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Calling All Arts Teacher Leaders

May 1, 2013

Professional Development Opportunity

Screen shot 2013-04-30 at 10.45.24 AMAre you interested in leading phase III of the Maine Arts Education Assessment Initiative as a teacher leader?

Regional VPA Assessment Leader Search

Join us for a GREAT opportunity! The Maine Department of Education invites YOU to be part of Phase III of the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative. We are looking for teachers interested in leading and in taking a close look at assessment in the arts. If you are selected, we will provide professional development and ask that you take what you’ve learned and share it with other educators in your region and beyond.

If interested, please send a completed application to Argy Nestor at argy.nestor@maine.gov no later than Monday, May 13, 2013. Download an application by clicking here: http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/news.html

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August 2011 – Phase 1

OVERALL MAAI PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Create an environment in Maine where assessment in arts education is an integral part of the work all arts educators do to improve student achievement in the arts.

The initiative has been building capacity by training arts educators on the “what” and “how” of arts assessment so they can provide the leadership in Maine through professional development opportunities. The details of the initiative are at http://maineartsassessment.pbworks.com/w/page/28365527/Maine-Arts-Assessment.

OVERALL OBJECTIVES

Devise a statewide plan for assessment in arts education, which includes professional development opportunities, regionally and statewide, to expand on the knowledge and skills of teachers to improve teaching and learning.

  • Develop and implement standards-based assessment statewide for Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)
  • Continuation of building a team representing all regions of Maine
  • Maine conference to roll out/educate arts teachers on use and development of local assessments and the National Core Arts Standards
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
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October 2011-Statewide conference

TIMELINE

  • Phase I
    • Summer 2011: Eighteen teacher leaders attended summer institute on assessment, leadership, and technology
  • 2011-12 School Year
    • October: Teacher leaders presented workshops at statewide arts education conference, USM
    • Arts education assessment webinars for Maine educators facilitated by Rob Westerberg and Catherine Ring – archived
    • Teacher leaders facilitated workshops in regions across Maine
    • February: Reflected on phase I of work and planned phase II
    • Another Arts Teacher’s Story series (19) on Maine Arts Ed blog
    • Arts assessment graduate courses offered by New England Institute for Teacher Education
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    October 2012-Northport

  • Phase II
    • Summer 2012: Summer institute with 35 teacher leaders on assessment, leadership, technology, and creativity
  • 2012-13 School Year
    • October: Teacher leaders presented workshops for each other
    • Teacher leaders facilitated workshops in regions across Maine
    • Teacher leaders facilitated 4 workshops at mega-regional workshops at UMF, USM, Easton Schools, Ellsworth High School
    • February: Reflected on phase II of work and planned phase III
    • April: 25 arts educators participated in professional development on Understanding and Implementing Quality Arts Assessment
    • Another Arts Teacher’s Story series on Maine Arts Ed blog
    • Video stories of 4 teacher leaders that demonstrate a standards based arts education classroom
    • Depository work launched providing resources for arts educators
    • Arts assessment graduate courses offered by New England Institute for Teacher Education
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    February 2012-Bangor

  • Phase III
    •  June 25, 26, 27: Summer institute
    • August 13: Teacher Leaders present workshops for each other
    • October 24: Teacher leaders present workshops at statewide arts education conference Arts Education: Leading the Way, Collins Center for the Arts, UMaine
    • Regional and Mega-regional workshops throughout Maine
    • Another Arts Teacher’s Story series on Maine Arts Ed blog
    • Video stories of standards based arts education classroom
    • Continuing Depository work aligning with National Core Arts Standards
    • Arts assessment graduate courses offered by New England Institute for Teacher Education
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    April 2013-Augusta

Phase I Teacher Leaders who have done a fabulous job starting Maine off with the assessment initiative:

  • DANCE EDUCATOR –  MaryEllen Schaper
  • MUSIC EDUCATORS
    • ALLYSA ANDERSON – Camden Rockport Middle School, grades 5-8
    • WILLIAM BUZZA – Leavitt Area High School, grades 9-12
    • JEN NASH – Etna-Dixmont, grades PK-8
    • MATTHEW DOIRON, Sanford High School, Sanford, grades 9-12
    • DEB LARGE, Hall-Dale High School, grades 6-12
    • JAKE STURTEVANT, Bonny Eagle High School, grades 9-12
    • ALICE SULLIVAN, Woodland/Princeton, grades K-12
    • SHARI TARLETON, Brunswick Junior High School, grades 6-8

    VISUAL ARTS EDUCATORS

    • SHANNON CAMPBELL, Vinalhaven School, grades K-12
    • LAURA DEVIN, Woolwich Central School, grades K-8
    • JENNIE DRISCOLL, Brunswick High School, grades 9-12
    • AUDREY GRUMBLING, Mildred L. Day School, grades K-8
    • CHARLIE JOHNSON, Mount Desert Island High School, grades 9-12
    • LISA MARIN, Jonesport-Beals High School, grades 9-12
    • LEAH OLSON, Hampden Academy, grades 9-12
    • JEFFREY ORTH, Richmond Middle/High School, grades 6-12
    • SHALIMAR POULIN, Gardiner High School, grades 9-12

    THEATRE EDUCATOR

    • REBECCA WRIGHT, Ellsworth High School, grades 9-12

Phase II Teacher Leaders who continued the fabulous work along with most of the teacher leaders from the first phase who continued:

DANCE EDUCATOR

  • CARMEL COLLINS, Lake Region High School

MUSIC EDUCATORS

  • ANDREA WOLLSTADT – Biddeford Intermediate School, grades 4 and 5, John F. Kennedy School, grade K
  • ANDRIA CHASE – Corinth Schools, grades 4-12
  • ASHLEY SMITH – Brunswick High School, grades 9-12
  • BONNIE ATKINSON – Machias School District, grades K-5
  • DREW ALBERT – Maranacook School District, grades 5-12
  • JANE KIRTON – Sanford High School, grades 9-12
  • JARIKA OLBERG – Waynflete School, grades 4-12
  • MARI-JO HEDMAN – Ft. Fairfield Schools, grades K-12
  • SARAH WILLIAMS – Glenburn School, grades 2-8

VISUAL ART EDUCATORS

  • BARB WEED – Gray-New Gloucester Middle School, grades 6-8
  • DANETTE KERRIGAN – Sacoppee Valley Middle School, grades 6-8
  • GLORIA HEWETT – Mount View Middle School, grades 6-8
  • LEONE DONOVAN – Messalonskee High School, grades 9-12
  • PAM OUELLETTE – Lisbon High School, grades 9-12
  • SAMANTHA DAVIS – Sumner Memorial High School, grades 9-12
  • SUSAN BEAULIER – Ashland Schools, grades K-12
  • SUZANNE SOUTHWORTH – Camden Hills Regional High School, grades 9-12

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