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MAAI Regional Workshops 2013-14 School Year

 

Maine is fortunate to have amazing teacher leaders in the arts who offered ongoing professional development opportunities throughout the state. You can see the depth and breadth of what teacher leaders offered during the 2013-14 school year. If you have questions about any of these workshops please contact the teacher leader who presented the workshop or Argy Nestor at argy.nestor@maine.gov.

 

Regional Workshop Descriptions, Dates and Locations

 
Gifted and Talented in Music Education

 

8:00am, August 26, 2013

 

Explore strategies for identifying students as gifted and talented in music. Participants will discuss issues around what to assess, how to assess, when to assess, and common pitfalls in assessing large numbers of students. Grades K-12

 

Andrea Wollstadt Biddeford Intermediate School Music

 
Maine Learning Results: Guiding your Ensemble Curriculum

 

September 9, 2013

Lawrence High School

 

This workshop will encourage the participant to look beyond the concert to developing life-long arts producers and consumers in the ensemble setting. Suggestions to meet each of the Maine Learning Results and tools for assessment will be shared. Grades 6-12

 

Sue Barre Waterville Junior and Senior High Schools Music

 

 

 
It's Hard to Pick Your Nose When You Are Clapping Your Hands -The Importance of Music in Early Childhood!

 

 

October 15, 2013

 

Traditional songs and games for Early Childhood settings will fill the room with music and laughter as we, as educators, turn to the enjoyment of music as the key component when teaching our youngest learners! The take-away from this workshop will be developmentally appropriate songs, movement games, and resource listings to use with this very important age group as they strive to be ready for “Big School”! Early Childhood

 
Judy Fricke Early Childhood Music
 
Learning Through Doing: Using Theatre games to enhance lessons across the curriculum

 

 

October 19, 2013

Portland Fireside Inn

 

With some training, all teachers in any subject can use theatre games to enhance their curriculum. Theatre games encourage out-of-the-box thinking, allow students to adopt different perspectives, help develop public speaking skills, enliven the classroom, encourage group dynamics and creativity, and use a different skill set that are often "put-away". You will be amazed and delighted by the accessibility of the games, and the creativity of your students! Grades PK-12 All subjects

 

Susan Jones Medomak Valley High School Music, Theatre, History
 
Back to Basics: How to create learning targets and I CAN statements

 

November 5, 2013

York School Department Office

 

Learn how to break down your curriculum into learning targets and I CAN statements for your students. Use these strategies as powerful ways to open communication between you and your students, giving them a clearer outline of academic expectations and a greater sense of academic accountability. Grades PK-12 All subjects

 

Jen Etter York Middle School Music
 
Big Journeys Begin With Small Steps

 

November 6, 2013

University of Maine at Presque Isle

 

Music teachers as well as the traditional classroom teacher must show that they support/use the Common Core Standards in ELA. Participants will come away with easy to do activities, worksheets, suggested music, videos, and a list of resources that will help to incorporate music into the music and/or traditional classroom to enhance learning based upon the Common Core ELA document. No musical background required! Grades PK-5

 

Mari-Jo Hedman Fort Fairfield Schools Music
 
It's Hard to Pick Your Nose When You Are Clapping Your Hands -The Importance of Music in Early Childhood!

November 16, 2013

SKCDC- Child Care Options, Augusta State Armory- All Day Conference

 

Traditional songs and games for Early Childhood settings will fill the room with music and laughter as we, as educators, turn to the enjoyment of music as the key component when teaching our youngest learners! The take-away from this workshop will be developmentally appropriate songs, movement games, and resource listings to use with this very important age group as they strive to be ready for “Big School”! Early Childhood

 

Judy Fricke Early Childhood
 
Take Me To Your Leader: School and Community Leaders - YOU CAN support Arts Education in the 21st Century!

 

 

November 22, 2013

Association Conference, Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland

 

Find out why supporting a strong arts education program in your school is absolutely essential, and how you can do it as we prepare for the future. This workshop will highlight:

  • The Role of the Arts in Learning - supported by the research
  • How Maine Arts Educators are Leading the Way
  • Update on Current Arts Education Data in Maine
  • Arts Connections to the Common Core State Standards
  • Examples of Arts-Infused Schools
  • Strategies you can use to strengthen your school's emphasis on the Arts

PK-12 School Administrators

 

Jeff Beaudry Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, USM

Catherine Ring Executive Director, New England Institute for Teacher Education

 
Including Reflection in Formative Assessment

 

4:00pm, December 11, 2013

Brunswick High School

 

Learn how formative assessment throughout the artistic process in both art and music classes provides evidence of student learning. Methods to include student self-reflection will help take the headaches out of grading. Grades 6-12

 

Jennie Driscoll Brunswick High School Visual Arts
 
Ashley Smith Brunswick High School Music
 
Visual Journaling: A Pathway to Reflective Self-Assessment

 

4:00 pm, January 23, 2014

Marshwood Middle School, Eliot

 

Visual Journaling or “process-folios” of student work can be a powerful strategy and technique. Workshop participants will explore its ramifications related to student self-reflection, self-assessment, and also as a stand-alone art form. Participants will also leave with resources on Visual Journaling, Self-Assessment and applications for their own classrooms. Grades 6-8 (Easily adapted for Ele or HS)

 

Melanie Crowe Marshwood Middle School Visual Arts

 
iPad, uPad, We All Scream for iPads!

 

January 24, 2014

District 3 Cony High School

 

This workshop will show music educators how they can utilize the iPad as an essential assessment tool. We will discuss methods of recording both individually and within the ensemble. Using Google Drive, we will also discover how easy sending and storing student recordings can be. Grades 5-12

 

Drew Albert Maranacook Community High School Music
 
Monitoring Arts Students' Progress in Meeting Graduation Standards

 

January 24, 2014

District 2 Instrumental Festival - Leavitt Area High School

 

This workshop will guide participants in the task of unpacking an arts standard to provide clear tasks that students understand. The unpacked standard will then be used to create a capacity matrix to identify and monitor individual student proficiency in meeting the standards for high school graduation. Strategies of using assessments in a formative way to guide student learning will be shared. Grades 9-12

 

Bill Buzza Edward Little High School Music
 
How About Those “Other” Kids – Bridging the Learning Gap

 

 

9:00am, January 25, 2014

District 1 Noble High School

 

How do you get the students who haven’t had music since 5th grade to meet the proficiency standards for graduation? It may look different for you but we will all encounter those students who need to show proficiency as defined in LD1422. This workshop will guide teachers through strategies to engage and assist all students regardless of ability, prior success or aptitude in music. All students can be proficient in music! Grades 9-12

 

Jane Kirton Sanford High School Music
 
Controlling the Chaos: The world of student-centered education

 

January 29, 2014

Harlow Gallery

 

Ever wonder how to manage students working on different standards at the same time in the same class space? This workshop talks about ways to organize the chaos using tools to empower students to move at their pace with standards and to meet deadlines to avoid falling behind. Grades 6-12

 

Jeff Orth Richmond Middle/High Schools Visual Arts
 
Guerilla Advocacy –Embracing shameless promotion on behalf of students and Arts programs

 

 

4:00pm, February 26, 2014

 

Waterville Senior High School - Sessions, Potluck and Advocacy Tool Making

This workshop is designed to help educators overcome professional humbleness. Explore strategies used to communicate the quality of teaching and learning that is a unique element of your studio/rehearsal/classroom. Participants are encouraged to bring a pen drive and a device to access the Internet. Grades PK-12 All Arts

 

Suzanne Goulet Waterville Senior High School Visual Arts
 
Working Backwards from a Great Art Lesson to Standards and Assessments

 

4:00pm, February 26, 2014

Waterville Senior High School - Sessions, Potluck and Advocacy Tool Making

 

In this workshop participants will see how one art teacher starts with a great art lesson, finds connections to the Maine Learning Results standards and then creates assessments to provide evidence for meeting those standards. Participants will have the opportunity to start with one of their own great art lessons and follow the same process of connecting MLR standards to the lesson and assessments. Participants will understand how to unpack a standard and how to match an assessment to that standard. Grades 6-8

 

Gloria Hewett Mount View Middle School Visual Arts
 
Stick Figures and Finger Painting -Dispelling myths about elementary art programs

 

 

4:00pm, February 26, 2014

Waterville Senior High School - Sessions, Potluck and Advocacy Tool Making

 

This workshop will focus on the connection between assessment and communication to inform all stakeholders - students, parents, administrators, and communities - about the learning experiences that take place in an elementary art program. Participants will take away strategies for assessing proficiency in achieving MLR standards, and how to share this information in a variety of creative ways. Grades PK-2 (easily adapted for older students)

 

Lisa Ingraham Madison Elementary School Visual Arts
 
Literacy – A Gateway to Creativity

 

4:00pm, February 26, 2014

Waterville Senior High School - Sessions, Potluck and Advocacy Tool Making

 

This workshop shows how literacy strategies can be utilized to improve students’ ability to analyze artwork. Stronger art analysis abilities can change and improve students’ understanding of their own creative problem-solving process. Assessments are discussed as a vital part of this process. Grades PK-12

 

Pam Ouellette Lisbon High School Visual Arts
 
Empowering Students Through Assessment Techniques and Strategies

 

(This workshop has been cancelled.)

 

 

2:00pm, March 7, 2014

Hancock Grammar School Art Room

 

"What did I get and how did I do?" Participants will explore and analyze how involving students in the assessment process (from planning, choosing criteria and selecting various assessments) can empower them in their art experience. This workshop will introduce participants to The Studio Habits of Mind as a guide to creating formative and summative assessments. Students can become the advocates of their art programs through understanding the standards and assessments! Grades 5-12

 

Jane Snider Hancock Grammar and Lamoine Consolidated Schools Visual Arts

 
Assessing Student Performance in Your Classroom

 

March 14, 2014

MSAD#74 District Workshop

 

In an effort to create more engaging classrooms many teachers are incorporating performance into their classrooms. In this workshop we will explore how to effectively design and assess these performances according to the theater standards. Grades 6-12

 

Beth Lambert Carrabec High School Performing Arts
 
Thirty Eight Years of Teaching and Still a Rubric Virgin?

 

9:00am, March 21, 2014

MSAD#75 District VPA Workshop

 

Follow the evolution of an experienced art teacher’s learning, to create a variety of visual arts assessment tools, for elementary level students. National, state and local standards will be analyzed and compared, including a glimpse at the draft of the National Core Arts Standards. Teachers will learn about the differences between checklists, rating scales, and rubrics, and how they can be used to develop a continuum of assessment practices in your art program. Participants will take away a collection of original, teacher created and student tested, K-5 visual arts assessments. Grades K-5

 

Brian McPherson Woodside Elementary School Visual Arts
 
You like it? I love it! Strategies for successful art critiques with K-5 Elementary Art students

 

 

3:30pm, April 16, 2014

Elm Street Elementary School Art Room, East Machias

 

Do you ever find the art critique process to be a bit challenging? Never enough time? Unclear goals for students? This workshop is designed to address these challenges. Through hands-on activities and take away ideas, participants will examine a variety of strategies to successfully engage Elementary Art students in the critique process. Grades K-5 (Easily adapted for VPA teachers of any grade level)

 

Lisa Marin Jonesport-Beals High School and Union #103 Visual Arts
 
From Overwhelmed to in Control: Power Standards Help Connect the Dots

 

4:00pm, March 26, 2014

Maine College of Art

 

This workshop is geared for teachers who would like to learn how to organize and utilize standards in a user friendly way in order to make a manageable system for students and teachers alike. By creating Power Standards it allows you to focus on the essentials of your curriculum without neglecting other key components of the MLR's. Power Standards are a great assessment tool that can be adapted over time to accommodate our evolving pedagogy. Grades 6-8 (Easily adapted for Ele or HS)

 

Amy Cousins Gorham Middle School Visual Arts
 

Going Beyond the Activity: Assessing the MLRs: Three C's (Creativity, Criticism,& Connections)

 

 

9:00am - 3:00pm, March 28, 2014

RSU#14 Sponsored Teacher Sharing Workshop

 

Wondering how to assess the Creativity, Criticism & Connections standards in music? Learn strategies for developing assessments in grades PK-3 for the last three VPA standards of the Maine Learning Results. Take part in sample assessments and use templates to start designing your own assessments. Grades PK-3

 

Patti Gordan Raymond Elementary School Music
 
Do We All Speak the Same Language?

 

9:00am - 3:00pm, March 28, 2014

RSU#14 Sponsored Teacher Sharing Workshop

 

Have you ever had a discussion with a music colleague and suddenly realized that the music vocabulary you used in your class was not the same as theirs? This workshop will help you to establish a common music vocabulary that can be utilized in every music course across every grade level. Participants will learn how a common vocabulary is not only critical to all students' successful journey towards music proficiency, but also how it uncovers and reinforces connections among choral, instrumental, and general music classes. Develop the ability to communicate with your colleagues and students in a way that ensures you "All Speak the Same Language!" Grades PK-12

 

Linda McVety and Jenni Null Songo Locks Elementary School Music
 
Studio-Based Assessments and Habits of Mind in the Visual Arts Classroom

 

9:00am - 3:00pm, March 28, 2014

 

This professional development day will present a variety of studio-based (hands- on) workshops where participants will develop and refine assessments that connect to State or National Standards.

 

Shannon Westphal Ellsworth High School Visual Art

Leah Olson Ellsworth High School Visual Art

Charlie Johnson Mount Desert Island High School Media
 
Maine Learning Results: Guiding your Ensemble Curriculum

 

5:00pm, April 2, 2014

District 4 Elementary Festival Mt. Blue High School

 

This workshop will encourage the participant to look beyond the concert to developing life-long arts producers and consumers in the ensemble setting. Suggestions to meet each of the Maine Learning Results and tools for assessment will be shared. Grades 6-12

 

Sue Barre Waterville Junior and Senior High Schools Music

 

 

 
Standards-based Proficiency Data Made Manageable

 

April 11, 2014

District 3 7/8 Honors Festival

Explore ways that collect individual student data in the performing arts classroom without taking years off your life! A Toolbox of management strategies will be shared and time will be provided to add your own successful strategies to the Toolbox. Grades 6-12

 

Shari Tarleton Brunswick Jr. High School Music
 
LD 1422: Implementing Maine's Proficiency Based Graduation Requirement

 

May 2, 2014
District V Elementary Festival

 

This workshop will help arts teachers understand what LD 1422 is about and what the administrators in the State of Maine are doing to meet the requirements of this legislation. Formal data and informal feedback will be shared regarding implementation of learner-centered, proficiency-based education and the proficiency-based graduation requirement of LD 1422. Grades K-12

 

Andria Bacon Morison Memorial Elementary School, Central Middle School, Central High School Music
 
Benefits of a Student-Centered Classroom

 

4:30pm, May 16, 2014

Penquis Valley

 

This workshop will help participants understand the "Why's" and "How's" of a student centered classroom. We will explore ways to give students a voice in what they are learning while still meeting the standards. Grades 6-12

 

Sasha Bladen Penquis Valley Middle and High Schools Visual Art
 
The Choreography of Turning It On

 

TBA

 

How do I assess dance? What tools do I use? How do I get my students to do all the "heavy lifting"? In this interactive workshop, participants will choreograph their way through developing a simple dance rubric, tape their work using Photobooth, and assess their work using the rubric they developed. Paraphrasing multiple sources, if you can walk you can dance, and if you can dance, you can assess your work! Grades 6-12

 

MaryEllen Schaper Bonny Eagle Middle School Dance
 
Rappin' Differentiated Instruction

 

TBA

 

Differentiated instruction gives us opportunity to meet students where they are based on readiness, interest and learning styles, but how do we effectively differentiate our instruction in heterogeneous classrooms? Differentiated instruction is possible whether you are teaching in the arts or any other content area; whether you have 10 students in your class or 40. The essential question becomes: How do we use data to influence our instruction so that it will meet the needs of all our students? Grades 7-12 (Easily adapted for any grade level)

 

Lisa Neal Nokomis Regional High School Performing Arts
 
"All The World's A Stage"

 

TBA

 

As we move to standards based grading, how do we ensure that we are able to assess student work outside of the classroom? Particularly in the visual/performing arts students may be meeting standards out in the world at large. This workshop seeks to explore internships and contracts with students for standards met outside the classroom via performance, apprenticeships, private study, etc. Grades 9-12

 

Rebecca Wright Ellsworth High School Theatre

 
 
Maine Arts Assessment Initiative Overview

 

February 4, 2014

 

Jen Nash Sebasticook Valley Middle School Music

 
 

Program Contact Information

For information about any of the Maine Arts Commission’s arts in education funding opportunities or programs, please contact Argy Nestor at 207/ 287-2713 or by email at argy.nestor@maine.gov.