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Jim Thomas, Coordinator
jthomas@ocde.us
714-966-4128

Phyllis Berenbeim, Consultant  
pberenbeim@ocde.us
714-966-4303

Linda Peterson, Staff Assistant
lpeterson@ocde.us
714-966-4123 

‚ÄčThe Visual and Performing Arts Unit at the Orange County Department of Education supports teachers, schools, and districts in their efforts to provide outstanding arts education opportunities to every student.  The arts are considered key to helping students achieve 21st century skills and in fostering creativity.  OCDE's programs contribute to these goals.

We hope you will find many resources on our website that will assist you!

Join the OCDE Visual and Performing Arts Email List Serve

Through various programs, workshops, symposia and community activities, the Visual and Performing Arts Unit at the Orange County Department of Education strives to improve academic achievement, scientific literacy, classroom instructional practices and leadership strategies for students, teachers and administrators.

The Visual and Performing Arts Unit offers on-going professional leadership for teachers and administrators, focused on the specific needs of the schools in the 29 districts located in Orange County.

You can subscribe to the K-12 Science list serve and receive up to date information on science professional development, including new legislation, workshops, state and national organizations, Orange County Science Olympiad and Science Fair, and teacher/administrator training at join-k12VAPA@listserv.ocde.us . 

You can unsubscribe any time at leave-k12VAPA@ocde.us .