Arts On Line Education Update September 11, 2017

Welcome to the first edition of Arts On Line for the 2017-2018 school year!  To all of you arts educators, advocates, and allies:  Thank you for all you do in support of arts education in Ohio.  The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE) works to ensure that the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan.  Below you will find information on events and people that are moving us in the right direction, such as National Arts in Education Week (this week!) and our own OAAE President Elect, Jackie Quay, who has devoted her career to teaching, and to supporting and improving arts education for all in our state.  As you’ll read here, visual arts teacher Jonathan Juravich has just been named 2018 Ohio Teacher of the Year, only the third arts educator to be recognized for this honor in the 53-year history of the award (George Edge, instrumental music, 2008;  Fred Lee Votaw, visual arts, 1981).  We are inspired by Jonathan, Jackie, and thousands of other arts educators and arts supporters in Ohio who are working each day to bring greater awareness to the value of arts learning in P-16 schools, in other community settings, and throughout our lives.

If you believe arts learning plays a critical role in a well-rounded curriculum, please let us know by becoming an OAAE member.  Help us support the arts as an equal partner in education in Ohio!



September 11 – 15 is National Art Education Week.  Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates this week as a time to join together in communities across the country to promote the amazing influence of the arts in education. Visit for more information.




Central Ohio Art Teacher Awarded Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Olentangy School District teacher, and OAAE Member, Jonathan Juravich for being awarded the 2018 Teacher of the Year!  Juravich is an art teacher at Liberty Tree Elementary School in Powell and has been teaching in the district since 2005.

2017 Ohio School Report Cards to be Released

The 2017 Ohio School Report Cards are expected to be released on Thursday, Sept. 14.  Districts and schools are being graded on six components for the 2016-2017 school year: Achievement, Gap Closing, K-3 Literacy, Progress, Graduation Rate and Prepared for Success. Districts and schools receive A-F grades on each of the six components and most of the individual measures.

Fast facts for families about excessive absences and truancy

In December 2016, the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 410 to support districts in a preventative approach to excessive absences and truancy. As a result, several changes take effect with the 2017-2018 school year.  Ohio defines chronic absenteeism as missing 10 percent or more of the school year for any reason.

ODE handouts and facts for families and schools

Columbus Dispatch1 in 6 central Ohio schools has chronic attendance problems

“Students who are not at school and not being home-schooled are unlikely to be learning. If they are missing school frequently, they are falling farther and farther behind classmates.  At 1 in 10 public schools in America, 30 percent or more of the students are chronically absent. At another tenth of schools, 20 to 29 percent are gone too often.”



HB318: SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS (Patterson, J., LaTourette, S.)

Summary – This legislation would develop hiring guidelines and training requirements for school resource officers in an effort to increase school safety and address issues like truancy and drug use among students.



Tuesday, September 12

4:00 p.m.  Education and Career Readiness Committee, Chair: Brenner Room 121

  • HB246 Boccieri/Rezabek, 1st Hearing, Sponsor Testimony, Provide funding for county DD board classroom facilities
  • HB98 Duffey/Boggs, 3rd Hearing, All Testimony, Address career information presentations to students
  • HB21 Hambley, 3rd Hearing, All Testimony, Verify community school enrollments
  • HB108 Hagan/McColley, 3rd Hearing, Opponent/Interested Party Testimony, Include financial literacy in high school curriculum



JQuayJacquelyn S. Quay, EdD.

Director of Arts Education, Greenacres Foundation, Greenacres Arts Center, LLC OAAE Board President Elect (October 2018)

Q: How did you participate in the arts as a child?

A: As a child I sang in choruses, choirs, in the car with my family and on my own.  I acted in musicals and drama/comedies/operas throughout childhood and beyond.

Q: Describe your favorite “a-ha moment” in arts education. 

A: My favorite “a-ha moment” came when I realized while teaching junior high music that I loved teaching music more than I loved performing.  If I could influence children to enjoy music then I could start to build the next generation of advocates for music and music education.

Q: How do you practice creativity in your own life and / or what inspires you?

A: I have moved from instruction to curriculum development and supervision of instruction.  I am inspired by my team mates to be more creative when we are designing content activities for the children who come on field trips to the arts center.  As a team we do not lack in coming up with creative ideas.  The conversations are generative, engaging and extremely creative.

Q: Name one puzzle, or problem, you are working on in the field right now. 

A: One puzzle I am working on right now is how to get educators to think about evaluation systems that include assessments that are aligned to fine arts content standards.

Q: Name an arts educator who impacted you and how they influenced your younger days. 

A: The arts educator who impacted me in my younger days was Dr. Richard (Dick) Shoup, one of the founders of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education.  He mentored me as my school district was developing a graded course of study for music education K-12, something with which I was unfamiliar and grew to love because of him.  I never thought curriculum development would be my thing but it became it!

 Q: What can the average person do to advocate for more and / or stronger arts education in local schools? 

A: Support the arts and arts education at the local level by being proactive and starting the dialogue with school board members, administrators, teachers and other parents about the value of the arts in your child’s life and in the community.  Be informed about the issues in the arts and arts education in your state.  If you wait for the vote whether or not your child will have a high quality arts education, it may be too late.  Go to the performances and art shows at your school.  Encourage your children to participate in the arts in and out of school. Take your child to the arts.  Remember that the arts are part of a well-rounded education as described in federal legislation (ESSA).

Portrait of an Art Advocate is a monthly feature profiling an OAAE member active in advocating for arts education in Ohio.  If you’d like to submit your information, or to learn more about this feature email


Cleveland Metro School District seeks Arts Director
“We are seeking an Arts Education Director to guide the creation of a new Arts Education
Plan for CMSD, which is intended to serve as a rallying point for our partners in
the arts, business, government and funding communities. As these partners engage
with CMSD and share their wisdom and perspectives, this common vision will only
grow stronger.”

Full job posting:

OHIO: The Start of it All – July 27 – October 14, 2017
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, located in downtown Columbus, presents OHIO:
The Start of it All, July 27 – October 14, 2017. Curated by Dan Chudzinski of the
University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, the exhibition consists of 60 original children’s
book illustrations based on people, places, inventions, and more related to the
great state of Ohio. Exhibition tours will be available beginning in early August
through the run of the exhibition. For more information, contact OAC Riffe Gallery
Director Mary Gray at or 614-728-2239.


Image Credit:

Judy Schachner, “Dewey Bob” from “Dewey Bob”, 2016, mixed media, courtesy of the
University of Findlay’s Mazza Collection


Ohio Music Education Association 2018 Professional Development Conference
The Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) is giving OAAE members the opportunity
to attend their 2018 Professional Development Conference at a discounted rate. This is a great opportunity to learn from the wide variety of clinics that will be presented during the conference.
Use the attached flyer to register for OMEA’s conference:

Renew your OAAE membership:

Embedding Culturally Responsive Practices in Pyramid Model
Professional Development Workshop for Early Childhood Educators
“Come join us at BalletMet for a seminar focused on four specific strategies used
to address challenging behavior within the Pyramid Model framework and how these
strategies may contribute to a culturally responsive, positive, and affirming classroom
climate! Strategies Include: developing and teaching expectations, teaching empathy,
taking perspectives, and using circles to resolve conflict.”

Host: BalletMet Columbus
Date: September 29, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: BalletMet Dance Centre – 322 Mt. Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
Cost: $20 (free for 2017-2018 participating classroom teachers of The Wiggle Jig
Workshop flyer:

Registration form:

About the presenter:
Charis Lauren Price, PhD, BCBA is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood / Special
Education at The University of Missouri-St. Louis. Ms. Price has over ten years
of experience supporting the social-emotional development of young children in urban
communities. In addition to leading staff trainings for Early Head Start / Head
Start, and other child-care facilities in urban environments, she has presented
at several national conferences including the National Training Institute on Effective
Practices for Addressing Challenging Behavior, Division for Early Childhood (DEC),
and the National American Indian and Alaska Native Child Care Conference. She has
also published articles that address young children’s social-emotional development.
Charis conducts applied research in inclusive early childhood classrooms with a
particular focus on children with challenging behavior, including children with
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Her primary research interests include supporting
the social- emotional literacies of young children in urban early childhood environments.

Finding Our Voice: An Arts and Education Summit Professional Development Day
“Join the Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Arts Education for this exciting event where
we will “Find Our Voice!” The morning session includes a keynote address by Jeff
Poulin, Arts Education Manager from Americans for the Arts, followed by a lively panel discussion to take a deeper dive into the importance of arts education from a local perspective. The afternoon will provide a number of Professional Development sessions for teachers including topics such as STEM2STEAM, Arts and Social/Emotional Learning, Moving beyond the THINK System, Arts Education Advocacy for Teachers, and the Ohio Arts Assessment Collaborative. The day promises you’ll have opportunities to interact
with colleagues and share ideas along the way.”

Location: Cincinnati Art Museum
Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $20
Event registration:

Arts Assessment: Evidence of Success
High-quality assessments are an integral part of measuring and monitoring student
growth and informing classroom instruction. Arts educators are often left on their
own to develop assessments and identify student growth measures, often without adequate background in assessment design and implementation.

Our Arts Assessment Professional Development workshop will help educators acquire
skills in developing, reviewing, and selecting high-quality assessments. Sessions
will focus on foundations of assessment literacy, quality assessment design and
an understanding of why they are important to instruction and student learning.
Workshops are appropriate for all fine arts disciplines (including dance, music,
theater and visual arts.)

Workshops will focus on these topics:

* How to prioritize fine arts standards
* Deconstruction of standards
* Aligning assessments with standards
* Principles of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge
* Arts assessment blueprints – plan of action and creating assessments
* Sharing with & learning from colleagues
* Assessment resources on the Ohio Arts Collaborative website

To schedule professional development sessions for your district’s fine arts teaching
staff contact:
Ohio Alliance for Arts Education

Downloadable flyer to share with administrators and colleagues:

The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education is a leading member of the Ohio Arts Assessment Collaborative, a consortium of Ohio school districts, Battelle for Kids, the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, and the Ohio State University.
Upcoming public sessions hosted by Educational Service Centers:
Host: ESC of Lorain County
Date: November 6, 2017
To register contact:
Host: Summit ESC
Date: March 7, 2018
To register contact:

Arts On Line keeps arts education advocates informed about issues dealing with the arts, education, policy, research, and opportunities.

The distribution of this information is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Music Education Association (, Ohio Art Education Association (, Ohio Educational Theatre Association (; OhioDance (, and the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (

This update is written weekly by Andrea Kruse, OAAE’s Research and Information Coordinator.


About OAAE

It is the mission of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education to ensure that the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. We believe that: * All children in school must have quality arts education provided by licensed arts educators * All Ohioans have the right to expect quality arts education * All arts programs must have adequate resources * All arts and cultural organizations and artists have a critical role in arts education Learn more at
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