TELA is an active collaboration with the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) and the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) that began in 2017. CDOL and MAS provide leadership for the TELA Project.
The development and implementation of TELA brings together arts educators from Los Angeles County, including arts education specialists from the world-class Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Colburn School of Performing Arts, the Chinese American Museum of LA, the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) and even musicians whose “day jobs” include a Mars Project Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Agency, Pasadena.
Curriculum and technology specialists from the Center for Distance and Online Learning at the Los Angeles County Office of Education collaborate with these highly regarded organizations, educators from Los Angeles School Districts and Charter School Networks, and faculty and students from California State University, Los Angeles.
These local organizations work collectively to advance equitable access for all students to the arts, to build capacity in schools and districts, and to create a lasting, sustainable framework of arts integration in schools throughout LA County.
TELA is an example of the power of community partnerships --- private and public schools, district offices, universities, performing arts organizations, museums, and county education staff --- to facilitate this important work. The arts organizations that have given indispensable assistance and guidance to TELA also support a vast array of arts programs, projects, events, and educational needs throughout the Los Angeles region.