On Saturday, October 20, 2012, some of the Dance Daze® in Schools interns attended an arts integration retreat called “Building the Builders”. The retreat was sponsored by Arts Is Education and the Alameda County Office of Education. The event was held at the lovely Peralta Elementary School, an arts demonstration school in the Oakland Unified School District.
We met and networked with wonderful teaching artists, program directors, educators, and school administrators at the retreat. We learned more about the Common Core State Standards and their anticipated effect on English language arts, mathematics, and arts education in schools. Additionally, the Dance Daze® in Schools interns and Dance Daze® founder Saumirah McWoodson presented about their work with Dance Daze, Inc. and Dance Daze® in Schools as part of a Pecha Kucha presentation. We had a great time, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to share some of our work and ideas with the public!
Be sure to view some of our photos from the retreat below, and find more of our photos from the event on the Dance Daze® in Schools Facebook Page!
– Saumirah McWoodson
Founder and CEO, Dance Daze® in Schools