Welcome to Eastern Suffolk BOCES Arts-in-Education services, where we are committed to the role that the arts play in the education of the Whole Child.

The arts and artists presented through Arts-in-Education (AIE) programs promote personal growth and community understanding by enabling students to process and create meaning from what they learn about people, events and places. Educationally, the arts have a place in the classroom not only for their own sake, but also as rich, relevant and integral connections to classroom work that support as well as align with and enliven core curriculum. Exploratory Enrichment (EE) offers meaningful programs that do not address arts standards.

Program Services:
AIE services offers the Arts-in-Education & Exploratory Enrichment Program Catalog of over 1000 programs, which include: program descriptions, standards alignment, grade level suitability, cost, contact information, and more. These programs are categorized by various art forms and by curriculum areas. The AIE office also maintains a database of performer evaluations from the previous year in which schools rate the programs they have received in four areas: artistic quality, educational quality, student response and presenter interaction, as well as technical quality. Teachers also note reasons why they would/would not recommend a program to other school districts.

Program Catalog 2016-2017
This is the 2016-17 Catalog. Prices are guaranteed for the 2016-17 school year.

Conference for Kids
May 23 & 24, 2017

STEM and STEAM Learning-based educational workshops designed to explore interests, stimulate activity and empower the potential of young minds in grades 4-5. Details forthcoming.
2015 Conference for Kids Brochure
Student Choice Template
Photo Consent Form

PTA Handbook 2016-2017 - For Cultural Arts Representatives, teachers, and other district staff. Learn the details about the AIE and Exploratory Enrichment programs: how to select and book an artist/presenter; how to use arts in the classroom; how to prepare for an event and more.

Monthly Calendar (July 2016 through June 2017) - The Arts-In-Education Calendar of arts and exploratory enrichment programs will be updated regularly. Programs are listed by date, however, you can easily search the PDF by clicking the binoculars icon located on the top tool bar and entering a key word. Eastern Suffolk BOCES Arts-in-Education (AIE) services coordinates contracting and payment processing for school performances and residencies by offering member districts a wide selection of arts programs screened for their quality and curriculum connections.

Creative Classroom Collaboratives
Puppeteers, master storytellers, beatboxing string trios, ballerinas and steppers, high quality performances and teaching artists' residencies were just a few of the components of the very successful Creative Classroom Collaboratives (C3). This 4 year school reform model was developed by the Arts in Ed office and funded by the US Dept of Education's Arts Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) grant program.

This dynamic program introduced students and teachers to new ways of learning through creative engagement. Partnering with Riverhead and William Floyd schools (Suffolk County, LI, NY) and working with grades 2-4, the project provided vibrant workshops in arts integration and 21st c skills for formal and informal educators. These sessions enabled teachers to conceptualize and plan enduring learning units with teaching artists in preparation for select artistic performances. All work, linked to the NYS and national learning standards, was intended to enable students to meet challenging expectations and to improve student and school performance. See website at: www.creativeC3.org.

Other services available from AIE include:
Advisory Council Meetings - Regularly scheduled, informative meetings for school district and cultural arts representatives.
Block-Booking - Cooperative scheduling enables bookings of programs from distant artists.
Calendar Monthly - Monthly calendar of Suffolk County AIE events for previewing programs booked in other schools.
Conference Planning - For districts and the cultural community.
Contracting & Payment Services - Contracting and payment of all program contract requests, in cooperation with school district representatives.
Information Services - Suggestions on specific programming as well as publication and more.
Preview Service - Information on programs previewed at county, state, national and international showcases.
Teacher Workshops - In-service workshops designed to help classroom teachers integrate the arts into their classroom.

Mailing Address
Eastern Suffolk BOCES
Bixhorn Technical Center
350 Martha Avenue
Bellport, NY 11713-1569

Phone: 631-286-6989
Fax: 631-286-6991

Loretta Corbisiero
Administrative Coordinator

Diane Bloxon
Office Applications Specialist

Jennifer Schmitz
Senior Account Clerk Typist