Registration open for administrators art retreat in Anchorage

Building on the successes of administrators art retreats in Homer and Juneau, the Alaska Arts Education Consortium and partners invite administrators from member districts to attend the Administrators Art Retreat in Anchorage on March 5 and 6.


The retreat will explore the power of learning in and through the arts ongoing attempts to increase the access to quality arts education for school improvement in Alaska.

The retreat is open to administrators and school leaders from prior retreats and new attendees, with special encouragement for teams from districts or schools.

The retreat provides an intensive opportunity for administrators to work with and learn from fellow arts education advocates about ways to use the arts to improve student motivation, learning and skills.

Here’s a look at what is planned.

March 5: Participants will visit Chugach Optional Elementary, an award-winning arts-focused elementary, during the morning to observe how the arts are integrated into the curriculum. The retreat moves in the afternoon to the Embassy Suites in midtown for presentations, discussions, dinner and creative endeavors. Lunch and dinner are provided.

March 6: Participants share their successes and challenges in small-group, job-alike discussions. Brain research, ways to bring in the arts at no cost, career pathway and economic opportunities and a (planned) museum visit will close out the retreat. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Register online by Jan. 20. The registration fee is $250. Stipends are available for travel and per diem/registration for selected administrators from AAEC-member districts.

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