[DOE-Arts] August Greetings!
argy.nestor at maine.gov
Tue Aug 18 07:51:05 EDT 2009
Good Morning! I hope you're enjoying the August weather. I know some
folks have returned to school and many of you are moving in that
direction! I hope you are having fun, wherever you are!
We are busy planning the statewide arts education conference for
October 8th and 9th. Carol Trimble from the Maine Alliance for Arts
Education, Paul Faria from the Maine Arts Commission and
representatives from the Maine Music Educators Association, Maine Art
Education Association, vsaArts of Maine, Maine Dance and Drama Council
are part of the planning committee. Thursday, the 8th will be a
celebration of arts education and most importantly all of you, the
educators. On Friday we have a keynote planned by the 2007 National
Teacher of the Year Music Educator, Andrea Peterson, from Washington
state and workshops presented by arts educators from throughout Maine.
Registration opens on September 1st and the cost is $75.00 (some
scholarships available). Don't delay! You can read more information at http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/news.html
We hope you will join us at Point Lookout in Northport.
Below are the latest blog posts since you heard from me last. Along
with the posts there are new listings under Upcoming Events, Prof and
Student Opps, and Research. If you have any news you'd like me to
include in the future please send it to me at argy.nestor at maine.gov
If you have a new email address due to reorganization please let me
know asap. Thank you to those who have communicated with me about this.
If you are interested in having your student art work displayed at the
Department of Education offices in Augusta please let me know.
** Piano Duet- a 90 year old couple play "Old Grey Bonnet"
** Edupunks and Changes in Education-how technology is changing
** Letter from the Secretary of Education-Secretary Duncan writes to
school and education leaders about the importance of arts education
** Arts and Cognition: Findings Hint at Relationships-The Dana
Foundation research on the Arts and relationship to academic achievement
** American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-Information on
** Missing the Quotes!
** No Future Left Behind-Video created by students
** Welcome Address-Dr. Karl Paulnack, pianist & Director of the Music
Division at Boston Conservatory speech
** Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium-incredible sculptures
being created right before your eyes
** "Why California Must Fund Music Education"-article on California
** Parish Maps-England to America-Fascinating project
** Statewide Arts Educators Conference-The Arts Connect!- information
on the upcoming conference- October 8,9th
** Congrats to Music Educator Jayne Sawtelle- finalist for Maine
Teacher of the Year
Happy New School Year!
Make it a great day,
Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
argy.nestor at maine.gov
"The Arts Connect" statewide Arts Education Conference-October 8,9,
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