WITS at the Houston Arts Partners Conference 2014

Posted September 4, 2014 & filed under Event, News.

images-1WITS will be presenting several exciting panels at the 2014 Houston Arts Partners Conference. This year’s theme is The Global Classroom: Cultures & Communities.

Come out to hear Nick Rabkin, the Keynote Speaker, who has more than two decades of experience as an advocate for the arts in public education as well as Featured Speaker James Haywood Rolling Jr., Dual Professor of Art Education and Teaching and Leadership in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Education at Syracuse University.

Advance registration is closed, but you can register in person on the day of the conference for $5 more. For more information about the panels and downloadthe schedule of events on September 5th & 6th at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, click here.



Free Event for Arts Educators

Posted March 15, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

hap logoJoin Houston Arts Partners at its first professional development event for teaching artists!

What: “Cracking the Code: TEKS, TAKS, and STAAR Tools for Artists in the Classroom,” a free workshop for arts educators

When: 1-5 PM on Saturday, April 6, 2013

Where: Houston Hobby Center, 800 Bagby, Houston, TX, 77002

This seminar will show teaching artists how to match their strengths with objectives from core foundation subjects.  There will be an opportunity for artists to share successful techniques and ideas with one another.

Don’t miss this workshop!  For more information and to register, visit Houston Arts Partners website.  

Deadline to register for this free event is April 4, 2013.


WITS to Present at Inaugural Houston Arts Partners Conference

Posted September 7, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

Writers in the Schools is a proud sponsor of the Houston Arts Partners inaugural conference, Shaping the Future of Education & Creating 21st Century Leaders, taking place on September 13, 2011 at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston as part of National Arts in Educations Week. The conference will bring together a diverse representation of 300 educators, administrators, researchers, and teaching artists for an inspiring and revealing hands-on experience in today’s best practices in arts integrated science, math, english and social studies curriculum.  WITS will present 2 sessions on Teaching Writing the WITS Way covering curricula and pedagogy for students in grades K-12.

Young Audiences of Houston created Houston Arts Partners in response to a specific request from Houston area arts administrators for a more efficient and effective method to access arts educational resources in Houston. Steering committees comprised of arts organizations and school districts formed to help the nonprofit achieve its mission and purpose.

A primary goal of the Houston Arts Partners is to provide a suite of services through a unique website, www.houstonartspartners.org. This site fulfills the needs of arts educators with services ranging from centralized, online booking, to full service grant writing and customized collaborative program support. Visit the site today to learn more about the 16 arts organizations that are currently collaborating and to find out how you can become an arts advocate. While you are there, be sure to visit the WITS program page.

For more information about Houston Arts Partners, call 713.552.9345. To learn more about WITS’ professional development services, click here.