Welcome to the Division of the Visual and Performing Arts (DARTS) website! As the newest Division of CEC (and with one of the longest names!) we are excited to have a home providing arts educators and special educators to get together, share ideas and advance the opportunity for all children to learn through and with the arts.
As a new division we are working hard to get the word out and grow our membership. If you are a special educator and/or intervention specialist, please tell the arts educators in your building of this new home for them. We are ready willing and able to provide information and support in their vital work. Our quarterly newsletter provides inspiration as well as updates on the happenings in the arts education world. In our work in conjunction with VSA, the International Organization on Arts and Disability, we unite to support the annual conference, VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education. This event provides participants with quality professional development focused on arts educators needs as they work to improve their practice for the benefit of all their students. You will find information on this event and other helpful information on this website.
I encourage you to reach out to us through our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/cecdarts/). This provides an active forum for an exchange of ideas. Click in and post your questions and concerns, and let us join with you to celebrate your successes! Keep checking in to our website for updates on the development of our DARTS journal under the direction of Jane Burnette (https://www.facebook.com/groups/cecdarts/). And, of course, join us on this adventure as we work together to advance engaged, meaningful and transforming arts experience for all our students.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns as we travel this exciting road together.
Juliann B. Dorff