[DOE-Arts] Free Resources
Kevin.Facer at maine.gov
Wed Sep 24 14:11:34 EDT 2014
Welcome to the Maine Department of Education Arts ListServ
This service is designed to keep Maine educators informed about current issues, upcoming opportunities and arts resources for consideration. Do not respond to this message or post messages to the ListServ as this is not a discussion forum. Please forward this message to others who may want to join the ListServ. Just click on the link below to subscribe.
Interested in learning something new without going to a class? Consider a Massive Open Online Class (MOOC) an open access, interactive online course. Two of the largest providers are below and offer a wide variety of courses.
edX<https://www.edx.org/> offers free online course from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, CalArts and many other universities. Topics include the arts, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more.
Coursera<https://www.coursera.org/> is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
Information about current and emerging arts and education research, policy, practice or issues of national significance.
AEP publications<http://www.aep-arts.org/resources-2/publications/> summarize and present information in user-friendly language.
Lesson plan ideas for all arts disciplines can be found at ArtsEdge<http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons>.
Watch a fellow teacher in action on the Teaching Channel<https://www.teachingchannel.org/?national=1>.
Reminder: Maine DOE Cross Discipline Literacy Network: For the 2014-15 school year, the CDLN will include a webinar series entitled, An Approach to Discussing an Artwork and Encouraging Objective Viewing, for grades 6-12, among several other options. The cost is $40 and the registration deadline is Oct. 13. See the DOE Newsroom post<http://mainedoenews.net/2014/09/03/cross-disciplinary-literacy-network-registration-now-open/> for more information. Visit the CDLN page<http://www.maine.gov/doe/literacy-for-me/cdln.html> for a link to registration and to access archived webinars (scroll to bottom of page).
Arts education IS education
Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Downeast Regional Representative
Maine Department of Education
MDOE<http://www.maine.gov/doe/index.html> - VPA<http://www.maine.gov/doe/arts/>
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