ARTS SUMMIT 2.0 - An Earcos Weekend Workshop

Date: February 29 – March 1, 2020
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
Cost: USD 85 or RMB600 
Location: Shanghai American School, Pudong Campus 1600 Lingbai Rd., Pudong District, Shanghai, China 201201


The Arts Summit 2.0 will focus on writing and developing units for arts classrooms that embrace strong past practice within arts areas, as well as emerging transformative practices across the broader field of education. This workshop will be facilitated through a practical yet experiential lens, including focused discussions on designing units that are rooted in place-based cultural contexts, from home country, to host country. The National Core Arts Standards and their cornerstone assessments will be used as jumping off points for innovative unit design; however, schools using any set of standards/approaches are welcome. Previous work with unpacking and powering standards, as well as backwards designed assessments and curriculum is necessary in this workshop.

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NYSSA BROWN is an international music education consultant who works with music teachers around the globe to build innovative, differentiated, community-specific music curriculum. With more than 20 years of teaching experience with both students and adults, Nyssa empowers learners of all ages to build on their current knowledge and envision new possibilities. Nyssa has 16 years of experience in both the elementary and secondary music classrooms, as well as teaching and leadership experience at the team, school, district, state, national and international levels, including having served on the writing committee for the National Core Arts Standards. With a focus on strong relationships and collaborative processes, she aims to help transform students, teachers and communities through music education.

JEREMY HOLIEN is an international visual and media arts education consultant who empowers educators to develop innovative, relevant, and progressive learning environments for student learning. Holien also serves as the Director-elect for the National Art Education Association’s Supervision and Administration Division and co-authored the National Core Arts Standards in Media Arts. With more than 20 years teaching both youth and adults, he fosters creative fluency and artistry in all learners. Using collaborative and relational processes, he seeks to foster artistic literacy in educational communities through visual and media arts education.



Complete the online registration form by February 7, 2020. See registration form below.


Payment can be made by:

1. Wire registration fee to Shanghai American School

2. RMB cash payment on the first day of the workshop

Participants will receive detailed payment instructions after completing the registration form below.


Visa: You will need a visa if you are coming to Shanghai from outside of China. A simple tourist visa is sufficient for the trip. Transportation: Transportation will be provided from the recommended hotel to the Pudong campus. Participants are responsible for their own transport to and from the airport.

Recommended Hotels:

Ramada Plaza Pudong 18 Xin Jingqiao Road, Pudong, Shanghai 201206, Tel: +8621-5055-4666

Shanghai Marriott Hotel, Pudong East (This hotel is directly across the street from the Ramada Plaza Pudong.) 15 Xin Jinqiao Road, Pudong, Shanghai, 201206, Tel: +8621-6036-8888

Registration Fee Includes: 

  • Transportation to and from the Ramada Plaza Pudong and the Pudong campus. If you are staying at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel, Pudong East, please walk across the road) to the Ramada.

  • Lunch and coffee breaks each day of the workshop

  • Any workshop materials

Weather: The average temperature for February is 2-9°C or 36-48°F.

Contact details: If you have any questions please contact Fay Leong at

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