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The Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA) Arts-in-Education Program Initiatives include:
- Poetry Out Loud - Each year high school students from across the state take part in Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition, presented in partnership with the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. During the 2013/2014 school year more than 700 students participated in Louisiana. The winner of each high school competition will advance to a regional competition. Winners of regional contests will then advance to the state competition. The Louisiana champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed. Visit Poetry Out Loud for more information about this national program. If you would like to participate in Louisiana Poetry Out Loud please contact Danny Belanger at email@example.com or 225-342-8209.
- Professional Development - Each year, LDOA strives to create professional development opportunities for teaching artists, classroom teachers and administrators. Since 2009, LDOA has partnered with the Kennedy Center to provide much of this professional development. Please check our website often to learn about future opportunities.
- Technical Assistance - Louisiana Division of the Arts staff is available to offer technical assistance, and other services that may be needed.
For more information, please contact Danny Belanger, LDOA Director of Arts-in-Education, at 225-342-8209 or firstname.lastname@example.org