Summer Institute Planning Meeting

April 27, 2011

Decisions were made

Last Thursday we had an all day planning meeting for the Teacher Leader Summer Institute for Arts Assessment. We completed our goal of creating a rough draft of the summer schedule. Maine and arts educators are fortunate to have a team that has committed to carrying out this important work. The planning members are:

  • Rob Westerberg
  • Catherine Ring
  • Jeff Beaudry
  • Bronwyn Sale
  • Carol Trimble
  • Shalimar Poulin

The summer institute will be held for four days in August and we envision that the professional development opportunity will include three components:

  1. Understanding assessment in the arts/what does quality assessment in the arts mean in a standards based arts education environment. What are the principles of quality assessment?
  2. Leadership which includes three parts: a. teacher leaders in schools b. leading workshops  c. communicating with school administration
  3. Learning how to utilize technology as a tool for assessment

Planning team hard at work!

If you haven’t visited the Maine arts assessment wiki it is located at http://maineartsassessment.pbworks.com/w/page/28365527/Maine-Arts-Assessment Our overall goal is to create an environment in Maine where assessment in arts education is an integral part of the work all arts educators do to deepen student learning in the arts. 

The leadership team has been selected and their names will be listed in the near future! We were very impressed with the quality of the applicants and look forward to working with them. If you have resources and/or samples of assessment tools please begin thinking about sending them for others to read and learn from the exciting work you do!

Just a reminder that you will have the opportunity to ontribute and learn at the statewide arts education conference scheduled for October 7th!

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