[DOE-Arts] Grammy award semi-finalist, ESSA guidance, webinar series...

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Thu Oct 27 15:26:43 EDT 2016

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Grammy Music Teacher of the Year: Best of luck to Dr. Rick Nickerson, Windham High School choral director, on being named one of 25 semifinalist for this prestigious award. In all, more than 3,300 initial nominations were submitted from 41 states. Read about it here<http://www.cbsnews.com/news/2017-grammy-music-educator-award-semifinalists-revealed/>.

Creative Assessment Webinar Series: We completed the first webinar in our four part series on creative assessment. You can access the archive of this webinar at http://maine.gov/doe/arts/pd.html. The second in the series will be "The Feedback Loop" on December 6th from 3:30-4:30pm. Register here.<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8g_JNIIL9e1JGv-vwED67C-K71v7W5wR_0hbWEr7I-M-GEg/viewform>
National Arts and Humanities Month! President Obama proclaimed October as National Arts and Humanities Month and has already kicked things off by issuing an official White House Proclamation<http://artsactionfund.org/page/m/3f44ee16/1603cdb8/6e40200d/7f57930f/575739265/VEsA/> that articulates the importance of the arts and culture in our history and in our future.

Title IV, Part A: The US DOE released guidance<http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/essassaegrantguid10212016.pdf> to help states, school districts, and schools provide all students with access to a well-rounded education (including the arts), bolster school conditions for student learning, and improve the use of technology to expand academic achievement and digital literacy.  Under Title IV, Part A, the ESSA authorizes new Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants and gives states and districts flexibility to tailor investments based on the unique needs of their student populations.  The guidance provides resources, tools, and examples of innovative strategies to support effective implementation of the grant program.

Calling Aspiring Imagineers! 10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy. High school students can apply for an engaging and unique mentoring program related to a variety of career paths, ranging from animation to zoology. Each participant learns important skills such as communication techniques, leadership values and networking strategies from Disney experts and world-renowned entrepreneurs and executives. Students must apply by Monday, October 31.<https://lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJlbWFpbCI6ImJldGgubGFtYmVydEBtYWluZS5nb3YiLCJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoiMTE4Iiwic3Vic2NyaWJlcl9pZCI6IjUzMDYzNTUzNCIsImxpbmtfaWQiOiIxMTIxODczMjEiLCJ1cmkiOiJicDI6ZGlnZXN0IiwidXJsIjoiaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZGlzbmV5ZHJlYW1lcnNhY2FkZW15LmNvbS9iZS1hLWRyZWFtZXIvYXBwbHkvP0NNUD1JTEMtRFBGWTE1UTREREEyMDE2MDAwMiZ1dG1fY29udGVudD0mdXRtX21lZGl1bT1lbWFpbCZ1dG1fbmFtZT0mdXRtX3NvdXJjZT1nb3ZkZWxpdmVyeSZ1dG1fdGVybT0iLCJidWxsZXRpbl9pZCI6IjIwMTYxMDA2LjY0NzA4NjcxIn0.EkNOkt_sC5X8np6k7Owkr3Kyvxy0VAyK6uuQ9STeb9U>

"Putting Yourself in Others' Shoes" -A 3-min. video challenge -  A first-person monologue as an famous figure of your choice. Winning students win a trip to the White House!." Click here<http://www.mmsend1.com/link.cfm?r=XuKTrNms7gE3eglxV_ZqVQ~~&pe=9qaTtVOxiHz6Nw0_t2TLODMRyIfk9ty05IaJcNpzvmrpsnuNmahNmdl-k0PkysvkDiKIfSZgWFnQhPRUf3dhEg~~> for more information.

VANS CUSTOM CULTURE GRANTS APPLICATIONS OPEN: Learn More<http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/promotion-and-recognition/strategic-partners/cause-marketing-partners/partnership-with-vans/vans-custom-culture-grants> Deadline: November 2, 2016. Eight schools will receive grants of $2,500 each in support of their music, visual arts, theater, and/or dance programs, and is supported by funds from sales of the winning shoe design in the Vans Custom Culture Art Competition. All public high schools (including charter schools) are eligible to apply during the application period, which runs September 21 through November 2, 2016.

Poetry Outloud: Online registration<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeipmSsy0bvrywvjsl59Bbd1ZHETasIikIsAPgOKsAb_fFdWA/viewform> is now open for all Maine high schools to participate in Poetry Out Loud 2016-2017, a national competition organized by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation and administered at the state level by the Arts Commission. The deadline for registration is November 7, 2016. Learn more<http://www.poetryoutloud.org/> about Poetry out Loud.

The Department of Art Scholarship at the University of Maine: invites students to submit a digital portfolio of their art-works along with an application statement for consideration for a $3,000 UMaine Art Scholarship.  Renewable for up to three additional years for new applicants and two for transfers, the scholarship offers students admitted to the university and committed to majoring in Studio Art, Art Education, or History of Art great educational opportunities.
To apply,  please have your students send an e-mail to us at um.art at maine.edu<mailto:um.art at maine.edu> with ten to fifteen attached .jpg images plus a statement discussing their work and interests in the Visual Arts.  To ensure smooth communications, please make sure that their e-mail with attachments does not exceed 10 MB.  We'll need receive their portfolio by 10 November, 2016, for Art Scholarship students must also submit a completed application for admission to UMaine by the 1 December Early Action deadline.  To have your student apply to UMaine, please visit go.umaine.edu/apply<http://go.umaine.edu/apply/>.
As you may already know, the Department of Art has wonderful new, world-class facilities, which you can see at to umaine.edu/art/facilities<http://umaine.edu/art/facilities/>, or better yet, through an on-campus visit.  Please let your students know the numerous exciting opportunities for them, all of which they can learn more about by visiting umaine.edu/art<http://www.umaine.edu/art> and our Facebook Page at facebook.com/UMaineArtDepartment<http://www.facebook.com/UMaineArtDepartment>.  Please let me know whatever questions you might have, by writing me at Michael.Grillo at umit.maine.edu<mailto:Michael.Grillo at umit.maine.edu>, or telephoning me at 207-581-3246.

The 2017 Scholastic Awards are now open. Art Deadline: 12/15/2016. Guidelines and deadlines here<http://www.artandwriting.org/affiliate/ME002A/>.

Bangor Symphony Orchestra's 36th Annual Maine High School Concerto Competition: This is a fantastic opportunity for all high school musicians in Maine. Applications are due January 13th. FMI<https://www.bangorsymphony.org/education/concerto-competition/>.

Raise Your Voice! The Maine Education Project is located on www.mainepublic.org<http://www.mainepublic.org> - Just click the Education tab. We're featuring student writing and multimedia - videos and audio recordings - about life in school, future dreams and how young people are getting there, stories of what's working in education, and stories of what's not working so well. We want to know what young people think about what they're learning, how they're learning, and what they're doing with those skills.
We're working with many of these students directly to help refine their concepts and then feature them on our site where audiences can join the conversation. And we're working with teachers who are willing to help mentor students to develop work through the writing process, toward ultimate publication on our site.
Teachers interested in taking part, whether working with an individual student, or a class, can contact Education Program Coordinator Dave Boardman for information on getting started, and can use our guidelines as a starting point. Join us and take part in Raise Your Voice! To get started, contact: Dave Boardman Education Program Coordinator Maine Education Project dboardman at mainepublic.org<mailto:dboardman at mainepublic.org> 207.423.6934<tel:207.423.6934>

Calling All Young Artists: Submit your design to appear on the Google Homepage. MORE INFO<https://doodles.google.com/d4g/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=HPP1&utm_campaign=D4G2016>.

The Maine Educational Theatre Conference: will be held Oct. 28 at Hauck Auditorium, University of Maine, Orono.  All schools across the state are welcome to attend and participate in workshops led by state theatre professionals, watch guest performances, and have opportunities to perform or present their work for critical feedback.  Visit http://www.northeastedta.org/maine.html for more information and registration materials.

Building Community Through the Arts: The theater and dance residencies at Bangor HS, Brewer HS and Leonard Middle School, will perform at the Orono United Methodist Church, from 9:30-1:30pm on November 16th. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.maineartsed.org<http://www.maineartsed.org>.

Maine Arts Assessment Initiative Mega Regional Workshops: Now in its sixth phase, the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative has 81 teacher leaders representing PK-12 arts educators and 4 teaching artist leaders. The new teacher leaders attending a 3-day workshop at USM this summer used an Individual Action Plan model, and returning teacher leaders used a Logic Model, to create a plan of action for this school year. These educators will be sharing their research and ideas during the following mega-regional sessions: (Registration opens Oct. 31st and the cost is $25.00 and contact hours are available.)

*         Monday, November 21, 2016 Ellsworth High School

*         Wednesday, January 4, 2017 USM, Portland

*         Thursday, February 2, 2017 UMaine, Orono

*         Friday, March 17, 2017 Hebron Station School, Hebron

*         Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Easton Schools, Aroostook County

Arts Education Advocacy Day: March 8, 2017

Theatre Teacher Professional Development Day: April 26, 2017 at University of Maine, Orono. A full day of workshops about teaching theatre in the Middle School and High School classroom.  The day of workshops will be offered at no cost to participants. Registration coming soon!


*         RSU #24 is seeking a candidate to fill a long term substitute art teacher position shared between Cave Hill School and Mountain View School, Grades K-8. Experience and Maine Teacher Certification with endorsement #620 Visual Arts is preferred.  A current Criminal History Records Check is required. The position begins IMMEDIATELY.  Pay is $190/day with paid travel between schools.  Open until suitable candidate is found.

*         Madawaska School Department, Music Teacher EC-6 or 7-12 levels are encouraged to apply. Letter of intent is required - send to Supt of Schools, Madawaska School Department, 328 St. Thomas St., Suite 201, Madawaska, ME 04765.

*         MSAD 58 (Phillips, Strong, Kingfield ) is seeking a music teacher with a concentration in string. FMI<https://www.servingschools.com/job/wkdqqc>.

*         Long-term substitute Art teaching position grades 7-12 for AOS #94, Dexter, ME.

*         Long Term Sub / Art Teacher - Leave of Absence. Berwick Academy, a Pre-K through PG coeducational day school in South Berwick, Maine seeks an Art teacher to cover a leave of absence from January through March, 2017. Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Ryan Feeley, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs at rfeeley at berwickacademy.org<mailto:rfeeley at berwickacademy.org>

*         MSAD 13 is looking for a half time art (K-8) and half time ED Tech to assist in the libraries and possible do something with the gifted and talented students. More information available on serving schools.

*         Communications Specialist and Marketing Coordinator: The Dean's Office of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, fiscal-year  Communication Specialist and Marketing Coordinator to begin work as soon as possible.  This position serves to advance and coordinate communication activities and initiatives in support of programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), with a particular focus on the performing arts.  The person in this position assists the dean, division chairs in the School of Performing Arts (SPA), and other members of CLAS with communication initiatives and activities in support of community engagement, research and creativity, student recruitment, philanthropy, alumni relations, and fostering a sense of community in the College. For a complete listing of essential duties and responsibilities and to apply for the position go to https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=36481&job=communication-specialist-and-marketing-coordinator

*         Grades 7-12 Art position at SAD4 in Guilford.  Call 876-4625 or go to SAD4.com for the application.

A Closer Look at ESSA guidance for teachers: READ<http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/a-closer-look-at-the-new-essa-guidance-for-teachers/education>.

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Beth A Lambert
Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Aroostook County and Western Maine 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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