[DOE-Arts] Happy Valentine's Day

Argy Nestor argy.nestor at maine.gov
Tue Feb 14 07:01:07 EST 2012

I am just back from an early morning Valentine walk in the half moon. It is chilly this morning, 16 degrees at my house but there is no wind so it felt warmer. It felt good to breathe in the fresh air. I spent part of my Sunday making cards for my family, one thing I LOVE to do! Valentine's Day was first observed in 496 AD. When I see that year I am reminded of how my lifetime is a blip on the screen and it encourages me to GET THINGS DONE! So onward I go this morning...  

Below are the latest posts since my last email a week ago, located at http://meartsed.wordpress.com/. Thanks for all the blog ideas/topics sent my way. I have several drafts ready to go with all kinds of content. Be sure and check the Upcoming Events and the Prof and Student Opps found on the right side of the blog, there are several new items thanks to the info you email me.

Arts Assessment Courses Available - courses available throughout the state
The Core Priorities in Maine - strategic plan key points
Arts Ed on the Rise in Boston - funding and a commitment 
Student-centered Learning Exhibition - opportunities for students and teachers
Education in Finland - article about what is happening in Finland 
Playing at the State House - Paul Greenstone takes his students to perform in Augusta
Digital Learning Day - Feb. 1st

Thank you for the important work you do each day educating students in the arts!

Make it a great VALENTINE'S 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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