In Person Sessions at Fort Worden

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 4:00 PM PDT
Saturay, July 13, 2024 at 12:00 PM PDT

In-Person Location

Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA 
200 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Driving Directions 

For More Information Contact

Sabrina Chacon-Barajas 
VFF Program Manager
Arts Impact 
(775) 233-0461 


Sylvia Reyna
Migrant Education Program Supervisor 

Voices from the Field (VFF)

Summer Educator Arts Academy 2024

Teacher Professional Learning for Middle School Educators

July 9th - 13th, 2024 (In-Person) 

(Meals and Lodging Included At No Cost to Teacher)


The Voices from the Field Summer Educator Arts Academy provides outstanding arts experiences for middle school students and educators through the Washington State Migrant Education Program. Many of the participating students have not had a great number of opportunities to experience the arts in their regular school day. OSPI has partnered with Arts Impact to create arts-infused Math and ELA lessons designed to help educators build student voice and experiences with the assistance of artist mentors. 

We are excited to hold another year of the VFTF Summer Educator Arts Academy! Please note that by registering for the academy, you are signing up to be a part of the cohort of educators for the 2024-2025 academic year which includes 2 parts of a professional development experience explained below.

Professional Development Part I (VFF Summer Educator Arts Academy): You will participate in all "in-person" sessions at Fort Worden, Port Townsend July 9th -13th. It is approximately 36 hours spread throughout 5 days of fun arts enriched training experiences. Clock hours available.

Professional Development Part II (VFF Mentorship Program): You will be supported by VFTF staff to be partnered with an artist mentor to participate in a mentorship during the academic year. The scheduling of the mentorship is decided by you as the teacher and your artist mentor at the beginning of the school year. The mentorship is estimated to be between 10-13 hours total which includes having an artist mentor support you in writing and executing your very own arts infused lesson. Clock hours available. 

For more questions, contact VFF program manager Sabrina Chacon-Barajas.

        Caption: Teacher Jim Harmon from LaVenture MS of Mt. Vernon doing a tableu activity with his own stage design during Summer Academy 2023 from theater/math infused lesson titled, "A Light to Remember" authored by teachers Anthony Perez and Angel Almaguer with arits mentors Ana Marķa Campoy & Rachel Atkins.

Get the lesson here!

  Voices from the Field Professional Development Goals:

  • Develop educator confidence and competence to integrate the arts into Math and ELA content and instruction.
  • Increase student achievement and engagement in core content through the arts. 
  • Engage families in arts education and cultural connections. 

Summer Academy Components:

  • 5 day Academy, July 9th-13th, 2024 (All In-Person) with all lodging and meals included

  • Free Clock hours included, approximately 22 clock hours are applicable

Mentorship Program Components:

  • Approximately 10 - 13 hour classroom mentorship (scheduled throughout the 2024-25 School Year) 

  • Free field trip to a museum or local performance for you and your students  

  • All art and learning supplies for your co-written lessons will be provided

  • Clock hours available (equity clock hours available if applicable)

Eligible School Districts (maximum 3-4 teachers per district)

  • Eastmont School District 
  • Grandview School District 
  • Kennewick School District
  • Mount Vernon School District 
  • Pasco School District
  • Prosser School District 
  • Yakima School District 
  • Walla Walla School District
  • Wenatchee School District

Early Bird Special for Registration

Register before March 31st, 2024 and enter a raffle to win a suprise gift that you will receive at the Summer Arts Academy!


May 31st, 2024