Day 1: Maine Arts Assessment Initiative InstituteAugust 1, 2012
The days are packed very full, starting at 8:30 and finishing at 6:00. Plenty of good Maine College of Art food, chocolate, granola bars, and trail mix are keeping folks energized. The teacher leaders have had conversations about assessment practices, have been introduced to technology tools, and time to apply what they are learning. Each teacher leader is designing a workshop that they will present in their region of the state during the next school year. They spent some time today engaged with their computers and other times interacting and communicating with their colleagues.
Marcia McCaffrey, my colleague from NH DOE, facilitated a session on the Next Generation Core Arts Standards. Gail Kilkelly from Burlington Schools in VT facilitated a session on Common Core and how it connects to the arts.
You can follow the activities as they unfold by going to Twitter and typing in mearts#12.