[DOE-Arts] Gifted and Talented, Model Cornerstone Assessments...

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Wed Nov 4 08:04:36 EST 2015


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WE NEED YOU: Gifted and Talented: Do you feel proud of your Visual and Performing Arts offerings for Gifted and Talented students? Would you be willing to make your contact information available to share with schools who are working on building their programs? Please email<mailto:beth.lambert at maine.gov> me and let me know! Thanks!

CONGRATULATIONS: Maine Arts Teachers Selected to Pilot Model Cornerstone Assessments: The content areas are beginning to select their participants. I will be celebrating them here as I learn of them. If you have been selected, please let me know! Congratulations to Rick Osann of Bonny Eagle High School for being selected to pilot the Model Corner Stone Assessments in theatre.

OPPORTUNITIES:
Educator Evenings at Colby College Museum of Art: NEW this year! The Colby College Museum of Art will offer a new program called Educator Evenings, every second Thursday of the month from 6-8pm. K-12 educators who attend will receive contact hours, get to preview new exhibitions or works on display, chat with curators and artists, take part in discussions about ways to incorporate art into the curriculum, socialize and relax with refreshments. RSVP by emailing: mmaiken at colby.edu<mailto:mmaiken at colby.edu>

Calling All Teaching Artists: The Maine Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the PK-12 Teaching Artists Roster. Click here<https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/Teaching-Artists> for the application and to find out more.

Leonard and Renee Minsky Fund for Arts Education (Penobscot and Washington counties): The Leonard and Renee Minsky Fund for Arts Education supports artists in residence to work with teachers to bring arts into the classrooms of grades three through five in the public schools of Penobscot and Washington Counties. Application deadline is December 15th, 2015. For more information and the application, click here<http://www.mainecf.org/Grants/AvailableGrantsDeadlines/LeonardandReneeMinskyFundforArtsEducation.aspx>.

Scholarship for Drama Majors at UMaine: The University of Maine School of Performing Arts is offering a merit scholarship to study theatre at UMaine. The University of Maine Theatre Arts scholarship is being offered to incoming theatre students who are identified as having a talent and commitment for theatre. The scholarships are $3000 a year for up to four years, and may be given to transfer students for up to three years. For the application, click here<file:///C:\Users\beth.a.lambert\Documents\TheatreScholarshipLetter.pdf>.

RESOURCES: Arts Educators Are Not Specialists: Read what Jim Palmarini has to say about arts educators’ place in the authorization of ESEA by clicking here<http://blog.americansforthearts.org/2015/09/15/arts-educators-are-not-specialists#comments>.


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Beth A Lambert
State Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Aroostook County Regional Representative
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207-624-6642
beth.lambert at maine.gov<mailto:beth.lambert at maine.gov>

MDOE Arts listserv<https://mailman.informe.org/mailman/listinfo/doe-arts>



____________________________________
Beth A Lambert
State Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Aroostook County Regional Representative
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207-624-6642
beth.lambert at maine.gov<mailto:beth.lambert at maine.gov>

MDOE Arts listserv<https://mailman.informe.org/mailman/listinfo/doe-arts>

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