Archive for July 1st, 2014


Happy July!

July 1, 2014

Time is flying by

I am not sure where June went but I am glad to know that visual and performing arts teachers are taking a break from their during the school year teaching responsibilities. I’ve heard from many teachers saying what a tough and busy year it has been. Well, hopefully you are enjoying the beautiful Maine weather and are preparing to celebrate the birth of our country this weekend with family and friends.

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I am busy preparing with the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative (MAAI) Leadership team and Teacher Leaders for the Summit on Arts Education at USM, Portland, July 29-31. If you are interested in attending there is still room – information and registration can be accessed by clicking here. Very exciting!

The Maine Arts Commission Arts Education list-serv is up and running once again. If you’d like to subscribe please email me and I’d be glad to add your email address.

The MAAI videos that were created of standards-based arts education classrooms are almost completed and will be posted in the near future. Watch the blog for more information in the near future.

And, the Resource Bank Team has completed their tasks of created two units each. That means that there will be 12 units available in the future. They will be part of the Summit in July so if you want to take a look please join us there.

The Maine Arts Commission grant reviews will be taking place in two weeks and I am busy reviewing and arranging for the three day review. One of those days will be working with a panel that will review the 22 Arts Learning grant requests. What an exciting process it is and a fabulous learning opportunity.

In between I am finding time to enjoy the sunshine and I hope you are as well. If you have any questions about the Maine Arts Commission programs please visit our site by clicking here. Email me at if you have any questions.


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