[DOE-Arts] Lots to celebrate, Conference/workshops...

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Thu May 26 12:57:57 EDT 2016

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            Kennebec County Teacher of the Year: Congratulations to Andy Foster, music teacher at Messalonskee High School.
            Maine Music Educator of the Year: Congratulations to Dana Ross, music teacher at at Samuel L Wagner Middle School and Leroy H Smith School in RSU 22.
            Princeton Elementary School: Princeton Elementary School receives Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant for $27, 968.01 to grow their music education program!
Congressional Art Awardees:
District 1 represented by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
•         Selected Artist: JoJo Zeitlin, Cape Elizabeth High School, grade 11. Art Teacher: Richard Rothlisberger
•         1st Runner up: Anna Callahan, Brunswick High School, grade 10. Art Teacher: Allison Price
•         2nd Runner up: Abigail Stevens-Roberts, Thornton Academy, grade 12. Art Teacher: Dana Altman
•         Honorable Mention: Caitlyn Duffy, Gorham High School, grade 12. Art Teacher: Chris Crosby
•         Honorable Mention: Gabriel Rosen, Portland High School, grade 12. Art Teacher: Barbara Loring
•         Honorable Mention: Katie Sprague, Kents Hill School, grade 11. Art Teacher: Babs Wheelden
District 2 represented by Congressman Bruce Poliquin
•           Selected Artist: Michaela Shorey, Rangeley Lakes Regional School, grade 12. Art Teacher: Sonja Johnson
•           1st Runner up: Rachel Flannery, Lewiston High School, grade 12. Art Teacher: Nathaniel Meyer
•           2nd Runner up: Chandler Clothier, Lewiston High School, grade 12. Art Teacher: Sarah Stocker
•           Honorable Mention: Olivia Berger, Hebron Academy, grade 12. Art Teacher: Jeanine Eschenbach
•           Honorable Mention: Alanna Fellows, Lewiston High School, grade 12. Art Teacher: Nathaniel Meyer
•           Honorable Mention:Shin Hye Hwang, Hebron Academy, grade 12. Art Teacher: Jeanine Eschenbach


Retiring? If you or someone you know is retiring this year please email me and let me know where you teach, what discipline, and how many years of service you’ve given to the teaching profession. Thanks!

Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) - Phase VI: Regional VPA Teacher Leader Search: Join us for a GREAT opportunity! The Maine Arts Leadership Initiative invites YOU to be part of Phase VI. We are looking for teachers interested in leading and in taking a close look at assessment in the arts. If you are selected, you will be required to attend the summer institute, August 10, 11, and 12, 2016. We will provide professional development and ask that you take what you’ve learned and share it with other educators in your region and beyond. If interested, please send a completed application by the Friday, May 27, 2016, 11:59PM deadline to Argy Nestor at http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/MAAI#<UrlBlockedError.aspx>.

KVCS - AOS #92 -- Waterville: Music/String Teacher/Specialist (Grade 4  Exploratory Strings Program, Grades 6, 7, & 8 String Orchestra, Senior High School String Orchestra) Details on Serving Schools.

KCCS – AOS #92 – Waterville: Music teacher, 50%, to teach music classes to grades 4&5 students (recorder exploration classes to all grade 4 students and beginning choral program to grade 5 students and adaptive music class. Details on serving school.
           Nobleboro Central School: K-8, 4-days a week, general music, band, chorus.

Conners Emerson School - music, 83%, 4-8 Instrumental and Jazz Band, Apply online at http://www.mdirss.org/employment<UrlBlockedError.aspx>. Questions? Contact principal Barbara Neilly, Conners Emerson School, 11 Eagle Lake Rd., Bar Harbor, 04609. 288.3631. Deadline for applications: May 2016.

Homer High School Fellow: Portland Museum of Art is looking for a high school student interested in the museum profession through the development of youth and teen programs. This seven-week fellowship program is designed to foster creative thinking, to build community, and to use the PMA collection for inspiration and idea building. For more information: http://www.portlandmuseum.org/about/employ.shtml<UrlBlockedError.aspx>.

Student Poster Contest: Count ME In is sponsoring the second annual Student Poster Contest to engage students ages 6-17 in promoting school attendance!  For more information visit www.countmeinmaine.org<UrlBlockedError.aspx>. Deadline is July 19th.

Heartwood College of Art: is excited to announce two “Art Retreat 2016”  sessions this summer at the North Dam Mill in Biddeford. Explore your choice of five different mediums. More information.<UrlBlockedError.aspx>

The Maine Student Film & Video Festival is accepting submissions: Submissions can be entered anytime between now and June 1, 2016. New this year, films will be judged in three categories: narrative (fiction), documentary, and creative, a category that will include stop-motion, music video, art film, experimental, and other genres that don’t fit the narrative or documentary categories. The student film festival is open to filmmakers ages 19 and under in grades K-12. Entries are judged by a panel of filmmakers, media professionals, and educators, and are evaluated on the basis of originality, content, style, and technique. Visit www.msfvf.com<UrlBlockedError.aspx> for more information.

Ticket to Ride: Funding is now available to defray the cost of travel for Maine schools wishing to visit Maine arts based venues and events. Click here<UrlBlockedError.aspx> to learn more and/or apply.

Maine School Wellness Summit: June 22 & 23 at Bates College. Learn more.<UrlBlockedError.aspx>
MALI Summer Workshop: The Maine Arts Leadership Initiative is offering a one-day summer conference with a variety of outstanding workshops. We’ve listened to the field requesting more professional           development opportunities! This is a great way to kick off your summer that will provide you with ideas and materials on developing standards and assessment tools as well as other relevant hot topics. Join your colleagues from across the state and around New England in a collaborative learning environment. June 28th, 9:00 – 3:30, University of Southern Maine – Portland. For more information visit www.maineartsassessment.com<http://www.maineartsassessment.com>.
“Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain” Workshops pK-12: In this engaging workshop, Dr. Zadina will explain how the brain learns and dispel the neuro-myths that are common.  She will address how to raise achievement in low performing students, the invisible brain process that may account for much of math and reading difficulty, the pathways to creativity and how to tap into the pathway affecting motivation. Participants will leave with concrete, actionable advice and strategies that can make a difference in day-to-day instruction. Teachers will find the information that Dr. Zadina presents to be truly transformational. Registration for these workshops is open until June 15th. The workshops are available by pre-registration only and the $75 fee includes a light breakfast, catered lunch and snacks.  This workshop is sponsored by the Maine Science Teachers Association, Maine Arts Leadership Initiative, Maine Sprouts and the Maine Department of Education. For a registration form or for more information contact Maine Sprouts at mainesprouts at gmail.com<redir.aspx?REF=i7kw2DKhbQY_eYfU6tbynE0vAkVPPOCKzwZH9bH3mxz78tpmhoXTCAFodHRwczovL3NvbW1haWwuc3RhdGUubWUudXMvb3dhL3JlZGlyLmFzcHg_UkVGPXV2bm8tME1VbEduWF84ZGpZQ2pPeTRtYS04bkZZb1FhNnVyZVNqenhCaWlYT1loRWZZWFRDQUZ0WVdsc2RHODZiV0ZwYm1WemNISnZkWFJ6UUdkdFlXbHNMbU52YlEuLg..> or by calling 446-8444.

Volunteer Group Restores Art Lessons in Schools: READ<UrlBlockedError.aspx>.
New U.S. Secretary of Education John King Speaks About the Value of the Arts in New Education Law. READ<UrlBlockedError.aspx>.
Herbie Hancock Stresses Students Need a Little Music with Their Math and Science Lessons. READ<UrlBlockedError.aspx>.
Artrageous: An in-depth episode focused on all the facts and myths surrounding the work Michelangelo did within the Sistine Chapel. WATCH<UrlBlockedError.aspx>.

National Coalition for Core Arts Standards: You can now view benchmarked student work of Elementary Model Cornerstone Assessments in grades 2,5 and 8. These help to illuminate the standards by showing examples of what student work which meets standards might look like.
            Dance: http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/content/dance-student-work<UrlBlockedError.aspx>
Media Arts: (Landing Page) http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/content/media-arts-student-work<UrlBlockedError.aspx>
Music: (Landing Page) http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/content/music-student-work<UrlBlockedError.aspx>
Theatre: (Landing Page) http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/content/theatre-student-work<UrlBlockedError.aspx>
Visual Arts Portfolios: http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/content/visual-arts-student-work<UrlBlockedError.aspx>

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Beth A Lambert
Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Aroostook County Regional Representative
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
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