Professional Learning Opportunities

Take advantage of a variety of educational opportunities for additional professional development during the school year and during the summer months, scholarships, fellowships, grants and community connections. Grow professionally and develop your program!

Professional Development

CAEA State and Mini-Conferences

CAEA provides professional development through an annual state conference, through regional conferences in each Area, and through master classes, workshops, seminars and other opportunities statewide. They also offer excellent opportunities to connect with colleagues and network locally and across the state.


Earn 1, 2 or 3 Units of University of the Pacific Graduate-Level Professional Development Semester Credit for Your Attendance and Participation at the November 2018 CAEA Conference

Here is a link for information:

Click here  to learn how to register for credit linked to CAEA Conferences, Seminars and/or Workshops.



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The California Arts Project (TCAP)

The California Arts Project’s central mission is to improve teaching and learning in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. Through its statewide and regional leadership and professional development centers The California Arts Project serves as a learning community of educators, Pre K- through University, with a focus on  teacher as teacher, teacher as learner, teacher as leader, and teacher as artist.

The California Arts Project Sites

Northern California Arts Project
CSU Chico

Bay Area California Arts Project
CSU San Jose

TCAP Leadership & Learning Center
CSU San Bernardino

Southern Counties California Arts Project
San Diego State University

RIMS California Arts Project
CSU San Bernardino

Los Angeles Basin California Arts Project
CSU San Bernardino

Courageous Creativity Conference: TCAP along with Disney Imagineering presents the Courageous Creativity Conference in June of each year. The conference is held at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel.  This unique conference is open to educators and administrators in K through 12th grade, post-secondary, district and state levels and provides insight into the link between visual and performing arts education and the arts, media, and entertainment careers. The conference provides a behind the scenes look at arts and entertainment in action, a panel of Disney Imagineers, informative breakouts, and guest speakers including Martin Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and "Imagineering Ambassador."

For more information contact Jennifer at [email protected]




National Art Education Association 

2017 NATIONAL CONVENTION: NAEA provides numerous learning opportunities including it's primary event, the national conference. It is held each year around the country and features keynote speakers, panels, sessions, workshops, tours and events. Next year's convention is in New York. Save the date, March 2-4, 2017 Learn more about the convention by visiting the NAEA website.


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Fulbright Teacher Program (International Awards and Exchange Program)

The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program seeks to improve mutual understanding among teachers, their schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad through two programs – the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program and the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program.

International Classroom Exchanges for Teachers: The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program offers educators the opportunity to exchange teaching positions with a teacher from another country for one semester or academic year.

Independent Study Abroad for Teachers: The Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program allows teachers to go abroad for three to six months to take classes at an international university, observe classes and offer seminars in local schools and complete a project of their own design.

Learn more about the Fulbright Program.