Arts Educators Professional Day of Learning (Standards and Assessment)


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Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Mary Jo Ziegler
Agency Assistant: Maryam Enterline 262-473-1444
Location: CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Facility: Room 111A
8/23/2019 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Presenter: Julie Palkowski, DPI Fine Arts Consultant

Cost: $75.00

Description: The AM session will be tailored to the content areas of the arts participants (art & design, dance, music, and theatre). All arts standards areas can be reviewed, respective of the participants’ content focus. The PM session is also for all arts educators.

9am-11:15am Session WI DPI Arts Standards & Resources

Educators for art, music, theatre, and dance in the morning session will be guided through the standards by WI DPI Fine Arts and Creativity Education Consultant, Julie Palkowski. All participants will have an opportunity to navigate their respective standards (or at least a draft), see accompanying resources online, and share ideas for implementation into the classroom. Check the content websites to learn more about the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Model Academic Standards.

Art & Design -

Dance -

Music -


11:15am-12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm-2pm Arts - T
he afternoon session will include a review of arts assessment strategies, methods of data collection, and additional application in the arts. Bring your laptop or tablet with you for the sessions.

About the Presenter: 

Dr. Julie A. Palkowski is the Fine Arts and Creativity Education Consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. She has previously served as an arts administrator with school districts in Rockford, Illinois and Madison, Wisconsin. In her current position, she is a liaison to various boards including the Wisconsin School Music Association, Wisconsin Art Education Association, the Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Education, and the Wisconsin Dance Council. Julie has facilitated arts education sessions focused on pedagogy, program development, arts integration, disciplinary literacy in the arts, and technology throughout Wisconsin.

Prior to these positions and activities, Dr. Palkowski worked as a Title I Instructional Supervisor, a K4-8th Grade Principal, Music Teacher, and Summer Enrichment Coordinator. She has led multiple standards reviews as a Fine Arts Administrator with two school districts and as a Principal. Additional research experiences include serving as a doctoral chair and mentor for graduate and doctoral students, and as an external research team member for the Madison Metropolitan School District. National work includes Dr. Palkowski's service as President to the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education, where she also was an active member to the National Coalition of Core Arts Standards (2015-2017). Julie served as a reviewer for the Nebraska Art Standards and the Colorado Music Standards. She has worked as a collaborator to the National Core Arts Standards Dance Leadership Writing Team. Dr. Palkowski has participated as a session panelist and reviewer for organizations such as the Arts Education Partnership and National Endowment for the Arts. She continues to support the Arts Education Data Project as a Co-Chair.


Note: If you are a nursing mother, please be sure to include that in the notes of your registration. We have a private room available for nursing mothers, which must be reserved. The key can be obtained from Emily at the front desk when you arrive.

It's that time of the year where the unpredictable weather outdoors makes our training rooms either too cold or too warm. Training room temperatures are controlled offsite and often take time before the adjustment is noticed. We suggest bringing a sweater, wearing close-toed shoes and/or dressing in layers to assure you are as comfortable as possible while at our facility.

Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Cancellations must either be made on MyQuickReg or by emailing Because of our commitment to the presenter and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days prior to the event or who do not attend the event, will be billed the full fee. CESA 2 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via phone and email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. 

Inclement Weather Policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 2 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Disclaimer: CESA 2 will do its best to accommodate general dietary requests; if your dietary need is very specific or severe, you may want to bring your own lunch to ensure your comfort and health. CESA 2 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 2 event. If you have a dietary need or food allergy, please go into your MyQuickReg profile and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made 2 weeks in advance of the event.

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