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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. COC-06.20.12-MA-PACtraining
June 20, 2012
 
Educators to Participate in PAC Professional Development Seminar
Subject: The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons is hosting a four-day, interactive arts education professional development seminar for local K-12 educators.
 
Event: More than 50 local educators have been invited to the PAC as part of the Santa Clarita Valley K-12 Arts Education Consortium’s professional development summer training program.
 
Throughout the four-day event, which began Tuesday, June 19, attendees have been provided a number of valuable tools and techniques that can be used to help integrate arts into the classroom.
 
Participants have also been presented opportunities to address the various arts curriculum requirements, while working to develop concrete and measurable ways to enhance arts education for all students.
 
Funded through a grant from the Clarence Heller Foundation, this free program is based on the belief that educating teachers is an essential component of any effort to increase the artistic literacy of young people, and operates with a goal to help educators discover the many benefits of integrating arts with other forms of curriculum.
 
On Thursday morning, those in attendance will be participating in two interactive units involving the themes “poetry in motion” and “hip-hop dance.”
 
Time: 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 21, 2012
Location: College of the Canyons Valencia campus -- West PE building, Room 110, and Student Center, Room 130.
Contact: Adam Philipson, PAC managing director, (661) 362-5305
 
Note to Editors: Photo opportunities available