NYS Statewide Strategic Plan for the Arts

Statewide Strategic Plan for the Arts & Survey

As the State develops a comprehensive approach to the revitalization of arts education in New York, we are sharing a DRAFT Statewide Strategic Plan for the Arts.

This Statewide Strategic Plan for the Arts will serve as a planning and implementation guide to support the advancement and adoption of the revised New York State P-12 Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual and Media Arts Learning Standards. The mission of the Statewide Strategic Plan for the Arts can be realized only if all Arts educators and other stakeholders are involved in supporting its implementation.

Please review the draft Strategic Plan and complete the survey. This survey will be available until October 1, 2016. Your survey responses will be used to revise the draft plan and guide our steps in the revision of arts standards and guidance materials. We thank you for your participation and look forward to your comments


Graduate Certificate in Media Literacy / University of Rhode Island / Media Education Lab

We welcome you to enroll in EDC 534, Seminar in Digital Authorship, taught during the Spring 2015 semester. This fully-online course will be taught by Renee Hobbs using an open-network learning environment, where we’ll explore the theory and practice of expanding forms of authorship in a digital age. We’ll use Google Hangouts, Twitter, YouTube and several other creative multimedia production platforms, exploring and analyzing various instructional strategies that enable students to be authors of their own learning.

DATES: Course runs January 26 – May 2, 2015

TIME: This is a fully-online course with optional, non-required Google Hangouts each Monday from 7 – 8 p.m.

LOCATION: Take this graduate-level class from the comfort of your home – all meetings, activities and work occurs online


Click here to learn more about how to register 

Stay tuned! We will be sending out more information in February about the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, scheduled for July 25 – 31, 2015.

For those of you who are moving towards completing the certificate program, know that we’re proud of you. You are pioneers!

Julie Coiro and Renee Hobbs
Co-Directors, Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy


Funding Opportunity: Statewide Learning Technology Grant

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 2009-2012 Statewide Learning Technology Grant (LTG) Applications Available
The purpose of this grant program is to provide progressive integration of instructional technology in classrooms and library media centers, and to provide sustained professional development to increase the skills of teachers in the use of instructional technology, in order to help students attain higher levels of performance in the New York State Learning Standards.

Public school districts and BOCES, or consortiums thereof are eligible to apply. Applicants must give nonpublic schools of all denominations within their boundaries the opportunity to participate. Applicants must also include at least one SURR or SINI school building in the application to be considered for funding. Completed application must be postmarked by August 21, 2009.

Questions about this RFP must be sent to emscltg@mail.nysed.gov no later than June 26, 2009. Answers to these questions will be posted by July 10, 2009 at http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/funding/currentapps.htm. No questions received after June 26, 2009 will be answered. For additional information, please visit NYSED EMSC website at: http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/funding/currentapps.htm.

Leslie Yolen
Visual Arts Associate
Curriculum, Instruction and Instructional Technology Team
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
(518) 474-5922