[DOE-Arts] Maine DOE VPA Newsletter

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Thu Oct 5 13:13:51 EDT 2017


Welcome to the Maine Department of Education Visual and Performing Arts Weekly E-mail!
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CONGRATULATIONS!
2018 Maine Teacher of the Year: Kaitlin Young, music educator at SeDoMoCha school in Dover Foxcroft. We are all so proud and Kaitlin is so deserving of this incredible honor. Way to go, Kaitlin! Here are some of the press<https://bangordailynews.com/2017/10/04/education/dover-foxcroft-teacher-named-maines-top-educator/> and TV<http://www.foxbangor.com/news/item/21890-teacher-of-the-year-goes-to> coverage.

ESSA: Your districts are beginning to work on the ESSA application. Here are some resources that have been created to help you understand the opportunities for the arts in ESSA. Please give me a call if you have questions and I am happy to help break things down.

            Maine's State ESSA Application<http://www.maine.gov/doe/essa/documents/ME_ConsolidatedStatePlan%20VF%20with%20signature.pdf>
            ESSA: Mapping opportunities for the arts<https://www.ecs.org/essa-mapping-opportunities-for-the-arts/>
            Title 1 and the arts<https://www.title1arts.org/>

ARTS EDUCATION DATA: The State of Maine is collecting arts participation and access data (yeah!). This will likely be handled through your central office but I wanted to let you know in case you are asked. You can direct any questions to me.

CALL OUT TO THE FIELD:
3-D Printers in the Classroom: Do you use a 3-D printer as part of your arts curriculum? The Maine Department of Education is looking to contract  with teachers who have would be interested in training other VPA teachers to use 3-D printers. Please contact me for more information.

MAINE DOE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Professional Development: There are still some spots left in our Full STEAM Ahead cohorts. If you are interested please contact me directly.

MAINE ARTS EDUCATION IN THE NEWS:
Old Orchard Beach Receives Art Education Grant: Loranger Memorial School was one of three local schools which received an art education grant from the Biddeford-Saco Elks Lodge #1597. READ<http://www.journaltribune.com/news/2017-09-29/Front_Page/OOB_school_receives_art_grant.html>.

OPPORTUNITIES:
Song Writing Workshop: Friday, Oct 20; the workshop will run from 4-6:30pm on the Gorham Campus of USM and students are encouraged to share songs in any stage of development. This is a music making session! Contact Michele Kaschub at mkaschub at maine.edu<mailto:mkaschub at maine.edu> for more information.

            Call for conference sessions for Maine Music Education Association spring conference: You can apply here<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001MsyqlXfzM_vacuXyaG0zFdNuhgw7IqF1gVnYzP7cvcHp5pr10B8LVXuL0O4qv5KQVOKUYU4aL1V0mJae2-LupcDugK37fX8kgaQE7r8o-CVHVF1KdnKgPDrkIf0JVq4VOjHLclezuQDvNIQu4NS572faiOHKxrgI3hwPd572Bk1ejn8XxO04DLnuilzOEroza_8R0rrYku8=&c=AbBKDBvj_FbWbPhtdp_uIjKicaX5qyfoIiU5kTb3ZlhLUyI6ijmwuw==&ch=NYXn453CjMMNKVymQSuojuSxrQ0sEIJHIJooXEOwNLZYbdR5wjGpxw==>.

2017 USM All State Boot Camp for Youth Musicians: Saturday, October 7, 2017 join USM Artist Faculty leading master classes in preparation of the 2018 All State Instrumental Auditions. Open to all high school students interested in auditioning for MMEA All State in woodwind, brass, percussion, and strings (no harp or piano). Cost: $10 in advance. FMI.<http://usm.maine.edu/music/allstatebootcamp>

Maine State Archives seeks ornament for WWI commemoration event<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbXNpZD0mYXVpZD0mbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTcwOTE0Ljc4MTMyMzcxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE3MDkxNC43ODEzMjM3MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MTExNzg3JmVtYWlsaWQ9bmljb2xlLmxhZG5lckBtYWluZS5nb3YmdXNlcmlkPW5pY29sZS5sYWRuZXJAbWFpbmUuZ292JnRhcmdldGlkPSZmbD0mbXZpZD0mZXh0cmE9JiYm&&&100&&&http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=Portal+News&id=766206&v=article-2017>: Design proposals accepted through Oct. 13th. FMI<http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=Portal+News&id=766206&v=article-2017>.

North American Reggio Emilia Alliance Fall Conference: At Friends School of Portland, Saturday, October 21, 2017, Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm. FMI<https://reggioalliance.org/events/initiatives/>.

Musical Theater Songwriting Contest Seeks Talented High School Students: The National Endowment for the Arts has announced a national competition for musical theater songwriting, and it's looking for talented young composers. Application period begins Oct. 2 and ends Jan. 5th. FMI<http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/high_school_and_beyond/2017/09/musical_theater_songwriting_contest_seeks_talented_high_school_students.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news3&M=58199491&U=919505>.

Poetry Outloud: Poetry Out Loud is organized by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation; it is administered at the state level by the Maine Arts Commission. Begun in high schools nationwide in 2006, this dynamic program encourages our nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. The program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage. In addition to providing a meaningful educational experience of poetry in written and spoken form, over $100,000 in awards is given to successful students and schools at the state and national level, including $20,000 awarded to the National Champion. FMI and to register<https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Programs/POL-Home>.

Submissions Open! 2018 Scholastic Awards Celebrate the Work of Young Artists and Writers: The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is accepting submissions<http://portal.criticalimpact.com/go.cfm?a=1&eid=3eb27b2aa150e879383698465e933efc&c=25742&jid=146f48fed582bb80&d=5c1c6a2e2a9f197f3947229f28c3afba> of original work that demonstrate technical skill and reflect a personal voice or vision for its 2018 Scholastic Awards. Public, private or home-school students enrolled in seventh-12th grade are eligible to submit their work. Deadlines for submission is December 14th.

SAVE THE DATE:
Maine Young Playwrights Festival: The Maine Young Playwrights Festival is an annual event celebrating Maine's high school writers and providing an opportunity for students to see and hear their plays on stage, in front of an audience, and with feedback from professional writers to help them improve their work. As many student scripts will be showcased in one day as can! The format is open for student work at any level of development!  Performances range from seated readings of scenes to staged readings to fully produced plays, and from 5 minutes to 40 minutes. Saturday, December 2nd, location still TBD.

Northeast Educational Theatre Festival: Maine will host the two-day festival on Jan. 19-20, 2018, at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. FMI<http://www.northeastedta.org/festival-2018.html>.

Maine Art Education Association Spring Conference: Professional Development to GO!; Ashland District School, April 7th. BONUS Option: Friday - Join MAEA on a coach bus that will drive the 95 corridor picking up eager and committed Art Educators. The mile markers will fly bye as we engage in mobile professional development and art making in this pre-conference event as we journey to grow with our colleagues in Aroostook County

Maine Music Education Association Annual Conference: "Music for All" at the University of Maine in Orono on May 17-19th.

EMPLOYMENT:
Brunswick School Department: Long term Substitute: Kindergarten through Grade 2 General Music Teacher at Coffin Elementary School. Experience with K-2 general music and ability to plan and implement lessons including, but not limited to, singing, playing instruments and moving to music. Duties include general music classes, an adapted general music class, and a behavior program general music class. FMI<https://brunswickschooldepartment.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=187>.

MSAD 52: full-time elementary art teacher who will be working at Turner Primary and Elementary ASAP and a long-term sub at the high school for October-December (Fiber and Fabrics, Natural Arts, a guided study, and one science course). Positions are on servingschools.com

Art Position available: 3/5 art position for Athens Community School and Harmony Elementary

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

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.

Enrichment Program of Snow Pond Center for the Arts<http://enrichment.snowpond.org/>: is looking for volunteers for the program that have areas of interest, expertise, knowledge, and experience in any are or field that could help the children be exposed to more interesting and fun things. Contact Jen Birch<mailto:jen.birch at snowpond.org> for more information.

RESOURCES:
            The Arts Have Much More to Teach Us<http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/10/04/the-arts-have-much-more-to-teach.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news1&M=58219293&U=919505>
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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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