The California Art Education Association, in conjunction with the National Art Education Association, provides a wide variety of opportunities for members to grow professionally through events such as conferences, networking sessions with fellow educators from all over the state that offer the opportunity for thoughtful dialogue on topics of interest including classroom-, educational-, or art education advocacy-related questions, and online book club discussions. Additionally, CAEA offers student and professional development scholarships, the Youth Art Month program, and much more.
CAEA Scholarship Opportunities
CAEA offers two types of scholarships. Student scholarships are available to students from middle school to pre-service. Professional Development scholarships are offered to members to help them attend CAEA conferences. Your donation to the CAEA scholarship funds is appreciated. Visit the CAEA scholarship webpages for more information:
• Student Scholarships
• Professional Development Scholarships
Professional Learning Opportunities
Take advantage of a variety of educational opportunities for additional professional development during the school year and during the summer months with scholarships, fellowships, grants and community connections. Grow professionally and develop your program!
CAEA State and Mini-Conferences
CAEA provides professional development through state conferences; regional and area conferences; and master classes, workshops, seminars and other opportunities statewide. It also offers excellent opportunities to connect with colleagues and network locally and across the state.
Earn Professional Development Credits through Courses4Teachers
Earn 1, 2 or 3 Units of University of the Pacific Graduate-Level Professional Development Semester Credit for your attendance at CAEA events.
Click this link to learn about earning credits through Courses4Teachers.
The California Arts Project (TCAP)
The California Arts Project’s central mission is to improve teaching and learning in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. Through its statewide and regional leadership and professional development centers The California Arts Project serves as a learning community of educators, Pre-K through University, with a focus on teacher as teacher, teacher as learner, teacher as leader, and teacher as artist.
The California Arts Project's Sites
Northern California Arts Project (NCAP) - CSU Chico
Bay Area California Arts Project (BayCAP) - San José State University
RIMS California Arts Project (RIMS CAP) - CSU San Bernardino
Los Angeles Basin California Arts Project (LAB CAP) - CSU San Bernardino
Southern Counties California Arts Project (SouthCAP) - San Diego State University
TCAP Leadership & Learning Center - CSU San Bernardino
Courageous Creativity Conference: TCAP presents the Courageous Creativity Conference in June of each year. This unique conference is open to educators and administrators in Kindergarten through 12th grade, post-secondary, district and state levels and provides insight into the link between visual and performing arts education and the arts, media, and entertainment careers.
National Art Education Association
NAEA provides numerous learning opportunities including it's primary event, the national conference. It is held each year around the country and features keynote speakers, panels, sessions, workshops, tours and events. Learn more about the convention by visiting the NAEA Events page.
Fulbright Teacher Program (International Awards and Exchange Program)
The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program seeks to improve mutual understanding among teachers, their schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad through two programs—the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program and the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program.
International Classroom Exchanges for Teachers: The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program offers educators the opportunity to exchange teaching positions with a teacher from another country for one semester or academic year.
Independent Study Abroad for Teachers: The Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program allows teachers to go abroad for three to six months to take classes at an international university, observe classes and offer seminars in local schools and complete a project of their own design.
Learn more about the Fulbright Program.
CAEA Statewide Calendar
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