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Arts Schools Network Annual Conference
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 8:00 AM to Friday, October 16, 2020, 12:00 PM PDT
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This years' theme focuses on the rapidly changing technology and academic requirements with STEM, creating unique challenges to arts education. Educators across grades, ages, and the arts need to work together to collaborate on issues and opportunities for art programs in promoting STEAM in the 21st century. Proposals should focus on the importance of arts education in this rapidly changing world.

The arts impact all aspects of modern life. The arts are how humanity makes sense of the world. It is the backdrop that defines the human experience. The Arts create the soundtrack of our lives and the movement that flows throughout time. Visual arts are the buildings and clothes we live in and the transportation that moves us and creates opportunities to explore the universe or challenge the accepted thought. Performers illustrate the brilliant perspectives in life that make people laugh, cry, and view our surroundings with a sense of awe and wonder. The arts are the past, present, and future of technology, medicine, and venturing beyond our planet.

No longer is education a predictable or solid path. Technology and the rapidly changing world demands that education is viewed as a K-20 experience with opportunities for paths not thought of a year ago. No longer is STEM, the focus, but the importance of the creative mind makes the "A" in STEAM more relevant than ever before. “Smart in the Arts” will focus on future opportunities in arts in education.

By educating artists today, where will they take us in the future?

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