The Alameda County Office of Education’s Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership champions arts learning and integration as core to providing a quality public education for every child. In addition to Alameda County, the Alliance partners with teachers and school districts in six surrounding counties, investing in teacher practice and public policy case building by establishing demonstration schools and school districts in low-income communities. Renewed funding will support expansion of the Alliance’s thriving professional development programs for culturally responsive arts-integrated teaching. Attention will also be placed on strengthening the infrastructure for effective public policy efforts, with an emphasis on storytelling and social media to increase public awareness of the importance of arts learning and integration throughout the Bay Area.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership
The Alameda County Office of Education’s Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership was launched in 1999 to demonstrate the measurable benefits of arts learning and to establish the arts at the core of the highest quality public education for every child in the county’s public schools. The Alliance’s ongoing work centers on two strategies: developing a professional development system for culturally responsive, arts-integrated teaching, and supporting policy changes that advance the essential role of instruction and assessment in and through the arts in high-quality public education. Renewed support for the Alliance would enable Alameda County to sustain and enhance its thriving community-building programs—the Teacher Action Research Institute and Arts Integration Specialist Program—and to deepen the work in its demonstration schools to facilitate the adoption of arts-integrated instruction and performance assessment throughout the Bay Area.
for strategic planning
The Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership is a countywide network of teachers, school administrators, parents, businesses, artists, arts organizations, universities, and community members, for the purpose of advancing quality arts learning for all children. Created by the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) in 1999, the Alliance works to address the huge gap in arts education resources in the county’s public schools. The top priority for the Alliance is building a leadership structure that supports sustainable systemic change in the public K-12 education system. This grant will support a countywide strategic planning process to create a three-year plan focused on moving the Alliance forward in its goals, identifying a collective impact outcome to do so, and developing a blueprint for the Alliance and its partners to leverage their resources together to accomplish what they could not do individually.