h1

Day 3: Summit on Arts Ed

August 5, 2014

Another worthwhile day at the Summit provided by the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative – a program of the Maine Arts Commission

Day 3 started off with an amazing presentation by Maine Arts Assessment Initiative (MAAI) teacher leader and Lisbon Art Teacher, Pam Ouellette. The topic was Literacy and the Arts but Pam made it clear from the beginning that her teaching incorporates the literacy in a very clear pathway. It isn’t about how the arts enhance literacy but how literacy enhances the arts. During Pam’s graduate program at Boston University Pam studied Creativity and Literacy and immediately formulated a way to incorporate her learning and best practices on the topic in her high school classroom. Even though Pam teaches Visual Arts she is able to easily adopt her practices for all the arts disciplines.

Nancy Salmon worked with the Teaching Artists during the Summit

Nancy Salmon worked with the Teaching Artists during the Summit

The Summit participants worked on their Individual Action Plans (and team plans) to further their ideas for implementation in their schools/districts. During the afternoon they participated in the All Share Showcase presenting their ideas to the Summit participants. Each participant received numerous comments to help them proceed. The afternoon included MAAI Teacher Leader stories and some amazing door prizes!

chris banessa

Wells School district team, Chris Milliken, Middle School and Vanessa White-Capelluti, High School art teachers

Lisa saw this idea on Pinterest. The chairs are about 6 inches tall.

Lisa saw this idea on Pinterest. The chairs are about 6 inches tall.

 

Participants gave the food high marks! As my dad used to say "if anyone went away hungry, its their own darn fault!"

Participants gave the food high marks! As my dad used to say “if anyone went away hungry, its their own darn fault!”

Photos taken by Kevin Facer, Roger Fuller, and Argy Nestor

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: