[DOE-Arts] Happy last day of April!

Nestor, Argy Argy.Nestor at maine.gov
Tue Apr 30 06:36:32 EDT 2013

Where has April gone? It is so great to have some lovely weather to finish out the month.

Below are the latest blog posts that are located at http://meartsed.wordpress.com/. Thanks to those who have sent me information for the blog.

  *   Another Arts Teacher's Story: Jane Snider - elementary art teacher leader from RSU24
  *   MAAI Professional Development - Understanding and Implementing Quality Assessments
  *   MLTI Student Conference - May 16, UMaine
  *   Haystack Gateway - Stuart Kestenbaum in his own words
  *   GNGHS Art Exhibit 2013 - coming up on May 2
  *   Camden Hills Travel to VA - music students bring home high marks!
  *   In Today's News - artwork inspires recycling
  *   Honoring Stephanie Leonard - MAEA awards program

Maine Arts Assessment Initiative
We're finishing out another successful phase of the MAAI! I hope you've taken advantage of one of the opportunities afforded. If you'd like to get more involved and take on a leadership role with the initiative YOU are invited to apply to be a teacher leader for phase 3. Be sure and read the blog post tomorrow,  Wednesday, that will include the description of phase 3 and the roles for teacher leaders and what you need to do to apply! Email me today and let me know of your interest and/or your questions at argy.nestor at maine.gov<mailto:argy.nestor at maine.gov>.

Statewide Arts Education Conference
Arts Education: Leading the Way being held Thursday, October 24, UMaine, Orono, Collins Center for the Arts. The one-day conference will precede the Maine Arts Commission two-day conference The International Conference on Arts and Culture: Strengthen the Core, 2013. Please SAVE THE DATE and request a professional day now so you can join us in 177 days. The cost for the one-day conference is $75 - if you start now, that is 42 cents per day! Purchase your ticket now at https://tickets.collinscenterforthearts.org/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=116

Positions - opportunities or eliminations?
If you know of any available jobs please be sure and email me the information so I can post them in the Prof Dev segment of the blog (like the one at the Maine Arts Commission for a Visual Arts Director<http://www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs/direct_jobs.shtml>). Likewise if you know of any potential eliminations of visual or performing arts teaching positions please email me the information. Thanks!

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU for the work you do providing quality arts education for students across the state of Maine!

Make it a last day in April,

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<mailto:argy.nestor at maine.gov>
Learn about the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative at http://maineartsassessment.pbworks.com

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