[DOE-Arts] Maine DOE VPA Newsletter

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Thu Aug 24 11:29:38 EDT 2017


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CONGRATULATIONS!:
Teacher of the Year Finalist: Kaitlin Young, SeDoMoCha Elementary School Music Educator, and Piscataquis County Educator of the Year, has moved on to the final round for Maine State Educator of the Year. Congratulations, Kaitlin, we are all supporting you and so proud to have you representing Visual and Performing Arts Educators in this competition!

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 I will send out the links 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 and a credit card will be required to register. The cohorts will meet in person three times as listed below:
·         Northern cohort at the RiSE center at UMO: Friday, October 20th; Friday, January 12th; Saturday, March 31st
·         Western cohort at the University of Maine, Farmington campus: Thursday, October 19th; Saturday, January 13th; Thursday, March 29th
·         Southern cohort at the University of Southern Maine, Portland campus: Saturday, October 21st; Thursday, January 11th; Friday, March 30th

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 (Nov. 17th, Feb. 15th, April 12th)
·         Central cohort at Educare in Waterville (Nov. 7th, Feb. 6th,April 3rd)
·         Southern cohort at Southern Maine Community College (Nov. 3rd, others TBD)

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:
Raku Workshop: Watershed is offering this workshop to K-12 Maine art educators on Friday October 27, 2017 with our Studio Manager, Reeder Fahnestock. In this workshop, not only will you learn raku firing techniques which will be put into practice using the Watershed raku kiln, but also how to build your own raku kiln. The workshop will cover the general history, theory and practice of raku firing, so you will be able to bring this firing technique and process back to your students. For more information & to register visit this link: http://www.watershedceramics.org/raku-workshop/

National Art Education Foundation accepting grant proposals: For more information, visit: https://www.arteducators.org/opportunities/national-art-education-foundation

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/>

McGorrill Scholarship: The Marston-Kotzschmar Music Club established the scholarship in 2010 to commemorate Brian McGorrill, a beloved piano teacher and performer. One $500 scholarship is awarded annually. The recipient is expected to perform a ten to fifteen minute piece at a Club concert on one of the following dates: February 4, March 6, April 10 or May 8, 2018; Eligibility: Piano students who attend or plan to attend college (ages 17 - 23); Students must live or study in Maine within 75 miles of Portland (Rockland to Waterville to Farmington, and Rumford to the New Hampshire border); Students may be studying privately or at a school; they do not need to be music majors; Teachers may nominate more than one student per year; teachers may re-nominate students in subsequent years if the eligibility requirements are still met. A brief letter describing the student's strengths and how he/she would benefit from the scholarship should be emailed to either of the MK Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs: Shirley Helfrich shirley.helfrich at gmail.com<mailto:shirley.helfrich at gmail.com> or Barbara Smith bdsmith at maine.edu<mailto:bdsmith at maine.edu>. Deadline for receipt of the nomination letter is September 16, 2017. The teacher of the scholarship recipient will be notified by October 1, 2017.

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:
Brunswick High School: Full time art teacher position that would teach a variety of visual art classes at the high school level including 2-D and 3D Foundations, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, Portfolio, Digital Design and Photography as needed. FMI<https://brunswickschooldepartment.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=176>

Winthrop High School: Full-time teacher who will be a part-time Art Teacher (Art 2, painting, sculpting, drawing, and stained glass) and a part-time Campus Technology Specialist. Contact Sarah Landry, High School Principal for more information: slandry at winthropschools.org

            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>

Bangor School Department: ½ time pre-k - 3 art teacher position. FMI<http://www.bangorschools.net/about-us/employment/>

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

Lawrence Junior High School: Co-Curricular Drama Advisor at Lawrence Jr. High School (7th & 8th grade). Those interested should contact the asst. principal Sean Boynton at sboynton at msad49.org<mailto:sboynton at msad49.org>.

Sanford Performing Arts Center: Seeking a manager for the performing arts center who will bring business, leadership and entrepreneurial skills to the Sanford Performing Arts Center with a thorough grounding in performing arts facility management and a strong background in establishing community partnerships, fund-raising, and promotion. For a detailed job description & application information: http://tinyurl.com/SanfordPAC; Applications open October 1st; Start date January 2nd, 2018.

RESOURCES:
            Blending traditional and contemporary teaching methods <http://strongmail1.multiview.com/track?type=click&eas=1&mailingid=2213103&messageid=2213103&databaseid=Mailing.DS213103.2213103.196409&serial=17767929&emailid=beth.lambert@maine.gov&userid=98430122&targetid=&fl=&extra=MultivariateId=&&&2086&&&http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=59944a4716333>

           Bringing the whole school to life with music <http://strongmail1.multiview.com/track?type=click&eas=1&mailingid=2213103&messageid=2213103&databaseid=Mailing.DS213103.2213103.196409&serial=17767929&emailid=beth.lambert@maine.gov&userid=98430122&targetid=&fl=&extra=MultivariateId=&&&2160&&&http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=59944ebb436be>

How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art<http://nuzzel.com/i/redirect/2079617405/45425687/story_read_title_8240805196-1/aHR0cDovL251enplbC5jb20vc3Vic2NyaXB0aW9uc3RvcnkvMDgxNDIwMTcvbnl0aW1lcy9ob3dfYWlfaXNfY3JlYXRpbmdfYnVpbGRpbmdfYmxvY2tzX3RvX3Jlc2hhcGVfbXVzaWNfYW5kX2FydD9lPTEwMjg1MzUmYz11OHRMb0VHMUxoMTZBZkNwTFBVUEpXZEk4N3V1aHVVN0lXVlFtYjJUUTQmdT1hcnRzYW5kbWluZGxhYiZ1dG1fY2FtcGFpZ249bmV3c2xldHRlcl9zdWJzY3JpcHRpb24mdXRtX21lZGl1bT1lbWFpbCZ1dG1fc291cmNlPW51enplbA>

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