Core Reforms Engaging Arts to Educate California (CREATE CA) teams innovative thinkers from multiple sectors of California’s creative economy, public and private, to rethink and create an educational environment for all California students that features arts education as a central part of the solution to the crisis in our schools.

CCSESA Arts Initiative

The visual and performing arts are an integral part of a comprehensive curriculum and are essential for learning in the 21st century. All California students from every culture, geographic region and socio-economic level deserve quality arts learning in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts as part of the core curriculum. The Curriculum and Instruction department at VCOE developed Module 8, Artifact Detectives, which you will find on the CCSESA Web site along with a variety of other modules to help infuse the arts throughout the curriculum.

2017-2018 VCAN Meetings

All meetings are in the Conejo Room from 4:00pm-6:00pm

October 9, 2017

December 11, 2017

March 12, 2018

May 14, 2018

Consuelo H. Williams
(805) 437-1332

Stephanie Enriquez

Content Specialist
(805) 437-1393

Programs for Arts Education


Artist in the Classroom
Margaret Travers, Executive Director

(805) 658-2213

      Museum of Ventura County
      Megan Gately, Director of Education & Outreach
      (805) 653-0323, ext. 300


    Shakespeare Educational Tour

    Dr. Carol Bartell, Kingsmen Education Director
    (805) 493-3093

Mira Cohen, Director of Education
(805) 577-4019

Ventura County Arts Network

Meeting Handouts and Materials