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Happy Juneteenth, 19 June, 2021: Celebrating the newest National Holiday!

Friday, June 18, 2021 | Karl Cole

We know we’re a day early celebrating Juneteenth, but It’s about time! African Americans have been celebrating Juneteenth forever! The movement to make it a federal holiday was spearheaded ...

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Jewish American Heritage Month: Eleanor Antin

Thursday, May 27, 2021 | Karl Cole

Eleanor Antin was a pioneer in the use of multi-media during the Feminist Art Movement of the 1970s. The young counterculture of the 1960s in America challenged the values and policies of a male-domin ...

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | Karl Cole

Oceania is a vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean that covers one-third of the earth’s surface. Contained in Oceania are the cultural-geographic areas of Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polyn ...

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International Nurse’s Day

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | Karl Cole

Today is the birthday of the woman credited with establishing protocols and training for modern nursing, Florence Nightingale (1820–1910, British) in Hampshire, England. She created a core of nu ...

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Understanding, Ideas, Information, Personal Learning Networks = Valuable Tools

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | Laura & Matt Grundler, The Creativity Department

This month we are excited to share a post from our partners The Creativity Department / K12ArtChat. You can also read this post directly from their website by using this link. In addition to the re ...

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Creating Safe Zones for ALL Students

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | Toni Henneman

In order to learn and thrive students must feel protected and supported. Now more than ever our students need us to craft spaces that are predictable, joyful, and safe environments where ALL students ...

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Introducing K12ArtChat the podcast!

Monday, November 2, 2020 | Toni Henneman

We have said this so many times we probably sound like a broken record but it’s true—our mission here at Davis is to support art educators. In order to continue our focus on that mission, ...

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Adaptability

Friday, September 11, 2020 | Julian Wade

Want to know a secret? My major in college was Geography. It’s not really a secret at all, but you may be wondering how in the world that happened. It’s not as far a stretch as you may thi ...

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Racial Justice through Art

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | Barbara Place

We are at an important moment in our history, both in the United States and around the world. The killing of George Floyd has opened the eyes of people who realized viscerally—many for the first ...

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Teaching from Home: Keeping Yourself Motivated

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | Barbara Place

These past few months have certainly brought change to our lives. On February 28, the US had a total of 59 cases of COVID-19 and no deaths. Today and as of this writing, there are more than 3 million ...

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