[DOE-Arts] Professional Development Opportunities for SY 2017-2018!

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Thu Aug 10 14:53:33 EDT 2017


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MAINE DOE ANNOUNCEMENTS: We are so excited to be able to share the many professional development opportunities that will be available to you through the Maine DOE this school year. Registration for these opportunities will be available Monday, August 28th and spaces are limited so start talking with your administrators now :)

Full STEAM Ahead!: Visual and performing arts teachers and science teachers will come together to form STEAM cohorts throughout the state. We will have a three cohorts, one in the northern, southern, and western regions. Arts Integration expert, Lisa Donovan, and Science Education expert, Kate Cooke Whitt, will guide teachers as they learn more about VPA and science standards, collaborate on STEAM designs, teaching strategies, lessons, and units, and explore arts and science integrated teaching strategies. Lunch will be  provided. Cost $50. The cohorts will meet in person three times as listed below:

*         Northern cohort at the RiSE center: Thursday, October 19th; Friday, January 12th; Saturday, March 24th

*         Western cohort at the University of Maine, Farmington campus: Friday, October 20th; Saturday, January 13th; Thursday, March 22nd

*         Southern cohort at the University of Southern Maine, Portland campus: Saturday, October 21st; Thursday, January 11th; Friday, March 23rd

Early Childhood and Visual Arts: Visual art and early childhood teachers are invited to apply and attend together for training three times through the school year. During these sessions you will be guided by an early childhood expert and an early childhood visual art specialist. You will build collaborative partnerships while you broaden your visual art skills, as well as developmentally appropriate teaching for preschoolers. Both teachers will learn strategies to be used in both in the early childhood classroom and the art room. The training will be aligned to Maine's Early Learning and Development Standards<http://www.maine.gov/doe/publicpreschool/documents/Maine-ELDS.pdf> and supported by research on the importance of arts education being available every day in the early childhood classroom. Over the course of the three workshop days, teams will learn a variety of visual art techniques and become more comfortable integrating arts education into the other learning domains to support knowledge and development. The training is free and each team selected will receive $500 worth of equipment and supplies for their classroom. Teams will meet in the following three regions of the state dates during the November, February, and April:

*         Northern cohort at the University of Maine, Presque Isle campus

*         Central cohort at Educare in Waterville

*         Southern cohort at Southern Maine Community College

Early Childhood and Music and Movement: Performing arts and early childhood teachers are invited to apply and attend together for training four times throughout the school year. During these sessions you will be guided by an early childhood expert and an early childhood performing arts specialist. You will build collaborative partnerships while you broaden your performing arts (music and movement) skills, as well as developmentally appropriate teaching for preschoolers. Both teachers will learn strategies to be used in both in the early childhood classroom and the performing arts/ music room. The training will be aligned to Maine's Early Learning and Development Standards<http://www.maine.gov/doe/publicpreschool/documents/Maine-ELDS.pdf> and supported by research on the importance of arts education being available every day in the early childhood classroom. Over the course of the four workshop days, teams will learn a variety of performing arts techniques and become more comfortable integrating arts education into the other learning domains to support knowledge and development. The training is free and each team selected will receive $650 worth of equipment and supplies for their classroom. The cohort will meet at Educare in Waterville on October 17th, January 10th, March 6th, and May 15th.

Fresh Chapters, Visual and Performing Arts Book Club: We will begin book club at this October with the book Artistic Edge. The group will meet virtually three times to discuss this wonderful book that examines the important "edge" students who participate in arts education have in life, specifically the current job market. Participants all receive the book and contact hours.


OPPORTUNITIES:
Lord Hall Gallery: Between July 24 and September 22, 2017, the Lord Hall Gallery on the University of Maine campus, will host exhibitions by two of Maine's leading artists, both of whom live in Port Clyde. FMI<https://umaine.edu/las/event/lord-hall-gallery-summer-exhibitions/2017-07-31/>

The Maine Jewish Museum Portland: is pleased to present the art exhibition, "Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females," by Linda Stein. It consists of ten Heroic Tapestries, twenty Spoon to Shell sculptures and one Protector sculpture. It is a traveling solo exhibition and educational initiative. The installation is on view September 14 - November 5, 2017. The Maine Jewish Museum is located at 267 Congress St., Portland. Hours are Monday thru Friday 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For further information, or to schedule a group visit, please contact me at nancyd.mjm at gmail.com<mailto:nancyd.mjm at gmail.com>, 207-239-4774 or Laurie Perzley, Maine Jewish Museum docent, at laurie at lbpFIneArt.com<mailto:laurie at lbpFIneArt.com>, 207-671-3551.

Theatre at Monmouth Fall Tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream: From October 10 through 28, we'll present an 80-minute version of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The play can be produced with or without intermission. Cumston Hall Dates are October 12 & 13. Please contact the box office directly at 207.933.9999 to schedule performance dates and times.

Penobscot Theatre Company Student Matinees: Beauty and the Beast, December 12, 14, 19 & 21 and the shows begin at 10am. Cost is $8 for student tickets and $10 for chaperones. They are currently accepting reservations for the matinee, but final numbers don't need to be in until mid-November. A study guide is provided for educators, as well. For more information or to reserve, teachers can call (207) 947-6618, ext. 107.

University of Southern Maine school matinees and in-school workshop programs: The 2017-18 seasons offers productions for grades 4 through high school and school attending the matinees can reserve special in-school workshop visits (at no additional cost) to help prepare students for their theatre experience. Contact Sara Valentine for more information: (207) 780-5192 or email: sara.valentine at maine.edu<mailto:sara.valentine at maine.edu>

EMPLOYMENT:
            Executive Director: The Maine Music Educators Association is seeking applications for an Executive Director. FMI<http://files.constantcontact.com/f03e9653601/edcb9ca2-b12a-41a9-bc10-9e63f0d657d1.pdf>

MSAD 44: 3/5 general music teacher position open at Crescent Park School in Bethel.

Madison Junior High School: Middle School Art Teacher opening. FMI<https://sites.google.com/a/msad59.org/rsu59/home/administration/vacancies>


RESOURCES:
            Arts can help recovery from illness and keep people well, report says<https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/jul/19/arts-can-help-recovery-from-illness-and-keep-people-well-report-says?CMP=share_btn_link>

          When Artistic Education Matters<http://createquity.com/2017/07/when-artistic-education-matters/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=createquity>


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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
207-624-6642
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