA also helps fine arts educators connect through the internet using this website. In 2002, CEDFA expanded the opportunities for fine arts educators by developing and holding the Texas Fine Arts Summit.

The Fine Arts Summit, hosted by the Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts (CEDFA), 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. The four professional development sessions offered at the Fine Arts Summit XVII will pertain to strategies for success in the fine arts classroom. The sessions will be in-depth training on the following topics: Instructional Pathways to Personalized Learning in the Fine Arts; Technology Infusion for the Fine Arts Classroom; Design Thinking Across the Arts and in the Real World; and Project-Based Learning in the Fine Arts. More detailed information about the Fine Arts Summit and CEDFA can be found at http://www.cedfa.org/summits/summit-xvii/.

CEDFA communicates with fine arts professionals around the state by email. The emails below are examples of some of the emails CEDFA sends to the contacts we have available. Click here or on the letter below to download a copy of this template in a MicroSoft Word format.

 

TEXAS FINE ARTS SUMMIT XVII
Thursday-Friday, June 9-10, 2016
Airport Hilton Hotel – Austin, Texas

The Fine Arts Summit, hosted by the Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts (CEDFA), 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. The four professional development sessions offered at the Fine Arts Summit XVII will pertain to strategies for success in the fine arts classroom. The sessions will be in-depth training on the following topics: Instructional Pathways to Personalized Learning in the Fine Arts; Technology Infusion for the Fine Arts Classroom; Design Thinking Across the Arts and in the Real World; and Project-Based Learning in the Fine Arts.

The Opening Session of the Fine Arts Summit will feature a keynote speaker, and the Closing Session will feature very talented student performers. The Summit will also include administrator workshops and other special activities and events in addition to Pre-Summit sessions on Thursday morning, June 9 to provide participants with in-depth knowledge on specific topics of interest.

Online registration and details pertaining to the Texas Fine Arts Summit XVII and the Pre-Summit sessions are posted on the CEDFA website at http://www.cedfa.org. Registration will begin February 1, and early registration prior to May 20 for individuals attending the Fine Arts Summit will receive a registration discount. Group registrations prior to May 20 for the Summit will also receive additional registration discounts.

Furthermore, registration fees may be paid by check or credit card. Be advised that it is expected that registrations for the Fine Arts Summit will reach a maximum, and additional registrations beyond the maximum limit cannot be accepted.

I look forward to your joining us at the Fine Arts Summit to enhance art, dance, music, and theatre education in Texas schools! Please do not hesitate to contact me or Kris Andrews, Executive Director of CEDFA (krisandrews@cedfa.org), if additional information pertaining to the Texas Fine Arts Summit XVII is required.

Regards,

 

For the Pre-Summits CEDFA typically will send an email like the one below. Click here or on the email below to download this template example in a MicroSoft Word format.

Dear Educators:

Registration for the Fine Arts Summit XVII at the Austin Airport Hilton Hotel on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10, has opened! We hope that you will join us for two days of intense learning geared toward your discipline.

Besides the sessions for teachers of Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre, we would like to call your attention to the PreSummit offerings on Thursday – June 9 – from 10am-2pm.

Each PreSummit session is a four-hour hands-on exploration of an educational topic customized for Fine Arts educators. This year’s PreSummit offerings cover a wide variety of topics and are taught by top-notch educators. Topics include technology, reaching students with special needs, exploring cultural diversity, nurturing creativity, and movement. The PreSummit sessions also include a lunch buffet.

Each year, we get overwhelmingly positive feedback from PreSummit participants. Please register for one of the PreSummits and make plans to come to Austin Thursday morning!

Registration at www.cedfa.org

We are looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Fine Arts Summit!

 

You may also download and use the special graphic logo for Summit XVII by clicking here or by clicking on the logo below.

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