Teaching as a Craft
Skills, collaboration, support, and innovation –
Quality professional development for educators is characterized by the above areas demonstrating the understanding of introducing, reinforcing and supporting deeper understanding of knowledge and skills. Our profession is a craft.
Mega-Regional Professional Development opportunities with the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative, in support with your Maine Arts Leadership Associations, are exponential in value for learning about best practices or expanding your skills to bring back to your school, colleagues, and classroom/studio/stage/rehearsal room.
This is educator to educator professional development – what you need, and when you need it.
Yes, the next one is during a weekday – for some an in-service day. Yes, this sometimes means that you will be away from your students artists/performers for one day. And YES, you will be glad you did. This is the catcher/pitcher conference on the mound – a time to come together, share, and grow. I always leave with gems that impact my students, my practice, my craft, immediately
Please join us, and consider asking someone to join you – for our profession, for your craft.
Looking forward to meeting you at the next Mega-Regional.
- Friday, March 17, 2017 Hebron Station School, Hebron, Information and Registration at http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/MALI-Mega-Regionals-Hebron-2017#Hebron
Thank you to Suzanne Goulet, MALI teacher leader and visual art teacher at Waterville Senior High School and Maine Art Education Association Teacher of the Year, for writing this blog post!