Professional Development

R.I.D.E. - Equity & Diversity Work

Announcing Summer PD to get your 2021-22 school year off to a great start!

A Blueprint for Equity and Diversity in the arts classroom -
August 3, 2021 @ 7pm via ZOOM
with Maria A. Ellis


Maria A. Ellis, chair
MAAE RIDE Committee

F.A.M.E. (Fine Arts Missouri Educators) - Leadership Group
The FAME Leadership Group is open to all arts educators, but is particularly geared toward arts educators who take on leadership roles in their setting. The group meets monthly via ZOOM to discuss current issues of interest to Missouri's arts educators.

M.A.I.N. Events all on Mondays at 4pm

This free professional learning community welcomes all arts integration practitioners. (any subject, any age/grade level)

SUMMER PD in Arts Integration

The three arts integration sites which sponsor annual training sessions in arts integration have announced their plans:

The KS/MO Kennedy Center Partners in Education Summer Symposium

July 27-28, 2021 • virtual -

contact: Aaron Money - Fine Arts Director
Liberty Public Schools or 816-736-5660

Springfield Arts Integration Conference
July 29-30, 2021 • virtual -

contact: Breana Kavanaugh -Fine Arts/World Language Coordinator

Springfield Public Schools or 417-523-5532

COCA edu Arts Integration Professional Development Opportunities

Fall 2021 -

contact Janelle Velten - COCAedu Program Mangaer

Arts Integration Specialist or 314-561-4889

Statewide Arts Education Organizations Professional Development Conferences

Missouri Bandmasters Association - MBA will have their annual conference in Lake Ozark June 20-23

Missouri Choral Directors Association - MCDA will have their annual conference in Springfield, July 20-23

Missouri Dance Organization - MDO will offer monthly virtual professional development events. Dates TBD

Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri - STAM Fall conference set for September 23-25, 2021 - Margaritaville - Tan-Tar-A Osage Beach.

Missouri Thespians