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Car is Packed

October 8, 2015

Headed for the biennial conference

carAfter months of preparation that involved dozens of people we are really READY for the Biennial Statewide Arts Education Conference The Measure of Success. Today, with a car chock full of all that is needed, I head to Point Lookout Conference Center in Northport to set up for the conference being held tomorrow, Friday, October 9.

The 9 workshop leaders have prepared their 5X5s (5 minutes, 5 images), a long list of resources that will go live tomorrow morning, and their hour and 15 minute workshops. No small feat, of which I know will be incredible offerings for those in attendance! Arts integration, standards-based, creativity, student-centered, assessment, brain research, advocacy, teacher effectiveness, technology, and so much more will be covered, discussed, and unpacked. By the end of the day participants will have at least a handful of ideas that they will walk away with that can be put into practice come next Tuesday morning in their individual classrooms, schools, and districts.

The day will be filled with celebrations, recognitions, and multiple learning and networking opportunities! YOU’ve spoken to the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) and we’ve done our best to listen and create another professional learning opportunity that I hope will be challenging and enjoyable!

Without the many people who have contributed to the planning, tomorrow would not be possible. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all of you who have stepped up!

What??? You haven’t pre-registered? Well, you are in luck – arrive at Point Lookout tomorrow morning, Friday, October 9, by 8:30 and you can register at the door. Please be sure and bring a check, PO, or credit card! And, if you are available today you are welcome to come early and help unpack the car! YAHOOOOOO for Arts Education!

If you have questions please email me at

Please note: On August 3, 2015, MAAI, the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative, announced its new name, MALI, the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative. MALI is a program of the Maine Arts Commission. You can read about it at Please email Argy Nestor if you have any questions at

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