This is the online stream for sharing conversations that happened throughout the Greater Bay Area from March through June 2012 around the question:

How can we collectively transform public education through the arts to create a better future for everyone?

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This is an online stream from conversations happening throughout Alameda County from March through June 2012 around the following question:

How can we collectively transform public education through the arts to create a better future for everyone?

Please join the conversation!

Why Are We Doing This?

The Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership recently finished a three-year strategy cycle. Rather than go through the usual strategic planning process, the Alliance wanted to take this opportunity to initiate a larger, community conversation. Let’s come together to explore the future that we would all like to create together across disciplines, schools, and organizations.

We were inspired by Meg Wheatley, who, in her book, Turning to One Another, wrote:

I believe we can change the world if we start listening to one another again. Simple, honest, human conversation. Not mediation, negotiation, problem-solving, debate, or public meetings. Simple, truthful conversation where we each have a chance to speak, we each feel heard, and we each listen well.

We’d like to build on all of the great work that the entire community is already doing and the conversations it is already having to move arts education forward. We hope that by piggy-backing on this work, we can:

  • Co-create a shared, unified vision for how we can collectively transform public education through the arts over the next 10 years
  • Catalyze a set of strategic conversations to discuss mutually reinforcing ways to realize this vision
  • Get clear on and aligned around shared language for what arts learning and integration bring to confident, enthusiastic, capable students and thriving communities