Fall 2013



DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

Fall Key Communicator Newsletter  





Dear Key Communicators and Colleagues,


We are excited for the start of the new school year.  Thank you for everything that you do for your students to ensure that arts and humanities are central to their learning!

As you know, Arts for Every Student and Professional Development online registration for Fall Events (Kennedy Center and Professional Development programs for the whole year will be available) will be Monday, September 9th at 8 a.m. on www.dccollaborative.org under the "AFES and PD Registrations" tab.  Make sure that you turned in the Partnership Agreement prior to registration.  Orientation is also required, please email me at tracey@dccollaborative.org to schedule a phone conference if you were not able to attend one of the workshops offered during the summer.

In this issue you will find the Arts for Every Student and Professional Development Catalogues, information regarding Online Registration, the new member feature and an additional professional development opportunity.


DC Collaborative Team 


AFES and PD Catalogues
Click the links  to view our 2013-2014 


Online Fall Registration
Opens September 9th at 8 a.m.

Online Registration for the Fall AFES events (Kennedy Center and Professional Development programs for the whole year will be available) is on September 9th at 8 a.m. at our website, 
www.dccollaborative.org under the "AFES and PD 
Registrations" tab.  
Key Communicators ONLY may register their school for AFES events.  All DCPS and PCS teachers are eligible to sign up for Professional Development on our website.


Online Registration in 5  Steps:

  • Key Communicators should go to www.dccollaborative.org on September 9th at 8 a.m.
  • Click on AFES and PD registrations
  • To register for Out-of-School events, click on the date of the event.  Fall events for AFES, Kennedy Center events for the whole year, and professional development for the whole year are available.  Click on how many you need from the drop down and fill in online form.
  • To register for an in-school residency email info@dccollaborative.org on 9/9 at 8 a.m.
  • I will confirm your fall events after registration. There are 100 tickets per grade grouping for the whole year.


Prior to signing your school up for trips you must return a 
Partnership Agreement and have attended one of the orientations this summer. View the PowerPoint presented in the workshops here.
Please email tracey@dccollaborative.org to set up a phone conference if you missed the orientations.



Additional Professional Development Opportunity


Faith Ringgold-Art and Activism 
Teacher Workshop


Date: Monday, September 23, from 4:30-7:30 p.m.



National Museum of Women in the Arts 
1250 New York Avenue NW 
Washington, DC 20005


RESERVATIONS: Register at www.dccollaborative.org on 

September 9th at 8 a.m.


Join museum educators and fellow teachers for the upcoming Faith Ringgold-Art and Activism Teacher Workshop at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Explore the exhibition American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold's Paintings of the 1960s through gallery discussions, writing, and hands-on activities. Discover ways to introduce Ringgold's activist works to your students through art, language arts, and social studies standards. Receive related materials and ideas for classroom use. 



Revealed through 49 rarely exhibited paintings, Faith Ringgold developed expressive figures and adapted African designs to reflect on momentous events that shaped America in the 1960s. These bold images represent Ringgold's response to the Civil Rights and feminist movements.



In this issue...

AFES & PD Catalogues
Online Registration
Extra PD
New Member Feature
AFES Policy FAQs

New Member Feature


Below is a list of members that are new to offering programs through Arts for Every Student and Professional Development this year.  Be on the lookout for their programs when making your reservations!


Atlas Performing Arts Center

Karen O. Brown (Professional Development)

Candace Wolf

C.H.I.M.E. (AFES & PD)

George Washington's Mount Vernon (AFES & PD)

House Studio DC

KanKouran West African Dance Company

Kid Pan Alley

Madame Tussauds, DC

Move This World (AFES & PD)

We See Films- West End Cinema Education Initiative

Writopia Lab, DC 

Policy FAQ's:


How many reservations is each school eligible for?

There are 100 tickets per grade grouping for the entire year. Grade Groupings: PreK-K, 1st-2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th-7th, 8th, 9th-12th.


If I only need 65 tickets, should I ask for 100?

NO.  As we have a limited number of tickets for every event, we ask that schools only request what they need.


Does the 100 ticket limitation include chaperones?  Yes.


What if I have less students attend the event than I requested?

Schools must notify our office of ticket reductions 30 days in advance in writing.  Schools will be invoiced for the cost of the unused tickets and transportation if there are costs incurred.


How do I cancel a trip?

Trips must be cancelled 30 days in advance. To cancel a trip, contact the AFES Program Manager at  info@dccollaborative.org. All cancellations must be made in writing.

NOTE: Your school will be invoiced for the cost of the tickets and transportation if fees are incurred.



What if the bus does not arrive on time?

If the bus is more than 15 minutes late please call the DC Collaborative offices at 202.879.9327.  Make sure that you check for the bus all entrances at your school.


May students eat on the bus, or after a trip?

No. Please arrange for your students to eat prior to the trip, and/or notify the school cafeteria that students will be eating after the trip. Schools may not ask bus drivers to take them anywhere for lunch.


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