Showcasing arts providers and career-savvy students: Highlights for January 24-30, 2017

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Showcasing arts providers and career-savvy students: Highlights for January 24-30, 2017


The arts are alive and abundant in SFUSD’s schools, and the annual Arts Education Resource Fair provides teachers, arts coordinators, administrators, parents, and the public a window to the wealth of arts education providers in the Bay Area that schools can take advantage of for artist residencies and field trips. The event is particularly timely since this is when schools begin shaping their 2017-18 school budgets -- including how they want to spend their Elementary Arts Program or Public Education Enrichment Fund dollars. It is also part of the SFUSD’s Arts Education Master Plan, a blueprint for integrating the arts into each student's daily curriculum. Coordinated by the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area, up to 50 representatives of San Francisco's cultural institutions and arts providers will be on hand. San Francisco Board of Education President Shamann Walton will be providing brief remarks.


When:  Wednesday, January 25 / 4:00 -6:00 p.m.

Where:  Asian Art Museum / 200 Larkin St.


SFUSD high school students from more than 40 College and Career Pathways will be presenting hands-on projects, showing their technical skills, and talking about their work experiences to San Francisco industry partners, community organizations, parents, and peers. This year, students are conducting market research to create a high-impact ad campaign, constructing a larger-than-life game of "Mousetrap" to incorporate conceptual physics and design, and showing how food travels from farm to table. The SFUSD Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs represent 13 different industry sectors, from Urban Agriculture to Biotechnology, Building and Construction Trades to Marketing and Finance. CTE academies offer 2-3 years of high school classes that align with work experiences and early college to allow students to meet professionals and gain experience in a career path while also learning about the training needed to get there.


When:   Wednesday, January 25 / 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Where:  Palace Hotel / 2 New Montgomery St.


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