Getting To The Core: Looking At Your Institution’s Programs Through The Common Core Lens                                                               

Part 2 of the LIAA Roundtable on Common Core State Standards and Arts Institutions

Thank you to everyone that made this workshop a success! Keep an eye out for an announcement about next year’s Arts Education Roundtable/Workshop.  For your convenience/reference, the information about the workshop from earlier this year is posted below:

With its emphasis on inquiry and evidence-based learning, close examination of “texts,” and explorations from multiple perspectives, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provides new and exciting opportunities for arts organizations to work with K-12 students and teachers.

Please join us as we delve into what it means for arts organizations to align with the CCSS, and how you can transform your programs into critical educational opportunities. Arts education expert Dr. Philip Alexander* of the New York State Alliance for Arts Education (NYSAAE) will lead participants in this hands-on workshop where we will have the opportunity to examine our own programs and reframe them (Please bring materials with you!).

Bring a lesson plan in any stage of development. Even an outline of a lesson will do . We encourage you to bring your laptop so you can access your materials and really take advantage of Mr. Alexander’s expertise. Make this a real WORKshop and leave with something you can use, right away.

If you missed the September workshop, no worry! You can attend this one and still have plenty to take away. Join your fellow art administrators from across Long Island for this FREE all-day work shop at Hofstra University on Friday, March 21st.


9:00 AM: Check-in

10:00 – Noon: Case Study dissection and discussion

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch Break – with opportunities for further discussion

1:00 – 2:00 PM: Applying the case study findings to your own program

2:00 – 2:45 PM: Group discussion

2:45 – 3:00 PM: Wrap – Up

3:00 – 4:00 PM: Participants are invited to view the Hofstra University Museum’s exhibits: Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections in the David Filderman Gallery on the 9th floor of the Joan and David Axinn Library and David Jacobs: Sight and Sound in the Emily Lowe Gallery.

*Philip A. Alexander is a creativity catalyst who partners with artists, teachers, students, administrators and researchers in the field of arts in education. He is proud to have worked with numerous arts and education organizations at the local, state and national level, including Roundabout Theatre Company, Metropolitan Opera Guild, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Center for Arts Education, Empire State Partnerships, US Department of Education, and VSArts. When developing and producing high quality programs, his work has focused on program design, assessment and evaluation, learning standards, effective professional development, advocacy, and strategic planning. Holding a doctorate in theatre history and currently serving as the Director of the New York State Alliance for Arts Education, Phil is committed to the mission of “all arts for all students.”


The panel and breakout sessions are in the Student Center in room 0127 – the middle and east Plaza rooms. The Student Center is on North Campus and is most easily accessible by the entrance on Hempstead Turnpike that is opposite California Avenue. Once on North Campus, go to the second stop sign and once you see the sculpture of the Three Bears, you can park in either lot – on the left or the right. That is the closest parking for visitors. Once parked, guests should walk towards the large student center and just inside the sliding door entry, make a left and the room is the first set of doors on the left (past the staircase).