The first Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) Regional conference took place yesterday at Ellsworth High School. The participants were appreciative of the opportunity, not just to attend and learn in the formal sessions, but to have the chance to network with other arts educators.
Each participant attended two sessions in the morning from the following selection:
Where are your Art Standards within the Studio Habits of Mind! with Jane Snider, Hancock Grammar School
- Ellsworth High School VPA Academy with Rebecca Wright, Leah Olson, Shannon Westphal, Ellsworth High School
- More Cowbell with Tim Hart, MLTI
- Illustrating to Write with Ann Marie Quirion Hutton, MLTI
- Bringing it All Together with Sue Barre, Waterville High School
Evidence of Learning Through Google with Charlie Johnson, Mount Desert Island High School
- Visual Notetaking/Doodling in Class with Ann Marie Quirion Hutton, MLTI
- Making 8-bit Art with Tim Hart, MLTI
A great big thanks to all of the MALI Teacher Leaders and MLTI session presenters. Without your willingness, commitment, and leadership we wouldn’t be able to have the Mega conferences.
Thank you to the Ellsworth High School VPA boosters club who provided lunch – it was all mmmmmmm!
Director of the Maine Arts Commission Julie Richard joined us in the afternoon. Teaching artist and dancer Nancy Salmon led us movement that got us ready for the afternoon. Beth Lambert from the Maine Department of Education joined me in providing foundational information on the statewide arts education census that was conducted during the 2015-16 school year.
The day ended with some great door prizes. Thanks to those who contributed. The next MALI Mega Regional conference takes place on Wednesday, January 4 at USM, Portland. Please CLICK HERE for information and registration.