DESE Update: August 9th, 2019

1. Arts Education Ambassadors:

The Department is pleased to announce the launch of an Arts​ Education Ambassadors Program for the 2019-20 school year.​ Arts Education Ambassadors have an exciting opportunity to work as​ a regional arts team, connect with other arts educators, offer​ professional development opportunities with supporting resources,​ and serve as point people for the 2019 Arts Curriculum Framework.​ Applications are due August 16. Anyone with questions can email Arts Content Support Lead Dawn Benski.

Picture of the Week
On July 25, Commissioner Riley visited the Summer Institute for Literacy Leadership at Winter Hill Community Innovation School in Somerville. The program integrated coursework and a practicum designed to support the development of structured literacy practices.

Three students and a teacher sit arond a table. They each have a copy of the same picture book and are looking at the books together.