Resources for Arts/Cultural Organizations
Resources from BCAN's recent collaboration with the MCLA Institute for Arts and Humanities. Watch the Managing Bias workshop, presented by consultants from PENN Creative Strategy, below.
MA Arts Frameworks
Lisa Donovan in conversation with DESE's Arts Content Support Lead, Dawn Benski, about the 2019 Arts Curriculum Frameworks and their connections to the Berkshire County Blueprint for Arts Integration and Arts Education.
BRLI Online PD Library
Bill Ballen from the Berkshire County Superintendents' Roundtable and Mary Beth Eldridge, leader of the Berkshire arts education PLN , speak with BCAN about the opportunity for arts and cultural organizations to contribute to an online library of professional development activities.
Website & Engagement
BCAN team reviewing the new website and the opportunities to contribute your organization's events and information. Participants share how their experiences with community engagement during the pandemic have been unfolding.
BCAN Past and Future
BCAN team in discussion with cultural organizations about how they where BCAN fits into the C4 Initiative, what's next, and where the network wants to go.
Intro to Logic Models
Evaluation consultant Julia Gittleman from Youth Arts Impact Network discusses the basics of logic models, their connection to grantwriting and evaluation, and how to get started.
Presentation slides: available here.
YAIN tools for getting started: available here.
Equity-centered theory of change example: available here.
Portrait of a Graduate
Recording from BCAN's recent conversation with the administrative and school team at North Adams Public Schools about their Barr Foundation-funded Portrait of A Graduate initiative.
More information about Portrait of A Graduate opportunities are available here.
MA Academic Standards
Easily access thee academic standards teachers use daily in their classrooms, known as Curriculum Frameworks.
Virtual Internship Chat
Lisa Donovan in conversation with a former Berkshire Museum intern, and Sandra Williams, Collections Associate Registrar at Berkshire Museum, discussing high school and college internships held virtually during the pandemic and the results and impact for both the interns and th Museum.
Evaluating as a Region
BCAN team and evaluation consultant Julia Gittleman in discussion with cultural organizations about the needs for evaluation in the network, regional data points, and relationships of evaluation to creative youth development. Slides from the presentation can be found here.