October 2014



DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

October Key Communicator Newsletter


Dear Key Communicators,


Thank you for volunteering your time to enrich your students education with arts and humanities programming at more than 45 member sites this school year.  Due to your diligence, nearly 12,000 students are registered to experience the power of arts and humanities education programming  this fall throughout the city.

This edition of the Key Communicator Newsletter contains: 

  • Free Professional Development opportunities for you and your colleagues;
  • Rooftop party benefiting the DC Collaborative;
  • Free Bach in Time Arts for Every Student field-trip opportunity for your school;
  • Free Kids Euro Festival Tickets field-trip opportunities for students.

Transportation and ticket costs for these events are provided!  Please share this with your colleagues! 

All best,

The DC Collaborative Team

Upcoming Professional Development Workshops!

Any D.C. public or public charter school teacher may register for up to three Professional Development workshops per year!

View the complete list of Professional Development opportunities HERE.

Coming Soon! 



10/15/14: The Children's Art Studio

Wednesday, October 15, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
4723 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington D.C. 20016

Metro: Tenleytown-AU (Red Line)

Over the course of the three hour workshop educators will make a series of linoleum prints and simple block prints using wood and found objects on large paper and fabric.  We will also look at many books and examples from art history to inform our practice. Educators will learn how to successfully implement printing techniques into your classroom.


Integrating Music Education for Children with Special Needs

10/23/14: Levine Music

Thursday, October 23, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

2801 Upton Street NW
Washington D.C. 20008

Metro: Van Ness (Red Line)

Participants will be provided with an overview of the unique needs of students with special needs as well as a variety of practical applications, adaptations, and modifications that can be used within music interventions to enrich the educational experiences of children with special learning needs. Refreshments will be provided to all attendees.


Carter Brown Memorial Evening with Educators: Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In

11/12/14: The National Gallery


Wednesday, November 12, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

6th St and Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565

Metro: Archives (Yellow, Green Lines)
'Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In' highlights the Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania artist's fascination with windows - a theme he explored over several decades in more than 300 works in oil, tempera, and varied media on paper. A time-honored motif for artists, the window has long signified the artist's vision and functions as a metaphor for representational painting, which offers a 'window' on the world. Tour this special exhibition of more than 50 objects at the National Gallery, its only venue worldwide, from May 4th to November 30th, 2014. Bring a colleague and enjoy this evening of art, food, and fun!

Bridging the Gap: Using Metaphor to Increase Learning in the Classroom

11/13/14: The American Poetry Museum

Thursday, November 13, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

716 Monroe St NE, Studio 25
Washington, DC 20017

Metro: Brookland CUA (Red Line)

The Metaphorical Thinking Workshops demonstrate strategies for engaging metaphor in instructional settings, for constructing metaphor to increase student comprehension, and for employing metaphor to improve student writing skills.


Art Buzz at Sunset 

Please Join Us!

When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Location:  The Rooftop of the Embassy Row Hotel
2015 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20036
(Dupont Circle- Red Line)

Bach in Time 

The Washington Bach Consort invites your school to of "Bach in Time!"

Please follow the "Register Here" links to reserve tickets for your school and for more about the program.  Transportation and tickets are provided through the DC Collaborative.

10/21/14 at 10:30am: The Sitar Arts Center

10/21/14 at 12:00pm: The Sitar Arts Center

10/22/14 at 10:30am: THEARC

10/22/14 at 12:00pm: THEARC

10/23/14 at 10:30am: THEARC

Kids Euro Festival 
More tickets are available for programming at the Kids Euro Festival, running this fall. Please follow the "Register Here" links to reserve tickets for your school and to find out more information!

10/28/14: Spain: Minimon

10/28/14: Portugal: The Top of the World

10/28/14: Romania and Portugal: Three Films

10/29/14: Germany: The Flying Classroom

11/5/14: Estonia: Aha! Fun with Science

11/6/14: Poland: The Magic Tree

11/7/14: Austria: The Mountain of 1,000 Dragons

11/7/14: Greece: The Little Dolphin

11/7/14: France: Aunt Hilda and Luxembourg: Mr. Hublot

11/10/14: Malta: The Complete History of Malta

In this issue...

Professional Development Workshops
Rooftop Soiree
Washington Bach Consort
Kids EuroFest
Media Update

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Desk: 202.587.1627

Cell Phone (Day of Trip Issues/ Weekend): 202.787.9086 





Media Update

Important Update 

The DC Collaborative Media Release  will need to be distributed with all permission slips for field trips and for in-school residencies.


Please contact:

 info@dccollaborative.org if you have any questions.

AFES and PD Catalogues
View our 2014-2015 Arts for Every Student and Professional Development Catalogue.