[DOE-Arts] Maine DOE VPA Weekly Newsletter

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Thu Feb 1 12:57:33 EST 2018


Welcome to the Maine Department of Education Visual and Performing Arts Weekly E-mail!
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MAINE ARTS EDUCATION IN THE NEWS:
              Art contest recognizes 11 from Wells High School<http://www.journaltribune.com/news/2018-01-31/Community/Art_contest_recognizes_11_from_Wells_High_School.html>

            'Words do mattter:' Acadia Academy music students learn to keep it positive<:%20http:/www.sunjournal.com/words-do-mattter/>

            University of Southern Maine faces stiff funding competition for $65M arts hub<http://bangordailynews.com/2018/01/27/education/university-of-southern-maine-faces-stiff-funding-competition-for-65m-arts-hub/?utm_source=BDN+News+Updates&utm_campaign=697f26714c-RSS_AFTERNOONUPDATE_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_715eed3192-697f26714c-82612601&goal=0_715eed3192-697f26714c-82612601>

MAINE DOE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Nominate a Teacher for Teacher of the Year! Teachers may be nominated by students, parents, teaching colleagues, principals, superintendents or anyone from the community who has an interest in honoring an outstanding educator. To recognize a teacher's role in engaging his/her students positively to improve student achievement click here<http://email.steadyvision.com/t/y-l-klijlik-trdkuttttu-y/> to nominate a teacher. Deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. on February 5, 2018.

OPPORTUNITIES:
TeachRock Project - Free Professional Development: Steven Van Zandt's Rock and Roll Forever Foundation brings rich educational materials to teachers and students everywhere through its TeachRock project-at no cost. The lesson plans are inquiry-based, aligned to instructional standards, and offer a multicultural approach to American history from the viewpoints of all stakeholders, providing teachers with content that reflects perspectives as diverse as the students in their classroom. From social studies and language arts to media studies, science, general music, and more: Teachrock.org has engaging and meaningful material to help educators connect the history of music with classroom work across the disciplines. Along the way, the TeachRock lessons bring a new kind of energy into learning, connecting with students and teachers in an area where they've already made an investment: popular music.
Check out the flyer<https://goo.gl/8Y8at3> for more information about the program. To register contact Christine Nick, Senior Manager, Education and Outreach by email at Christine at rockandrollforever.org<mailto:Christine at rockandrollforever.org> There are a limited number of spots available so register today!

Free Modern Band PD for Maine Music Teachers!: A special Modern Band workshop is being featured at the Maine Music Educators Association Conference in support of Maine Kids Rock! Saturday, May 19th, 8am-2pm. All participants will receive a Epiphone guitar, modern band curriculum, the opportunity to apply for a classroom set of instruments, and a catered lunch and happy hour. Register here<littlekidsrock.org/for-teachers/apply>

Lights, Camera, Action: Thursday, February 22, Nokomis High School will host the 2nd Annual LCA.  Students Gr.4-12 select from near 50 Workshops and a Performance or Stage Craft Opportunity. There is a special morning program  Gr. K-3. Choose acting, basketball, art, computer technology, stage combat, "Chopped" cooking contest, stage makeup, pottery, beginning guitar, dance, lacrosse, broadcasting, archery and so much more. Learn more at www.nokomislightscameraction.com<http://www.nokomislightscameraction.com/>

Raku Workshop: This 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! Studio Manager, Reeder Fahnestock, will teach raku firing techniques which will be put into practice using the Watershed raku kiln, as well as show participants how to build their own raku kilns. Friday, May 4, 2018. For more information & to register visit this link: http://www.watershedceramics.org/raku-workshop/

American Bar Association Art Contest: Each year, the American Bar Association (ABA) hosts an art contest for students in grades nine through 12 (or the equivalent) in the United States.  Students may compete as individuals or in groups.  The ABA is now accepting submissions of artwork for the 2018 Law Day Art Contest until March 31, 2018.  The theme for Law Day 2018 is "Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom." Additional information is available at www.ambar.org/lawday<http://www.ambar.org/lawday>.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Craig McMurray (robertsandshirley.law at myfairpoint.net<mailto:robertsandshirley.law at myfairpoint.net>).

Plant Kindness and Gather Love: is a resource for educators that teaches about Maine, island life, nature and Acadia National Park. Plant Kindness and Gather Love is an original Maine Musical that integrates literacy, history, science and the arts. Content is suitable and adaptable for students in grades K-5 and includes 10 songs, stories, a reader's theater script, student activities, movements/dance, and more. Plant Kindness and Gather Love will be offered as an interactive 2 day teacher workshop at the Schoodic Institute, ANP on July 2-3, 2018. Participants will be granted 15 credit hours for the 2 day workshop, which includes other ANP outdoor activities. Families are welcome too, and may stay on through the 4th of July. =

Berridge Summer Theatre Opportunity: They are seeking scholarship applications from passionate, enthusiastic and energetic young actors age 14-19. There are two types of awards this year: a Merit Scholarship in a set amount of $1500 off tuition and a Financial Need Scholarship which is a flexible award of up to 70% of the program tuition based on financial information submitted by the applicant.  More information, including the application, can be found at www.berridgeprograms.com.<http://>

$10,000 grants for your theatre programs: R.I.S.E. (Recognizing and Inspiring Student Expression) America will award 50 high schools a $10,000 grant to enable them to enhance or revitalize their theatre programs. The winning schools can use the grant money to cover various critical needs, including master classes and production expenses. Apply for the R.I.S.E. America grant by sharing how your theatre program could benefit from receiving $10,000. Every school is welcome to apply. Applications will be judged on a combination of compelling stories, financial need, and potential impact to the school theatre program. Apply here<http://www.mmsend1.com/link.cfm?r=XuKTrNms7gE3eglxV_ZqVQ~~&pe=MYSOvCXbODKupJGrtmb128C1BdrZg9zOF113pRQPzpB5M6vwWwKBHQoq1szo6fAhEXioS9SFv7hnjy6M2XNMXw~~&t=nv2iu8Qs6ETmYWnS1wgPjw~~> by Feb 6, 2018.

Vans Custom Culture Competition: Vans invites high school art students nationwide to participate in the ninth year of Vans Custom Culture<http://customculture.vans.com/>, an art competition built to inspire creativity and show support for art programs in schools. FMI<http://customculture.vans.com/>.

Champion Creatively Alive Children(c) Grant Program: Crayola, in collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, is offering up to 20 grants<http://portal.criticalimpact.com/go.cfm?a=1&eid=3eb27b2aa150e879383698465e933efc&c=25742&jid=9b306fd9c7db8620&d=470462e8b69ed6033947229f28c3afba> supporting innovative, creative leadership team-building within elementary and middle schools in the United States and Canada. Schools will receive $2,500 and $1,000 in Crayola products. The application deadline is June 22.

Bangor Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert: The BSO invites students in grades 3-8 to attend this year's Young People's Concerts at the Collins Center for the Arts, Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 9:45am and 11:30am. Tickets are $3 each for students and teachers and orders are filled on first come, first served basis. FMI<https://www.bangorsymphony.org/young-peoples-concert/>

2018 Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative University Scholarships Applications: American Theatre Wing is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 2018 Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative University Scholarships. Through these scholarships, The Wing is investing in direct support for underserved public high school seniors to foster a future generation of theatre-makers that reflects the diversity and dynamism of America as a whole. Scholarships of up to $10,000, renewable for four years, will be given to high school students in grade 12 who demonstrate need, talent, and interest to attend a four-year university theatre program. The student's area of focus can be in any aspect of theatre from performance, to design, to writing, to stage management, and others. The deadline to apply for the 2018 University Scholarships is January 22. To learn more about the University Scholarship program, and to view the guidelines and criteria click here<http://www.mmsend1.com/link.cfm?r=XuKTrNms7gE3eglxV_ZqVQ~~&pe=JYOmpGfXHZrtRYczsrsNxblY9fTvevoTS2XBjXtQOc_nM5z8PUMv2BDpwr9vVXS2atVhlyslyPXp0A2EEQkdbw~~&t=rJcLG6753tGNcl1sm-9Hzg~~>.

Portland Conservatory of Music: Maine pianists, ages 12-18, are invited to apply to the Ocy L. Downs Competition to be held March 24, 2018. The Winner will receive a monetary award of $500 and an invitation to present a solo Noonday Concert in Portland, Maine.  Special awards for exceptional performances in five historical periods will receive a $50 prize. Application deadline is March 1, 2018. Click here for a PDF application<http://portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/OcyDownsApplication2018.pdf>. Application and repertoire requirements available here<http://portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/about-pcm/awards/>.

Know Your Orchestra! voucher program: encourages students to become acquainted with classical music and their home orchestra. This program allows up to 4 children 18-and-under to attend BSO Masterworks Concerts for just $4 when accompanied by up to 2 adults, who can receive $14 tickets. Download and print <https://www.bangorsymphony.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/KYO-Voucher_17-18-Color.pdf> a copy of the 2017-18 Voucher.

SAVE THE DATE:
MALI Mega Regional Conference: Friday, March 23, Oxford Hills High School, 8:30 - 3:30. Registration and details are available on the Maine Arts Commission site.<https://mainearts.maine.gov/pages/education/mali-mega-regionals>
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 Powered By TEACH TO LEAD SUMMIT: Monday, April 9th at Husson University. We are excited to announce a collaboration between the United States Department of Education, the Maine Department of Education, Husson University, and the Maine Teach to Lead Teacher Leadership Committee to host the first Maine Powered By Teach to Lead Summit. The summit is a unique opportunity for teams of teachers and administrators to develop concrete plans to solve problems in their schools and districts and to network with other teachers from across our state. Teams can share teacher-led work happening across Maine. This event offers time away from your district, allowing team members to delve deeply into the problem-solving process. Apply today<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdBcUyfcspFzQfYbczXq7-tyefua5xwGsRevlTnEKW9GLmYrQ/viewform> (Applications are due by February 8th at 5pm.)

Maine Theatre Educators Professional Development Day: April 25 at University of Maine, Orono. More information at http://www.northeastedta.org/maine.html

Maine Music Education Association Annual Conference: "Music for All" at the University of Maine in Orono on May 17-19th. Register at: 2018 MMEA All-State In-service Conference<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001-Sr7Owv9iCtiWSjExIpxtJGQW4K-J9-1zgSUZkjesqxT8GI2e2cIHOESIpxfdt1gqObIMcGSHphZcyLeQPnm5rxJHs_twTg81X4GKFKc_frqWNSB8mzH9egpkOuyBwRL4N-VPM149SZyyDlWFDTOLRt1g1BB8DvcEfcpGjQa1iaLKGv4no5-EOfIVzR-9zj-8EVxSCcUI40P8Lsz-4XBbPRavgVwplwIrWNL2Su1BSMWpwx6okKt1A==&c=sLuwKYirl7Ia2S3vHx3bTOjIJ-W_q_RaS-onkth8cno8Sd-RC2jY8A==&ch=h-HOg_phVDE9gpsGfQBf6p9UPfGN6Ye1-pkYoD5tJXDDbpElF53E2Q==>

EMPLOYMENT:
            Biddeford School Department: Long term sub position until the end of the year, 6,7,8 Fundamentals of Art at Biddeford Middle School starting 4/2/18.

MSAD #15: Long-term sub. Gray - New Gloucester middle school for grades 5 & 7 general music and grades 6 - 8 band. The position needs to be filled from early March through the end of the school year. FMI<https://www.applitrack.com/sad15/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=&all=1>.

           MSAD 17: Guy Rowe School, full time, K-6 general music position open immediately. FMI<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001lSFwtMIOIpQlg82kwmhe__Djkwlv4YMOiI-DjI1eN8cFH25s4jzyquinPsTvWoPXWWLhrLayGKDF3OL5JFb9QvSmjlqyefP5Jsti4IPDwmNkyIKPf93hP84R4D9hzKU90DkFl9DAnLNCsuXVT7jxRciQuldCWdaXLnvlQIP_Z4jK8oABMJyuhA==&c=5hnQIk_bjBTUsPDshOfXvJAGM8l-FQISsBWdxxUvbNq68YsQIgmVWg==&ch=oixRRprYALqSvzOEowyvGBJsABP9LKdxDNRXZrH1VJwqbbuy_u8JNg==>.

AOS 96: The Machias School system is looking for an instrumental music teacher for grades 4-12. For more information contact Superintendent Scott Porter at (207) 255-6585. https://servingschools.com/job/zr3btv/music-teacher/machias/me

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.

Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire: Executive Director opening. FMI<http://aannh.org.dnnmax.com/Portals/27/AANNH_Job_Description.pdf>.

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 Amazing Power of a Plain Old Arts Education<http://e-news.edweek.org/ct/94904960:TrVarObNK:m:1:219565114:86583B08E0E864CB59B35F36192A8991:r:1795365>

          The Power of Visual Notetaking<http://e-news.edweek.org/ct/94891721:TuUmNObON:m:1:219565114:2ACB91F50D6DEBB2E584773D8557C762:r:1795365>

            STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong?<http://e-news.edweek.org/ct/94876539:TVfynUbN3:m:1:219565114:E9D3F99203D153756DB292F3FE2598BB:r:1795365>
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Beth Lambert
Coordinator of Secondary Education and Integrated Instruction
Standards and Instructional Supports Team
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>
MDOE website<http://www.maine.gov/doe>
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