[DOE-Arts] Arts Integration opportunity, Educator Evenings at Colby College...

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Thu Nov 12 11:57:59 EST 2015

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Maine Arts Education Resource Project - Integration: The Maine Department of Education is launching a new initiative and would like you to be a part of it! Participants will work to create arts integration lesson plans to be submitted on the Maine Arts Resource Bank. For more information and to apply, click here<file:///C:\Users\beth.a.lambert\Documents\MEARP-I\CALLTOPARTICIPATE.pdf>, or contact, Beth Lambert, beth.lambert at maine.gov<mailto:beth.lambert at maine.gov> or 207-624-6642.

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 Sue Barre of Waterville Senior High School for being selected to pilot the Model Corner Stone Assessments in music.

TONIGHT! 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>

Integrated Teaching Through the Arts: Lesley University offers this innovative and unique ITA ME.D degree program to teachers without leaving Maine! Information session Wednesday, November 18th at 6:30pm. For more information, click here<file:///C:\Users\beth.a.lambert\Documents\newflyer2015joy.pdf>.

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>.

Scholarships Available for Performing Arts Majors at UMaine: The University of Maine School of Performing Arts is offering merit scholarships to those who study any of the performing arts (music, drama, dance) at UMaine. The scholarships are $3000 a year for up to four years, and may be given to transfer students for up to three years. Deadline to apply is December 15th, 2015. For more information, click here<https://umaine.edu/spa/audition/scholarships/>.

Arts Integration as a Strategy to Improve Teaching and Learning, Promote Personal Competencies, and Turn Around Low-Performing Schools: A compelling argument that by intertwining art forms and methods with content in all subject areas, students learn more about art and the other subjects. Click here<http://centeronschoolturnaround.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/CST_ArtsIntegration_20150928.pdf> to read the paper.

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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
beth.lambert at maine.gov<mailto:beth.lambert at maine.gov>

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