[DOE-Arts] Save the Date for the Summer Assessment Institute, advocacy leadership network, call for presenters,

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Wed Jan 25 15:37:01 EST 2017

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SAVE THE DATE for the Assessment in the Visual and Performing Arts Summer Institute at the University of Southern Maine June 26-28th! National arts assessment experts will be in Maine to work with Maine VPA teachers in designing and creating summative assessments to evaluate student proficiency and explore the potential for its use in evaluating student growth. Cost of the institute is free but there are a limited number of spots so keep an eye out here for information on how to register. 24 contact hours will be given and CEUs will be available for a small fee.

Excellence in Maine VPA Education Call for Student Artwork: Each year the Maine DOE and the Maine Arts Commission host 2 rotating student art exhibits at the State House Complex and Department of Education. The winter exhibit runs from Dec 1, 2017- Feb. 28th, 2018 and the Spring exhibit runs from March 1st- May 31st, 2018. If you are interested in having your district represented in one of these exhibits next year send me an e-mail, beth.lambert at maine.gov. For more information click here<http://maine.gov/doe/arts/programs/exhibit.html>.

Advocacy Leadership Network: The Advocacy Leadership Network (ALN) is a 2017-19 Educational Theatre Association advocacy pilot initiative designed to train and empower state adult members in grassroots advocacy efforts on behalf of theatre and other arts education. For more information click here<https://www.schooltheatre.org/resources/news/advocacyleadershipnetwork>. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity click here<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017ALN>.

Call for Presenters: The Maine Art Education Association is seeking presenters for their Spring Conference, April 8th, at Westbrook Middle School. To apply click here<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-WK0ctbEzEkFdVX8a42GdKzGlHO8xCMjBBsAvb2TzXyRrgw/viewform?c=0&w=1>.

Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM) SLAM: The MAMM SLAM is a statewide competition designed to provide young, career-minded musicians with an educational platform through which to gain performance and business experience, professional acumen, industry exposure, and promotional and career networking opportunities. The competition is open to bands AND solo artists and students may register online at http://www.mainetoday.com/mammslam by March 10th.  The Preliminary Round will be held on April 8th at Bayside Bowl and the Finals will be held at Empire on May 13th.

Waterville Creates! Youth Art Month Exhibition: In celebration of Youth Art Month, Common Street Arts, in downtown Waterville, will be offering an
opportunity to all local school-aged children (grades pre-K to12) to exhibit in their professional gallery setting for the month of March. For more information contact info at commonstreetarts.org<mailto:info at commonstreetarts.org>.

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://customculture.vans.com/>

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/>.

Bangor Symphony Orchestra: The Know Your Orchestra! voucher program is a music education program that encourages students to become acquainted with classical music and their home orchestra. Each voucher admits up to four children 18-and-under for just $4 each when accompanied by at least one adult. Up to two accompanying adults can receive the discounted ticket price of $14. Prices include all processing fees! The voucher below may be used for any of the 2016-17 season Masterworks concerts. Bangor Symphony encourages voucher holders to reserve their tickets before the concert by calling the CCA Box Office at 207.581.1755 or 1.800.622.TIXX Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information about the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, please visit bangorsymphony.org<https://www.bangorsymphony.org/> or contact Katie Hardy, Education and Community Programs Manager at katie at bangorsymphony.org<mailto:katie at bangorsymphony.org>.

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>.

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>.

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.

Maine Art Education Association Spring Conference: April 8th at Westbrook Middle School.

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 Institute: June 26-28th.

*         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

            Make Arts Education Standard. READ.<https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2017/01/02/make-arts-education-standard/vcPfuAKyn9BR5dvFN1M84I/story.html?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=#comments>

            Flipping the Art Room: More Time for Student Work. READ<https://educationcloset.com/2017/01/19/flipping-the-art-room/>.

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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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