[DOE-Arts] Maine DOE VPA Weekly Newsletter!

Menifield, Nathaniel J Nathaniel.J.Menifield at maine.gov
Fri Aug 31 13:44:04 EDT 2018

Welcome to the Maine Department of Education Visual and Performing Arts Weekly Newsletter!
This service is designed to keep Maine educators informed about current issues, upcoming opportunities, and visual and performing arts resources for consideration. Do not respond to this message or post messages to the ListServ as this is not a discussion forum. Please forward this message to others who may want to join the ListServ. Just click here<https://mailman.informe.org/mailman/listinfo/doe-arts> to subscribe.
Thought for the Week: "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." ~ Edgar Degas
Welcome Back!: As summer winds down (although the humidity seems to disagree) and teachers and students across the state head back to school, we at the Maine DOE want to wish you all a happy, healthy, and rewarding year! We are here to support the great work happening in Maine's schools, and I invite you to reach out any time with questions, concerns, opportunities, and exciting happenings. This promises to be a year filled with engaging, valuable professional development, and I look forward to collaborating with - and, hopefully, visiting - many of your schools in the coming months. Wishing you all the best; here's to a great year! (Find an official "welcome back" from the DOE here<https://mainedoenews.net/2018/08/29/maine-doe-welcomes-students-educators-and-staff-back-to-school/>!)
Teacher Certification Update: If you have questions about the certification/renewal process, check out the latest helpful information from the Certification Office here<https://mainedoenews.net/2018/08/15/certification-updates/>.
New Teachers: Has your district hired a new visual art, music, theatre, or dance teacher this school year? If so, we'd love to welcome them and make sure they're connected to the updates and opportunities included in this newsletter! Just send an e-mail to nathaniel.j.menifield at maine.gov<mailto:nathaniel.j.menifield at maine.gov> with their name and e-mail address, and I (Nate) will reach out directly. Thanks in advance!
Art Exhibits Wanted: Attention PreK-12 visual art educators! If you're looking for an opportunity to show off your school district's young artists, consider showing an exhibit in the Maine Visual and Performing Arts Showcase. There are currently openings for two exhibits (one in the spring and one in the summer of 2019). Selected districts' work will be displayed at the Department of Education in Augusta, and all students, teachers, and families will be invited to a Celebration of Arts Education in the Hall of Flags, where students will be recognized for their accomplishments. For additional information or to be considered, send an e-mail to nathaniel.j.menifield at maine.gov<mailto:nathaniel.j.menifield at maine.gov>. We look forward to showcasing our state's talented young artists!
Spotlight Schools: Do you know of a certified teacher doing great things in their Maine public school's curricular dance, music, theatre, or visual art program? Nominate them to be recognized as a Spotlight School! This is a great way to acknowledge the abundance of talent in our state, and the nomination process is a breeze! Simply reply to this message or send an e-mail to nathaniel.j.menifield at maine.gov<mailto:nathaniel.j.menifield at maine.gov> with the following information:

  *   Your name (nominator)
  *   Name of PreK-12, certified, public school teacher (nominee)
  *   Nominee's primary area (dance, music, theatre, or visual art)
  *   Nominee's school or school district
  *   A brief reason for the nomination
Each month (beginning in September), we'll feature a new Spotlight School in the Weekly Newsletter, so keep the nominations coming! (Self nominations accepted.)
Celebrate the Arts!: Celebrate the Arts in your school community during National Arts in Education Week, scheduled September 9-15! Need some ideas? Check out the Americans for the Arts website here<https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/arts-education/national-arts-in-education-week>.

Memory Project: The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits as special gifts for children facing challenges around the world.  Since 2004 they've created more than 130,000 portraits for children in 45 countries, and our participating art teachers consistently tell us this is one of their students' very favorite activities. Want to learn more about getting involved with your students? Check out their work here<https://www.memoryproject.org/>.

Music Matters 2018: This updated resource<https://www.ecs.org/music-matters/> explores the demonstrated effects of music education and how it helps students develop the foundational capacities for lifelong success.

NAEA Research Preconference: Are you interested in presenting at the National Association for Art Education's 2019 Research Preconference? This year's preconference theme is "Stories of Research: Pressing Matters <-> Pressing Forward," and will take place on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Find more info regarding submission of proposals here<https://www.arteducators.org/research/articles/388-2019-naea-research-preconference>.
Through Shakespeare in Maine Communities: Theater at Monmouth has provided literature-based education tours in schools and community centers since 2005. For 2018, they'll present King Lear (for grades 5-12) to deepen understanding of, appreciation for, and connection to classic literature. King Lear will tour to schools and community centers across the state from October 8-28 with student matinee and public performances in Cumston Hall October 12 through 15. For more information or to download reservation forms, visit www.theateratmonmouth.org/education-tours<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=&msgid=0&act=111111&c=1057170&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theateratmonmouth.org%2Feducation-tours>.
Upcoming Exhibitions: Two exhibitions will open July 20th in the Lord Hall Gallery on the UMaine campus: devolve by Andy Mauery and Blue Traumas by elin o'Hara slavick. An artist reception and gallery talk will be held on Friday, Sept. 21 from 5:30-7:00.
Midcoast Maine Art Education Resource Guide: Looking for arts resources and opportunities in the Midcoast region? Check out this fantastic resource for educators and families here<http://www.maineartresources.com/>!        .

Maine College of Art: Maine College of Art (MECA) invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Art

Education. Find more information and apply here<https://www.meca.edu/about/employment/faculty-positions/>.

Oxford Hills: Elementary Art Position available. Find more information here<https://sad17.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx>.

AOS #96: Machias/E.Machias MUSIC POSITION. Find more information here<https://servingschools.com/job/uq92rs/full-time-music-teacher/machias/me>.

Houlton: K-5 music position. Apply on Serving Schools here<https://www.servingschools.com/job/5smla2/full-time-elementary-school-music-teacher/houlton/maine>.
Maine Academy of Modern Music: is looking for a registrar. You can find our job description online here<https://nonprofitmaine.ps.membersuite.com/careercenter/ViewJobPosting.aspx?contextID=1d38e817-00d3-c16d-0145-0b3dd4857478>.
MDIRSS: Conners Emerson School; Bar Harbor; Instrumental Music -- 83% time. FMI<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kPVTJPivE_luMgd1pemv9JG7NvbmhKL4-plIs0M6fSw/edit>.
Moosabec CSD: Pre-K-12 Music Teacher; Jonesport. Find out more on Serving Schools here<https://www.servingschools.com/job/xubsq3/prek-12-music-teacher/jonesport/me>.

MSAD #37 Harrington/Addison/Milbridge: Find out more here<https://servingschools.com/job/adzn5s/music-teacher/harrington/me>.

Mt. Blue School District: K-5 General Music/9-12 Choral<https://www.servingschools.com/job/w2hx6b/teacher-music/farmington/me>; Farmington/Wilton. Check out the link for more information and to apply.

Waterville Public Schools: MUSIC TEACHER -- 50% -- ALBERT S. HALL SCHOOL is looking for a music educator to teach music classes to grades 4 and 5 students, recorder exploration classes to all grade 4 students, beginning choral program for grade 5 students, and an adaptive music class.
Please apply to: Eric L. Haley, Superintendent of Schools - Kennebec Valley Consolidated Schools, AOS #92 - 25 Messalonskee Avenue - Waterville, ME   04901

Nate Menifield
Visual & Performing Arts Specialist/Regional Education Representative (Cumberland County)
Standards & Instructional Supports Team
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
(207) 624-6824  (Office)
(207) 592-3524  (Cell)
nathaniel.j.menifield at maine.gov<mailto:nathaniel.j.menifield at maine.gov>
MDOE - Visual & Performing Arts Website<https://www.maine.gov/doe/arts/>

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