[DOE-Arts] Call for STEAM proposals, MAC opportunism, employment...

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Fri May 12 08:55:38 EDT 2017

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Maine DOE Early Childhood STEAM conference, "STEAM Starts Early": The Maine DOE 2017 ECE Conference team is seeking teachers to present at the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Conference on August 14, 2017. This year's ECE conference is focused on the STEAM concepts and experiential and inquiry learning. The request for presentations is for a team of teachers consisting of PreK or K teachers, Arts teachers and/or  technology integrationist. Presentations will be 90-120 minutes and will present a unit or lesson plan created by the teacher team and grounded in core STEAM concepts. The audience will be PreK, K teachers and instructional staff and administrators. Proposals should be inquiry, experiential and exploration based.
Maine DOE ECE conference team is seeking  3 proposals - each proposal accepted will receive an XYZ da Vinci Mini 3D Printer with filament as an appreciation for their time. Teacher presentations will run concurrently during the afternoon of the 14th. The AM general session will be a focus on math by national speaker Doug Clements. For more information and to obtain a copy of the detail presentation proposal requirements please contact: Deb Lajoie Deborah.j.lajoie at maine.gov<mailto:Deborah.j.lajoie at maine.gov> or 624-6613 or; Shari Templeton, Shari.Templeton at maine.gov<mailto:Shari.Templeton at maine.gov> or 624-6880 or; Beth Lambert Beth.Lambert at maine.gov<mailto:Beth.Lambert at maine.gov> or 624-6642

Only a few spots left for music teachers left for the Assessment in the Visual and Performing Arts Summer Institute at the University of Southern Maine June 26-27th! 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 for each content area. 24 contact hours will be given and CEUs will be available for a small fee. Click here to register for music teachers<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMC81eBiIDCq5MBEGiHsjq8B754kaLhPXeupF-02IDcO_Wcw/viewform?usp=sf_link>. Unfortunately, all the spots for Visual Art and theatre/dance are full. Contact me directly if you would like to be put on the waiting list (beth.lambert at maine.gov<mailto:beth.lambert at maine.gov>).

            10 Maine School Districts Awarded Instruments as Part of State Pilot Program<http://wabi.tv/2017/05/03/10-maine-school-districts-awarded-instruments-as-part-of-state-pilot-program/>

Dance Education Grant: The Maine Arts Commission is offering dance education grants to schools/districts interested in providing dance education by teaching artists who are part of the Maine Arts Commission Teaching Artist Roster. Funding is only available to school districts presently with no dance education. Application deadline: Tuesday, May 16, 2017. To start a dance education grant application please go to https://mainearts-grants.maine.gov/account/login?ReturnUrl=%2fapplicant%2fgran.

Maine Arts Leadership Initiative: Consider taking on the role of teacher leader with the Maine Arts Commission. FMI<https://meartsed.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/calling-all-teacher-leaders-4/>. If you're interested or have questions please email argy.nestor at maine.gov<mailto:argy.nestor at maine.gov>. Deadline is May 17th.

Young Composers Program 2017: Students who will be enrolled in grades K-12 in the 2016-2017 academic year are invited to submit original compositions for the MMEA Young Composers Program. Each student who submits a composition will receive a MMEA Certificate of Participation and written feedback on his/her piece from a professional composer. The compositions may be in any style and genre. Composers must be students of an MMEA member or attend a school that has paid MMEA institutional fees for festival participation. FMI<http://files.constantcontact.com/f03e9653601/9d29fb84-3649-42a5-a42b-777218444287.pdf>. To Apply<http://files.constantcontact.com/f03e9653601/46588827-a202-48ed-ace9-ee03d24f40e7.pdf>.
UMAINE to offer Theatre Methods: This new course to fulfil the requirement for certification in teaching theater in Maine will be offered this summer, June 26-July 14th in a hybrid format (self-guided with 3 on-campus days). FMI contact: Dr. Tom Mikotowicz at miko at maine.edu<mailto:miko at maine.edu> or to register online visit: https://dll.umaine.edu

Maine Music Educators Association Centennial Conference - May 18-20, 2017 at University of Maine, Orono. Register here<http://www.mainemmea.org/conference-registration.html>.

Maine DOE Summer VPA Assessment Institute: June 26-27th at the University of Southern Maine. Click here to register for music teachers<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMC81eBiIDCq5MBEGiHsjq8B754kaLhPXeupF-02IDcO_Wcw/viewform?usp=sf_link>

Maine DOE Early Childhood STEAM Conference: August 14th-16th. Registration coming soon!

RSU 25 (Bucksport area): Full time art teacher position at the high school level and .6 to possible full time art teacher at the middle school level

RSU 67: is currently accepting letters of interest for a middle school Art Teacher position. Please send letters of interest to: Dr. Keith Laser, 25 Reed Dr., Lincoln, Me.  04457 or email to super at rsu67.org<mailto:super at rsu67.org>.

Glenburn School District: Anticipated Music position (Gr. 2-4 General Music, 5-8 Band and Chorus) for a long term sub for the start of the 2017/2018 school year until Nov. 3rd, 2017.  Contact Kara Thompson at the Glenburn Superintendent's Office for an application  942-4405 or thompsonk at glenburnschool.us<mailto:thompsonk at glenburnschool.us>.

STEAM at the Earliest Age: There are several ways to incorporate play into early childhood education and as Dr. Rebecca Palacios highlights in this Huffington Post article it can be directly connected to fostering a love for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, also commonly referred to as STEAM<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTcwNTA0LjczMDE1NTUxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE3MDUwNC43MzAxNTU1MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3ODYxMzk0JmVtYWlsaWQ9YmV0aC5sYW1iZXJ0QG1haW5lLmdvdiZ1c2VyaWQ9YmV0aC5sYW1iZXJ0QG1haW5lLmdvdiZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&109&&&http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steam-for-young-learners_us_5901550fe4b0768c2682e2ec?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=>.

Putting the Dance Moves into the Classroom:  Students in Edwin Sorto's kindergarten class at Kipp Academy in Washington, DC learn how to salsa dance in addition to mastering the basics.<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTcwNTA0LjczMDE1NTUxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE3MDUwNC43MzAxNTU1MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3ODYxMzk0JmVtYWlsaWQ9YmV0aC5sYW1iZXJ0QG1haW5lLmdvdiZ1c2VyaWQ9YmV0aC5sYW1iZXJ0QG1haW5lLmdvdiZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&107&&&https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/humankind/2017/04/26/teachers-students-steal-show-dancing-salsa/100925736/?siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-sHV5wq2ElwmwSI9w6UAn0w&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=> Sorto posts videos of his students on his Facebook page, which has drawn a huge online following. He credits the students' enthusiasm as well as their parents' support and believes that the classroom is where he can have the biggest impact on a child's life. Sorto recognizes the value of dance in developing the mind and the body (Sanahori, USA Today).

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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
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