(Washington, DC) – The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC Collaborative) held a successful School Orientation event which took place on August 26, 2010, at The Kennedy Center.
The purpose of the event was to guide teachers in the process of participating in the DC Collaborative’s Arts for Every Student (AFES) program designed to provide free transportation and tickets to arts and humanities events for DC public and charter public schools. Teachers learned how to register their schools for these trips offered by DC Collaborative member organizations.
New DC Collaborative members, including the American Poetry Museum, National Museum of American Art, Lincoln’s Cottage, and the National Geographic Museum, presented their programs for the 2010-2011 school year. Highlights of the event included a performance by poet Patrick Washington, a regular on HBO’s Def Poetry.
Additionally, thirty additional DC Collaborative members provided resource tables and shared information about their opportunities for AFES trips this year.
DC Collaborative team members also reviewed the Arts for For Every Student program structure, as well as the registration process for student trips and for teacher professional development workshops.
Some key points from the orientation:
- The opening date for online student trip registration is Monday, September 13, 2010, which kicks off the same week as National Arts in Education Week
- A school’s Key Communicator for AFES trips may access the AFES Online Registration site at www.dccollaborative.org.
A second AFES School Orientation will be offered on September 8, 2010, for any individuals who could not attend the first session. For online registration, visit http://afesschoolorientationsept82010.eventbrite.com/ .
As always, please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions, 202-204-7750, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:
More than forty members strong, the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC Collaborative) provides equitable access to quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and chartered public schools for the growth of the whole child. Working with its partners, since its founding in 1998, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts for Every Student and the Arts Education Initiative.