[DOE-Arts] ARTS NEWSLETTER #11

Argy Nestor argy.nestor at maine.gov
Tue Jun 26 12:15:17 EDT 2007


ARTS NEWSLETTER # 11- 26 June 2007
GREETINGS FROM ARGY’S CUBBY with a view of the STATE HOUSE DOME at  
the Department of Education

ARTS NEWS
As of last week life in my cubby has changed.  With schools closed  
and most of you officially on summer break and the 123rd legislative  
session adjourned as of Friday; it is very quiet here!  The sun no  
longer shines in during the early morning hours and the air  
conditioning makes me wonder what the temperature really is  
outside.   To learn more about the reorganization law and to locate  
the meeting dates for learning more about the reorganization go to:  
http://www.maine.gov/education/supportingschools/index.html

NEWSLETTER
This newsletter is now being mailed electronically to 457 educators,  
12 more than were receiving it two weeks ago. If you are interested  
in reviewing back issues of the newsletter click on: http:// 
mailman.informe.org/pipermail/doe-arts/

CALL FOR PRESENTERS-VPA CONFERENCE
You still have time to submit a proposal to present at the state-wide  
VPA conference.  If interested please send fill out the attached  
“call for presenters” form and email it to me by Friday, June 29th  
at argy.nestor at maine.gov by Friday, Outstanding ideas are being  
carried out every day throughout Maine in your classrooms.  Please  
consider sharing your work by presenting a workshop:
AT THE CREATIVE CENTER- THE ARTS IN MAINE SCHOOLS state-wide conference.

STATE-WIDE ARTS CONFERENCE-OCT. 5, 6, 2007
AT THE CREATIVE CENTER

THE ARTS IN MAINE SCHOOLS

A ‘save-the-date’ postcard was mailed to the schools of 1299  
visual and performing arts teachers in Maine announcing the state- 
wide arts conference sponsored by the Maine Department of Education  
(MDOE), The Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) and the Maine  
Arts Commission (MAC) partnering with Maine Art Education Association  
(MAEA), Maine Music Educators Association (MMEA), Maine Drama Council  
(MDC) Dance Education in Maine Schools (DEMS) and VSA arts of Maine  
(VSA).
Registration information will be included in newsletters throughout  
the summer!  The conference will be held at the Samoset Resort in  
Rockport.  Conference registration is $75.00.  The conference  
planning committee is meeting in July to continue working on this  
professional development opportunity.  Please email me if you have  
questions or would like to help argy.nestor at maine.gov
COOOOOOOOLEST WEBSITE:
Don’t hesitate, click on this link:
http://www.juxtapoz.com/jux/index.php? 
option=com_content&task=view&id=1121&Itemid=50

CHINA AND DANCE

Read more about what they’re doing in China to decrease obesity.   
Teaching teachers to dance and students are taking dance breaks  
during the school to prevent obesity.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article2617445.ece


ARTS FOR ALL IN LA, CA
Read about the 10 year plan to restore arts education in Los Angeles,  
California by clicking here:
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2007/06/13/41arts.h26.html? 
tmp=1801326996

PUBLIC TV
There's an interesting film coming up about a remarkable teacher,  
Rafe, who works with fifth graders in Los Angeles on Shakespeare plus  
lots of basic academics. He builds curriculum with high expectations  
in many subjects.  The film is showing on public television, Aug 7,  
2007 - check local listings. He also has two books out. Inspiring!

About the class and teacher: http://www.hobartshakespeareans.org/ 
ourclass_welcome.php

About the film and more: http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov205/hobart

RESEARCH AND SUMMER READING:I
Attached are website links for your summer enjoyment:
DANCE: http://www.cid-unesco.org/index.php
http://www.danceresourcemaine.com/
MUSIC:  http://www.menc.org/information/advocate/psa.html
http://www.composingtogether.com/
Theater: http://invserv.fivetowns.net/chrhs/StromAud/MDC/
VISUAL ARTS: http://www.vue.org/
http://knowledgeloom.org/tab/index.jsp
PERFORMING ARTS:
http://www.mepan.org/
ARTS: http://www.maineallforartsed.org/
http://www.aep-arts.org/
http://www.pcagreatperformances.org/
http://www.attitudeconcepts.com/booksvideos.php
GREAT RESOURCES: http://www.free.ed.gov/
FUN STUFF: http://www.smile-video.com/index_fish.php? 
gclid=CO6SlLy604kCFSmBFQodslcs_g
http://www.charthouse.com/content.aspx?name=home2

NORTHPORT MUSIC THEATER
This is the premier season for the Northport Music Theater located in  
Northport. I understand Camden Hills music teacher, Kim Murphy, will  
be performing there this summer in Six Women With Brain Death or  
Expiring Minds Want to Know.  For more information please click on:  
http://www.northportmusictheater.com/

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE-A PROMISING APPROACH FOR SCHOOLS AND SOCIETY
UMaine graduate class being held at the Hutchinson Center, July 9-20,  
Mon.-Fri., 8:30-12:30.  Restorative justice affirms the  
interconnectedness of individuals, families and communities, and  
maintains that the most effective response to crime or violence will  
include all three.  This program is helping to deal with bullying and  
other disruptive behavior in schools.  For more information contact  
instructor, Joanne Boynton, UMaine Peace Studies faculty at 338-1522.

QUOTE OF THE NEWSLETTER
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and  
discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets  
are one's mistakes.
--Oscar Wilde


Make it a great summer,
Argy
Argy Nestor
Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
207-624-6825
fax: 207-624-6821
argy.nestor at maine.gov






  
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