Argy Nestor argy.nestor at maine.gov
Sun Mar 1 21:22:30 EST 2009

Happy Arts Education Advocacy Month, Youth Art Month and Music in Our  
Schools Month.
In celebration, I am launching the promised arts education blog which  
I am calling "MEARTSED" Blog.  You will find included in the blog all  
of the same information as the newsletter had, plus more.

The blog link:
I hope you will bookmark the link and check it daily.  Every week or  
two I plan to send an email to the list serve to let you know the  
titles of the latest blog posts.

To help you get to know the blog:
When you go to meartsed blog you will see in the large/main section  
the posts on different topics.  At the bottom of each post you will  
see "comments".  If you click on comments it will take you to a place  
where you can post your comment.  I am hoping you will respond so we  
can make this a "conversation" so you can share your knowledge and  

On the right side of the page you see:
1) my contact information
2) the purpose of the blog
3) Pages which includes
	* Professional Development Opportunities
	* Research
	* Student Opportunities
	* Upcoming Events
4) Blogroll - this is a section that has arts educators blogs - click  
on any of them and go directly to the blogs

You can tell which ones are a link to information or to somewhere else  
by putting your curser over it and you will see a pointing finger.    
For example, if you put it on the web address for the arts ed webpages  
at the Department of Education (under my contact info), you can click  
and go directly to those pages.

I hope you will find the blog filled with useful information and a  
place where you can get some "food for thought".
If you have information that you want others to know about (as in the  
past), please send the info along and I will include it.

One more thing, it is my responsibility to monitor comments, they will  
not be automatically posted.  So, if I feel a comment is inappropriate  
I will not post it.

PLEASE let me know what you think of the meartsed blog that I have  
created for all 861 of you on the list serve.  And, if you know others  
who would like to receive the blog please email me with their contact  

I look forward to reading your comments on the blog and having you  
join the conversation!

Make it a great day,

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

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