[DOE-Arts] National Music Educator of the Year, VPA Book Club, design competitions...

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Thu Jan 5 10:00:45 EST 2017

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Music and Arts National Music Educator of the Year: Amy Delorge, music teacher at Biddeford Middle School. We are all so proud of you, Amy! Click here<https://thevault.musicarts.com/music-arts-2016-music-educator-of-the-year-interview-amy-delorge/> to read her interview.

Join the Visual and Performing Arts Book Club!: Want to discuss and pursue what's next in creativity and arts education? Want to read a great book connected to the arts? Want to connect with colleagues across the state about new ideas and possibilities for practice? Beginning in February I will be hosting Fresh Chapters: Reading and discussing new ideas in the arts, creativity, and education. Our first book will be Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education, by Ken Robinson, Ph.D. We will meet virtually three times and the book is yours free! If this sounds exciting click here to register<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCcrWtBdWR0Qf8uhVIvcJrfYv3NLfOWu96vRn4yacHGhy2Pw/viewform>. So that everyone has ample opportunity to participate the group will be kept to 15 people so sign up today!

MLTI Screensaver Challenge: For the past 8 years the Maine Learning Technology Initiative has provided the opportunity for students to submit their artwork to be considered for the MLTI devices. For more information click here<http://maine.gov/doe/mlti/student/artchallenge/guidelines/index.html>. DEADLINE: January 17, 2017.

Vans Custom Culture Competition: Calling all arts educators: the Vans Custom Culture design competition is open for registration. The competition is open to U.S. high schools-both public and private-but there are a limited number of slots, so make sure that schools in your region register quickly! Winning schools will receive grants to fund the schools' arts education programs-up to $50,000. Sign up for registration information, and find out more about the competition at vans.com/customculture<http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/linktrack.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fvans.com%2Fcustomculture>.

Lights Camera Action!: Nokomis Regional High School will be hosting a day of theatre workshops for students grades 5-12 on February 23rd. For more information click here<https://www.nokomislightscameraction.com/>.

Arts Education Advocacy Day: March 8, 2017.  The Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) and its community arts organization partners around the state are inviting arts teachers to send their most enthusiastic students to meet one-on-one with their elected representatives at the Statehouse. To get involved and find out more, contact Susan Potters, MAAE director, at spotters at maineartsed.org<mailto:spotters at maineartsed.org>.

Dance Performances and Discussion every Friday at Noon: NYU's Tisch School of the Performing Arts and The 92Y Harkness Dance Center provide FREE livestreams every FRIDAY AT NOON featuring performances and discussion of work choreographed by emerging, mid-career and legacy artists. LiveStreams of each Fridays at Noon performance are available at www.tischdanceandnewmedia.com/live<http://www.tischdanceandnewmedia.com/live>.

Colby College New Docent Training: An intensive one-week training course with instruction in art history, teaching, and storytelling techniques is scheduled for Monday, January 16 through Friday, January 20, 2017, from 10am to 4pm each day. To sign up for training or for more information, please contact the Colby Museum's Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of School and Teacher Programs Margaret Aiken, at 207.859.5623 or mmaiken at colby.edu<mailto:mmaiken at colby.edu>.

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/>.

2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards: The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is accepting applications for the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The twelve award-winning programs this year will each receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award at a ceremony at the White House. After-school and out-of-school-time arts and humanities programs, also known as Creative Youth Development programs, are encouraged to apply. Please click the following link to access the online National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Application: www.nahyp.org/how-to-apply/ <http://www.nahyp.org/how-to-apply/> . Application deadline: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:00 PM PST.

Arts Education Advocacy Day: March 8, 2017.  The Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) and its community arts organization partners around the state are inviting arts teachers to send their most enthusiastic students to meet one-on-one with their elected representatives at the Statehouse. To get involved and find out more, contact Susan Potters, MAAE director, at spotters at maineartsed.org<mailto:spotters at 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.)

*         Thursday, February 2, 2017 UMaine, Orono, Register at http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/MALI-Mega-Regionals-Orono-2017#UMaine<http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/MALI-Mega-Regionals-Orono-2017%23UMaine>
*         Friday, March 17, 2017 Hebron Station School, Hebron, Register at http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07edl3axweiwnuwzd6/a018lixhjx7cv/questions
*         Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Easton Schools, Aroostook County

Arts Education Advocacy Day: March 8, 2017 at the Hall of Flags in the Maine State Capitol.
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. Visit http://www.northeastedta.org/maine-pd-workshop.html to register.

Maine Music Educators Association Centennial Conference - May 18-20, 2017 at University of Maine, Orono

Maine DOE Summer Assessment Conference: June 26-28th. More information coming soon!

*         Long-term Visual Art sub position at York High School: The courses being taught will be: Art One (various media and art history), Graphic Design (Analog and Computer), Photo One (Digital Photo:  Cellphone and DSLR), Painting One. Click the link to the application: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2733220

            Catching STEAM: READ<http://blog.americansforthearts.org/2016/12/07/catching-steam?utm_source=MagnetMail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=beth.lambert@maine.gov&utm_content=creativity%5Fconnection%5F12%5F19%5F16&utm_campaign=Creativity%20Connection%3A%20December%2019>
            Is This a Real Van Gosh Painting?: WATCH<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wchEz34-lbw&feature=youtu.be>
            3 awful things that happen when children are denied daily arts instruction in schools: READ<http://www.nafme.org/3-awful-things-happen-children-denied-daily-arts-instruction-schools/>
            Schools Getting a Do-Over with Art: READ<http://www.npr.org/2016/12/07/504584790/art-that-transformed-a-miami-neighborhood-now-making-its-schools-cool?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=>
            The Power of Visual Notetaking: READ<http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2016/12/28/the-power-of-visual-notetaking.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news2>

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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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