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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Would you like to share reflections on this open process? Thoughts on the future of arts and public education? This blog is open to all, so don’t be afraid to join us.

But first things first, did you host a conversation? Please go here to share your takeaways from that conversation.

To join this blog and share any other thoughts and reflections, fill out this request form, and we’ll add you as soon as possible. Below you’ll see instructions for blogging with us.

You’ll receive instructions in an email. Follow those instructions, and then log in and start sharing your thoughts.

Log In

Look to the right of the screen, under the heading Meta. Do you see the words log in? Or log out? If it says log out, please proceed to the next step!

If it says log in, click that button, and enter the email and password you signed up with. (You can click on the images to see a larger version.)

After logging in, you could be directed back to your dashboard screen. Simply come back to this webpage (bookmark it now), and we’ll pick up where we left off. Alternatively, you can navigate here from your dashboard by clicking the Alliance for Arts Leadership text in the upper right hand corner.

Now does it say log out? Great, let’s continue.

Post Your Thoughts

You should see a grey toolbar running across the top of the page. Place your mouse over the Alliance for Arts Leadership text. Click the New button, and select Post, as pictured below.

Now you’re ready to post! Title your post, and add your thoughts using the formatting bar to add links or change the look and feel.  Press Publish when you are all through.

This video demonstrates how to post from your dashboard, which is accessible from the grey sidebar by hovering your mouse over the Alliance for Arts Leadership button.

What To Say?

Nervous about what to write? Don’t be! What’s important is that you are sharing your thoughts, experiences and vision with the larger community. And remember, there is no such thing as a post that is too short. We like to say, short and sweet wins the race! And don’t forget you can add pictures, drawings, and videos to express yourself by clicking the upload/insert  media button (it’s at the top of your blog entry box, and looks like a little camera.)

Happy posting!