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Creating a Community For All Learners

Call for PK-12 Dance Teacher Applicants Open Through June 15th, 2024

The member organizations of the National Coalition for Arts Standards (NCAS) are seeking educators to participate in the next phase of “Creating A Community For All Learners- Reimagining Standards-based Arts Education for Equity & Inclusion", a project focused on reassessment of the national arts standards through the lens of culturally responsive teaching and student-centered instruction.

In phase I of the project, a panel of expert advisors representing diverse heritages and communities, convened to review the standards for areas of needed change or revision. The group performed a rigorous gap analysis to assess the national arts standards for cultural sensitivity and inclusion, producing a guidance document for standards creation and use.

In this next phase, a cohort of teachers and teaching artists representing the five arts areas will be chosen by the NCAS member organizations from PK-12 educational programs and school districts representing rural, suburban, and urban communities.

Selected educators will choose a frequently taught standards based lesson from their own practice to revise and pilot, using guidance created by the panel of experts. Participants will be asked to: -

  • attend a two hour virtual training in August 2024
  • revise a lesson plan of their choosing based on guidance for culturally responsive teaching
  • pilot the revised lesson in their classroom in Fall of 2024
  • provide NCAS with the final revised lesson plan
  • attend a final reflection meeting Total time commitment is estimated at 6-10 hours.

Selected educators will be paid an honorarium for their work. To apply for consideration as a dance participant please submit application below.

Submit Application Here

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)

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Silver Spring, MD 20910

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