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Graduate Courses Offered

November 11, 2013

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Calling All Arts Teachers

September 4, 2013

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Visual Art and Music Teachers!

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Elizabeth Arno, Catherine Ring , Liz Bouchard and Angelika Blanchard

How do we “do” assessment in the Art or Music room?  How can quality assessment practices vastly improve our students proficiency in our disciplines, help kids gain the skills and creativity they need, and be our biggest ally in advocating for our arts programs?  If you would like to earn three credits in a graduate course with a cohort of your peers, led by instructors who have been closely involved in the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative, here is your chance!

Join us this Fall in one of two graduate courses offered by the New England Institute for Teacher Education.  Click on the links below for more information or to Register!

EDPO 540-Refining Assessment Practices in the Music Classroom (K-12)
Sept. 20, 21 & Dec. 13, 14 (Just two weekends: Fri. 4-8pm, Sat. 8-4pm)
Location:  BANGOR
Instructor:  Jake Sturtevant


EDPO 536-Refining Assessment Practices in the Visual Art Classroom (K-12)
October 4, 5 & Dec. 6, 7  (Just two weekends: Fri.4-8pm, Sat. 8-4pm)
Location:  AUGUSTA
Instructor:  Catherine Ring

Courses are granted three graduate credits from Endicott College upon successful completion and have been approved by the Maine Department of Education for recertification.

TO REGISTER or for more information, Click on the links above.


Summer Opportunity in the County

June 7, 2012

Arts Assessment course

The New England Institute for Teacher Education will be bringing graduate level courses to Aroostook County this summer, including Arts Assessment courses in Music and Visual Art.

Bill Buzza will be teaching the music course and Catherine Ring will be teaching the visual art course. Both are on the Leadership Team with the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative.

Please register with the New England Institute if you are interested in taking your assessment practices to a deeper level.

Working with a cohort of colleagues who share best practices and resources is stimulating and fun. Deep discussions around how to assess, benchmark, and align to standards are helping to improve learning in the arts classroom.  Graduate courses made available in other parts of the state have met with great success.  Join Bill and Catherine in Presque Isle this summer!


Arts Assessment Graduate Course

November 28, 2011

Learning about arts assessment

The New England Institute for Teacher Education is providing a unique opportunity for arts educators throughout Maine to take a three-credit, graduate level course on on Arts Assessment. Visual art and music educators who are interested in deepening their learning in arts assessment are invited to participate in a cohort of peers to collaborate, and to learn about and apply best assessment practices in their classrooms. Course credit is given through Endicott Collegeʼs Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

These courses have been specially-designed as an outgrowth of the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative. Teachers can expect to work at growing their level of understanding and enhancing their schoolʼs practices in an individually-tailored, inquiry- based class. Classes meet on a teacher-friendly schedule, over two weekends, with inter-session and post-session work done online.

Rob, Argy, Catherine on our way to assessment workshop for Aroostook county arts teachers

Rob Westerberg and Catherine Ring are the instructors for the Music and Visual Art courses respectively. Both Rob and Catherine are experienced arts educators and teacher leaders and bring a wealth of knowledge in their disciplines and in assessment practices. Join them for a great opportunity to meet and work with colleagues while improving your teaching and student learning in the arts!

Dates and Locations:

  • January 13, 14 and March 16, 17, 2012, York High School, York (Visual Art and Music)
  • January 27, 28 and April 27, 28, 2012, Bangor    (Visual Art only)
  •  February 10, 11 and May 11, 12, 2012    Augusta (Visual Art only)

Three ways to Register:

  1. Call Catherine Ring at 207-367-5807
  2. Email:
  3. Download the Registration Form at
    . A flyer with the information can be downloaded from this page.

If you would like the New England Institute to bring a course to your area, please contact:

The New England Institute for Teacher Education                                            P.O. Box 460                                                                                                        Stonington, Maine 04681    207-367-5807                                                           Website:

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