[DOE-Arts] Lovin' the snow!

Nestor, Argy Argy.Nestor at maine.gov
Mon Jan 7 22:25:31 EST 2013

I spent one day this weekend X country skiing and it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! It is weekends like we just had that I am sooooooo glad to be living in Maine! The warmer air made for a very pleasant Sunday afternoon outside!

I am sending this email on Monday night instead of my usual, as close to 5:30AM as possible email, because Debi Lynne Baker and I are leaving early for York High School. We will be videotaping in Rob Westerberg's classroom and interviewing some of York's students. The videos are being created in a response to requests from arts teachers: "What does a standards based classroom look like?" The videos will provide you with answers plus they will be showcasing arts education in 4 Maine classrooms.

Below are the latest blog posts that can be found at http://meartsed.wordpress.com/.

  *   Professional Development Opportunities! - MAAI regional and mega-regional workshops all over the state. Register today at http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/assessment.html
  *   MAEA Launches Recognition Program - Heads Above announced
  *   Another Student's Story - Wesley Raines - read about the York High School graduate
  *   Monhegan Museum and Jane Fitzgerald Legacy - launched a new website
  *   MAAI Update - the leadership team planning meeting
  *   Common Core and the Arts - check out these resources
  *   Perfect 4-minute Film - don't miss this fun video

Just a note on the MAAI workshops coming up... You will need to register and participants must have an MLTI laptop with the latest image. If you do not, we can provide them but we do need to know at least 5 days in advance! Be sure and read the Professional Development Opportunities! blog post today on these opportunities!

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

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<mailto:argy.nestor at maine.gov>
Learn about the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative at http://maineartsassessment.pbworks.com
REGISTER TODAY for the MEGA-REGIONAL WORKSHOPS at http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/assessment.html

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