The California Arts, Media, and Entertainment Educator Organization (CA-AME-EO)

CA-AME-EO will serve as a forum for idea exchange and industry updates that are of interest or benefit to its members. We hope to create an organization that members can access at their own comfort level but one that can also be called on to:

  1. Raise its collective voice when issues of common interest present themselves (i.e., Standards Revision, CTE Funding legislation, teacher certification requirements, Departmental funding inequities, etc.
  2. To provide Career focused professional learning support for AME pathway and sub-pathway teachers and administrators
  3. Provide a regular forum for teacher-to -teacher interaction on topics identified by its members

September 29th: The Anti-Racist AME Classroom

What does it mean to be an anti-racist Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME) teacher? 

What are the specific tools and resources that will support us in this work? 

How can we build strategic alliances and engage in meaningful dialogue with other teachers about building an inclusive and anti-racist AME pathway?

Please join us for a special professional learning event for Arts, Media, and Entertainment teachers facilitated by Dr. Denise Boston, Equity and Restorative Practices Manager for Howard County Government, Maryland and former Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Denise will be joined by three panelists to explore the path to creating an anti-racist AME classroom: Danielle Drake (California Institute of Integral Studies), Alison Trope (Critical Media Project), and Sebastien Elkouby (View Park High School). 

Following the panel, we will break into our Communities of Practice, discipline-specific discussion groups that will help us lean into this work of developing culturally aware content creators, supporting increased representation in the creative industries, and becoming the extraordinary educators we are meant to be!

Presented by:

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Facilitated by
Dr. Denise Boston
Danielle Drake, PhD
Sebastien “Seb” Elkouby
Alison Trope, PhD

2021 CA-AME-EO Professional Learning Calendar

Only $50 for a full year -Register Here!

There will be 9 CA-AME-EO professional learning events in 2021. Each event will run about two hours and will include a thematic general session for all AME teachers followed by community of practice breakout meetings focused on pathway-specific content, resources, and support.

CA-AME-EO Curriculum Swap: Monday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 3

The Anti-Racist AME Classroom (collaboration with SEADAE): Wednesday, September 29

Teaching Students to Network: Friday, October 22

Integrating Financial Literacy: Thursday, December 2

CSUSM will be offering 2 units of credit for teachers who attend all 9 events for $199. Click here to learn more.

The CA-AME-EO Communities of Practice include:

Graphic Design/Visual/Commercial Art

Professional Theatre/Stage Technology

Professional Music, Sound, Music Production

Professional Dance and Choreography

Film/Video and Multimedia Broadcast

Animation/Media Arts/Game Design


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