Posts Tagged ‘Lisa Ingraham’


Mindset and Mindfulness

March 8, 2017


Lisa Ingraham

Join R.S.V.P. ME on Tuesday, March 14, 3:30 to 5:00 pm for an online roundtable discussion about how Mindset and Mindfulness strategies are being implemented to benefit the culture and climate of our schools.

Lisa Ingraham is the facilitator of R.S.V.P., an elementary art teacher at Madison Elementary School, and a Maine Arts Leadership Initiative Teacher Leader.

Mandi Mitchell

Lisa will share Madison Elementary’s exploration of Mindfulness strategies to help both students and teachers succeed in her school. Joining Lisa will be Hermon High School Art Teacher Mandi Mitchell and Maine Arts Leadership Initiative Teacher Leader will share her school’s experience using Carol Dweck’s “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” as a text for professional development.

Sign up to participate in this Zoom* Online Video Conference – and earn 1.5 contact hours as a Maine Art Education Association member – by emailing Lisa at You can also contact her anytime with questions, comments, or to suggest a future topic.

Zoom Video Conferencing is done completely online. Joining a meeting is as simple as emailing R.S.V.P. ME facilitator, Lisa Ingraham and clicking on the link provided in the invite email that you will receive about 5 minutes before the meeting begins.



April 24, 2016

April 26

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 2.26.22 PMPlease join Maine educators on Tuesday, April 26th, 3:30 to 5:00 for the last R.S.V.P. ME meeting of the 2015-2016 school year.

This virtual meeting will be a roundtable discussion about how teachers are creating paths to Proficiency-Based Education. Across the state teachers are developing programs to help students adjust to the new demands of Proficiency-Based Education as independent and self-directed learners. This zoom meeting is to provide you with strategies to adjust to the teaching and learning environment. Sign up to share them on Tuesday, April 26th!

To participate in this Zoom Online Video Conference – and earn 1.5 contact hours as a Maine Art Education Association member – email You can also contact me anytime with questions and comments.

*The April R.S.V.P. ME meeting has been moved from April 12th to April 26th.


Resource Conversation

March 21, 2016


Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 2.26.22 PMTomorrow, Tuesday, March 22, R.S.V.P. ME has scheduled a virtual meeting. Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) Teacher Leader and Facilitator Lisa Ingraham will explore your favorite online resources. Recently she attended the MALI Winter Retreat at Bowdoin College. During the day she realized that many of the resources arts teachers are clamoring for are already available on the Maine Arts Assessment Resource website. She will share a tour of this site during the Tuesday Zoom online conference for R.S.V.P. ME. There is time also for you to share your favorite sites (but not required).

You’re invited, 3:30 to 5:00! To participate in this Zoom Online Video Conference email Lisa at R.S.V.P. is a program of the Maine Art Education Association.

Is there something that you are passionate or knowledgeable about? Consider sharing your expertise with other Maine Art educators during future meetings. Please contact Lisa anytime with questions, comments, or to suggest a future topic. Future R.S.V.P. ME Dates and Tentative Topics:

  • April 12th – Teaching Artists
  • May 10th – Proficiency-Based Education


November 4, 2015

November 10

Lisa Ingraham, Teacher Leader, MALI

Lisa Ingraham, Teacher Leader, MALI

Dear Art Teachers,

Please join us on Tuesday, November 10th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm for a Google Docs presentation by Phase 5 MALI Teacher Leader, Iva Damon. Iva has been utilizing Google Docs with her students for their artwork and writing assignments. She is moving to Google Classroom this year to keep all these files organized. Please bring any strategies and/or questions you might have about these learning tools and R.S.V.P. ME at to receive an invitation to this online video conference.

R.S.V.P. ME online meetings are open to all Maine art teachers with the goal of bringing our art education community closer together. R.S.V.P. ME participants who are MAEA members will receive certificates of contact hours.

Please contact me anytime at Madison Elementary School – – with comments, questions, and/or to sign up for opportunities to learn with and from Maine arts teachers.


Visual Arts PD Opp

February 21, 2015

Professional development opportunity for visual art educators 

An invitation from Catherine Ring, Ex. Director, New England Institute for Teacher Education

I’d like to personally let you know of a special opportunity coming up right in Augusta, starting MARCH 14 — a 3 credit course on Visual Art Assessment, K-12.  The course will meet for two weekend sessions, March 14 and May 9.

You might wonder, how can I add this to my already full plate?  Is Assessment really necessary, or even possible, in an art room when I see so many students?  It really doesn’t matter where you are on the Assessment bandwagon — both experienced and teachers new to assessment in visual art classrooms have taken this course. There’s always more to learn, and this course gives you the time to talk and learn and try things out — imagine that!

You’ll be surprised at how much art teachers learn from each other – and that’s just what we do! We share resources that arts educators have created or discovered through the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative, ask hard questions, problem-solve, try some things out in our classrooms, and figure out what we CAN do in our very busy schedules to help improve teaching, learning and assessment.  The course meets for two weekends only – Friday night (4-8pm) and Saturday (8-4pm) with weekly contact with the instructor, in between.

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 4.33.54 PMWe’re especially delighted to announce that Lisa Ingraham will be teaching the course for the New England Institute this spring. Lisa has taught Visual Art for ten years and has been a Teacher Leader in the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative since 2013.  She has a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration from Western Connecticut State University and a MS in Education from Thomas College. Lisa has collaborated with other visual and performing arts teachers from around the state of Maine in reflecting on assessment and designing professional development presentations for regional workshops. Lisa is currently the Secretary and Advocacy Co-chair for the Maine Art Education Association, and is working toward her endorsement in Gifted and Talented Education.

So come join us and find out what’s happening in Maine with assessment in visual art, and with meeting proficiency in the art room. You will be excited to know that arts educators are leading the way and other educators are following suit.  Here are the details:

EDPO 536: Refining Assessment in the Visual Art Classroom, K-12

Augusta, Maine (Viles Arboretum)

Session 1:  Saturday (8-4pm), March 14

Session 2:  Saturday (8-4pm) May 9

This course meets for both sessions

You can choose to take this as a graduate course through our partnership with Endicott College, or for recertification credits for 4.5 CEUs. We can bill your school directly with a purchase order, or are happy to make payment arrangements.

To register, please visit the New England Institute website at If you have any questions at all, pick up the phone and call me any time, or email me.

Thank you! We hope to hear from you!

Catherine Ring

Executive Director

New England Institute for Teacher Education

PO Box 460

Stonington, Maine 04681




First Meeting – R.S.V.P. ME

February 13, 2015

Successful start

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 3.27.17 PMThe Maine Art Education online group –  R.S.V.P. ME had their first meeting last month and it was quite successful. Art educator Lisa Ingraham is the facilitator and the meetings are designed by participants to meet their needs and those of their students.

Several art educators attended the first meeting and shared ideas on topics that provided the opportunity to learn from each other. The two hour online meeting took place via the Zoom video conference system.

Westbrook High School art teacher Debbie Bickford shared a French/Art Collaborative  that a student is doing as an independent study. The student has been working with Debbie and the high school’s french teacher.

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If you are interested in attending in the future please watch for the information on this blog or on the MEArtsEducation facebook page at MEArtsEducation on Facebook at You do not have to be a member of the MAEA to join this meeting, but if you are a member contact hours are available.

If you have any questions please contact Lisa Ingraham at




January 30, 2015

Great opportunity to connect

The MAEA’s new online group – R.S.V.P. ME – is scheduled to meet for the first time on Tuesday, February 3rd at 3:00pm.

This will be an online meeting via Zoom video conferencing. You will need to download a application, which will happen automatically when you to respond to an email invitation to join.

This date/time was chosen based on recent survey feedback. The meeting will be open from 3:00 to 5:00pm. You can join the meeting in progress within that time frame.

The agenda for the first meeting will be extremely flexible. This is your group and will be designed by participants as we go along to meet your needs and those of your students. However, please be prepared for introductions and to share a success story or art program hack, and a challenge or burning question.

To receive an invitation to join the meeting, please email R.S.V.P. ME facilitator Lisa Ingraham at with your name and email information. Please type R.S.V.P. ME 2.3.15 in the subject line.

You do not have to be a member of the MAEA to join this meeting, but if you are a member and would like to receive contact hours for participation include your full name in your email as you would like it to appear on your certificate.

I am looking forward to connecting with my art education colleagues from around the state!

Lisa Ingraham
Visual Arts Teacher, MSEd
Madison Elementary School
Secretary, Maine Art Education Association


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