[DOE-Arts] MMEA concert around the corner!

Nestor, Argy Argy.Nestor at maine.gov
Tue May 14 05:31:37 EDT 2013


I hope to see many of you at the Maine Music Educators Association conference this Thursday and Friday at USM, Gorham. The schedule of workshops is filled with outstanding professional development opportunities that I look forward to attending. I am pleased to see so many of the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative teacher leaders offering workshops. Congrats to MMEA for putting together another great conference. You can still register at http://mainemme.www64.a2hosting.com/state-events/all-state-in-service-confer.html. I also look forward to visiting the All-State student rehearsals taking place on campus. Congratulations to all the teachers who have students participating!

BLOG
There were 1142 visitors to the Maine Arts Education blog this week at http://meartsed.wordpress.com/ where the topics below are located. If you have a student concert, performance, and/or art exhibit you and your students are preparing for please send me a notice argy.nestor at maine.gov<mailto:argy.nestor at maine.gov> to post for others to learn about. Thanks to those who have sent me information lately!


  *   Another Arts Teacher's Story: Pam Ouellette - teacher leader story
  *   Happy Mother's Day - our annual trip to the alewives
  *   Art Teacher Selected - first residency for teachers on Monhegan Island
  *   Morse High Students Work Featured - 1st Bath Artwalk
  *   My Last Two Weeks - visits to schools
  *   Empowering Educators with A-F - webinar for teachers on May 16
  *   No Police - Arts Teachers - hired at Orchard Gardens K-8 school

RETIREES?
If you or someone you know is retiring please send me argy.nestor at maine.gov<mailto:argy.nestor at maine.gov> the name, school, years teaching ASAP. Thank you!

Maine Arts Assessment Initiative
We had several applications for phase 3 MAAI teacher leaders. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to those who have stepped up to offer to be leaders to serve your colleagues across Maine!

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 163 days. The cost for the one-day conference is $75 - if you start now, that is 46 cents per day! Purchase your ticket now at https://tickets.collinscenterforthearts.org/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=116. PLEASE NOTE: School invoices will not be an option this years statewide conference!

STEAM
Doing any STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math work? If so, and you are interested in sharing your work so others can learn from your successes, please contact me by email at argy.nestor at maine.gov<mailto:argy.nestor at maine.gov>. I may have just the project for you!

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


Make it a great day,
Argy

Argy Nestor
Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
http://meartsed.wordpress.com/
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
207-624-6825
fax: 207-624-6821
argy.nestor at maine.gov<mailto:argy.nestor at maine.gov>
http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/
Learn about the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative at http://maineartsassessment.pbworks.com




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