art:inFocus Speaker Series Esther Tokihiro

Artspiration: Transforming STEM to STEAM 

Esther Tokihiro, Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, will share the state of arts education, learning standards for students and what the future holds in the 21st century classroom. Her presentation is held in conjunction with the High School Art Exhibition, Bridges: Facing Challenges.

Members (Single Event) $10.00 USD Non Members (Single Event) $15.00 USD 

About Esther Tokihiro

Esther Tokihiro, Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator and member of the Santa Clara County Office of Education STEAM Team has a deep passion for educating the whole child, which is reflected in her 30 year career.  She brings educational experiences from the classroom where she taught History/Social Studies, coordinated an award-winning Peer Counseling Program, served as District Resource Teacher and site administrator, and holds a special place for middle-schoolers in her heart.  She has actively supported the arts personally, professionally and especially as a parent.  Esther received her Bachelors of Education, Professional Diploma, and two Masters of Education degrees from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and her California Administrative Credential from Santa Clara University

About the Lecture

“I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way” … through the arts!

Has the magic of our students’ art competition exhibit transported you to want to find out more about arts education in our public schools?  What does arts education look like in Santa Clara County?  What is the future of arts in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) world?  How can you learn more and help build a creative community for children?

This lecture will cover the state of arts education in the 21st century classroom, learning standards for students and what the future holds.  There are wonderful programs in our county as evidenced by the student art works and you are invited to be curious during this informal conversation. 

art:inFOCUS Lecture Series April 22, 2015