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Arts Ed Conference

September 27, 2016

Hulteen comes to Maine

Cheryl Hulteen presents:

“YES YES Good, The HeART of Teaching”

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 11:30am – 4:00pm

Franco American Heritage Center

46 Cedar St, Lewiston, ME

4 contact hours provided

$40 includes lunch (no cost for full time students)

Registration located at http://mica.bpt.me/

Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 9.03.10 AMDESCRIPTION of CHERYL’S SESSION
Arts teaching professionals have much to share in their partnership to create personal artful pathways for students to express and explore creative voice through the arts. Using the Multiple Intelligences Theory, join us in a collaboration defining, exploring, celebrating and understanding different practices of artful teaching. We will build a learning community that reflects the role the arts play in everything we do, teach and learn by strengthening the creative exchanges of artful process and practice-defining, exploring, celebrating and understanding different practices of artful teaching. We will build a learning community that reflects the role the arts play in everything we do, teach and learn by strengthening the creative exchanges of artful process and practice.

FOR REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

PRESENTER

Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 9.03.58 AMAuthor of “YES YES GOOD, The HeART of Teaching”, Master Teaching Artist Cheryl Hulteen has spent over 20 years providing consulting services for school districts, teachers, administrators, parents and students to foster greater learning and insight through building Creative Classroom Cultures. “YES YES GOOD” works with stakeholders across the educational landscape to build exciting, innovative and positive environments for teaching, learning, and arts integrated curriculum development through motivational workshops, professional development and one-on-one coaching. In addition to founding YES YES GOOD, Cheryl also serves as teaching faculty for Connecticut Higher Order Thinking Schools, an initiative of the Connecticut Office of the Arts, managed in partnership with Wesleyan University’s Green Street Arts Center.  “However we may speak, it is through the voices of our children we will most clearly be heard.”

MICA

Following the Arts Ed conference is the Maine International Conference on the Arts. Thursday night and all day Friday. ARTS EDUCATION TRACK for FRIDAY MICA plus other great sessions being offered at the Lewiston Bates Mill.

FOR REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

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MMEA Conference

September 25, 2016

September 30

The Maine Chapter (American Orff- Schulwerk Association) with MMEA (Maine Music Educators Association) are proud to present:

Jonathan Rappaport & Charlyn Bethel

 Flavors of Kodály and Weikart:

Surefire songs, dances, games, and part songs

Sessions to include:

Introduction to the Kodály Concept

A Baker’s Dozen–13 Ways to Teach a New Song

The Sequential Development of Part Work

Teaching Movement and Dance Using Education Through Movement

Friday, September 30, 2016, 9 AM – 3:30 PM at Le Club Calumet – Augusta, ME (334 West River Road Augusta). Credit: 1.5 CEUs from the University of Southern Maine with a paper and lesson plan ($12. charge must be sent to USM at a later date – info at workshop).

For a registration form or more information please contact Nancy Cash-Cobb mainemmeagmpk5vp@gmail.com or call her at 446-1762, Windham Primary Sch00l.

Learn about this internationally-renowned approach to teaching students of all ages in a child-developmental approach of learning music through the human voice, movement, sight-reading, and comprehensive musical understanding. The process of learning is key, with careful preparation, presentation, and practice of all elements, concepts and skills. Covered will be choice of musical materials, sequencing, tools of Kodály teaching (hand signs, solfa, rhythm syllables, letter names), and learning a variety of classroom tested, successful song material.

A Baker’s Dozen–13 Ways to Teach a New Song

presented by Jonathan

Successful learning of a wide variety of song material is critical for the success of the general music classroom at all grade levels. Learn 13 ways of teaching songs that intrigue students, keep them focused, and offer variety to the routines of teaching songs. Songs presented will be time-tested, successful songs useful in a variety of elementary grades.

The Sequential Development of Part Work

presented by Jonathan

Developing part-singing skills takes time and careful sequencing for children to gain confidence, ability, and proficiency. This workshop examines part-work development in a successful sequence of learning. It will include a variety of part music suitable for young voices, including rounds, canons, partner songs, part songs, and folk song arrangements.

Teaching Movement and Dance Using Education Through Movement

presented by Charlyn

This session will outline how to build a movement foundation for your students. Education Through Movement is a process that has analyzed locomotor and non-locomotor movements, which helps the teacher start with what is easiest and progress into more challenging movement sequences that are used in simple folk dances. Topics will include ways of engaging learners to move creatively, the prerequisites to teaching dance, and then practical application to some actual folk dances. Wear comfortable shoes and expect to have some fun!

Jonathan C. Rappaport is Executive Director of Arts|Learning (Medfield, MA), a statewide non-profit organization that advocates for and promotes arts education and systemic education reform, and the Co-Founder/Director emeritus of the Kodály Music Institute, Southborough, MA, (founded 1998) where he teaches conducting and advanced pedagogy and materials analysis.  He was formerly Head of School, Conservatory Lab Charter School (Brighton, MA), and the Performing Arts Liaison of the Worcester (MA) Public Schools.

Jonathan is a conductor, educator, composer, pianist, singer, author, and consultant for school systems.  He has served as the choral director of numerous schools, children’s festival honor choirs, churches, synagogues, and community choral groups. Rappaport has published 18 choral works and 5 books, and is the recipient of awards for his work advocating for the arts in public schools from the MA Music Educators, the MA Alliance for Arts Education, the New England Theatre Conference, and the MA Art Educators Association.  He has taught music, trained teachers nationally, presented at national and state conferences in over a dozen states, and directed choruses for 45 years.

Charlyn Bethell has been using Kodály Methodology in her Concord Public Schools K-5 classes for 28 years. She has been teaching at the Kodály Music Institute since its inception (1998) and presently teaches Pedagogy and Materials to Level II students in that program. She has given workshops for the Organization of American Kodály Educators, the MA Music Educators Assn, and the Boston Area Kodály Educators. Charlyn is the Music Director of her UU church in Watertown and she is a freelance oboist in the Boston area. She is the adjunct oboe teacher at Phillips Andover Academy and she plays regularly with Solar Winds Quintet and Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble. She has performed with Monadnock Music, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Emmanuel Music, New Hampshire Symphony, and the Opera Company of Boston. She was a founding member of the New Art Winds (woodwind quintet), which made its New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall in 1985. She has recorded for CRI.

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Two Weeks Left

September 20, 2016

Register today for the MICA and arts ed conferences

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CREATIVITY.   INDUSTRY.    ART.   INNOVATION.
The Maine International Conference on the Arts in Lewiston/Auburn
October 6-7, 2016

Don’t miss your chance to network, work, and learn with artists, arts organizations, arts educators, community developers and policymakers from throughout Maine.

  • CLICK HERE for the full schedule
  • Opening Reception & Keynote: Thursday, October 6, 4:30 p.m. at the Gendron Franco Center. Poet,  essayist, advocate, and Vice President of the Office of Diversity at Bates College  Crystal Williams. Williams will speak on “Practical Approaches to Creating Impact: Getting to Cultural Equity.”
  • Celebrate Lewiston/Auburn’s vibrant creative culture and industries Thursday evening visiting downtown local artist studios in an Art Crawl; enjoying some of your favorite show tunes and getting behind the scenes in Maine’s oldest community theater, the Community Little Theater in Auburn; or attending a poetry reading at the Lewiston Public Library in which Maine’s Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum will be joined by some of the diversely talented, poetry slam-winning students from Edward Little High School in Lewiston.
  • Friday morning Idea Lab featuring five of Maine’s most innovative artists
  • 20 breakout sessions focused on the skills and discussions you say you need and want to strengthen the arts in Maine. Workshop sessions are offered in each of the priority areas of the Commission’s 5-year Cultural Plan: Leveraging Investment, Visibility for Arts & Culture, Arts Education & Lifelong Learning, Cultural Tourism, and Building Capacity.

More than a dozen pop-up performances showcasing Maine talent
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The October 6 focus will be arts education with Cheryl Hulteen ” “Teaching Artful Practice/Practice Artful Teaching”. Cheryl is the author of YES YES GOOD: The heART of Teaching.

DESCRIPTION of CHERYL’S SESSION
Arts teaching professionals have much to share in their partnership to create personal artful pathways for students to express and explore creative voice through the arts. Using the Multiple Intelligences Theory, join us in a collaboration defining, exploring, celebrating and understanding different practices of artful teaching. We will build a learning community that reflects the role the arts play in everything we do, teach and learn by strengthening the creative exchanges of artful process and practice-defining, exploring, celebrating and
understanding different practices of artful teaching. We will build a learning community that reflects the role the arts play in everything we do, teach and learn by strengthening the creative exchanges of artful process and practice.

The arts education conference takes place at the Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm, $40 (includes lunch). For details CLICK HERE. For registration CLICK HERE.

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MAMLE Conference

September 17, 2016

Point Lookout

Success at the Summit!

Moving Middle Level Learners Forward

The Maine Association for Middle Level Education’s annual conference, Success at the Summit is being held on Thursday and Friday, October 20 and 21, Point Lookout, Northport, Maine. A great opportunity to dig deep into challenging work for middle level education. Consider taking a team from your school.

  • Here’s a peek at what to expect:Two inspiring keynotes
    Relevant and engaging concurrent sessions
    Networking with like-minded middle level educators
    The never-to-be-forgotten experience of a MAMLE social

    Jennifer Dorman

    Jennifer Dorman

    Opening Keynote: Jennifer Dorman—Teacher Leadership: Moving from Good to Influential

    CLICK HERE for more information and registration.

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Maine International Conference on the Arts

September 14, 2016

MICA – Lewiston/Auburn – October 6-7

image003October 6 and 7 will be two days filled with great learning opportunities and lots of excitement for the Arts in Maine. This is Maine’s ONLY statewide convening of artists, arts organizations, arts educators, public policy makers, and community and economic developers who know the power arts and culture brings to Maine’s communities.

The October 6 focus will be arts education with Cheryl Hulteen ” “Teaching Artful Practice/Practice Artful Teaching”. Cheryl is the author of YES YES GOOD: The heART of Teaching.

DESCRIPTION of CHERYL’S SESSION
Arts teaching professionals have much to share in their partnership to create personal artful pathways for students to express and explore creative voice through the arts. Using the Multiple Intelligences Theory, join us in a collaboration defining, exploring, celebrating and understanding different practices of artful teaching. We will build a learning community that reflects the role the arts play in everything we do, teach and learn by strengthening the creative exchanges of artful process and practice-defining, exploring, celebrating and
understanding different practices of artful teaching. We will build a learning community that reflects the role the arts play in everything we do, teach and learn by strengthening the creative exchanges of artful process and practice.

We will meet at the Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm, $40 (includes lunch). For details CLICK HERE. For registration CLICK HERE.

MAINE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ARTS (MICA)

Following the arts education conference, the MICA will officially open at 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 6 with a reception at 4:30 pm, Franco Center, Lewiston. Following the reception Pam Breaux, CEO of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) will provide a brief “State of the States”. Crystal Williams will be the opening keynote at 5:30 pm for MICA. Poet, essayist, and Bates College VP and Chief Diversity Officer Crystal’s keynote address “Practical Approaches to Creating Impact: Getting to Cultural Equity,” will establish several themes to be furthered during the rest of the conference. Following the keynote in downtown Lewiston: cultural offerings including Downtown Lewiston Gallery Crawl, showcases at The Community Little Theater in Auburn, Franco-Fest at Bates College, Poetry Reading at the Lewiston Library, and more.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

MICA starts on Friday morning with an Idea Lab – 5 artists presenting in a Pecha Kucha format. Included in the Idea Lab is Nancy Frolich who works with the arts and literacy with a program she created called LEAPS of Imagination. Following the opening there are over 20 sessions – 5 different strands with 4 sessions under each of these topics: Leveraging Investment, Visibility of the Arts & Culture Sector, Arts Education, Cultural Tourism, and Building Capacity. A general schedule is located at THIS LINK. A pdf and more schedule info is located at THIS LINK.

REGISTRATION

Advance Registration is now open, and still offers a discount over registration at the door. Registration is located at THIS LINK. Conference website pages START HERE.

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Pre-MICA

September 8, 2016

In the words of Martin Swinger

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Martin Swinger

I was encouraged by my agent, Jean Butler, to attend a workshop with Cheryl Hulteen in Hartford, CT a couple years ago. I agreed to make the drive down from Maine only because I trusted Jean. I’ve been thanking her ever since.

Cheryl Hulteen’s her-story Yes, Yes, Good! shares the real-life experience of an arts educator in an inner-city classroom, spinning ‘To Sir, With Love’ into a whole new category about the effectiveness and JOY of real arts integration in an educational setting.

Cheryly Hulteen

Cheryly Hulteen

She is an inspired teacher who does not fail to plant brilliant ideas and amazing possibilities into the minds of anyone in her presence. Experiencing her workshop is a life-changing event I cannot recommend highly enough to anyone working with children in any educational capacity – especially in the arts!

$40 for lunch and an afternoon with Cheryl Hulteen? TRUST ME on this one – it’ll be the BEST $40 investment in your self in a long time!  I’ll see you there!

Thank you Teaching Artist Martin Swinger for sending me this piece on why others should attend the conference on Thursday, October 6 in Lewiston, 11:30am – 4:00pm, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. 4 contact hours included. For registration please CLICK HERE.

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Arts Education Conference

August 30, 2016

Pre-MICA

TEACHING ARTFUL PRACTICE/PRACTICE ARTFUL TEACHING

Pre-MICA (Maine International Conference on the Arts) – 6 October 2016

MICA – 6 and 7 October

THURSDAY DESCRIPTION – This ones just for you PK-12 arts educators, teaching artists, others interested in arts education!

Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 9.03.10 AMThe Maine Arts Leadership Initiative celebrates teaching and learning through “Teaching Artful Practice/Practice Artful Teaching” featuring Cheryl Hulteen, author of YES YES GOOD: The heART of teaching. Arts teaching professionals have much to share in their partnership to create personal artful pathways for students to express and explore creative voice through the arts. Using the Multiple Intelligences Theory, join us in a collaboration – defining, exploring, celebrating and understanding different practices of artful teaching. We will build a learning community that reflects the role the arts play in everything we do, teach and learn by strengthening the creative exchanges of artful process and practice. Come and celebrate the heART of teaching.

DETAILS

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 11:30am – 4:00pm

Franco American Heritage Center

46 Cedar St, Lewiston, ME

4 contact hours provided

$40 includes lunch (no cost for full time students)

Registration located at http://mica.bpt.me/ (Scroll down on the page)

PRESENTER

Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 9.03.58 AMAuthor of “YES YES GOOD, The HeART of Teaching”, Master Teaching Artist Cheryl Hulteen has spent over 20 years providing consulting services for school districts, teachers, administrators, parents and students to foster greater learning and insight through building Creative Classroom Cultures. “YES YES GOOD” works with stakeholders across the educational landscape to build exciting, innovative and positive environments for teaching, learning, and arts integrated curriculum development through motivational workshops, professional development and one-on-one coaching. In addition to founding YES YES GOOD, Cheryl also serves as teaching faculty for Connecticut Higher Order Thinking Schools, an initiative of the Connecticut Office of the Arts, managed in partnership with Wesleyan University’s Green Street Arts Center.  “However we may speak, it is through the voices of our children we will most clearly be heard.”

image003MICA – Thursday night and all day Friday

ARTS EDUCATION TRACK for FRIDAY MICA plus other great sessions being offered Lewiston Bates Mill

Registration located at http://mica.bpt.me/

Stories and Images of Malawi No one can show you the sunDzuwa Salodzelano with Lindsay Pinchbeck and Argy Nestor

An 18-day journey to Malawi in July led to the most amazing teachers doing incredible work with very little resources (financial or tangible). The arts were the powerful tool that guided the daily workshops with 12 teachers and opened the hearts and minds of all involved. Join Lindsay and Argy on a visual journey and hear stories of songs and traditions gathered along the paths in Malawi.

STEAMing up in Maine with Kate Cook Whitt, Jonathan Graffius, Malley Weber, and Chuck Carter

What is all the buzz about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) going on across the country? What are the benefits of STEAM in Maine education and beyond? This presentation, in panel format, will bring together four people who are focusing on the topic in their work and play. From PK to higher ed, from teaching artist to game creator. Your questions and ideas are welcome!

Creativity: A Group Inquiry with John Morris

What is creativity? How can it potentially impact our lives? And how do we talk about it with each other? This structured group dialogue will help artists, advocates and educators make connections between creativity research and creativity in practice, while promoting inquiry into the nature of creativity, as well as its role in art, education and community.

Creative Aging

Details being constructed.

If you have any questions please contact me at argy.nestor@maine.gov.

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