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May 3, 2014

Good reading, research, food for thought, and all around interesting items

Frequently I find articles to share on the Maine Arts Education blog. I stash them in a draft post and periodically I go back to them and post several into one blog post. Since I have so many drafts right now I am taking a bunch of the links and putting them with little information for each one into one blog post. Enjoy!

  • Olivia Gude is one of the visual art standards writers for the National Core Arts Standards. You can read an interview from the National Art Education Journal by clicking here with Olivia on the standards scheduled for release on June 4. Olivia is a wonderful speaker and deep thinker. She has so much to offer!
  • Educational Leadership, March 2014, several good audio clips and articles on Using Assessment Thoughtfully. Please click here to access the page from ASCD.
  • Scholastic Administrator: What is the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care? by Gary Stager. At the Computer School in New York City students are gathering during lunchtime in the “Maker Space” to create.  Arts educators have known for a long time that “making” instantly engages kids in learning. Others are discovering it as well. Click here to read the entire article.
  • Americans for the Arts ArtsBlog had a piece called: A Delicate Balance: The Intersection of In-School and Out-of-School Time written by Deborah Vaughn, February 2014. This is a great article as we move towards proficiency-based high school diploma for all students graduating in 2018. To access the article please click here.
  •  Response: Teachers Must Help Determine New Ideas Being Implemented by Larry Ferlazzo on his blog called Classroom Q & A. In the blog post Shawn Blankenship asks: What are strategies to close the gap between new ideas and implementation? “In schools, I believe the key to “closing the gap between new ideas and implementation” is making sure that teachers are key in determining which new ideas are the ones being implemented.  All too often, we are viewed by administrators, particularly many in school district central offices, as their “instruments” in executing “flavor of the year” programs.”

That’s all for now, but plenty more in the “drafts” to select from – just as soon as I have another few minutes.

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