[DOE-Arts] Maine DOE VPA Newsletter

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Wed Sep 27 12:00:37 EDT 2017


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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 ARTS EDUCATION IN THE NEWS:

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 is now available and spaces are limited so signup now :)  Registration closes on Sept. 30, 2017.

Full STEAM Ahead!: Visual and performing arts teachers and science teachers will come together to form STEAM cohorts throughout the state. You do not need to register with a science teacher. 8:30-4pm. 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; REGISTER FOR THE NORTHERN COHORT<http://events.egov.com/eventreg/ME/event.htm?name=fullsteamaheadvpanorthern>
*         Western cohort at the University of Maine, Farmington campus: Thursday, October 19th; Saturday, January 13th; Thursday, March 29th;  REGISTER FOR THE WESTERN COHORT<http://events.egov.com/eventreg/ME/event.htm?name=fullsteamaheadvpawestern>

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. All teams will receive $500 worth of classroom supplies and equipment. Teams will meet in the following three regions of the state dates during the November, February, and April 8:30-3pm.
*         Northern cohort at the University of Maine, Presque Isle campus (Nov. 17th, Feb. 15th, April 12th); APPLY FOR THE NORTHERN COHORT<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc29gnaSWS_Ex-WQLQpjxPVI_MIn2kvLoxQY0paJmWd1UHGpQ/viewform?usp=sf_link>
*         Central cohort at Educare in Waterville (Nov. 7th, Feb. 6th, April 3rd); APPLY FOR THE CENTRAL COHORT<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSez-NWf0BchJ6ibZkx8MgOr7uWy4cmgFL2MX1zllArPIEOD7Q/viewform?usp=sf_link>
*         Southern cohort at SMCC (Nov. 3rd, Feb. 9th, April 6th); APPLY FOR THE SOUTHERN COHORT<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYK_4Pagu4YXix1CFqu9a-AL0vp_9BRUjCjp92CQu0E93Q5w/viewform?usp=sf_link>

OPPORTUNITIES:
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>

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>.

R.S.V.P.: Join art educators around the state as they meet virtually from 3:30 to 5PM on September 28th to discuss "strategies to help create strong arts programs." Maine Art Education Association Past-President, Deb Bickford will share information from the 2017 NAEA National Convention about National Art Honors Society (NAHS)/Junior Art Honors Society (NJAHS) and why you might want to consider initiating these groups in your school. For more information or to register contact Lisa Ingraham<mailto:lisa.ingraham at msad59.org>.

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.

Orff Workshop: The Maine Chapter of the American Orff- Schulwerk Association is offering something unique and challenging for every stage of development through Orff Schulwerk; Friday, September 29, from 9-3:30pm at Le Club Calumet in Augusta; 1.5 CEUs available through the University of Maine. For more information and to register please email Nancy Cash Cobb<mailto:ncash-cobb at windhamraymondschools.org>.

New Artists Film Festival: For young filmmaker, 21 and under. Cash prizes will be awarded for best film, best direction and best script. For more information, please visit our page<https://www.facebook.com/newartistsfilmfestival/?fref=mentions>.

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>.

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/

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

EMPLOYMENT:
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.

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.

           RSU 50: Southern Aroostook Community School Music Director position available. Contact Elaine Small at small at rsu50.org<mailto:small at rsu50.org> for more information.

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:
            Educators Should Steal Google's Secret About Creativity: READ<http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2017/09/20/educators-should-steal-googles-secret-about-creativity.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news2&M=58205146&U=919505>

            Languages don't all have the same number of terms for colors - scientists have a new theory why: READ<http://strongmail1.multiview.com/track?type=click&eas=1&mailingid=2217165&messageid=2217165&databaseid=Mailing.DS217165.2217165.199705&serial=17784408&emailid=nancy.mullins@maine.gov&userid=9045116&targetid=&fl=&extra=MultivariateId=&&&2138&&&http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=59c3bbaeb569c>

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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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