Arts Ed Collaborative believes in sharing what we learn with the field. The following resources fall into four categories: advocacy, curriculum, program evaluation, and research.


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Our vision for education in Southwestern PA
AEC’s back-to-school message for artists and educators to help all children become the best versions of themselves.

Teaching Artists as Substitutes Initiative (TASI) Playbook
A playbook created by Arts Ed Collaborative (AEC) for local, state, and national partners.

How to leverage emergency COVID funding for Arts Education
Leveraging COVID funding available to elementary and secondary schools for arts education programs.


The Curriculum Process

2023 AEC Curriculum Process
For administrators and teachers who want to know more about our curriculum facilitation process and or use ours to inform their work.

2023 AEC’s NCAS Explainer
In-school and out-of-school arts educators who use or want to use the National Core Arts Standards for program design/lesson planning.

Developing Sample Assessment Tasks
For educators wanting to design formative assessments of student arts learning.

Program Evaluation

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AEC’s self-published internal evaluation reports
For funders and arts ed practitioners who are interested in evaluation practices.

2023 Reflection Questions
For educators working in any context with any group of learners who want formative feedback on their teaching/facilitation.



Our Translations series distills important arts education research for teachers, administrators, and the community.

Translations Issue 1

No. 1

Qualities of Quality: Understanding Excellence in Arts Education

Translations Issue 2

No. 2

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success

Translations Issue 3

No. 3

Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of Art

Translations Issue 4

No. 4

Creativity in the Classroom: Schools of Curious Delight

Translations Issue 5

No. 5

Design Thinking: Understanding How Designers Think and Work and Design Expertise

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