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National Art Education Conference

January 21, 2017

New York City

For more information and to register to attend the National Art Education Conference in New York City on March 2-4 please CLICK HERE.

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Arts in Education Week

September 8, 2015

September 13-19, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 2.43.54 PMIn July of 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution designating the second week of September as “Arts in Education Week.” The resolution (H.Con.Res. 275) was proposed and introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier from California.

The resolution states: […] Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.

View the HR275 Arts in Education Week Resolution

Congress designated Arts in Education Week to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college and career-ready students. You can read statements made by congressmen on the House floor regarding arts education.

In May of 2011, arts education was again given a national spotlight with the release of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities report Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools.

The culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country, this report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade. It also includes a set of recommendations to federal, state and local policymakers.

BRING ATTENTION TO THE CAUSE
Join in the national celebration on social media. Let your circle of colleagues, friends and family know you care and bring them into the greater movement!
⇒During #ArtsEdWeek, be sure to follow @NAEA on Twitter and Facebook and upload your favorite arts education moments.
⇒Show us a picture of student artwork with #EncourageCreativity.
⇒Or tell us about an art educator who made a difference with #TeachTheArts.
⇒Check out Americans for the Arts’ new advocacy video series: Encourage Creativity and other great tools and resources!
– See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/news/arts-in-education-week#sthash.IaZHXkLK.dpuf

Resources

National Visual Arts Standards Resources

National Core Arts Standards

President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

Learning in a Visual Age

NAEA White Papers for Art Education

Advocacy Resources

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Technology Resources

April 22, 2015

NAEA webinar

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 4.47.20 PMI attended an online professional development recently that was presented by the National Art Education Association. It really exemplifies the power of learning in the online environment. The webinar was titled Where the Wild Things Are and facilitated by two art educators who are well versed in multiple tools to assist in teaching. Chris Guenter who you can follow on Twitter @cguenter and Theresa McGeen who you can follow on Twitter @theresamcgee.

The most amazing part was the website that they put together to house all of the tools they shared plus a ton of other resources located at http://cguenter.weebly.com/free-online-art-tools.html. And, all of the tools are FREE. Don’t miss checking it out!

The Powerpoint presentation and recorded webinar will be posted to the National Art Education Association website at: http://www.arteducators.org/.

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NAEA Convention

April 3, 2015

A trip to New Orleans and back

IMG_2199The National Art Education Convention was held last week in New Orleans. What a great place to have a conference with 4,500 art teachers from across the country! The workshops and keynotes were thought provoking, the educators freely shared ideas, the food was outstanding, and the city filled with fun and opportunities to take in the arts and culture. There were three workshops presented by 5 Maine arts educators. The most amazing part to me is (always) the openness of teachers. “Where are you from? and What grade(s) do you teach?” are probably the most frequently asked questions – on the elevator, escalator, walking to and from sessions, in sessions, at meals and on and on.

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IMG_2075 Tim Gunn, educator and designer presented one of the Super Sessions and shared his wisdom and kindness. He provided multiple examples of how he teaches and mentors. He was on the faculty at Parsons The New School Design from 1982 to 2007 and was chair of the fashion design at the school, August 2000 to March 2007. He is well known for the reality show, Project Runway.

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 8.44.02 PMEarlier this week The Art of Education posted Tim’s 8 Lessons Art Educators Can Learn From Tim Gunn, post written by Jessica Balsley http://www.theartofed.com/2015/03/27/make-it-work-10-lessons-art-educators-can-learn-from-tim-gunn/. Number 7) TEACH  – This is Tim’s coined acronym for success in teaching. It stands for Truthtelling, Empathy, Asking, Cheerleading and Hoping for the Best. I suggest that you check out the post for the other seven. It was great to see Jessica and the other Art of Ed folks at the convention as well!

IMG_2100In addition to attending the convention sessions, the location offers so many learning opportunities. One highlight for New Orleans was a walking tour that took us to the architectural highlights of The French Quarter. On many of the ornate building fronts there is a fancy pointy piece that juts out just below the balcony’s floor so those who have celebrated a bit too much during Mardi Gras can’t climb over the rail and into the homes. The tour ended at the oldest cemetery (of three) with above ground graves due to the water level. The stories were fascinating.

IMG_2105The highlight for food, that’s a tough decision! So many good foods including Beignets which are French donuts from Cafe Du Monde, Muffuletta’s from Central Grocery, giant Italian sandwich, Mother’s Restaurant that serves soul food. Oh and the oysters and Po’boys were yummy as well! My first time having grilled oysters!

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Beignets

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Grilled oysters

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Raw oysters

The highlight for people to see: Olivia Gude, on the team who wrote the National Core Arts Standards, Lois Hetland, one of the writers of Studio Habits of Mind, and Cassie Stephens, blogger and elementary art teacher from Tennessee.

The weather was pleasant with temperatures in the 60’s. We ate outside and heard wonderful music several times. Getting up early and walking along the water as the sun rose was delightful.

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Half a muffuletta

Half a muffuletta

I am always proud when I attend national conferences – proud to be an arts educator! And, fortunate to have the opportunity to attend. There were about a dozen art teachers there from Maine. If you’ve never, I hope that you will consider, attending a national conference in the future.

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Cassie Stephens, blogger, art educator from Tennessee

Cassie Stephens, blogger, art educator from Tennessee

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Arts Education Month

March 1, 2015

Celebrate with students, family members, parents, grandparents by recognizing students

I have always felt grateful to be in the field of Arts education. I never lose sight of what my career choice is all about, and still base my decisions concerning arts education on this question: What is in the best interest of every student?  I am so encouraged by what is going on in education today – finally, the student is being moved to the center of the education circle. The shift for teachers is changing, we are no longer the ‘disseminater’ of information but we’re becoming the “guide on the side”. And, in my opinion, this is just the way school should be, (even if disseminater is not a word)!

I have always loved March because it is the time earmarked to celebrate students and the arts! It is  is Youth Art Month and Music in our Schools Month. Please send your stories about how you are celebrating Arts education and students stories about how the arts impact their lives. Either email me at argy.nestor@maine.gov or post your comments at the bottom of the blog.

Youth Art Month is a month of promoting art education in the United States. Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 7.48.03 PMIt is observed in March, with thousands of American schools participating, often with the involvement of local art museums and civic organizations.

Started in 1961 through the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) and in cooperation with the National Art Education Association (NAEA), Youth Art Month exists to:

1. Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.
2. Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.
3. Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
4. Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
5. Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.
6. Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.
7. Increase community, business and governmental support for art education.
8. Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.
9. Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.

See more information at: http://www.arteducators.org/news/yam

The information above is from the National Art Education Association.

In addition, March is Music In Our Schools Month

MIOSM LOGOThis a great time to highlight the importance of  comprehensive, sequential music education taught by exemplary music educators for all through concerts, lessons, and public performances and advocacy activities. Yes, we know that these are things that should be happening day in and day but this will help you to remember to pay closer attention to your students who are participate. March has been officially designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®), the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. MIOSM began as a single statewide celebration in 1973, and has grown over the decades to encompass a day, then a week, and then in 1985 to become a month long celebration of school music. The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music. MIOSM is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community and to display the benefits school music brings to students of all ages.

See more information at http://musiced.nafme.org/events/music-in-our-schools-month/what-is-miosm/.

This information taken from the National Association for Music Education.

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Art Educators: Study in America’s Museums this Summer

January 26, 2015

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New Visual Arts Standards

October 16, 2014

Opportunity for professional development from National Art Education Association

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Implementing the New Visual Arts Standards: A Resource to Support Instruction Aligned with State Standards
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 7pm ET
Complimentary to NAEA members; $49/non-members
Presenters: Dennis Inhulsen, NAEA President and Chair of the Visual Arts Writing Team; Scott Russell, Elementary Art Teacher and Writing Team Member; Cory Wilkerson, Communications Chair, National Coalition of Core Arts Standards

The new standards provide opportunities for art educators to look at instruction and student growth through an aspirational lens.   Learn how art educators are connecting the new voluntary standards with their own state and district standards. See how the new standards framework can be aligned with state standards to support student learning by embedding Enduring Understandings for instruction.

To register, please click here.

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