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Arts Integration Program

February 17, 2016

Lesley University

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Graduate Program

July 27, 2015

Lesley University Graduate School of Education

graduatesFor over 30 years, Lesley University’s Graduate School of Education, the largest and most respected provider of teacher education in New England, has been committed to extending its reach through off-campus programs. Those who are unable to travel to Lesley’s Cambridge, Massachusetts campus can now attain their masters of education at the university’s six learning sites located throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Each off-campus program prepares students to become capable, reflective teachers by providing a foundation in both theory and real-world practice. Designed for working professionals, the flexible format allows students to take one course per eight-week semester, meeting just one weekend a month (Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.). Those enrolled will start and finish the program in a cohort—a close-knit community of students—gaining them a network of colleagues, teachers, and connections to future opportunities.

Sweet Tree Arts in Hope, is an off campus location and accepting applications for a Fall starts in a new cohort group in the Creative Arts in Learning / Arts Integrated M.Ed cohort.

To learn more about Lesley’s off-campus programs, register for an upcoming info session at or call 207 542 8008.

About Lesley University

Lesley University empowers students to become dynamic, thoughtful leaders in education, human services, and the arts. Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, home to the world’s best-known universities, Lesley combines an intensely creative environment with the practical experience students need to succeed in their careers. Each year, 2,500 undergraduate and 5,300 graduate students pursue degrees on campus, off site, online, and through our low-residency programs. They discover the power of creativity to overcome obstacles, foster connections, and reveal fresh answers to the world’s problems.


Integrating Teaching Through the Arts

August 10, 2014

Lesley University2d3d1be6-2b92-48d7-827f-1d7fefa351c7Lindsay Pinchbeck is teaching this course at her center in Hope, Sweet Tree Arts. Lindsay collaborated with Barb Vinal at the Summit on Arts Education, July 29-August 1, to present a session on integration. You can read about it by clicking here.


Day 2: Summit on Arts Ed

August 4, 2014

Another worthwhile day at the Summit provided by the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative – a program of the Maine Arts Commission

LisaThe Day 2 schedule at the Summit on Arts Education at USM, Portland allowed participants the opportunity to attend sessions on technology, integration, advocacy, and sessions with like-grade level and discipline on Proficiency and the Student-centered classroom.

In addition, throughout the morning participants had the chance to learn more about teaching artists, arts organizations and higher education.

Representatives from the following arts organizations and institutions participated: From the Bow Seat, Lesley University, Lincoln Street Center and Northland Village Foundation, Maine Department of Education, Maine Art Education Association, Maine Music Educators Association, Maine College of Art, New England Institute for Teacher Education, Portland Ovations, Portland Museum of Art, Portland Symphony Orchestra, UMaine Music Ed Department, and UMaine Art Ed Department.


Rose Kue, Director of Education & Community Engagement, Portland Symphony Orchestra

Teams and individuals started work on an Individual (or team) Action Plan so they could hit the ground running when returning to their schools/districts. The Phase 5 Maine Arts Assessment Initiative (MAAI) Teacher Leader’s Individual Action Plans focus on the workshops they plan to provide during the 2014-15 school year.

Maine Art Education Association secretary and MAAI teacher leader, Lisa Ingraham, provided the “chair” template so teachers could use their creativity to contribute to the wall of chairs. Lisa and her colleague Jim Small from Madison School District are seen in this post in front of the growing wall of chairs.

It was the second day of the Summit on Arts Education filled with high quality professional development. The 90 participants went away having learned a great deal, and with new questions about their understanding of teaching, learning, and assessment in arts education.


Participants “movin” with teaching artist, Stephanie McGary



Jeff Poulin, Arts Education Program Coordinator from the Americans for the Arts located in Washington, D.C. provided information on Arts Advocacy

Photos taken by Kevin Facer, Roger Fuller, and Argy Nestor


Integrated Teaching Through the Arts

May 24, 2014

Lesley University


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