[DOE-Arts] Tis the season!

Nestor, Argy Argy.Nestor at maine.gov
Tue May 21 05:58:31 EDT 2013

I know that many of you are busy with end of the year exhibits and performances. All of us understand how important it is that students have the opportunities to let others see and hear their artistic accomplishments. Thank you for providing the opportunity for students to share with their communities!

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!

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 156 days. The cost for the one-day conference is $75 - if you start now, that is 48 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!

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!

Below are the most recent blog posts located at http://meartsed.wordpress.com/. 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: Susan Jones
  *   Accountability - Read guest blogger Rob Westerberg's post and let us know what you think!
  *   Brunswick High School student exhibit: May 22
  *   Waterville Senior High School Art Show, Music Jam, AP Studio Art Exhibition
  *   Why teach music? -  shows all the connections
  *   Sir Kenneth Robinson - TED Talk on the present landscape of education
  *   Pride of RSU 20 - Art show

Please let us know what you think by posting a comment at the end of any of the posts above.

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

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