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 November 2013
Celebrating 15 years of Providing Access to Arts and Humanities Learning Opportunities




Notes from the Executive Director




Louise Kennelly

with students.


Making the Most of Cultural Fieldtrips


We were pleased to launch our Effective Fieldtrip series of workshops this month.

Participating teachers from DCPS and charter public schools swapped highlights from recent fieldtrips; outlined custom lesson plans that accompanied trips; suggested new members they would like to see participate in the Collaborative's Arts for Every Student program (Spy Museum and Washington Glass School, we'll be calling!); and shared good behavior strategies designed to help make their fieldtrips run smoothly.

We reviewed the important role fieldtrips play in jumpstarting engaged learning by taking a close look at the recent research developed at the University of Arkansas showing just one fieldtrip to a museum can significantly hone critical thinking skills, social tolerance, and empathy.

One suggestion that came from the workshop was the creation of a central portal for examples of how teachers assess fieldtrip-based student learning on and after the trips. If you would like to share your approach to assessment please contact info@dccollaborative.org.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!


The DC Collaborative is thankful for all of our Members, Board  Members, and School Partners who work every day to ensure that arts and humanities are central to the education of the students of the District.

AFES Update


150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
An AFES Learning Experience at President Lincoln's Cottage

On November 19, a group of 30 8th grade students from Friendship Technology Preparatory Academy attended an Arts for Every Student trip to President Lincoln's Cottage.  This trip took place on the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.  The students participated in a recitation of the speech, went on a tour of the cottage and engaged in the Debating Emancipation program.

Calling All Teachers: DC Digital Community Museum Focus Group



What: DC Digital Museum Community Focus Group


Who: Teachers interested in incorporating local history and humanities resources into their curriculum.


When: Saturday, December 7, 2013, 10:30-11:30 a.m.


Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 901 G Street, NW Washington, DC, 3rd Floor Comp. Lab

(Gallery Place Metro Stop- green/yellow/red lines)


Description: The DC Digital Museum is a repository of local history/humanities resources funded by the Humanities Council of Washington, DC. The DCDM features oral histories, museum exhibits, walking tours, documentary films, lesson plans, and other excellent educational materials that may be of use to DC social studies teachers. This event will introduce the DCDM to teachers and collect feedback on how to improve it. Check out the DC Digital Museum here (http://www.wdchumanities.org/dcdm) Please contact Jasper Collier (details below) to RSVP for this FREE program by December 6, 2013.


Contact: Jasper Collier

   Humanities Council of Washington,  DC


   (202) 387-8391

Performance Opportunity: 2014 DC Education Festival




2014 DC Education Festival: Explore. Innovate. Celebrate. 
Performance Opportunity for Members!


The DC Association of Public Chartered Schools, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools, and the DC Public Charter School Board are jointly producing the 2014 DC Education Festival.  If you would like to participate by performing, exhibit student artwork for your programs, or include materials at our resource booth (available to members only): please contact us at info@dccollaborative.org.  
About the Festival:  Marking its fifth anniversary, the 2014 Festival showcases Washington, DC's outstanding and varied education options for children in pre-school through high school and adult education/GED -and their families. Throughout the day,  "meet and greet" with public charter, public and private school professionals; enjoy student arts and cultural performances and presentations; sample cutting- edge technology; browse the community market; and participate in group workshops and activities. 


When: Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 10 am to 5 pm
Who: 5,000+ attendees: parents with their young children make up most of the audience. 125+ participants: DC's educational, corporate, civic, cultural and government communities


Where:  Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 3rd Floor Ballrooms


DC Collaborative Events


New Member Orientation
The DC Collaborative will be Hosting a New Member Orientation. Please Join Us!

When:  January 14, 2014 at 4:00-5:00 pm. 

Who:  This workshop is for Members who are new to the DC Collaborative and Members who have been participating for a while and need a refresher!

What: This workshop is an overview of the many facets of how to maximize your partnership with the DC Collaborative.  Whether it is an overview of Arts for Every Student, Professional Development Workshops, the Membership Committees, Networking Opportunities, Member Workshops or the Member Meetings come learn more about membership and discuss your expectations as well!

Where: Our Offices
1001 G Street, NW Suite 1000W 
Washington, DC 20001 (10th Floor Podesta Group Offices)
Metro Center (blue, orange, and red lines)
Gallery Place (green, yellow, red lines)

Register HERE

 UMD:  Foundations in Arts Integration


Please contact: Linda E. Krakaur at dramaties@aol.com for more information.

About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:
More than 70 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. View our Member's roster.

For more information on the DC Arts and Humanities 

Education Collaborative, Please visit our website.

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DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
1001 G Street, NW Suite 1000W
Washington, DC 20001
p. (202) 879-9327
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