[DOE-Arts] Off and running!

Nestor, Argy Argy.Nestor at maine.gov
Thu Aug 29 05:08:42 EDT 2013

I know that you are off and running into a new school year. I am sending my BEST WISHES that it is a fabulous start for everyone - whatever your role is in education - you are APPRECIATED!

Below are the latest blog posts located at http://meartsed.wordpress.com/.

  *   Nestor Changes Arts Ed Positions - Read about my latest move!
  *   Advancing Arts Ed Report - Wolf, Farbman, and Sherlock on 24-7 learning
  *   Skills Needed for Today's World - Lisa Phillips, writer of The Artisitic Edge: 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly Right Brain World, blog post
  *   Professional Development: Why? - National Education Association article on the place of PD in today's educational opportunities for teachers
  *   Patterns of Innovation - Partnership for 21st Century Skills site
  *   Grant Opportunity - National Endowment for the Arts offering money
  *   Standards-Based Education - What do those words all mean?
  *   In Today's News - Winslow community advocating for arts ed

 Most importantly is the upcoming biennial arts education conference on October 24 Arts Education: Leading the Way. Being held at the Collins Center for the Arts on the UMaine campus in Orono. I know sometimes it takes time to gain approval from your school districts. Please don't delay as the cost until September 15 is $75.00. The opening session will include Lynn Tuttle from Arizona, sharing information on the National Core Arts Standards. Registration information is at http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Media-and Performing/Conference-Education#<http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Media-and-Performing/Conference-Education#>

Make it a great school year,

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
Registration for the October 24 statewide Arts Education Conference Arts Education: Leading the Way is available at http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Media-and-Performing/Conference-Education#

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