[DOE-Arts] Happy Time Change

Nestor, Argy Argy.Nestor at maine.gov
Mon Mar 11 23:08:05 EDT 2013

March is a very busy month including two more Mega-regional MAAI workshops coming up on March 22 and 29. If you are interested in attending the free all day workshops you do need to register at http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/assessment.html. Another happening for Arts education is that we will be visiting two schools to video tape standards based arts education classrooms that will be made available to all of you towards the end of the school year. This is in response to your request from phase 2 of the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative.

The latest blog posts are at http://meartsed.wordpress.com/. Thanks to all of you that have sent information to post. Please be sure and check out the "Prof Dev Opps", "Student Opps", and "Upcoming Events". There is new information posted in those segments of the blog (bottom right side).

  *   Another Arts Teacher's Story: Sarah Williams - Glenburn music teacher leader
  *   Back From Texas - highlights of the trip
  *   Careers in Art - 10 fastest growing jobs in Art and Design
  *   Pick up the Crayons - the role of arts therapists
  *   Evening for Educators - Portland Museum of Art, March 27
  *   Call for High School Artwork - Congressional Art Awards, submit by March 28
  *   Off to Texas - presenting the MAAI work at the National Art Education Conference
  *   In Today's News - story about Brewer 3rd graders speaking with Michelle Obama about Let's Move

Thank you all for the amazing work you do educating Maine students in ARTS education and happy time change!

Make it a great ARTS Education Month,

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 for the Mega-regional workshops at
http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/assessment.html <http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/assessment.html%20>

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