[DOE-Arts] Happy last week in May

Nestor, Argy Argy.Nestor at maine.gov
Tue May 27 22:38:12 EDT 2014

I hope you had a chance to reflect on Monday about the true meaning of Memorial Day. I know that many of you were alongside your middle and high school bands in parades in the towns and cities across the state. On Monday evening I was having supper with friends who remarked that they were sad there wasn’t a band in their hometown parade. I know that folks appreciate it. A GREAT big THANKS to all of you who make the commitment year after year!

All kinds of news today, please be sure and read it all, some of it is time sensitive!

Registration - Early Bird Special is over May 30!
Don’t delay in registering for the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative New England Summit on Arts Education. The early bird special with a savings of $25 is over on May 30. Registration is available by clicking here<https://webapp.usm.maine.edu/DCPEOnline/addRegCONFPage1.do?offeringId=100075146> and detailed information is located at http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/NESummit#. The Summit is customized for you or your team, check out this professional development opportunity today!

Below are the most recent blog posts that are located at http://meartsed.wordpress.com/.

  *   Student Art Display Opportunity - Looking for artwork for the MDOE show
  *   Another Teacher's Story: Jenni Null - Teacher leader and music educator tells her story
  *   Calling All Teaching Artists - New England Summit scholarship opportunity, deadline June 9!
  *   Artists Selected for 2014 Monhegan Residency - Congrats to art teacher Scott Minzy
  *   Integrated Teaching Through the Arts - Lesley University
  *   Virtual Launch of NCAS - Wednesday, June 4, 1:00 - 3:00
  *   Student Opp - Maine Student Film and Video Festival opportunity
  *   Guest Blogger - During May I’ve had the pleasure of blogging for NAEA at http://www.arteducators.org/
  *   Haystack Fall Conference - Registration opens June 1 for visual art teachers - check your MAEA membership

Registration - Early Bird Special is over May 30!
If you are a PK-12 visual and/or performing arts teacher and are interested in taking on a leadership role please consider being a teacher leader with the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative. If interested, the deadline for applications is June 2, 2014. Information is located at http://meartsed.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/inviting-all-arts-educators/ and the applications are available at this link<http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/MAAI#>.

I am in the middle of establishing another list-serv that will be sent to you from the Maine Arts Commission. I will send another email to you through this address with an explanation in the next couple of days. Please watch for it!

Thanks for all the amazing work you do with and for students and their arts education. We all know how essential quality programs are for students and their success. Your work is appreciated!

Make it a great day,

Ms. Argy Nestor
Director of Arts Education
Maine Arts Commission
193 State Street, 25 SHS
Augusta, ME 04333-0025
207/287-2713 Direct Line
207/287-2724 General Office Line
207/287-2725 Fax
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Begin forwarded message:

From: Catherine Ring <ms.catherinering at gmail.com<mailto:ms.catherinering at gmail.com>>

Subject: Re: may 20 docs

Date: May 27, 2014 at 10:07:48 PM EDT

To: Argy Nestor <meartsed at gmail.com<mailto:meartsed at gmail.com>>

Cc: Rob Westerberg <mllama4 at maine.rr.com<mailto:mllama4 at maine.rr.com>>

Yes, let's do June 11 please.  Thanks Argy.

Rob, you might want to change the date on your meeting plan for this webinar.

On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 9:31 PM, Argy Nestor <meartsed at gmail.com<mailto:meartsed at gmail.com>> wrote:
Let me know if you want the next webinar on June 11 so I can make all the necessary changes and post it on the blog sometime tomorrow. Thanks!

On May 27, 2014, at 9:05 PM, Argy Nestor <meartsed at gmail.com<mailto:meartsed at gmail.com>> wrote:

I think it makes sense to postpone it by one week.

On May 26, 2014, at 2:43 PM, Rob Westerberg <mllama4 at maine.rr.com<mailto:mllama4 at maine.rr.com>> wrote:

How DARE the NCASS hold their webinar on the same day!!! ;-)

Under the circumstances, I think that makes sense to change the date of the webinar. The only concern I would have is if it goes beyond the following week, but that should buy enough time to get ducks in a row and off the same date as the national standards roll out. My two cents. - R

On May 26, 2014, at 12:59 PM, Catherine Ring wrote:


Looks fine to me.  I have a question for you both, however.  For the webinar next week, I'm wondering if we should postpone it -- here's why:

I see there is a webinar directly before that one on the unveiling of the NCASS and so we may have a little competition for air time.  I believe that webinar concludes at 3:30.  What are the chances that folks will want to do both?

Secondly, I'm a little concerned that I haven't heard back from the resource bank team yet, whom I've asked to be guests (except from Jenni Null, who cannot attend the webinar).  I was going to wait til the end of this weekend to see if anyone responded before getting out my bull horn and whip.  :)
So your timely thoughts on this are appreciated.  Postpone, or get crackin?


On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 12:22 PM, Rob Westerberg <mllama4 at maine.rr.com<mailto:mllama4 at maine.rr.com>> wrote:
Happy Memorial Day gals! There are three attachments here regarding the May 20 webinar:

1) The followup blog post

2) Meeting Plan

3) invoice

The first two items are word documents so either of you should be able to edit freely... please do!

The invoice refers to a "supplemental" webinar Argy, do I need to submit one that has the title of the June 4 webinar or will this go through okay as is (title wasn't in the original contract)? I also don't expect you to process the invoice until after June 4th, I'm just getting this to you now so you have it all :-)

Hope you've both had a great long weekend! - Rob

Catherine Ring
Executive Director
New England Institute for Teacher Education
P.O. Box 460
Stonington, Maine 04681

ms.catherinering at gmail.com<mailto:ms.catherinering at gmail.com>

Catherine Ring
Executive Director
New England Institute for Teacher Education
P.O. Box 460
Stonington, Maine 04681

ms.catherinering at gmail.com<mailto:ms.catherinering at gmail.com>

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